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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by kyglockshooter 2.0, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. kyglockshooter 2.0

    kyglockshooter 2.0

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    In Ohio the g35 i was shooting was having ftfeed problems and it felt like i was shooting the most confidently i ever have. it was the final guns and i tried multiple strings with ftf and i tried not to show my frustration but it did mess up my shooting.

    my question is when this happens to you what steps do you take to calm down and finish strong? Being a very youth full 20 year old I do not think my tactics may be the best approach.
     
  2. SARDG

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    Ask for a reshoot immediately - which everyone gets at least one of. If you still experience an FTF, the RO is supposed to send you to the armorer to see if it's a a gun issue. Either way, you get to back off the line and regroup.

    You weren't tired and limp-wristing, were you? :)

    ETA: Factory ammo??
     
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  3. PM720

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    Obviously it is hard to deal with mid string but once you are done with that mag take a few seconds, look down and take a deep breath to try and clear your mind of the frustration and move on to the next string. Just try and refocus. It's not always easy but it's something to try.

    Scott
     
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    I'm-a-thinking that I'm the only shooter in GSSF who asks for a reshoot, and the only RO that proactively offers them. :faint:
     
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to not ask for a reshoot. Just offering up a way to try and refocus after a malfunction. :embarassed:

    Scott
     
  6. kyglockshooter 2.0

    kyglockshooter 2.0

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    yeah i tried to just clear the jam and drop the mag and get a new one in and i had it at a decent speed only problem new mag same problem lol. i just took a step back and let the ro's decide what action to take i was just pulling the trigger when i hear the beep i wasnt going to try to discuss rules or anything because i didnt wanna slow other people down because thats not fair to them
     
  7. kyglockshooter 2.0

    kyglockshooter 2.0

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    and thank ya man its hard for me to take a step back and slow down i am such a lets go i dont wanna wait person that i kill my self in my scores. stupid maturity needs to fall upon me
     
  8. SARDG

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    As an RO, every shooter at the line at a given moment is my customer and gets treated fairly and equally.

    As a shooter, I don't care if I'm on the 33rd round of a stage, I will likely ask for a reshoot. In the long-term scheme of things over a match year, I speed up shooting for folks behind me.

    What did your RO say?
     
  9. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    If you are using factory ammo as a RO at the end of your string I might offer you a reshoot but it is up to you afterall.
    If after the second string the same happens again, you are going to get a reshoot and I'll have you bag or holster the gun. There is no need to force a competitor to shoot with a faulty gun. Limp-wristing aside of course.

    I understand that you are looking for a procedure to calm down, and getting off the line, bagging the gun is the best way for you, me and the other folks around to deal with you and your situation. Face it, your under a bit of stress while on the line or you won't be asking to begin with. A jamming gun just makes a stressful situation worse.

    As a competitor and safety officer, I want the best of both worlds for you and I. Neither of us want to beat the other without us both performing 100%. Bsides I compete more against myself than I do others at the match so I want to have at least a stable shooting gun in order to compare my ability that day.

    When it is over and done, in the end it is just a game and not a very enjoyable one if our equipment is malfunctioning.
     
  10. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    You're wrong about that, but not far off either.
     
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    Does that mean there are 2 of us Ed? :)

    I'm certain there are more shooters and ROs who think 'reshoot', but as you imply... not many.
     
  12. Roadkill_751

    Roadkill_751 5 or 6 rounds?

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    Just take it out on the RO's. They are just volunteers.

    Just kidding.....:rofl: Always ask for a reshoot
     
  13. kyglockshooter 2.0

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    my ro gave me a re shoot which i took but then i had another string that was worse than the one i took the reshoot on so i just took the better of the two crappy scores and went on my merry way. as i said i kept a happy :cool: face on. and i love you final line i speed up shooting for folks behind me.

    yeah my dad came to a conclusion as to why it was functioning and has fixed it. and thankfully it wasn't limp wrist i have always tried to have a strong grip since my Dad and I were able to take the entry level armorers course, and they teach you the weapon won't function properly with a limp wrist. and looking back i should have holstered it, but i was a tough guy and didn't want to walk away. and as you said its just a game but its a game that my dad has invested a lot of time and money into so i don't like not being able to be better each time but i realized that if i was truly shooting the best i ever have, well then next competition i can hopefully get some practice in and be that much dam better.
     
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    Now that's a helluva sentence there! :supergrin:
     
  15. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Retired

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    I just yell a lot and put the hoo doo on the next shooter...misery loves company, ya know :uglylol:
     
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    Think you meant "are NOT going...".
     
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  17. kyglockshooter 2.0

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    haha i was wondering if anyone was going to notice my bad puncuation. i apologize
     
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    I think you need to HAVE punctuation before it can be BAD! Well, I guess there IS a comma or two in there! :faint::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Scott
     
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    You know, thinking about this for a second you could apply this to your shooting. Slow down and PUNCTUATE your targets! :wow::supergrin:

    Scott
     
  20. Chromepulse

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    1. Focus breathing (in 4 sec, hold for 2, out for 4)

    2. Self image booster: (customize as you see fit)
    "I am a tenacious, dedicate and relentlessly hard working competitor who is a threat to anyone I compete against because of my focus on preparation. I am unstoppable in competition and am the Amateur Civilian champion"

    3. Performance statement (as you step to the line)
    "Grip the gun, see the sights, relax and flow with it"

    You have to practice your mindset the same time you practice your shooting, you can't just step up and expect to do it well out of the blue. You also need to have put in enough work and practice that you know you're not lying to yourself about what you're capable of!
     
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