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Damn man. Look at the growth you have had in just the last 6 months. You are already splitting and transitioning faster than me. Your movement looks soo good too. There are some wobbly spots for sure and I know you are working on it but damn. You are killing it. Keep up the good work and I'll enjoy chasing you and Tyler at Dragon's Cup.

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XMG USPSA 3/20/2021: https://practiscore.com/results/new/f99f0c12-eafa-4230-8fcc-d23a18734e3b?q_individual=mmShooter_3403877

 

89A 29C 5D 3M 2NS

2rd Carry Optics (98.50%) 3rd overall (87.53%)

Fastest CO time and 2nd fastest overall, so that's cool I guess.

 

Goals: Just work for my own points. Try pushing harder, but observe what happened after the stage is done if issues arise.

Good: Went for accuracy - got mostly there. Movement speed was mostly on point.

Okay: Vision - had instances of wandering off the center of target when pushing hard.

Were goals achieved?: Sort of, but I really know that if I push too hard I look off target early. Just maintain self-pace through the entire match.

 

Goals moving forward for Dragon's Cup and Double Tap Championship: Just focus on execution of the stages 1 by 1. Don't ever think about the match as a whole until I've completed the match.

 

Gear change: I angled out my first mag pouch to try to get it similar to the new JR Holster 45 degree pouches. From bullets forward I can only get a toe angle of maybe 30 degrees outward on a Guga Ribas mag pouch, but I am having a more consistent and confident grab of the first mag. I haven't felt the need for other pouches moving towards my back to also be angled, but I'll experiment with that after Double Tap Championship.

 

Next match: 4 classifiers and 2 field courses at M160 - Collin County USPSA. I'll push to make GM scores but probably won't be close until summer. Not in a rush, just want to justify skills and capability to myself.

 

Match Video: 

 

 

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CC USPSA 3/28/2021

 

Starting to do some things right with classifiers. Messed up on 2 classifiers by thinking they were classifiers, and went immediately afterwards into silent mind mode. Anything that just wasn't shooting or an A zone was treated as extra noise and ignored.

At least I walked off with 2 GM classifiers, so I'm starting to "think" and visualize more correctly.

 

20-02 Deja Vu
5.42 seconds
10A 2C
10.5461 HF (99.4324% CO)

 

 

 

09-10 Life's Little Problems
5.42 seconds
9A 3C
9.9631 HF (96.1290% CO)

 

 

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Big lesson learned of don't become too emotionally invested in the game especially if I'm close to GM, and I need to stop standing up tall. As proven by an okay-ish performance at Dragon's Cup. Did well at a steel match, then screwed up a USPSA match the day after. The local match for me had gotten to the point of "let's just mess around and have some fun"

 

 

 

 

 

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Very simple post-Double Tap Championship self-review: Need to focus on visualization more and stay lower. It only started coming together at the end. Accuracy and speed are getting there, execution and choreography of movement will be the main focus of off-season 2. Have a long summer to work with other divisions before jumping back in for Area 4, NTXO, and CO Nat's if I can bounce it.

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Observations of recent local matches I've been shooting

  1. I've hit a speed node of sorts with target transitions
    • There's moments of good vision and others where it wanders into a bare C or D zone hit. Need to focus again on A zones which can be worked on in dryfire.
  2. Grip - 2 shot groups have been okay but I start relaxing weak hand grip around shot 3-4 if more rounds are required.
  3. If I want explosive acceleration I have to STOMP the ground to have max acceleration. Lower my center of gravity will help as well; I tend to find myself standing up at times.
  4. Mud is super slippery; falling and eating mud is not healthy living. Use smaller steps as necessary for proper balance
  5. Should not shoot a match after completing a stressful week of assisting submissions of State and Federal grants, and assembling financials. Can however use that weekend as experimentation in practice.

