- Taschenbuch: 206 Seiten
- Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (9. Dezember 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1494259680
- ISBN-13: 978-1494259686
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 1,2 x 27,9 cm
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Skills and Drills: For the Practical Pistol Shooter (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 9. Dezember 2013
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Ben Stoeger is a three-time U.S. practical shooting champion. He competed in Athens, Greece on the US pistol-shooting team in the 2011 World Shoot, in which the U.S. took first place. Ben travels the country teaching pistol-shooting classes to the masses at all levels, and has seen dramatic results from his students.
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Long version, below is my relatively short journey in the shooting sports so far:
I bought my first gun in 2012 having never shot a gun before in my life. I mastered and got bored shooting paper targets in an indoor range fairly quickly and decided to try the practical shooting sports. I shot my first IDPA match in Aug 2012 and was immediately hooked. I wanted to get better and bought Ben's dry fire beginner books and dry fired my ass off for 2 years while shooting IDPA and USPSA club matches every few weeks. This got me to an SS/EX level in IDPA SSP and B class in USPSA production. This is where I started to plateau hard. I would finish top 6-15 regularly in club matches and never seemed to really get any better no matter how much I dry fire. I would have a top 3 finish in some stages and completely blow others. I just could not find any consistency and my confidence would waver between stages.
I bought Skills and Drills to see what it had to offer and when I first read it I thought it was just an extension of the dry fire books. I didn't have a range where I could do these drills anyway so the book sat gathering dust for a few months until I had an opportunity to take a class with Ben in Feb 2015. At the class Ben was very complimentary of my skills and could tell I was regularly dry firing. He asked me what my training consisted of and I sheepishly admitted I only dry fired daily and shot club matches once or twice a month. He cocked his head to the side and raised an eyebrow at me and kind of hinted that I needed to do live fire training. Ben's class was a huge eye opener for me and I highly recommend that if you have the opportunity and are interested in raising your game to take the the time and sign up for one, but this is not a review of his class.
I realized after taking Ben's class I would need to start skipping some club matches and do live fire training instead. A range nearby now allowed the kind of practice that Skills and Drills required. I decided to practice hard at least once a week for an hour. This is where Skills and Drills came in. The book breaks down every facet of practical competition shooting to the fundamentals and provides insight on each skill and more importantly repeatable drills and standards to grade yourself on and to track progress. I took notes, I worked really hard on the weaknesses that Ben pointed out to me at the class. (This is where the class is invaluable) I strove to hit the times Ben recommends for the core skills and four months later I'm finally able to hit the times regularly.
The following is what I was able to improve in four months:
S&D prepares you to do really well on classifiers since the drills are pretty much broken down classifiers. I regularly shot in the 60-72% range prior to starting live fire training. My last 2 classifiers I hit 85% and 90%.
2) Movement and shooting on the move.
This is the most intimidating and difficult skill for me to practice but S&D has solid drills to work on this. I measured improvement by having two boxes. I shot 2 targets from box A and hauled ass to box B and shot another 2 targets and set that as my par time and compared that to shooting all four targets on the move and beating the buzzer once I got to box B all hits need to be in the A zone to qualify. I can easily beat that par time now with seconds to spare.
3) Stage breakdown and flowing through a stage.
The insights on how to "read" a stage, group targets, how to set up on a shooting area, identifying targets that you need to slow down and focus more on etc are invaluable. S&D has the drills to help you get better at this.
After 4 months of regular consistent practice I shot a club match and placed 4th overall and 1st in production beating guys who regularly wipe the floor with me. I shot a completely clean match where I would normally have 4-8 penalties. I had a stage win on the classifier stage (99-13) with a 9.2652HF beating out A/M/GM even open shooters that normally dominate. Now I probably just got lucky, this was a fluke, and I just had a really good day but I would rather believe that I performed well and had the confidence to stay calm and collected on each stage because I put in the work and followed S&D. You can count me as a firm believer in the Ben Stoeger school of competition shooting.
This is no magic pill, you have to put in the work! So If you want to get better, and are willing to do the work but you're not sure how to, do yourself a favor and buy Skills & Drills now!
First off, Ben wants you to succeed and he states that several times in this book but he also punches you in the gut by stating how the reader may be doing their practice wrong and then discusses ways to remedy your practice regimen. Ben tries to diagnose what kind of shooter you want to be. Do you want to be a serious competitor? Do you shoot for the social aspect? Is going to the local range and competing a few times a year ok? All of these are good and well and there is a training program imbedded in this book for any particular shooter.
The meat and potatoes are the drills laid out each with instruction on target layout, procedure, the specific focus and a goal. There are also ancillary goals to most drills to change your practice up. The skills are broken up into sections to zero in on a specific "toolkit" utilized in practical shooting such as Marksmanship Training, Core USPSA Skills, Short Course Skills and Field Course Skills. You do not need a large range in order to practice these skills (it is always nice though).
The content and nuances in the later chapters help you to design your training program. No a specific plan its not laid out there in black and white but rather you have to consider your own situation, your level of commitment and create a program that suits your needs. Ben also dispels the myth that being good at practical shooting requires a lot of money and an enormous amount of ammo to get better. If you have the basic gear and the willingness to train in a manner that Ben describes, you can actually shoot very little live ammo. That is dryfire practice, live fire the drills in this book, participate in your local match to see how you are doing, get better and have fun!
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