Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Strength Is My Weakness?


Those that know me know that I'm a very accurate shooter... I've got my fair share of "Most Accurate" plaques from major IDPA matches and I tend to overshoot the points possible at most of the USPSA matches. This weekend, at NISA is a good example: I shot 97.33% of the points available (Yeah, I ran L10 this past weekend - want to get classified in it too!) I attribute this in no small part to my background shooting PPC and a lot of practice time that I spent shooting groups at 20-25 yards (both strong and weak handed).

The trouble is, I feel like my accuracy, which IS a huge asset, is hindering my ability to get my damn feet moving. In short I'm over-thinking my sight picture...

I've been struggling with this for the greater portion of the year, mainly because I've been hyper focused on delivering knockout performances in the PPC league, figuring that the "IPSC-stuff" would follow suit. To a large degree, it has, and it was a conscious decision after a grueling summer last year (2011) - I just didn't want to do "action shooting" for a while, choosing to focus on getting back to the basics...

Anyway, yesterday's Pistol-Training post by Todd Green has had me thinking about the words of wisdom Ben Stoeger imparted upon us. No, not that he knocked over Todd Jarrett's coke or that his girlfriend is hot, but rather him telling me constantly to uncork, get sloppy, trade that accuracy for some speed and see what happens. Todd's saying it too, and until now I've not really known how to get over that hump. I'll be thinking a lot about how I can get a practice plan in place to hyper-speed this up...