Training is fun. Training is hard. Sounds like a paradox, but it’s really a labor of love, right. But do you train for fun or to improve? Shooting is just about always fun, but if your focus is on improving your performance in competition than you’re going to have to work on the things that you don’t like to do. How often do you practice support side shooting? When was the last time you shot around a barrel or in an awkward position? After the last Training Tuesday where we focused on precision shooting from long distances into USPSA A zones and the head A and B zones we lucked out and had a match with quite a bit of accuracy and distance required. How did we do? Well, we didn’t win the match by any means but we did better than we normally do and I felt confident in my ability which always helps.
With our previous training/match success we again focused on the things that we don’t like to do. We interleaved 3 USPSA targets between 3 steel plates and shot them from behind a barricade, and switched up what side we had to hit what from. We threw in a reload just to add a little more complexity and then switched it up again where we had to shoot one side strong hand and one side weak hand. Again, these drills aren’t my favorite things to do, but hopefully my competitors are only working on the fun things.