ausshooter Posted July 18, 2010 Share Posted July 18, 2010 (edited) I never thought I'd be one to do this, as I'm not much of a public guy, but I'm really liking the idea and the huge knowledge base here on benos. So, without further adieu... A introduction about me: I am the only one (I think) who is seriously shooting a HK USP in USPSA. You'll be able to find me by looking for the guy with the clear magazines, HK gear, and a big grin on when I'm at the range. I've had the good fortune of being able to shoot and become friends with two GM's in my area, David Weers and Dave Re. Both have been instrumental in my progress and motivation. My regular shooting parter, Jerome, also runs around here and I wouldn't be where I am without him. He dragged me kicking and screaming into USPSA in the first place, and he and I shoot neck and neck. It is great inspiration and motivation, and the fact that we can still be friends even when the other wins is the reason we've hung out together for so long. He's going to nats too, so I'm mainly there just to beat him. I am slotted for Limited Nationals this year. I've had a pretty good run so far, but I want a big "W" in this category bad. This match also happens to semi-coincide with SWAT tryouts at my department, which I also want a big "W" in bad. They have not released the eligibility requirements or the test date yet, but I'm hoping they don't overlap with nats. Either way, here is my current state of the world: Dryfire : None. I haven't done any almost my entire shooting career. I am incredibly busy, but the fact is I just have not carved out the time for it. Live fire : 2-3 matches a month, one major approximately every 3 months. Sporadic range time. Workouts : 3 times a week crossfit at my local gym. Lately I've been missing a lot of the workouts due to training and job demands, and I have not been making up what I missed even if I have the time. Diet : I do a semi-paleo zone-ish type diet. I'm 6'0", 170# and 10% body fat now. My goals: Dryfire : 5 times a week, 15 minutes at a time, focusing on my perceived weak points from live fire and matches. I have a bad mike bug that I sorely want to shake. At the Texas Limited match I gave up close to 60 match points in penalties alone. That is unacceptable. Live fire : 2-3 matches a month is a good pace and keeps it fresh. I'd like to make it to the range at least one to two more times a month on top of that so I'm in the area of burning about 1k rounds a month. Workouts: I want to stick to 4 times a week, three at the gym and at least one on my own. I'm hoping to inspire my wife to come with me at times, and I want to start running the dog so he can work some energy out. He is a GSD and lately he has been a nutcase. Diet: When I pulled a strict version for three months I came down to 165 pounds at 8% body fat. I'd like to cut down to about 160/6%. Shouldn't be difficult to do, but I need to keep myself disciplined. I'd like to lift heavier but I don't have a good gym to throw weight around. Every pound I lose means I move faster, my joints take less of a pounding when I'm on duty, and I can catch those 16 year old punks that run from me. A little inspiration, stolen from 215gear.com: My recent results w/my comments: 7/10 - Texas State Limited - Great job on 50y standards (104 points, without scoring error). Shooting high on target paid off with great center hits. Need to watch the front sight and not get cocky on steel. Crash on last run. 2 mike, FTE on steel. 14/126th overall, 10/96th in limited, 1st in B class 7/17 - Waco USPSA - 6/26 overall. 3 mikes / 4 stages. Ugh. Most mikes while moving. Settled well on steel! Work on tracking the front sight. Better visualization of how pistol looks on target is helping. So to start it off, shot the Waco match yesterday. I was unhappy with the mikes but other than that I shot fairly well. I watched a first person video the other day here and something clicked in my head about it. Now when I'm walking the COF I can see the back of my pistol and the sights, right where I need them to go. It worked. Comments are welcome, especially any dry fire routines ya'll can suggest. Here is a video from TX Limited of the first stage I shot. I did well, but you can see my footwork is choppy and my reload was sloooooooooow. A Edited July 18, 2010 by ausshooter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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