We’re 11 days in to the month of August, and it’s time to check the progress of the 1000 round challenge! A while back I challenged readers to shoot and log 1000 rounds of ammo this month through their competition or carry gun. Not doing mag dumps into the berm at 3 yards, but actual training and practicing a skill. Here’s where I’m at for August:
- 46 rounds – Indoor IDPA Match. This match was a total disaster for me, as I hadn’t shot since the USPSA Section match. I couldn’t get in to the groove and didn’t perform up to my standards.
- 124 rounds – accuracy practice. Detailed immediately below this post, I shot a “drill” that was designed specifically to get me to focus on the front sight and trigger control. After the mess in the last match, I needed this to get re-focused.
- 100 rounds – 2-RWR-2 drill. My favorite IDPA drill for teaching the reload with retention. Each string of fire is 4 shots, fire two, reload with retention, fire two more. My IDPA strategy is to shoot IDPA like I’d shoot USPSA, which means reload in logical places for reloads, and that means RWR a lot of the time. So far it’s been pretty successful.
My monthly total is only 270, so I’m behind just a little bit. I’ll get caught up soon and should hit the 1000 round marker with ease before August is over.
How are you doing?