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We do custom CZ handgun work and sales, NFA sales and transfers and much more. Be sure to check out the training page for handgun training by Matthew Mink, one of the world's best competition handgun shooters!
 

Comparisons and Match Results

From the mind of  multi time national champion, Matt Mink. "When you're looking at your match results online and comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to the person who won your division. Not your buddy who just barely beat you, not the guy who won your classification but the person who won your division. This is the person who did the best and in whose comparison you'll gain the most knowledge about what you need to improve in your own shooting. You want to aim to beat the best person, not the next person."

Posted on July 11, 2016
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Barricades 201

If shooting something like IDPA that requires "cover" then pick your spot on the ground such that you can see it, and hit it, moving quickly. You don't want to be staring down at the ground thinking, "Am I in the right spot?"

If shooting around a wall you can't see through then pick a scratch, mark or whatever that is equal in height to where you want to shoot the first target around its edge. Have the gun mounted at the proper height, again to reduce the time you waste looking around instead of shooting.

If you're just taking a few steps, do not dismount the gun. Keep it up and at the right height. If running into the shooting position bring the gun up during your deceleration phase so that as you plant, you can shoot.

Look ahead, if you can see your target as you move through the open or through the barrier because it is see through, use this to your advantage. Have your eyes up and on the target well before you're even at the shooting position. Your peripheral vision and stage plan visualization will have you land in the right spot.

Do all you can to minimize the effect a barricade has on your visual processing so that you can get to the shooting sooner.

Posted on July 5, 2016
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Jersey Update

I'm setting up a link where you'll be able to order a copy of our basic team jersey and have the ability to add your name and state flag. So hold on, it is happening and in process!

When it is all ready you'll see the link here and Facebook. Where you are following us, right? @AutomaticAccuracy

Posted on June 30, 2016
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Is there a wall in your way?

Walls, metaphorically and physically, impede your progress and block your vision. If you're making an effort to improve your competition shooting then you need to learn how to deal with both of them effectively. Here are a few tips on how to deal with both of them.

Metaphorical Walls

  • Use positive self talk. Frame statements in a positive tone. Track positive information. For example say things to yourself or out loud like, "I trust my talent" or "I'm great at distant shots" or "Only pull the trigger on an appropriate sight picture". Track the number of A's or -O hits versus looking at misses.
  • When you plan out your live fire practice honestly assess where you need to improve and work on those skills more than the things you are currently good at. Yes I know, everything needs to be better but you'll see the greater gains working on where you're weak rather than where you're strong.

Physical Walls

  • Look through them. You don't have to be Superman to do this as most walls in matches are some type of fencing or mesh material. Before you arrive or start shooting look through the wall at your target, seeing it as early as possible. The sooner you see a target the sooner you can shoot it.
  • Solid wall or shooting IDPA? As you get your walk-through find a reference point on the wall that corresponds to where the target will be when you look around the wall. Almost every barricade or wall edge has nicks, marks, scuffs or whatever that you can use for this purpose. Watch carefully and you might even catch a person making their own...

 

Posted on June 29, 2016
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Competition Tip #22

It's been a while since college Anatomy and Physiology class but to simplify it you need two things for your brain to function happily. They are glucose and water. It's summer here in the US and here in the South the temperatures and humidity are already in the 90's before a match is over. A match may seem like 5 hours of standing around and 3 minutes of action but there still is a draw on your body and you need to keep it fueled up.

Remember, have something to drink that will keep you hydrated (caffeine does not help here) and have something to eat that keeps your blood sugar level during the match.

Posted on June 24, 2016
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He’s not only the President, he’s also….

The birthday boy! Happy birthday to the guy who got it all started, Matthew Mink!

 

Posted on June 22, 2016
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More ways than one.

You may not know it but we also have a Facebook page for the shop. You'll find pictures of customer guns, team match videos and some fun discussion among other things. @AutomaticAccuracy if you do the Facebook thing.....

Posted on June 21, 2016
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Jersey?

Would you be interested in purchasing an Automatic Accuracy jersey for your shooting sport? It would be just like the team ones but with your name on it and possibly the state flag of your choice.

I see some very loyal customers and friends wearing jerseys from over 4 years ago and am impressed by their tenacity in showing love for the shop. So, would you like an updated look? Reply in the comments yes, no or any questions. Thank you!!2016TeamJerseyPreview

Posted on June 20, 2016
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How fast do you wanna go?

If you're a competitive pistol shooter you're probably obsessed on some level with being "faster". But what exactly does that mean?

First I think you need to know if you mean faster than you are now or faster compared to an outside standard. I think a key to this is record keeping on a level appropriate for your time and personality. You absolutely need to be using a shot timer if you want to get faster, by any definition. You can't rely on feeling or match results. When you're able to know what your time is, and track it relative to time and specific practice then you can see if you're getting faster. Whether measured against yourself or a national champion.

(I can tell you what I shot a Bill drill in 4 years ago, I have it written down. You don't need to be that extreme.)

Secondly, faster at what? Generally we think of the things you do shooting or the non-shooting parts of competition. Want to know your draw, split, transition, reload, movement, total time? Yep,  you need a shot timer. Looking at the data from the shot timer you can look at all of this data or just the part pertinent to your current focus, either shooting or non-shooting related aspects of your sport.

Alright, let's sum it up:

  • Use a shot timer. Dry fire and or live fire
  • Record the data and know your baseline times
  • Know what is fast for yourself and what is fast for world class
  • Focus on one skill at a time
  • Speed can't be forced but it can be learned and trained
  • The Paradox of Speed, what feels slow in your mind often is very fast in real life
Posted on June 17, 2016
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Remember when??

Remember when .22lr was impossible to find? Remember how you wish you'd stocked up on it when it was available?

Well you're in luck!! We have all sorts of .22lr ammo in stock at the store right now. So stop on by if you're in the Mid-South or give us a call and put in your order!

NO LIMIT per customer beyond what we have in stock. You want it all, we'll let you buy it all.

Posted on June 15, 2016
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