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15 hours ago, matir said:

 

Did the shot timer pick it up?

 

Picked it up 3 times, with .25 second splits    😇

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eat anything cooked at a gas station

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On 1/28/2019 at 6:45 PM, regor said:

Not check the weather forecast and pack clothes/equipment for the best and worst scenarios for the day. 

I have definitely made this mistake and had to borrow coats and sweaters and such on 3 different occasions where I was really under dressed for how cold it was/I felt.

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Don't be like my buddy Dave!

Go drinking till 2 the night before the State match.

 

Stop for coffee on the way to match after 3 hrs sleep.

 

Add 4 count 'em, 4 Expresso shots to your coffee.

 

Shake your way to your worst finish ever.

 

Realize after the match that you registered for the afternoon squad to shoot PCC!

 

Do not be like Dave

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On 1/27/2019 at 3:32 PM, 45 Raven said:

 

Fail to double check your range bag contents (ammo, gun, holster, belt, mag carriers, hearing protection, magazines, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Sean Gaines started a really nice thread about exactly 8 years ago.  One of the many things he talks about is creating a check list.

 

 

 

Edited by CSEMARTIN
see above

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On 1/27/2019 at 3:32 PM, 45 Raven said:

Worry about outcome instead of focusing on the process of shooting 

 

I see a lot of guys making this mistake.  For me, when the stage is over, it's over.  I don't dwell on it.  I don't think about it.  I just move on. 

 

This will make sense when you win a major by less than a second.  When the match is over, then you can dwell on your mistakes and try to learn something from it.  Don't do it during the match.  Nothing good can come of it.

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On 2/1/2019 at 8:50 AM, Harpo said:

 

 

Agreed: Keep to your routine, or a known good routine, and that should help performance.
Personally, I enjoy a morning cup up of coffee, and it takes about 4 cups on an empty stomach to cause problems, so one or two cups with breakfast if fine.

I also know that my hands start shaking slightly when I haven't eaten. Solution: I keep snacks in my range bag.
Dehydration also kills energy, focus, and mental ability, so I always take plenty of water(it might be about a gallon, now that I think of it) and keep drinking on it throughout the day.

1 Vote...  Establish a pre match routine and stay with it.

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Don't  drink so much that you forget to set or sleep through your alarm. Especially if you are the match director and have the keys to the storage shed. Not my experience but I did have to wait for him to show up........

 

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been said before but will say it again, 

 

not preparing properly for the weather. Rain sucks especially in the desert where it can dump quick and hard. Plan on leaving my cheap frogg toggs in my truck.

 

also shoes.... my 5.11 shoes are vented, VERY well.... leaving boots and the rain stuff in my truck.

 

Ammo, dont rely on loading your match ammo the night before... pawls can break and your stuck with factory ammo.

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*have brand new shoes
*in the summer, fail to pre-hydrate the day before
*fail to change your red dot battery

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