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03 October 2013

Video Of My First USPSA Stage

A little video comedy for your viewing pleasure. My buddy shot this today during a practice session.

Ok. This is with the new Sig 1911. I had a couple gun of issues. I think it's a combination of a stiff, new gun and ammo not tailored to this specific firearm. I'm working on getting it all sorted out. Near the end of the run you'll note that I had to go back, retrieve a magazine I'd dropped in order to shoot two poppers I missed on my run. That was the second time I'd done that so yes, it was quite embarrassing. You can hear my coach laughing.

This was my first try at a real stage run. This was Stage 9 from the recent Nationals. I'll get a chance to shoot all 22 stages in the coming weeks, including this Saturday morning at a local match. I'm still moving very slow, mostly because I'm concentrating on the mechanics of shooting USPSA style and not on dynamic movement. I believe the speed will come as my experience grows and I master more of the techniques for speed and accuracy. My shooting was actually very good. I only dropped a few points throughout but the speed issue is keeping my scores down. In USPSA it's the combination and I'm still too focused on only center "A" Zone hits. I'm getting them but, man am I ever slow about it.

video

If you hit that little box in the lower right you can see it full screen. Watch for the two missed poppers in the background where I'm doing the malfunction clearance. Hey, comedy gold. I'll try and get some more on Saturday.

It's a rocky road, trying to master a new shooting style at this stage of my life. But then again, if it was easy it wouldn't be nearly as much fun!

Six

10 comments:

Keads said...

Six, just remember the enemy of good enough is perfect! Looks like you had fun.

Six said...

Thanks Kelly. It really is a blast!!

Monkeywrangler said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun Six. Now to get Lu out there on the stage too.

Six said...

It was a lot of fun MW. We're trying but Lu does things in her own time and will not be rushed. She was actually watching when I made that run. She thinks it looks like fun but says she'll do it when she feels ready. Soon I think :)

Old NFO said...

It's TOTALLY different from everything you've been taught. That is impacting your ability to 'run' faster... But you're getting there!

Old NFO said...

It's TOTALLY different from everything you've been taught. That is impacting your ability to 'run' faster... But you're getting there!

Six said...

Exactly NFO. My brain and body aren't quite synced up yet but I'm hoping they will at some point. Match tomorrow if my back cooperates.

LauraB said...

Not bad at all! The fundamentals are all there and the speed will come per the boss. On my first try at a match, I had malf after malf. He told me I would not be the lowest score and by God I wasn't. AMAZING.

Six said...

Thanks Laura and please pass that along to the big guy. I keep repeating that to myself;
I wasn't last!

Scott_S said...

What sig 1911 are you running?

I run a modified tacops in singlestack