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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Super-Tactical.com Drill of the Week #1 "Three Way"

Today marks the first release of our new weekly Drill of the Week series.  In this series,  USPSA Grandmasters AJ Stuart and Matt Olinchak will show both live fire and dry fire drills that can be used to build skills, reinforce fundamentals, or enlighten you in other areas.

Today's drill, called Three Way, includes a simple three target setup with two vision barriers.  The point of this drill is to shoot it in three different ways in order to determine what would be the best strategy to take if this was part of a stage at an actual match.  Sometimes our own thoughts can cloud the truth and the best way to objectively analyze a situation like this is,  of course,  with a timer.

When I first put this drill on the ground a few months ago at a practice session and prior to running this scenario on the clock, I was fairly sure that posting up in the center of the array, and shooting everything from left to right would give the best stage time.  It seemed it would be easier to move aggressively to the designated spot and then set up a good stable platform to be able to shoot the targets quickly while stationary.  We can see in the video that this theory was proven wrong every single time by both AJ and me.

Hopefully you can see from the video that this type of practice scenario can really help to open your eyes to trying different techniques.  Next week,  we will work on a more specific shooting on the move drill that will help not only with technique, but will also help show when and when not to try shooting on the move in a match situation.

I hope you enjoy the video and learned at least a little something.  See you next week.


For anyone with issues with the embedded video you can go here http://youtu.be/W_gTE4Vg50w

Saturday, November 15, 2014

With Winning in Mind and Mental Management for the Competitive Shooter

I've been a big fan of Lanny Bassham's book "With Winning in Mind" for a few years. Recently I had a chance to listen to his Mental Management for Shooting Sports CD set. It's a 6 CD set and it emphasizes all of the topics in the book and expands on them while also introducing other aspects of Lanny's mental program he used to win his Olympic gold medal.  It served as a great reminder of what I need to do to prepare for next season and how I have to train not only my body and skills, but my brain for what is ahead.  Super-Tactical.com has partnered with the Mental Management Store to bring you his DVD series and of course his book, which I think EVERY serious competitive shooter should own.  Click the images below to check them out.

Mental Management for the Shooting Sports
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Team Super-Tactical takes top two spots at Maryland State Championship

Team Super-Tactical takes top two spots at Gravitas Tactical Maryland State Championship. Congrats to AJ for taking the win. Super-Tactical man was trying for the tie but failed and managed to finish .06% behind the leader for a nice one-two finish at the last major match of the 2014 season. 
Lots of new things to come starting soon. Stay tuned.