Way back when I first started competitive shooting, I purchased Brian Eno’s book, and attempted to read it. The whole zen thing was lost on me, and I lost interest in the book before the halfway mark. I’m not sure what happened to the book, but I think I may be to the point where I should actually sit down and read it cover to cover a time or two.
Anyways, yesterday I headed up to The Range in Oxford, NC to shoot Franks Fun Match. It’s essentially a USPSA match with IDPA scoring and a few other basic rules thrown in. A run what ya brung sort of thing. Overall I didn’t shoot an exceptional match, but I feel like I had a bit of a breakthrough. Frank set up several stages that had large arrays of targets that only required 2 rounds each. Shooting these targets allowed me to really focus on what my sights were doing, and once I got warmed up I was able to really see my sights lift, and see just as much as I needed to see before breaking the next shot. I’ve done this on and off in the past, but never for several stages at a time in the same match.
I did have a couple of stages that really got inside my head and got the best of me, but overall, I’m very excited about the match.