Steve talks about the origin of the phrase on the new AndersonShooting T-shirts, then does a little reader mail about the results of the last dry fire tune-ups...
Then, he poses a question: In the midst of winter and ammo shortages, isn't this a great time to get serious about dry fire?
Steve digs in deep with a beautiful quote that was passed along from listener David B.
"The ultimate level is where technique disappears and the ego merely watches things unfold."
Then he attempts to scat sing that over Van Halen's "Bottoms up."
Steve drives back from Virginia in the world's scariest sled, then talks about:
1. The VA class, classifier skills, speed and accuracy.
2. Why it took 8 good shooters an hour to fire two accurate shots. (It has nothing to do with skill.)
3. Some easy ways to get really, really good over the winter and during the ammo shortage crisis!
And much more!
Today we are live in the home of Lee Wills who bashfully talks a little bit about a little bit...
Today is a very rare, almost unheard of 2nd take of that shooting show.
Steve blames Micah Barcelo and Sammy Hagar for this, and you'll agree when you find out why...
Also, we talk about Mandi's new gun and then she refuses to take Steve's call. Ouch.
Throw in a mini gun control rant and a brief point shooting discussion and that'll do it!
Today Steve takes on the most frequently asked question of his dry fire instructional career ever, and answers it with a coffee drinking drill.
Further, we find out why you don't want the incredible hulk changing the oil in your motorcycle OR shooting your classifiers for you.
On today's episode, Steve interviews former stalker Erich L. about a recent accomplishment, and determines several things to be facts:
a. IDPA needs an Open Division.
b. Everyone Needs a Caspian Open Gun, especially Erich's wife.
c. If you set a practice schedule and stick to it, you will see amazing results.
d. Top Gear is the second greatest program EVER.
Steve talks about his partial team's trip to the range yesterday including:
a. How to increase trigger speed for most shooters
b. The cause of trigger freeze
c. Predictable sight or dot lift and return
d. Why trigger speed isn't the most important thing anyway...
Then we wrap it up with a nice letter from Mark W. about the 2nd amendment conversion of a hippie professor!
There may be hope.
Today, Steve tries desperately to avoid talking about politics because it makes him so mad, then realizes he's getting mad because he's talking about politics. Yikes!
Thank goodness that a topic from the great BrianEnos.com shooting forums comes along to save the day, at least until Steve compares the conscious mind to half-drunk buddy with a stolen car.
You have been warned.
Steve gets serious and ponders whether this latest push for gun control represents liberalism's last stand, or possibly a final push towards...
Steve sings about his dry fire swinger in the inro, and that's unfortunate. Sorry.
Things do get more serious as he discusses the importance of conquering your shooting fears instead of letting them become a self-fulfilling prohecy of failure.
Have a great day!
Steve ponders how many Van Halen songs there are that can be used for intro music before they start to be repeated... decides he doesn't care! (We'll probably get sued before too many get repeated!)
Then, a brief update on nicotine withdrawal and sleep deprivation goodness, and finally:
a. Some news on the new book
b. What is a "limiting factor" in your shooting and what should be done about it.
c. Barking dogs and expensive pickups: Listening at your own risk.
Have a great day!!!!!
Today we get Hyder back on and discuss, bullet weights, comps, powders and come to the inevitable conclusion that Steve is always right!
Also discussed: the gap betwen live fire and dry fire, and whether taking a break is good for you!
Steve answers some listener questions about steel vs. paper, goes on a very mini-rant about mini targets again, and complains about his Dobermans squeezing him out of bed like, uh, toothpaste?
What exactly did you expect?
Is there a coherent shooting analogy contained within Van Halen, Shoes, and Cockroaches? Steve thinks so.
Also covered in this brief episode are:
a. The words you must never say at the Circleville Range
b. The BEST gun for Dry Fire
c. The True Effect of Regular Training on a positive self-image
Look for Part 2 of the Andrew Hyder hour soon...