Last night I shot the Wake County Action Pistol match, and I had an off night. Not really sure what happened, but I just felt like I was spinning my wheels all night, and I couldn’t get traction. I’ve been practicing and dryfiring like a madman, but it just didn’t pan out for me last night. The only thing I can really think of is actually something I’ve been preaching on the podcast forever, and that is to be honest with myself in dryfire.
I’ve been pushing the envelope, and really trying hard to make lower and lower par times when practicing, but maybe instead of pushing the time all the time, I should be focusing on doing things right all the time.
I get sloppy grabbing magazines out of pouches, which makes for sloppy reloads, and while I don’t want to admit it, I get sloppy with the sight picture when trying to go really fast, and I’m not as honest with myself about it as I should be. It’s one thing to call a Delta and move on, it’s something else to call a Delta and tell myself it’s a Charlie. Gotta get better at that.
Anyways, I took 8th overall at the Wake match last night, which is a rather poor performance for me at this particular match, but I’ll be back, and I’ll be ready for the next one.