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#1 David Marlow

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

Worked transitions today on a target array consisting of US Poppers.

 

Six runs with pistol, from the holster, average time of 4.56 seconds

Multiple runs with shotgun from port arms, failed to keep track of time, average of just under 4 seconds

 

Load-12 Drill x 3

String 1, 12.83 with one left side peripheral hit, failed to knock down popper

String 2, 13.37

String 3, 11.82

 

Lessons learned:

 

It is very easy to for a training event to devolve into blowing off rounds if you are shooting with someone who has different shooting goals (My competitive training, his just to shoot guns on a fun target array).

 

FN SLP shotgun is amazing for target transitions  The high front FO rod makes keeping a cheek to stock weld easy.  I will look into installing a raised front FO rod on the VM.  That, in conjunction with the raised comb insert should be great.

 

Don't get caught up in trying to shoot a brand-new drill quickly, it results in drive-by shooting instead of stopping on each target.



#2 Eric Gambill

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:52 PM

When I am training for competition, I never take anyone with me. I want all the time spent on my goals to become better. If I have an opportunity to train with someone who is better than me or can teach me something....I spend that range session focusing on that person and what they can teach me.

 

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#3 David Marlow

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

Probably a bigger problem with today was not planning enough time for the training goals I had.  I planned to shoot some 1-5 drills with pistol and rifle and V drills with the rifle, but ran short of time.  From now on, I'll plan my training with more time or with fewer training goals.  The weather didn't help either, but no excuses there.

 

I look forward to posting a crapload on this thread, because I have the same issue with not keeping track with paper logs.  I used to be the guy who wrote down every set, rep, and weight in the gym, but found that I was never referring to past workouts in the book.  The same applies with shooting.  This thread will keep me honest and I certainly welcome all feedback and suggestions to make the most out of my time and money I devote to getting better. 



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:06 PM

I'd keep some sort of backup other than an internet site. Don't ask me how I know this.....



#5 David Marlow

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:35 AM

How do you know this?

 

I have a spreadsheet I write on at the range when I shoot drills.  I'll probably lose a few here and there, but the goal is improving, not necessarily seeing every step along the way.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

Shotgun mounting, target transition, and Load 12 drill

 

10 yards on clay pigeons, port arms start.

 

Shotgun mounting drill:  Average time from buzzer to hit, .81 seconds.  Fastest .74, slowest 1.04

 

Target transition drill: 6 clays, varying height.  Average time 5.84 seconds.  Fastest 5.11, slowest 7.43

 

Load 12 drill x 3:

 

String 1: 12.87

String 2: 12.64

String 3: 11.72



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 10:13 PM

Did 71 repetitions of first round from the holster on steel silhouette and pepper poppers.  Best time was 1.10, shot didn't feel like it should have hit, so I think it was me going to fast and got lucky.  Discovered the sweet spot of 1.20 or so provides a blend of speed and consistent called hits.  Need to film the draw and see if there is excess movement and do some press out drills to get better at firing a good shot right at extension.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 04:16 PM

Shot Dot Torture for the first time today.  Five yards instead of three.  47/50 with a miss on dots 5,6, and 9.  Timed the strings to establish a baseline.

 

Dot 1: 9.58 clean

 

Dot 2: 2.07 avg clean

 

Dot 3 and 4: 3.16 avg clean

 

Dot 5: 7.40 one miss

 

Dot 6 and 7: 4.90 avg one miss on 6

 

Dot 8: 6.87 clean

 

Dot 9 and 10: 4.51 one miss on 9






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