#44: Taking an Offseason

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This week I talk about taking an offseason. I talk about different approaches to managing your time between seasons and why it is important to take at least some break. I talk about my tentative plans for the offseason and what I’m looking forward to shooting next year.

#43: NC Section 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the NC Section match. I talk through the different stages and how I approached them, and my overall mindset that I used to win.

#42: How I Would Do Nationals

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This week on the podcast, I talk about some discussions I’ve had around Nationals and if I had the opportunity to change things, what I would do differently.

#40: USPSA Nationals 2018, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, I continue the discussion about USPSA Factory Gun Nationals. I talk about how well the match flowed, what I thought of the stages, why I liked the prize table this year, and give some early conclusions of my performance.

#39: USPSA Nationals 2018

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This week on the podcast, live from the hotel room the night before the final day of Production Nationals, I talk about how things have changed in the last year, and what I’m looking to get out of shooting Nationals this year.

#38: USPSA Rule Changes, Pt. 2

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This week on the podcast, I continue my discussion of the proposed rule changes for the 2019 USPSA rulebook. I run through the details about what will be changing and why I think they are almost all good improvements for the sport.

#37: USPSA Rule Changes, Pt. 1

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the proposed rule changes for the 2019 USPSA rulebook. I run through the details about what will be changing and why I think they are almost all good improvements for the sport.

#36: Single Stack

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This week on the podcast, I talk about my strange, sporadic schedule of shooting Single Stack over the course of three years, what I learned from it, and why I eventually gave it up.

#35: Changing Guns

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This week on the podcast, on the two year anniversary of switching to shoot a Tanfoglio, I look back on the different Production guns I’ve shot over my career and talk about what I learned from each one, and what I like about what I have now.

#34: Practice For Where You Want To Be, Not Where You Are

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This week on the podcast, I start out by talking about cancelling the NC Section due to Hurricane Florence, which I maintain to be the right decision. I then mention that my wife and I will be on the September 24th episode of the Dave Ramsey show doing our Debt Free Scream. For the main topic, I discuss the idea of setting up your practice around your goals, not your current situation in order to make sure you don’t get stuck on the plateau you’re currently on and keep your focus on moving to the next level. After that, I … Read More

#33: Grips

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This week on the podcast, I talk about what to look for in gun grips, and why I am really liking the new G10 grips I got for my Tanfoglios.

#31: Process of Practice, Part 2

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On this episode, I follow up on Episode 27 and continue my discussion of live fire and dry fire practice. I talk about having a plan for practice but being willing to improvise, why you should do fewer things in practice, and how expectations and complexity can make a practice session unproductive and frustrating.

#30: Q&A: Stage Planning and Seeing Changes in Practice

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This week on the podcast, I answer a couple listener questions. The first about stage planning with 10 rounds, and the second about how long to expect to see changes from practice. I also talk about the idea that “the procedure is not the drill” and how to apply it to your practice.

#29: Devil Dog USPSA: August 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the recent Devil Dog USPSA match, which you can watch here. I talk about some of the successes and some of the struggles I had during the match and what I learned. I also talk about posting the recipe for beef jerky that I mentioned in Episode 16.

#28: Production 15

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the August 2018 Sir Walter match that I shot last weekend, what I thought of the stages and how I thought I did. I also give a recap of my time shooting 15-round Production (registering Limited minor) in USPSA to ramp up to IPSC Nationals.

#27: The Process of Practice

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how my practice has been going recently, changes I’ve been making, and how I’m planning the rest of the season, culminating in Nationals.

#26: IPSC Nationals, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, I talk about US IPSC Nationals, why I am interested in shooting it, some interesting aspects of the IPSC stage breakdown, and give some thoughts on the similarity of Production and Standard under IPSC rules.

#25: IPSC Nationals 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how shooting the 2018 IPSC US Nationals went, the lessons I learned, and coming out of it, how I’m approaching training for the rest of the season.