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Things New Shooters Say At Their First Match:

“How were my hits? Good? If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. On the surface it sounds like a perfectly logical thing to ask, but really if a shooter is watching his sights and  paying attention to what he is doing, he should know where his hits were. I had a new shooter say something a while back at one of the Wake County Action Pistol matches about the lighting being …

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A Note for Practiscore Users

Going through some of my notes from the last SWGC USPSA match, and I was reminded of a situation that occurred at the match. On one stage Ben was running the Practiscore tablet (A kindle running the scoring software for the match) and Chris Tilley was shooting a stage from behind a barricade with his open gun. When Chris transitioned to the side of the barricade that Ben and I were standing on, each of his …

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Some Folks Paint Their Guns to Look Worn…

I’ve just been practicing a lot. That’s kydex from the inside of my holster embedded in my slide. I’ll take this over a fancy paint job any day. Been getting probably 200 dry fire draws every day and this is starting to happen after a couple weeks of being on a solid dry fire routine.

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What Motivates You?

On the drive home today I was listening to the latest That Shooting Show with Steve Anderson. The jist of this episode was that Steve isn’t motivated by winning, but rather shooting a match at the best of his ability. When I got home I started to practice dry fire and I turned on my favorite Black Sabbath Pandora station. After a bit of practice and listening I heard an alternative view of winning: On …

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USPSA/Competitive Shooting Primer

I found this video today, thought it did a really good job illustrating some of the basics of competition. If you want a more in-depth primer, check out my series on getting into competitive shooting here.

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Motivation

I haven’t been seeing a whole lot of progression in my shooting recently, because, frankly, I haven’t been practicing. I haven’t been practicing because I haven’t been able to shoot a USPSA match since… ah… May? When I shoot competitions, I really care about the USPSA matches, and most everything else is just for fun. The closest things I’ve been getting to USPSA recently are the classifier stages that Ben has been designing into the …

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It’s Not the Gun, It’s the Shooter

When talking to people about getting into competitive shooting, a common thing I hear it’s that they need to go buy a new gun before they get started. In a vast majority of cases though, they currently have a gun and gear that’s more than good enough to start. Case in point: The Wake County Action Pistol Matches Last Monday we shot the exact same stages that we shot on Wednesday. I shot Monday with …

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