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  1. #151

    18 Aug 2015

    Date: 18 Aug 2015
    Gun: Miller Custom 1911
    Gear: USPSA
    Ammo:.45 ACP, 230g FMJ Reloads (400rds)

    - From the ready, fire 3 rounds to 1" dots at 3 yards (x25)
    No PAR, working on letting the gun track back to the same spot
    Focus on sight tracking and trigger press while letting the gun return to the same spot

    - Draw and fire 3 rounds to Avery Trigger Stripe at 3 yards (x32)
    Consistently pushing the gun left after the first shot
    Gun is tracking up and left consistently

    - Draw and fire 6 rounds to Avery Trigger Bars at 5 yards (x38)
    Focus on letting the gun track straight up and down
    Draw averaged around 1.50
    Splits between .21 and .27
    "Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the tests first and the lessons later." - Joel McWhinney

  2. #152

    21 Aug 2015 (Gotta take the good days with the bad...really really bad...)

    Date: 21 Aug 2015
    Gun: Miller Custom 1911
    Gear: IDPA
    Ammo: .45 ACP, 230g FMJ Reloads

    - 1" dots at 3 yards, 3 rounds from the ready (x25)
    Focus is on recoil management and trigger press

    - Draw and fire 6 rounds at 7 yards to USPSA target (Bill Drill) (x15)
    This was going really well minus the draw. Splits were between .17-.21 all day.
    Draw was slow at around 1.50 consistently with the fastest for the day being only a 1.35. Not too terribly pleased with the draw or overall times, but hits and splits were there. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjlXJD0-q-0


    - USPSA Classifier CM 99-23
    String 1: Facing up range with hands relaxed at sides, turn and draw, firing 2 rounds to T1-T3
    String 2: Facing down range with hands above shoulders, draw and fire 2 rounds T1-T3
    Hit Factor goal was a 13, which I did not even come close too. I had never shot this classifier before, but I have shot many turn and draws like El Presidente so I figured this shouldn't be too terrible...WRONG!!! I fired ZERO clean runs on this, even when slowing down to shoot clean. Splits and transitions were horrible compared to where I was before summer. My first run, and subsequently my best run, was a 3.34 -1C on S1, and a 2.84 -2C on S2. Overall was a 6.18 -3C, for a Hit Factor of 9.22. It got so bad towards the end to where even dry firing and shooting slow produced worse and worse results. Sometimes you need to just put the gun down and walk away. And that's what I did. Obviously I'm trying to shoot as fast as I could 3 months ago at the peak of my year, which is the wrong answer. Need to dial my self back and get back to basics.
    Last edited by AJZ; 08-22-2015 at 04:51 PM. Reason: Video links added
    "Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the tests first and the lessons later." - Joel McWhinney

  3. #153
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    Splits and recoil control are very impressive!

  4. #154
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt O View Post
    Splits and recoil control are very impressive!
    Thanks Matt!
    "Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the tests first and the lessons later." - Joel McWhinney

  5. #155

    24 Aug 2015

    Date: 24 Aug 2015
    Gun: Miller Custom 1911
    Gear: USPSA
    Ammo: .45 ACP, 230g reloads (231 rounds)

    After my horrible performance on CM 99-23 I decided to run it cold for five runs and see what happened. I was not impressed.

    - CM 99-23
    7.71 (4.07, 3.64) -1C HF: 7.65
    7.03 (3.55, 3.48) -1C HF: 8.39
    6.23 (3.11, 3.12) -2C HF: 9.31
    6.32 (3.19, 3.13) -1C HF: 9.34
    5.24 (2.70, 2.54) -4C HF: 10.69

    My target to target transitions were definitely not there, along with my sight tracking and recoil management. To say the gun was doing some pretty funky things in my hands would be an understatement, lol. To analyze, I was leaving both my eyes and the gun on the target after I had fired the second shot on each target. When I finally moved to the next target, the gun moved before my eyes, which caused me to totally lose track of the gun as well as aided in consistently over driving the gun passed the next target. This accounted for most of the C hits, but I know for sure that at least one was very poor trigger manipulation. After running this, I abandoned my initial practice plan to work on some transitions and sight tracking with some recoil management. Working the same target setup (3 USPSA targets at 7yds spaced 7.5 ft apart from center to edge) I would draw and fire 2 rounds on each target alternating right to left and left to right. At the beginning there was a huge gap between splits and transitions (.20 splits with .46 transitions). When I ended the day I was sitting at .23 splits with .28 transitions. Not nearly my best or even my old average, but it's progress. I'm happy to get back to matches next week, but a bit nervous with my shooting being in the state it is.
    "Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the tests first and the lessons later." - Joel McWhinney

  6. #156

    1 Sep 2015

    Date: 1 Sep 2015
    Gun: Miller Custom 1911
    Gear: USPSA
    Ammo: .45 ACP, 230g reloads (295)

    1" dots at 3 yards
    - 5 Dots slow fire, 3rds per dot
    - 5 Dots draw and fire 3rds per dot
    - 5 Dots draw and fire 3rds per dot SHO
    - 10 Dots draw, transfer, and fire 3rds per dot WHO

    WOTG "Fab 4" on A/C zone steel at 10yds (2yds apart) x 25
    - Base: 2.85 (1.49, .34, .47, .55)
    Note: This is part of a new practice tracking I'm trying. I'm tracking only the first run on each drill I do. Over time, I track just 1st run gains and losses. Very similar to starting and tracking a cold FAST over time. Same idea, just over more drills.

    WOTG "Time Machine" on 4 A/C zone steel at 10yds (2yds apart) x 15
    - Base: 3.81 (not anywhere close to where I was before summer)
    - End: 3.25 (1.50, .24, .26, .24, .27, .24, .26, .24)
    Last edited by AJZ; 09-14-2015 at 10:07 PM.
    "Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the tests first and the lessons later." - Joel McWhinney

 

 

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