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Fun vs. Performance

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A few weeks back I talked about how it’s important to always get video at a match, because it gives you something to review later and reflect on your performance, see the things you need to work on, etc.

After this last weekend’s match at Carolina Guns and Gear in Ramseur, NC, I found another reason to take match video, and that’s to keep you honest. I had an absolute blast at this match. I was on a great squad with fun folks, and we cut it up all day. I left the match thinking about what I great time I had, and in my head I thought I had performed fairly well.

Then I looked at my video…

My video showed that I moved slow, missed positions, got my lunch money stolen by a Texas star, and missed way too much on steel targets. However, if I’m being honest with myself, this is probably some of the most valuable match video I have.

Plug of the Week:

The Feed Ramp. I don’t know who’s behind this site, but it’s a satire website (Think The Onion, Babylon Bee, DuffelBlog, etc) based around practical shooting. It’s only been around for like a day, and it’s amazing.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

Mechanix gloves are fantastic to have in your range bag to use when setting up and tearing down stages, as well as resetting falling steel targets. They protect your hands from a lot of junk that gets on the targets and they’re fairly inexpensive. They’re also handy for getting a little extra grip on your cars oil filter, if you do your own oil changes.

Things that Make you go “Ugghhh” at a match.

I still need more voicemails! Go here to send me a voicemail telling me about the things that make you go “ugghhh” at a match.

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

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