#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.

#24: Range Officer

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This week on the podcast, I talk about my history as a Range Officer, what to expect from the RO and CRO classes, and give some ideas on how to get started running the timer, even without taking the class.

#23: Dry Fire

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This week on the podcast, I talk about dry fire, including how my dry fire space is set up, how I handle drills with reloads, and using different types of scaled targets.

#22: Cheating

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This week on the podcast, I discuss how USPSA is surprisingly resistant to cheating, why that’s great, and a few ideas to make it even better.

#21: Q&A

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This week on the podcast, I answer listener questions about Production 15, IPSC stage design, where to look when you’re moving, and how to deal with the pressure to do well at major matches.

#19: Budgeting

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This week on the podcast, I take the occasion of my wife and I paying off all of our consumer debts to talk about how budgeting has been useful to me during my shooting career. I talk about how we break down the budget categories for shooting, “paycheck glocks,” and give some pointers on where to find out more if you’re interested.

#18: Good Stages

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This week on the podcast, I talk about some of the things I look for in a good stage and offer some ideas of how to differentiate good stages from bad.

#17: Lightning Round

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This week on the podcast, I give a few updates or errata to previous episodes: #16: Hot Summer Matches, #11: Peak, #13: Origin Story, and #8: The Value of Outlaw Matches. I then cover three quick topics that can’t quite justify a full show on their own: the downside of shooting your first match with a national champ, PCC fits better in USPSA than 3 gun, and Always Video Everything.

#16: Hot Summer Matches

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This week on the podcast, I talk about a recent match and the problems with making even small gear changes before a match. I then talk about some of the ways I’ve found of coping with the NC heat after five summers of shooting matches. I talk about making my own beef jerky, bringing around a small cooler, and a few other small tips.

#15: South Carolina Section Match

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On this episode, I talk about the 2018 South Carolina USPSA Section match. I talk about the great administration, the high-quality, diverse stages, and some of the challenges they presented. I talk about my own performance and how things went, good and bad, and lessons I’ll be taking in to practice.

#14: Major Match Prep

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This week on the podcast, I talk about what I’ve been doing to prepare for the upcoming 2018 South Carolina Section match, my first major match of the season. I talk about the minor gun maintenance I’m doing, my mindset going in to the match, and how I’m defining success for the match separate from the ultimate finish.

#13: Origin Story

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This week on the podcast, I talk about shooting my first match, and my early shooting career in IDPA, including my initial novice classification. I talk about how I made the jump to USPSA (initial classification C), and the class I took that connected all the dots and put me on the path to today.

#12: Stoeger Class

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This week on the podcast I talk about the Ben Stoeger Skill & Drills class that I took recently. I discuss some of the things I learned, how I tried to take notes better than past years, and how my shooting has improved since last year. I also answer a listener question about the value of shooting on the move in Production.

#10: Match Debrief: SWGC March 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the March 2018 USPSA match at Sir Walter Gun Club in Creedmoor, NC. I talk about some of the stages and what I liked about them, and review my own performance on some of the stages. Here’s the match video on YouTube, if you want to see the stages I’m talking about.

#9: 2018 Production Changes

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the series of events leading up to the changes to the USPSA Production rules that take effect in May 2018. I talk about some of the things that changed and why I see this as a positive step forward for the sport.

#8: The Value of Outlaw Matches

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This week on Short Course, I give some thoughts about pistol matches using rules other than USPSA, and why that’s a good thing. I talk about why it’s good for the hobby of practical shooting and good as a competitor to have a variety of matches that aren’t all exactly the same.

#7: Flying to Nationals & Purpose of Big Matches

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This week on Short Course, I talk about my experience flying to the USPSA Nationals in 2017, particularly my mistake of trying to fly with my ammo. I also discuss what I look to get out of a big match like a Level 2, and what isn’t all that important to me.

#6: Visualizing Stages in More Detail

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This week on Short Course, I talk about learning to visualize in more detail after a few bad exerpeinces at recent matches. I also discuss using the right range commands, and an example of a higher round count stage being less complex than a shorter stage.