Monthly Archives: January 2018

Things I didn’t do today that are killing 2018…

Today, I woke up at 4:30, my normal wake up time. I turned on the tv, checked my email, watched the news, prepped our Instagram/Facebook/Twitter posts, and looked at some training material until 6:45 when my wife starts her day. Almost none of those things helped me towards achieving my goals for 2018.

Yesterday, after prepping class schedules and grade sheets for my college students, I was hit with the realization that we were now over two weeks in to 2018 and I was almost no closer to achieving any of my goals than I was at the end of December, 2017.

Here’s what is written in my schedule for my 4:30-9:00 mornings:

  • 0500-0615: Gym
  • 0630-0700: Prep Social Media Posts
  • 0700-0800: Morning Routine
  • 0800-0830: Dryfire
  • 0830-0900: Last minute prep/adjustments to schedule
  • 0900: Shop/Range/School (Depending on the day)

In the next two months I have no less than 5 local matches, 1 major match, two classes taught by me, and 1 class taught by another that I’m attending.

I know I’m not the only one in this boat. 2018 is in full swing. We’re two weeks in and most of us have already started to fall off the wagon. Let’s all be a bit more disciplined and get back to work. Very few learn how to ride a horse without falling off a time or two. The ones that succeed just keep getting back on.

Keep the standards high!

B-8 at 25 yards. Cold, on demand, from concealment.

I read an article this morning about tactical shooters. The article considered hits on an 8″ circle (IDPA target) at 15 yards to be “extremely accurate.” Shooters: DON’T LIE TO YOURSELF!!!  The picture you see is of a NRA B-8 target, 10 rounds, shot from concealment, at 25 yards, cold. The rings are approximately (via tape measure): “X” ring is 1.625″; 10 ring is 3.25″; and 9 ring is 5.5″; 8 ring is 8″. Hold yourself to a higher standard.