May 23, 2016
Just a few things I've noticed that I thought I would point out.
The first two things seem to be done mostly by newer shooters, and
the second two seem to be mostly more-seasoned shooters.
- Know the rules. At least have a rudimentary understanding of
the rules of the game you're shooting. I don't think you need to
read the whole rulebook before your first match (actually, I don't
think it would be very helpful, because without context much of it
wouldn't make sense), but at least make an effort to know the
safety rules, and then try to pick up something more each time you
shoot. Not only will you help others, but most importantly knowing
the rules you'll be able help yourself.
- Know your equipment. Know how to clear malfunctions and
manipulate your gun. Also, know your support gear. If you can't
holster and unholster your gun with one hand, you might need some
more practice or different gear.
- Don't self deprecate yourself on the firing line. Telling
people that you're planning for makeup shots and things like that
will just ensure that you'll have a bunch of makeup shots. Nobody
want's that garbage.
- Don't change your stage plan. Unless it's pointed out to you
that you've planned to do something completely stupid, don't make
changes after you've started to visualize a stage. It's never a
good, and it very rarely works out.
Gear that Doesn't Suck
I picked up this Caldwell
Chronograph a couple weeks ago, and finally got it out to the
range this week. I bought it because it was the cheapest thing
going. After I opened the box I realized that it has a smartphone
app that connects to the chronograph through a cable and syncs all
of the shots. It seemed gimmicky to me, but I decided to try it at
the range anyways.
It's so easy to chronograph multiple loads now. Way easier than
I thought. It's a definite winner, and it's still one of the least
expensive chronographs out there.
I'm a fan.
Plug of the Week:
Tam had an interesting post about Second Amendment
Cosplay at the NRA show this week. If you're not subscribed to
her blog, you're wrong.