I'm also starting to experience burnout again. So if I want to perform well at Area 4, North Texas Open and CO Nat's, I'm gonna need to hang up the guns for a bit during the summer to re-stabilize myself. Healthier eating, exercise, fishing, and helping watch over my niece will help as well.

 

Goal for Area 4 and Nat's: Just do what I'm capable of as these are my first Area and Nat's matches.

New things I'm trying this year: Designing stages, and shooting PCC for experimental purposes.

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Don't burn out homie. Dial back and have some fun. Take care of your health (physical and mental) and work on that stress at work. 

 

I have taken a bit of a forced break with a personal injury and the rediculous rain so I'm only working easy stuff for the time being. It's helped me refocus. 

 

You and I are doing the same crazy push for A4, NTXO, and CO Nats. It's gonna be nuts and fun as long as you aren't burnt out. 

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28 minutes ago, Reds_Dot said:

Don't burn out homie. Dial back and have some fun. Take care of your health (physical and mental) and work on that stress at work.

Maybe it was incorrect to call it burnout, but rather I am feeling a larger than norm  size of mental stress that requires me to take a break. The rain has been beating down up here as well.

 

But come major season 2 for this year and I'll be ready again.

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Made a video for unscientific overview of adding weight to a pistol.

Ammo: S&B .40 S&W 180 gr

Pistol: G35 + Dawson ICE magwell, Dawson mag extensions

Available mods: Glock Store Pure Tungsten guide rod and 17# recoil spring, LOK Grips brass WML

 

Drills performed: Practical Accuracy @ 18 yards

Bill Drill @ 7 yards

 

I didn't have an interest in doing any transition drills. That can be worked in dryfire, and understanding that something with more mass has more momentum. I am more focused on muzzle flip/dip and return to original POA. Accuracy and splits across the board is pretty equal for Practical Accuracy, the changes start happening at max trigger speed. For the money, I am seeing acceptable accuracy and muzzle flip/return with just a PTGR or heavy frame weight. However, there is a considerable amount of muzzle flip decreased with both a tungsten guide rod and frame weight at the cost of money. Skill and form is very much a deciding factor in recoil control

 

 

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Double header weekend for multi-day match simulation. Overall I did alright. I have good pace, mostly decent stage plans, split times, and mostly good hits. But I can afford to focus a bit more on the center. I do need to focus on not trying to leave too early, shooting on a footstep, and stabilizing hand tension.

 

 

 

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Had fun shooting production this past weekend. Suddenly shooting something significantly different makes you appreciate what division you were previously shooting.

 

Good - stayed to stage plans and made up shots if needed for the most part. Kept confidence through the entire day.

Needs work - confirmation of sights for the difficulty of target and moving before exit shots break.

2nd prod but low-cap raw time champ by ~6 seconds.

Stage order starts from stage 6 

https://practiscore.com/results/new/3ae42ba2-a704-4b4b-8d7f-85a133e88094?q_division=6&q_individual=mmShooter_3635368

 

 

 

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XMG 7/10/2021

4th CO, 5th Overall

Video starts on the classifier Can You Count, Stage 6 in order of start, ending on 5.

https://practiscore.com/results/new/ce150a17-d52c-4312-8089-0082897fa34f?q_result=0&q_individual=mmShooter_3672517&q_division=0

Overall I'm making good on speed considering I made raw time champ. I have some cleaning up to do on vision and I need to be more aware of the "layers of difficulty" that I put into my stage plan as well as current skillset + things I have been working in dryfire and live practice. 

 

 

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XMG 7/17/2021

HOA and Raw Time Champ

Video starts on Stage 5 ending on 4.

https://practiscore.com/results/new/a52580b7-1724-4a52-90ce-86615b780146?q_individual=mmShooter_3706067&q_result=0

Ignored thinking about speed and just decided to track the A zone. Ended up making 80% As for a 146 round match (117A, 36C, 3D).

