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Post by KBarth Thu May 25, 2017 8:38 pm

My first bullseye "match" ever in January, I shot a 666 (weird huh?) These matches are held ever 2 weeks and then a NRA match every month at another club. My 3rd time shooting my biweekly I made it to 800 points. By the time my first actual NRA match rolled around last month, I fired a 805 on a windy day. The month following that match, 2 weeks ago, I fired an 826. Huge improvement. Now today at my biweekly match, I fired an 855-22! With 3 99s! This is a huge improvement from where I fired my first bullseye match in January. I think I'm on to something here
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Post by john bickar Thu May 25, 2017 9:25 pm

Assuming you're talking about a 900 course of fire, 855 is a Master score. 22 Xs is no joke, either. That's solid work.
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Post by Chris Miceli Thu May 25, 2017 9:36 pm

Very impressive for a 900 @ 50 yards and @25. Solid work

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Post by Mike38 Thu May 25, 2017 9:54 pm

You'll be writing the next article "How to make Master in a year."
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Post by john bickar Thu May 25, 2017 11:23 pm

Mike38 wrote:You'll be writing the next article "How to make Master in a year."

I'd like to put a shameless plug in for my book. Chapters include:

  • How to Make President's Hundred at Age 15
  • How to Make Master at Age 15
  • How to Make Distinguished Pistol at Age 16
  • How to Go from Master to High Master in Just 15 Short Years
  • How to Go from Your First Match to 2660 Club in Just 25 Short Years
  • How to Go from 2600 to 2660 in Just 21 Short Years
  • How to Get Tantalizingly Close to Making An Olympic Team But Never Actually Do So (and Set Multiple National Records And Win Multiple National Championships in the Process)
  • How to Get Tantalizingly Close to Quadruple Distinguished and Earn Multiple "First Leathers" in the Process

It should be out on Amazon any day now lol!


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Post by Chris Miceli Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 pm

john bickar wrote:
Mike38 wrote:You'll be writing the next article "How to make Master in a year."

I'd like to put a shameless plug in for my book. Chapters include:

  • How to Make President's Hundred at Age 15
  • How to Make Master at Age 15
  • How to Make Distinguished Pistol at Age 16
  • How to Go from Master to High Master in 15 Short Years
  • How to Go from Your First Match to 2660 Club in 25 Short Years
  • How to Go from 2600 to 2660 in 21 Short Years
  • How to Get Tantalizingly Close to Making An Olympic Team But Never Actually Do So (and Set Multiple National Records And Win Multiple National Championships in the Process)
  • How to Get Tantalizingly Close to Quadruple Distinguished and Earn Multiple "First Leathers" in the Process

It should be out on Amazon any day now lol!
Any world cup wins, pan ams?

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Post by john bickar Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:Any world cup wins, pan ams?

Highest World Cup finish, 5th; highest Pan Am finish, bronze. Read all about it here.
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Post by CR10X Fri May 26, 2017 5:34 am

KBarth, Great Job.  Just keep looking for and studying what you're doing right.

John, I can add a guest chapter on "How to Get Into the 2649 Club".... and stay there long enough to get elected Club President, if you'd like some additional material.

Yea, I remember that long haired kid, sleeping on the range with the copperhead snakes at Bristol, VA Regional. 

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Post by john bickar Fri May 26, 2017 8:44 am

CR10X wrote:KBarth, Great Job.  Just keep looking for and studying what you're doing right.

John, I can add a guest chapter on "How to Get Into the 2649 Club".... and stay there long enough to get elected Club President, if you'd like some additional material.

Yea, I remember that long haired kid, sleeping on the range with the copperhead snakes at Bristol, VA Regional. 

CR

Hey, those snakes became good friends of mine.

2649, ouch. Like Zins and Zurek with their 2679s.

You'll make it.
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Post by KBarth Fri May 26, 2017 8:50 am

I need to work on my slow fire, I dropped 35 of my points there. But I shot 3 99s in timed fire and rapid fire. The 100 is still elusive
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Post by joy2shoot Fri May 26, 2017 9:13 am

john bickar wrote:
Like Zins and Zurek with their 2679s.


I am still delusional about my first 2600....

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Post by BE Mike Fri May 26, 2017 9:13 am

john bickar wrote:
Mike38 wrote:You'll be writing the next article "How to make Master in a year."

I'd like to put a shameless plug in for my book. Chapters include:

  • How to Make President's Hundred at Age 15
  • How to Make Master at Age 15
  • How to Make Distinguished Pistol at Age 16
  • How to Go from Master to High Master in Just 15 Short Years
  • How to Go from Your First Match to 2660 Club in Just 25 Short Years
  • How to Go from 2600 to 2660 in Just 21 Short Years
  • How to Get Tantalizingly Close to Making An Olympic Team But Never Actually Do So (and Set Multiple National Records And Win Multiple National Championships in the Process)
  • How to Get Tantalizingly Close to Quadruple Distinguished and Earn Multiple "First Leathers" in the Process

It should be out on Amazon any day now lol!
Me thinks you had a little help along the way, too!
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Post by john bickar Fri May 26, 2017 10:14 am

BE Mike wrote:Me thinks you had a little help along the way, too!

Way more than I ever had any right to expect or deserve.
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Post by BE Mike Fri May 26, 2017 3:56 pm

john bickar wrote:
BE Mike wrote:Me thinks you had a little help along the way, too!

Way more than I ever had any right to expect or deserve.
You rank way up there in the thin air of those very few elite shooters. Was it hard work or fun?
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Post by john bickar Fri May 26, 2017 4:37 pm

BE Mike wrote:You rank way up there in the thin air of those very few elite shooters. Was it hard work or fun?

Yes. Yes it was.
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Post by jmdavis Fri May 26, 2017 4:43 pm

Chris, Bickar's first picnic as a child was likely at Bristol, IN or Canton, OH; during or after a pistol match.
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Post by john bickar Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:02 pm

jmdavis wrote:Chris, Bickar's first picnic as a child was likely at Bristol, IN or Canton, OH; during or after a pistol match.

Mike, it's worse than that. My first trip out of the house as a newborn was (naturally) to the McKinley Club.
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Post by Mike38 Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:49 pm

Mike38 wrote:You'll be writing the next article "How to make Master in a year."

I actually got that from Chris Johnson's article "Making Master in a year". I had to score Chris Johnson's targets twice at matches back in the early 2000s. I'd rather score a beginner than a High Master. Trying to find ten holes is difficult when all you see is one ragged hole in the X-ring  Shocked and maybe 2 or 3 tens.
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Post by Cheapshot Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Looks like an extremely exciting year for you and you should be proud!!

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