Lesson From Practice

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Another example of why you have to look for patterns in your practice and not just score the targets, from my practice this past weekend: Technically this run on Ben Stoeger’s Practical Accuracy was all 6 hits, none even really cutting it close. And the time was fast. A few hundredths faster than the runs before it. But it was also sloppy and bad technique. I felt myself pulling the trigger with my whole hand, and so it’s no coincidence that 4 of the 6 shots clustered low left. So for the next rep, I focused on gripping the gun … Read More

#63: Ego In Competition

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the ways that ego can get in the way of developing yourself as a shooter.

#62: Why I Compete

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This week on the podcast, I talk about what keeps me in the sport and the lessons that have transferred from competition over in to my life off the range.

#60: Do Not Try To Go Faster

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This week, I talk about my experience with making speed gains, and why they usually don’t come just by trying hard or trying to go faster.

Reading Targets in Practice

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During my practice session at the range on Saturday, I shot a lot of dots, all at 7 yards. I’m still working out these changes to my grip and trigger pull, but I can feel the progress, I just have to make it repeatable. But in the targets I shot, I saw an interesting example of the value of reading the pattern in the targets, not just scoring them. (Also a major theme of Ben Stoeger’s “Breakthrough Marksmanship” book.) Here are the first and last sheets I shot of the day: The first sheet is all over the place. You … Read More

#59: Event Driven Shooting

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how I visualize through stages, the exact details I visualize in, and discuss why the speed of my visualization isn’t all that important to me.

#58: Half Of What You Know is Wrong

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This week on the podcast, I talk about having breakthroughs when you realize that something you took for granted turned out to be wrong, or at least only true in some contexts. I post videos from my matches at youtube.com/BenBerryUSPSA. If you’d like to support the podcast, consider buying a shirt at berryshooting.com/shop .

#57: Myths About Being A GM

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This week on the podcast, I talk about misconceptions that people have about being a GM or shooting matches as a GM, and why it’s not really all that different. If you want to support the podcast, consider buying a shirt at www.berryshooting.com/shop .

#56: South Carolina Section Match

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how the South Carolina Section Match went and the lessons I’m taking away from it going forward. My video for the match is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhFyYBQKS94 . If you want to support the podcast, consider buying a shirt at berryshooting.com/shop .

#55: South Carolina Section Prep

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This week on the podcast, I talk about my mindset and preparation going in to the 2019 SC Section match this Saturday, including how I’m setting my expectations for my performance and the key things I want to include in each visualization. I also talk about the recent announcement of the 2019 NC Section at Sir Walter Gun Club in October of this year. I post my match videos online at youtube.com/BenBerryUSPSA. If you want to support the podcast, consider buying a shirt at berryshooting.com/shop.

#54: Match Recap

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This week I recap the stages I shot at a few local matches and try to draw some lessons learned from them.

#53: Lightning Round

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This week on the podcast, I catch up on a few different things I’ve been thinking about. I talk about USPSA not printing paper rulebooks anymore, setting aside my opinions when shooting matches, 3 minute stage walkthroughs, and answer a question about the uspsa.ninja shirts.

#52: Mastery

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the book Mastery by George Leonard. I talk about some of the reasons I’m always in the process of re-reading it, and try to give you a sense for what the book is all about. Here’s a link to my recommended book list including Mastery and others. If you want to support the podcast, consider buying a shirt at in the shop.

#51: Mental Game

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This week on the podcast, I talk about mindset changes going forward into this season to take stages more seriously and shoot closer to my theoretical skill. I also talk about some of my new goals going forward in both club matches and major matches.

#50: Shooting in a Slump

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This week on the podcast, I talk through the problems I’ve been having trying to get this year of shooting started and speculate about the underlying causes.

#49: SWGC February 2019, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, I finish discussing a club match stage-by-stage and talk about the things that went well and the lessons learned from each one. The blog post I wrote that includes the match video for this match is here.

48: SWGC February 2019, Part 1

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This week on the podcast, I talk through a club match stage-by-stage and talk about the things that went well and the lessons learned from each one. The blog post I wrote that includes the match video for this match is here.

#47: Things I Changed My Mind About in 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk through some of the lessons I took away from 2018. I talk about what I learned about gun grips and gripping the gun, the value of go fast gun parts and paster guns, and some changes to my mindset for practice.