This week on the podcast, I talk about this year’s NC match from the staff perspective. I discuss everything that went well and is worth emulating, including the format of the shooting days, 5 minute walkthroughs, all-staff reset, and more.
#72: 2020 Carolina Classic, Part 1
This week on the podcast, I talk about this year’s NC Section championship, focusing on my season leading up to the match and my performance during the match.
#71: Saying Nice Things About IDPA
This week on the podcast, I say nice things about IDPA and discuss some things that I think they get right: things like simpler rules, more social culture, better range commands, and banning memory stages.
#70: SC Section 2020
This week on the podcast, I talk about the recent 2020 South Carolina Section match. I discuss whether it’s better to leave stages in or throw them out, why three minute walkthroughs are still a bad idea, andhow I shot the match overall.
#69: Improving Local Matches
This week on the podcast, I talk about the April 19th GoShoot USPSA match, and some things that I think they do differently that are worth emulating.
#68: No Such Thing As A Perfect Match
This week on the podcast, I talk about the idea that there is no such thing as a perfect match. First, as a competitor: you’ll never have a match without flaws, and that’s fine. Second, as a match attendee: there will always be something imperfect about the match, and all you can do is let it go and shoot the challenge in front of you.
This week on the podcast, I talk about shooting my first match in two months, and how moderate expectations led to a good performance. I also go into why I think an offseason isn’t that important early in your shooting career, and becomes more valuable the more you practice.
#66: 2019 Production Nationals
This week on the podcast, I talk about the 2019 Production Nationals in Frostproof, Florida. I talk through my thoughts about the match compared to previous years, review my personal performance, and raise my two big concerns with the way Nationals are being run in recent years. Match video of all 21 stages is here.
#65: 2019 Carolina Classic
This week on the podcast, I talk in depth about the 2019 North Carolina section match, the work that went into it, the things they did differently, and how it turned out.
#63: Ego In Competition
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
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.
#61: Shooting Through A Match
This week on the podcast, I talk through my recent experience shooting through an 8-stage club match in two hours.
#60: Do Not Try To Go Faster
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.
#59: Event Driven Shooting
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.