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  1. After shooting 500 rounds trough my brand new Trojan 9mm tonight was training time. I never hit all A's at 25 meters speed shooting (1 shot, 2 seconds) but now I did... unbelievable what a gun. Gun had Dawson tool less guide rod, mag release, Xtreme kit (hammer, sear, disco), G10 grips, Dawson magwell and some polishing. Best trigger ever. I am in love. Going to shoot Classic IPSC with it here in the Netherlands, Regards, Henk
  2. For shooting at the range I've been using a Sightmark Tactical Red Dot on my Storm, mounted mid-rail. After shooting my first match with it, I like it for accuracy but not for speed - it's a smaller tube and re-acquiring the dot can be slower with fast movement. I'm switching it out for the Ultra Shot Plus, which has some interesting choices - 5MOA dot, 3MOA dot with 50 MOA ring, etc. - and mounting it as far to the rear as I can to get the widest field of view and fastest re-acquisition. I'll find out how well this works over the weekend (not counting sighting it in this week) but I'm interested in others choice of optics for PCC, specifically around rapid acquisition at the typically shorter ranges we're shooting at.
  3. Target Acquisition Speed - What is it and how can we train to improve our speed? Something I got today, from again listening to Enos' Audio book while reloading ammo, was his statement that what really differentiates the top shooters when all is said and done, with respect to speed, is Target Acquisition Speed. Wow! I have been dancing around this for two weeks or more (for years tangentially), trying to figure out what I needed to work on to shorten my performance times on the clock. All the usual, and appropriate areas were reviewed including gun handling, movement skills, keeping gun up and ready to shoot sooner when appropriate to do so, and I ended up settling on needing to speed up the SHOOTING parts of my game. Well, obviously, with my actual splits of between .14 and .21 on 90% of targets and match speed draws of between .95 and 1.25 on 90% of targets - these were not places I could gain a lot at this juncture, and certainly do not explain my time difference with the top shooters. So I KNEW it was going to be related to transitions, so I tried to muddle my way thru breaking transitions down into the many aspects of which transitions are composed. Here I mean, besides the all important time wasters and gains due to efficient body movement, being ready to shoot at the earliest possible time and recruiting the legs for swinging from target to target instead of the arms and upper body, trigger prepping, etc. BUT aside from all of those aspects of transitions, the 800 pound gorilla not yet mentioned here in this list, is VISUAL TARGET ACQUISITION speed. And this is what Brian made me think about today. It is clear to me that this is where much time is gained or lost in our performances. On the extreme dullard end, which I actually did on at least one transition in my last match, the Florida Open only two weeks ago, is keeping essentially a sight focus during transitioning the gun from array to array. You know, where you maintain your upper body triangle and rotate mechanically eyes/head and gun TOGETHER! Slow and hard to find or land on the next target. Well, the other end extreme is to move eyes to next target before or while still shooting the last one! We have all done that on close targets and hard ones alike, and then are "amazed" to discover we had mikes when scoring the stage! " I had a perfect sight picture"!, Yes, but NOT when we released the shot! So between these extremes, there is a large continuum and spectrum of varying capabilities and speeds among shooters. And this, I believe, as Brian said, is what differentiates the top shooters most in their performance times. Obviously, we all, at least intellectually, understand that we should move our eyes to the next target AFTER completing the last shot on the last target having given whatever follow thru that particular target/shot required. And THEN the gun follows slightly BEHIND the eyes moving towards the next target. On any given transition and array, different shooters will have different capabilities and speeds associated with this target acquisition. And it is all complicated further by each shooter's ability and judgment and skill in instantly determining when they see what they need to for the transition shot. A top shooter can do this much quicker than a beginner or even an intermediate shooter. Not just the optical part of the process, but the MENTAL part especially. Many of us often WASTE time over-refining our "sight picture" beyond what was actually necessary to shoot an A. An A is an A, both are 5 points, right? NOPE! Not if one A took 1.2 seconds and another shooter got the same A hit on the same target in .70 seconds. Right? HF? Assuming the faster shooter won the stage, then the slower shooter only gets 58.33% of the winner's stage points or 2.91 stage points for their slower A. Man, target math is important. This is empirical evidence that the speed of that transition matters HUGELY in scores and match performance. So we want to be able to speed up transitions, the target acquisition aspect specifically as we are discussing here. Well, this is what I want to figure out, specific to my own individual capabilities and limitations (age, eyesight, etc) - How can we TRAIN ourselves to SEE FASTER? And this presumes, as I truly believe, that we CAN in fact do so. I will research this and report back what I find and learn and figure out. I am anxious to hear from anyone with thoughts on this subject!
