fayetteflash Posted December 19, 2011 Share Posted December 19, 2011 I can't think of a better day to start my Range Diary than right after a whole day training with Dave Sevigny. I've been shooting my whole life, but never shot a centerfire handgun until February 2009. I went to our local store/range and wanted to get one for carry purposes and saw a sign mentioning a competitive match on Tuesday nights. They gave me some info and I came the next week to check it out. It looked great, so I bought a Springfield XDm 9mm 4.5" and a few mags and came out the next week to shoot. As most of us, I was totally hooked and had to try it more. Needless to say, I've been addicted ever since and continuously pursue improvement. I quickly made C class in production and then just had to try out Limited and bought a 2011. That kicked up my interest even more and I fell in love with the 1911/2011 platform. I classified B in Limited and then made A class just in time for the High Desert Classic in 2010. After more practice and study, I finally made M class in 2010 in Limited 10 and finished a solid season. I've been blessed to live in an area (Atlanta, GA) with amazing shooters all around and amazing clubs. Almost any given day, I could find a match. I'm truly thankful for all the folks that have invested in me and helped me so far. Now, the real work begins. I have big goals for 2012 and would appreciate the support, encouragement, tips and expertise from the great folks of brian's forums. My biggest goal is to finally win a major match. I've been very close, but not quite sealed the deal. To make sure it happens in 2012, I have been seeking the wisdom from as many resources as possible. So far, I've read the following books: Shooting From Within - Mike Plaxco Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals - Brian Enos The Art and Science of Basic Handgun Accuracy - W. W. Butler Your Competition Handgun Training Program - Mike Seeklander Any other recommendations? Also worth mentioning... I had only dry fired 2 times up until about a month ago. It just didn't seem as helpful as going to the range and at least putting 100 rounds down range. Now, I see the value and have already made improvements in my fundamentals by aggressively dry firing and videoing my dry fire regiment. I'll post some of those videos along with little things I notice at range sessions and matches. I'm working on some surprises as well that might enhance my range diary, but more to come on that. Videos will be posted on YouTube as fayetteflash and eyecord. Here's my match result history to date: Achievements: 2010 Alabama Sectional Championship: 4th B Limited 2010 Area 6 Championship: 4th B Limited 2010 High Desert Classic: 5th A Limited 2010 GA State Sectional Championship: 2nd A Limited 2010 Limited Nationals: 89th overall, 18th A 2011 Florida Open: 1st B Single Stack, 3rd Overall Single Stack 2011 AL State Sectional Championship: 1st B Single Stack, 3rd Overall Single Stack 2011 Area 6 Championship: 2nd A Single Stack, 5th Overall Single Stack 2011 SC State Sectional Championship: 1st A Single Stack, 6th Overall Single Stack 2011 Single Stack Nationals: 17th A, 59th overall 2011 Western PA Sectional Championship: 2nd M Limited 10, 2nd Overall Limited 10 2011 Georgia Sectional Championship: 1st M Limited 10, 2nd Overall Limited 10 2011 Open/L10/Revolver Nationals: 10th M, 32nd Limited 10, 2nd Place on Stage 5 So, without further adieu... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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