dpeters8445 Posted March 12, 2004 Share Posted March 12, 2004 I have been shooting USPSA for almost two years now. I am constantly improving through mental training and practice and I have not yet hit any brick walls yet. In the past few months, I have been paying closer attention to my split times and I have not seen any improvement. On hoser range targets my splits are consistantly .18 to .20 while calleing the shots. I have heard comments hear on the forum that splits are not important and there are many other things to improve on. I agree that there are many other things that I can improve on besides splits, but at the end of the stage it is your total time that counts. If I am shooting .20 splits and the next guy is shooting .15 splits, at the end of a 32 round COF, if my math is correct, that is a 1.6 second difference. That is HUGE. I have had happen to me before a hand full of times, in a match never in practice, an untra-fast split. Each time that this happened to me, I ended up shooting the target for a 3rd shot because during that ultra-fast split I was not ready for it and never called the shot. This brings me to timing drills in practice. If I can not shoot a .15 split in practice, so that I can understand the recoil and sight picture, when the .15 split does occur it only makes things woure because I can't call the shot. I have a few questions that maybe you all can help me out with. What is considered a good split time while calling the shot at hoser range? How fast are the top GM's splits? What can I do in practice to learn how to shoot faster splits? Can some people simply work the trigger faster then others? How much does the guns cycle time affect your splits? How much does the guns setup and trigger affect splits? Like I said, I understand that there are many other aspects to the game that I have much room to improve upon besides splits. For now, I would just like to understand splits a little better. Thanks, Doug Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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