A New Record
By winning Open Class GM, Max Michel went eight-for-eight in USPSA area championships this year, something that no one else has done.
I’m a fan of History Channel’s Top Shot: No other shooting show on TV has EVER brought in the ratings like it did last season, and it was a real treat to RO Blake Miguez and Brad Engmann through my stage, and congrats to Brad for taking top honours in Production.
With a Glock, of course.
Why that Stage? Why not one where I sucked?
Thanks to some magically disappearing no-shoot targets in between Friday and Saturday, Stage 5 was tossed from the final results, and I did quite good on it, too.
Hey, who let Chris Dudley in here?
I am now officially the slowest white guy in USPSA. I wanted to work on my accuracy (and I have), so now it’s time to work on speed. Watching that video, it looks like the two things I can do right away to improve my speed are moving quicker and improving my transitions.
The moving quicker part is a function of my physical conditioning, which is an area of my life I’ve neglected for quite a while. The transitions I can improve with training also and I’ll start to focus more on them in my El Presidenté drills during my practice sessions.
To judge how well all of this is working, I’m going to modify the classic El Presidenté drill and bring a bit of movement into it. Rather than just stand in the middle of the three targets, 10 yards downrange and shoot the three targets twice, I’ll stand parallel to the left target, turn, engage the first target at 10 yards, the second target at 7 yards, and the last target at 10 yards, reload, run to the second box and engage the three targets a second time. This should help develop better movement and transition skills, and if not, I’ll try something else.