Or, (dry fire) practice
makes is making perfect. I shot this match as a test drive for the new CZ75, and aside from problems with one mag, it went pretty well. Let’s roll the tape!
Stage 1: (Not Shown). Traditionally, I’ve sucked on this stage at this match because it’s full of pepper poppers and plate racks. This time, though, I rocked it, posting one of the fastest non-Open runs of the match.
And of course, I didn’t record it. Figures.
Stage 2: Speaking of rocking a run, I’m tickled pink with this stage. Aside from a couple of dropped shots and a rather lackadaisical draw, everything else is right where I want it to be. In fact, when I got to that second-to-last string of three steel targets, I recognized how close they were and put the pedal to the metal, shooting them as fast as my little trigger finger would go.
Stage 3: Again, a rather good stage for me. I stopped when I didn’t need to about halfway through the run to engage a target on my right I could have shot from an earlier position, but that’s about it. My hits were there (2/3rd’s “A’s”, no “D’s”, no misses) and I even managed to spot a problem with the center target in that last group of targets and turn a Charlie-Delta into an Alpha-Charlie.
I’ll take it.
Stage 4: Mag issue. The ammo in my mag had stacked up, and I misdiagnosed the problem as a double-feed. Still a pretty good run, though, even with that and a dropped shot.
Stage 5: I didn’t get a good grip on the gun during the draw, and it affected my accuracy and messed with my head. That mag issue popped up again as well (Memo to self: order new mag springs, stat), but I handled it better this time with a tap-rack-bang. Oh well, if every stage was a good one, you wouldn’t know where to improve.
Overall, I’m happy with how I shot this match, and pleased with the progress I’m making. I see a couple of places for improvement: My draw is slow and my movement is even slower, but those are areas I can tackle in the gym and with dry-fire.