JulieG 016 – Stage Breakdown Tips, USPSA NRS

Struggle with deciding the best way to shoot a stage in USPSA competition? In this episode of JulieG Radio, I describe my plan for analyzing stages and I break down each of the stages at the recent 2013 USPSA Northern Rockies Section Championship.

JGR 016 - Stage Breakdown Tips

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Main Topic – Stage Breakdowns from the 2013 USPSA Northern Rockies Section Championship

Shooter Resources – General Stage Breakdown Tips

  • Print a copy of the courses of fire to bring with you when you walk the stage.
  • Make sure you account for all your targets.
  • Keep an open mind and try to explore all your options.
  • Look for the best place to reload, and if you can, save reloads for lower capacity divisions.
  • Make a note of tough targets, places where you could break the 180 or sweep yourself and other challenges. Plan for these accordingly in your walk through.
  • Draw on past matches and stages to help you make your stage plan.

Listener Questions

  • What’s the best way to introduce my 13y/o daughter to shooting?
  • Julie, I’ve never had military training and experience, but wanted to ask you a question, in Army marksmanship training do they subject you to psychological threats and intimidation while you are engaged in the activities? I took action pistol course, but didn’t do many AP matches because I didn’t like people telling you to die all the time. I found participation in bullseye pistol much more sportsmanship like, and more enjoyable. I can perform under psychological threats and intimidation, but would rather not have that treatment. Bullseye pistol is more fun because of that.
  • My question is how is the world do you juggle a full time career and being a super mom-super wife and a super cook?
  • Hello Julie, I appreciate all your help, advice and opinions on both JulieG Radio and GunGirl Radio. I started shooting in IDPA about a year and a half ago. I had nearly zero experience with firearms and began listening to podcasts. One of the first couple of podcasts I remember was about sponsorship. I have recently been sponsored by a local gun shop.  I know there are plenty of dry fire practices I can do as well as range drills. I know what I need to do to improve, but I don’t want to let them down. Fortunately, I’m not very fast so there’s only room to move up. What advice can you give me?

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