sounds like you had an eye opening expierience where did you go for the match?
Eye-opening to be sure. I definitely saw my shortcomings exposed very quickly.sounds like you had an eye opening expierience where did you go for the match?
So what you are trying to say Str8Shooter is that you were having problems being a Straight Shooter?? :rolfMy aim also really sucks when my hands are shaking.
You've got an open invite to come shoot with us at First Coast IDPA out at Gateway.Thanks for sharing.
I want to attend some of the local matches and try my hand at this. I used to be pretty good but that was 30 years ago when I had more free time to practice. When I went shooting last month it was the first time on over 25 years. Hopefully I'm just rusty and everything will come back to me with a little practice.
I was just there a little while ago.Eye-opening to be sure. I definitely saw my shortcomings exposed very quickly.
I went to East Orange Shooting Sports. I'll probably try to make it an every Monday thing. The practice will definitely build my confidence. I saw that improve between each COF.
Oh, word play is all good. And much preferred over gun play, especially the way I shoot.I kind of figured that It ment something besides the obvious, but I could not resist a little "play on words" if you will.
Yes. My wife watched last week. I think I can get her hooked too. (Especially if she's a better shot than me, and I suspect she will be.)Str8Shooter, now ya done it.....you're hooked!
Glad you enjoyed yourself.
Yes. I certainly do not want to blame my equipment for my less-than-stellar performance last night. It's not fair to assess any blame to the firearm until I'm shooting it to the limit of its capabilities, and I'm just not there yet. I did discover I'll want to change my holster and carry style a bit. I know that once I work through my deficiencies, I'll want a bigger carry gun. Eventually, that Kel-Tec will make a nice backup.One of the great things about action-type competitive shooting is that it not only allows you to employ certain gun handling skills (drawing from a holster, reloading under time pressure, etc.) that are typically prohibited on square ranges, but it will also provide you with a more realistic assessment of what works and what doesn't in regards to your equipment.
You and everyone else. It's all good though. Other than a no-shoot target or two, I didn't shoot anything that wasn't meant to be shot. :drinksAnd now, let's all point and laugh at the new guy. :rolf
Good! Then maybe DeadEye and the EOSS crowd will stop pointing and laughing!I learned I needed the most work on my time from start signal to first shot on target, and on my transitions.
I'm looking forward to March
We be working on those very skills for two days in March
I know and thanks.:drinksYou've got an open invite to come shoot with us at First Coast IDPA out at Gateway.
If there's anything I can do to help out, just shout.
Str8Shooter, now ya done it.....you're hooked!
Glad you enjoyed yourself.
I know and thanks.:drinks
I've just been so busy trying to keep the job I have. I'll get out there sometime before the summer gets here.
Yeah, you can dream.They can't take that away from us.Job Shmob, how needs one of those anyway, especially in these wonderful times where jobs are a plenty!!! and the land is flowing with milk and honey :rolf
I can dream if I want to.:drinks
....but they can TAX it!Yeah, you can dream.They can't take that away from us.
Like anything else, when you first try something your time is going to be a bit slower than those who have been doing it longer, because everything is new and foreign to you. As you get more practice time under your belt, your speed should improve.I learned I needed the most work on my time from start signal to first shot on target, and on my transitions.
As long as you are hitting on your first shot, you are one step ahead of those who may be faster in presenting their firearm, but missing on the first shot.Improving my re-load speed will also help, especially taking one more re-load than most shooters on each COF. If the SHTF though, I suspect it's going to be time to first on-target shot that will make the biggest difference to me, followed by transitions between targets.
In a real life situation, most shooting incidents are one-on-one and are over in a matter of seconds, the need to re-load a magazine normally isn't necessary. With that being said, practice of re-loading is very important in case some day you do get involved with more than one bad guy.When the SHTF, I hope there aren't so many targets that I'd need to reload twice. After all, that's really the only match I am training for and the only one that really counts.
Video. I never thought of that. I'll have to get my wife to come along and tape one night. Maybe I can even get her to shoot. I'm seriously going to have to get that girl a good holster and mag carrier.Looks like you had fun. The key to this is practicing slow and relaxing then building up speed while being relaxed. If you can get someone to video your shoot, you may be able to see things to improve the next time out.