Hey guys, I started shooting USPSA about 3 months ago now, and started recording my matches early on so I could watch back and try to find things to improve on. It's a little tougher to diagnose and come up with plans of improvement than if I had someone else filming me, but I'd rather focus and let everyone else focus on the shooting than having to film me. In any case, I feel I've come a long way, and got my C classification in Limited. If ya'll have any tips, suggestions, comments I'd love to hear 'em.
All of the videos are from level 1 club matches in VA & MD except for the Sectional, which happened to be at the tale of of the flu for me. Couldn't get my head in the game and my stage planning flat out sucked.
Your looking good, helmet cam footage is cool, but harder to give insite with. It looks like your moving your head first when transitioning between targets, which is a good thing.
Alpha Charlie is OK, Mikes are never good. Consistency(your weapon, ammo and gear need to be flawless in reliability) is the key to move up the ladder, shoot as fast as you can see with your front site, and with enough practice, you will know how your rounds will score as the trigger breaks.
Your in the game, most talk about getting in the game so you have already taken the big leap. The amount of practice, and it's quality will determine the speed of gaining the next class.
I've observed over the years, that getting to B class is a big hurtle for many shooters, some shooters never make it for many reasons, some don't have it physical, but equipment problems and AMMO stop many short. Once getting B class, you've overcome so many hurdles, that A should be easy, then $$ for ammo and good training will get you higher.
You got a TRICK(SICK) 40, and I see no major hurdles in your future(I didn't even need to see your palm,lol).
Went to my first match at Peacemaker National Training Center yesterday. Their website leaves a lot to be desired, but their facilities are top notch. They have enough practical/tactical pistol bays that they held an AM and PM time slot match for USPSA and IDPA simultaneously. Shot 6 stages in USPSA yesterday afternoon. Even had a buddy film me from his own head mounted camera on Stage 2, which makes me look much fast than I feel the 1st person perspective looks.