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Standing 30’ from a plate rack, and only counting hits, what’s faster, your draw, or your reload?

 

For me, my draw is slightly faster than my reload, but both are pathetic at over 2 seconds. 
 

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2 hours ago, rowdyb said:

usually when talking speed you don't ask on a challenging target hahaha. ask on a 7yard open target and you'll get more sure answers. hahahah


sure, everyone will be faster on a wide open target at 7 yards. But, I was practicing on a plate rack today and comparing my draw to hit vs my reload to hit times when I about it, so that was how I asked. Plates are 8 inches, but I think that’s a pretty standard size for a plate rack. 

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Ok, when I do a 3, reload 3 on a plate rack my draw and reload are within 0.080 of each other. Less than a tenth, all around 1.25 for both actions.

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5 hours ago, rowdyb said:

Ok, when I do a 3, reload 3 on a plate rack my draw and reload are within 0.080 of each other. Less than a tenth, all around 1.25 for both actions.

Yes, but is one consistently faster than the other?  Or do they interchange?  Mine are also about a tenth apart, but in the 2.6ish range. 

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Early on in trying to get better at shooting my draws were always faster than my reload. I have worked very hard for years now to make them equal, standing or moving.

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On 11/11/2020 at 2:26 PM, rowdyb said:

usually when talking speed you don't ask on a challenging target hahaha. ask on a 7yard open target and you'll get more sure answers. hahahah

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I think my reloads are faster. I work on my reloads more than my draw, because in a match I usually have two to three steps to get the draw done. The reload for me is always one step when leaving a position. I need to work on the draw for classifiers and standing reloads. 

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9 hours ago, Boudreaux78 said:

I think my reloads are faster. I work on my reloads more than my draw, because in a match I usually have two to three steps to get the draw done. The reload for me is always one step when leaving a position. I need to work on the draw for classifiers and standing reloads. 


have you checked them against the timer in practice to confirm what you think?  If they are within .5 seconds apart I bet it would be tough to tell without a timer. Sometimes for me my draw seems painfully slow, but then the timer tells me it was one of my better draws. 
 

them I remind myself that “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”. 

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If I'm doing something like 4 aces up close where I can go as fast as I can. I can hit under .75 on the draw, the reload....I can't. I've hit .9x reloads before but typically there a little over 1. I'm sure it's possible to hit reloads as fast as my draw but I don't see the point in putting in the kind of time it would take to get that number for those few tenth's that'll really only help me on a few classifiers. 

 

Also, when I really push speed the reload is the one that falls apart first. I think I'd prefer slightly "slow" reloads every time over smocking reloads with occasional screw ups. Especially if slow is only a few tenths. 

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16 hours ago, Cuz said:


have you checked them against the timer in practice to confirm what you think?  If they are within .5 seconds apart I bet it would be tough to tell without a timer. Sometimes for me my draw seems painfully slow, but then the timer tells me it was one of my better draws. 
 

them I remind myself that “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”. 

I checked the video during matches and my reload is definitely faster, but I believe it’s because I’m focusing on that lately in practice. I’m sure with some work, my draw will improve. 

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