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Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

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Rick:

Hi Luke,

I’m curious to learn how and if you and others go about tracking progress from match to match. There is a lot of data that you can get from each match and I’m wondering if there are any resources that you may be aware of to help track trends over time. I know I could create a spreadsheet, and am curious to learn if there is any other alternatives.
Another part of the question would then be, what specific data points should you be tracking?
Any thoughts / ideas you have on this are greatly appreciated.
Carry on!
Rick

Sam:

Hi Luke,

1. Any tricks to stop blinking when the shot goes off?  After a few bill drills and/or stages, I can start to see the sights lift, see fire from the muzzle and cases eject, but for the first 10 minutes or so of every session I struggle to not blink.  Any ideas to help me get to the point where I can just not blink, right from the start of a match or practice session?
2. Can you talk about the fitness level required to shoot USPSA?  I am almost 50, with terrible knees and about 40 pounds overweight.  Will I be a joke at a USPSA match? I don’t see many fat people in USPSA videos, but maybe they just don’t upload as much content as fit people?  Anyway,  I don’t mind being there, but I certainly don’t want to slow down a super fast match.  Maybe you can talk about your own fitness level and how it helped your shooting to lose weight, or not.
Thank you,
-Sam

Stefan:

What would you consider the best “safe area” gun handling practices? What should you avoid and will get you DQ’d?

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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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