  4. I have my third USPSA competition coming up in a few weeks and would like some specific advice how I can improve my scores. Here are links to my scores from my last match. Name is David Crosley ii and I shoot Production Minor with a Glock 19 g4. Main page for Nov. Match score https://practiscore.com/results.php?uuid=8991ACBB-2118-4DB4-A3A4-EFCF030739D5 Overall score in Production I placed 19th out of 25 :/ Overall combined I placed 57th out of 80 Combined Class leader score was 7th out of 23 (U class) To make it easier to find me on the individual stage scores I've listed my placement below. Production score: Combined score: Stage 1- 17th/35 55th/80 Stage 2- 17th/35 52nd/80 Stage 3- 17th/35 52nd/80 Stage 4- 15th/35 50th/80 Stage 5- 21st/35 66th/80 Stage 6- 19th/35 61st/80 I still don't fully understand the scoring system and am just trying to find out what I should try to improve on. Speed? Accuracy? Both? Any feedback from you experienced shooters would be highly appreciated.
  5. I always see postings and am amazed over how many hundreds of rounds per hour people pump out of their presses. Well, I must be a real slow poke as I generally only run 150-200 rounds/hour (pistol) using my LNL with case & bullet feeder. Why so slow? Well, I include the time it takes to load primer tubes, verify (at least 10 times and then spot check every time I load a new primer tube) charge weights, clean the press (compressed air) every 300 rounds or so, case gauge check every round, dump unused powder back into the container & clean the press & dies and any spilled powder/sweep the floor. I also include in my time the occasional need to pull a bullet or clean the press due to a bad charge or crushed case. So, I don't even include any brass prep time (cleaning, lubing & dumping into case feeder). Generally speaking I will reload 800-1,000 in a day with breaks for lunch & coffee (I don't include the breaks in my time calculations). I know I could go a little faster but there is no way that I could do all of the above and hit 500+ rounds/hour. So...how fast do you really go and if you're really getting 500+ rounds/hour what aren't you including in your average? Or, better yet, how can I go faster?
  6. I've had a few "tactical" shotguns in the past with side saddles, speedfeed stocks, etc but I haven't seen this in competition very much and have generally taken that as a "clue"... same goes for pistol grips (but that's another topic). When I first started 3G last year I bought an 8rd velcro sidesaddle for the left of my receiver (http://3gungear.corecommerce.com/8-Shell-Side-Saddle-p23.html) and a 2rd strap on (http://3gungear.corecommerce.com/Shotgungear/Forend-Carrier/Slide-Loc-2-Pac-p22.html) that I've positioned near my ejection port. Fully loaded I have 12rds in the tube + 8rds on the sidesaddle + 2rds on the strap on + 1 in the chamber = 23rds in or on the gun. I was thinking about adding a "match saver" to have another shell available on the gun, when I realized that since I have gotten better at the load 2 and load 4, I'm considerably faster loading from my belt than I ever was taking them from the sidesaddle... and for the past match or two I haven't really bothered with the ammo on my gun... I load the velcro at the beginning of the match and unload it at the end. So now that I realize this, what's the point of having all that ammo on my gun...? A couple questions - 1. Has anyone else gone through this transition? 2. Should I simplify my shotgun loadout or is there a reason to leave it as is? It's all easy on/easy off velcro stuff... 3. Should I bother with the "match saver" device?
  7. I am looking for better ideas on my training. I am Police Officer and I shoot IDPA and USPSA on the side to make myself more proficient in my career. I practice the following everyday that I suit up: 1. Draw stroke with my shot timer set to par times between 1.3 seconds down to 0.6 seconds. I start at a 1.3 to make sure my form and grip is perfect, then increase my speed till .6. I can beat .7 and still fighting for the .6. 2. Dry fire on 1/3 scale IDPA targets (3) at between 15 and 30 feet. 3. Transitions between targets will perfect sight picture. 4. Reloads with retention and tactical reloads using snap caps. (every other time) This usually takes me about 15-20 minutes, about 25 when I do reloads. Any ideas on what I am missing or could do better?
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