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.
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!