Overall really good mentality going in just thinking about how each stage will effect the overall percentages (I also ate breakfast, and it was also my grandmother's 91st birthday so I had to bring the bacon home to her). Classifier ended up being an 85%. Because of this and last weekend's 86% classifier, destroying my chance of GM for a while, my only goal now for the remainder of the year will be major match performance at A4, NTXO, and Carry Optics Nationals.

*I need to watch the boundaries of my feet, there was a "balance beam" of sorts on my first stage of the day and I broke some shots off with my feet just barely hanging above the ground

I am shooting a double header this weekend as part of a multi-day match simulation. So expect another video soon for CTASA.

 

Enjoy the tasteful video intro... and maybe the rest of the match.

 

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XMG 7/17/2021

3rd CO, 5th Overall and Raw Time Champ by 8.5 seconds

Video starts on Stage 4 ending on 3.

https://practiscore.com/results/new/3d1abe08-c9b8-4d19-b7e2-7488d4f0c8ce?q_individual=mmShooter_3689317

 

Had to rethink of how to attach the rest of the match. First stage had 2 NS (Less that 3-5 yards, so I need to be more aware of grip) and so I needed to drop thoughts about speed again and how to attack for points. Also changed thinking after realizing I hit a hard cover at the end of a stage WHILE STATIONARY. Need to stop thinking that it's the end of the stage. Overall the remaining points and stage executions were pretty good. Stages I didn't have a penalty were 97%-98% of stage winner, or won with sheer speed. Best thing about the entire match was that I stayed aggressive throughout the entire day.

Didn't care about the classifier because it's the most inconsistently setup and worst diagram of any classifier: 13-02 Down the Middle. It even needed to be changed after hammer down, but before the first shots were fired on it after other shooters realized it was setup "wrong".

 

Personal notes: need to work on cardio if I want to survive shooting 3 days at nationals. I learned things again today.

 

 

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Updates: didn't shoot CCUSPSA 7/25/2021 to an appreciable level due to dehydration. Helping setup a stage didn't help out so either. Need to chug some electrolytes day before, during, and after to make sure I don't crash due to 100+ heat and heavy humidity. Grip started to breakdown early so I decided to shoot an indoor GSSF match to knock some of that down. 

 

GSSF match Friday 7/30/21: won stock division by 2 points. Hits outside of x-ring were either due to pre-ignition flinch or not looking in the very center of the target. Shots out to 25 was 10 rounds in 30 seconds; had 2 8-ring hits that were caused by not returning the gun to center of target. I also had a very long time frame that I could have used for each shot, but decided to complete the string in less than 14 seconds. Grip however was solid throughout the entire match since that was my focus, so goal of that day was accomplished. 

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August 2021 updates: started to really process down what fundamental issues I have been having got to self prove this at a GSSF match by shooting a little more cleanly with inly 2 points down. I could accept less X-ring hits as long as I got my points. Video below of the indoor COF so you can see how boring it is. "Simple. Not easy"

 

Sepetember 2021: again hammering down on fundamentals and making sure those become and stay solid. I want to focus on stage execution. I have been noticing that as long as I nail the positions I want and how to place myself in those areas I am capable of freely shooting all targets in the array how I want to without as much of the stress of time. I'll post my sepetember matches here sometime, just need to clip the vids together.

 

A concept I am keeping in mind and working on is "Calmed Urgency"

 

 

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CTASA 9/19

 

Giant moments of failure. Was ready to go for the March and somehow that energy just died right when I got there. Couldn't focus, couldn't get good hits, didn't hydrate adequately the day before and during. I also woke up multiple times early morning creating a lack of good sleep. I don’t remember the last time I had REM sleep. I've been having a poor sleeping schedule due to a lack of good exercise and worse sleep due to diet. This is something I intend to improve through CO nationals and beyond as I have continously gained weight through pandemic and I need to get out of these bad habits. 

 

The cool thing was that I did make raw time champ. Need to dial things back in and sleep better before A4 this weekend and NTXO next weekend.

 

 

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