The 80/20 Rule of Practice


The 80/20 rule is something that I’ve heard a lot about when it comes to business. 20% of your customers provide 80% of your businesses. 20% of your products can account for 80% of your revenue etc. etc.

I recently was struck with a thought. I think that the same 80/20 rule can apply to shooting skills and your overall score. Think about it. When it comes to the competition and how you end up with a score overall you can usually trace you placement back to about 20% of the match. The 1 stage out of 12 that you bombed caused you to be 3rd. The 3 swingers in the match accounted for 80% of your missed shots. The 6 weak handed shots cost you. This doesn’t always apply but I really do think that when it comes to making or breaking your goal a lot can be said for that 20% of specialized skills.

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You are a Better Shooter Than You Think- Here is Why

improvementDo you ever feel like you are never getting any better? You work and train and maybe have a set back or two but still feel like you are right where you were a day, week, month or even year ago? Well, I am here to tell you that your wrong. I know we might not have met and you may think I’m daft, but you are wrong. Your shooting is improving and I will tell you why.

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Gladiator Holster Review

Gladiator ReviewOne of the perks of my job as Sales and Marketing Manager for Comp-Tac is that I get to test out and wear all the holsters. It is helpful to know what are the pluses and minuses of holsters when speaking with customers and looking at what new products we can design. The Gladiator Holster is an Hybrid OWB holster that offers a lot of great features, but with most things you don’t get something great without giving something up. I give it 4 stars- find out why.

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5 Reloading Tips for the Off Season

Now that the off season is here we are all taking a little break from the travel to spend time with family and catch up on old projects. But, as is the case with most shooters the off season brings its own set of training and prep. For me it is loading ammo. I try to get a head start in next year. Here are 5 things I do to make it a little easier.
 1) Always leave the loading machine fully stocked and ready. There is nothing as frustrating as sneaking away to load a few to find no clean brass, no bullets and not a single primer tube loaded. If you leave it set up and ready you’ll be happier and more productive.

2) One Shot Brass Lubricant. Call me a sissy if you want but everyone I have had try this doesn’t look back.

3) Weight the primer follower. I have found that for me the primer stick needs a little extra weight, but this is a personal suggestion, please follow the directions of your loading machine.

4) Use a mirror to see the powder. I am short enough I can’t see down into the case. A mirror helps me to see if there is powder in the case.

5) Use an Ice Scoop to get more brass and bullets. It makes it a lot easier to grab and pour into the hopper.
 Have a great off season and enjoy all those projects!