I had the chance to shoot another local USPSA match the other night. I have to tell you I am really enjoying the opportunity. The first stage this time was my first exposure to limited shooting lanes in an indoor environment. A number of the targets were hidden in such a way that there was really only one location that you could see the target from and it was still partially occluded which made hitting the A zone more challenging. Of course my only miss, was with the easiest straight on target available. That did seem to be a common “error” though. One of those trying to “move with the ball before you catch it” moments I think.
Overall, a better performance than my meltdown the last time I was out there. It is amazing what a little clearer focus and fewer distractions can do to improve things. It still is a very humbling experience though to shoot with guys that have been doing this for years. Just when I think I turn in an above average run, I watch them beat my time by 35% or more.
Practice, practice, practice. Fast is smooth and smooth is fast. Sight alignment (my big issue right now) and sight picture. Every sport boils down to fundamentals. If I can nail the fundamentals 90 – 100% of the time the speed will come.