It’s not the Arrow, It’s the Indian (Confirmed by IDPA Nationals)

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It’s not the Arrow, It’s the Indian (Confirmed by IDPA Nationals)

Got this from Jim Griffiths of Richmond Hotshots via SFBay-IDPA @yahoogroups:

Interesting read (at least to me).

Over the past 2 days I have spent about 6 hours analyzing the results of the IDPA nationals.  I expected to be able to show that there was no difference between ESP and SSP, and that there was no reason for the 2 divisions.  I expected a widening gap between CDP and the other Auto divisions as the additional reloads made more of a difference.  I expected to be able to show that the difference between SharpShooter and Marksman was mainly accuracy, the difference between Expert and SharpShooter was mainly speed and the difference between Master and Expert was accuracy.

When I looked at the data, though… I didn't see anything.

 I always see something!

http://www.balloongoesup.com/blog/2012/09/its-not-the-arrow-its-the-indian-confirmed-by-idpa-nationals/

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Hmm? Back when I was 3 years

Hmm? Back when I was 3 years into IDPA. I shot an XD45 first and then an HK45 in ESP and CDP. My first regional I was unable to shoot due to failing to break out of novice and into MM in 2 separate classifier attempts. I plugged away shooting my HK in the 2010 California State IDPA championship. Finished bottom of the pile. I then threw those guns away and bought a 5" M&P and tricked it out with the all the bells and whistles. I quickly found much better success in ESP. I then watched others buy the same gun and trick theirs out. One was a master class XD shooter, who sold his Pro shop XD9 to pick up a M&P9. So do I think it is all sight picture, grip, and trigger press? No it is that plus much much more. Sight picture, Grip, and Trigger control are very important. The mental preparation and ability to control anxiety are just as important, but without a great arrow it is all for not. 

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"BE" the arrow, Grasshopper.

"BE" the arrow, Grasshopper.

The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC

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