steve123 Posted December 18, 2011 Author Share Posted December 18, 2011 I too like shooting steel. In fact, stand and deliver courses of fire have always been my strong point. I guess that's why the classifier is almost always always my best stage in an IPSC match. As far as steel, I went from so-so to pretty decent in a couple of seasons with minimal live fire, perhaps 20,000 rounds total (dedicated just to steel) in a couple of seasons with each "season" being April-August. I was deep into Master class in USPSA at the time and knocking hard on the door to GM. Shooting until I am ankle deep in brass just to be shooting makes things worse. FWIW, the draw has never been my strong point, but I usually have pretty sporty transitions. In my case, I needed to train my vision through a ton of dry fire, and I worked on my mental game. Sometimes it isn't as much a matter of developing skills as it is a matter of just getting your stuff together. I imagine that if I had a official MGM plate rack to practice on and a bunch of other regulation steel at a local venue, like a real shooting range, I would have been able to improve more than I did. See, I think my first premise is 90% of what my problem was. 5000 rounds is not a large enough quantity of practice to achieve a master level. Given that I do have a certain amount of natural shooting ability I was able to go from C to A with relative ease. Going from A to master is another story. Mega practice and probably some mentoring. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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