I traveled to Brooklyn, MI this past weekend to particiapte in my first sanctioned / State level match (truth be told, I was already in the area for work, but that was just a lucky coincidence). It was the Michigan State match held at the Brooklyn Sportsmans Club. It was a great facility and a wonderful match.
Going in I wanted to work on accuracy and stage planning. I had a few shining moments on the accuracy side, but overall (as my points down attests) it was not my most accurate performance. Of course more than 25% of my points down came from one stage (as well as almost half of my PE + FTN + Hit Not Threat points)…and that was what I consider a “non-traditional IDPA” memorization style stage. Not making excuses – I still should have had a plan and made my shots.
I tried something different with the video this time: voice over. I tried to analyze my own game footage. It may be mostly valuable to me as a training aid, but I thought I would share it here in case (a) it might help someone else or (b) someone might see something I can do to improve that I missed. Comments in both directions welcome.