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41 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
#76: Tyler Turner on Participation vs Development
This week on the podcast, I had Tyler Turner on to continue the discussion from last time about what the goals of the sport should be: shooters developing and getting better, or just more warm bodies in matches? For an automated transcript of this episode, see the accompanying blog post.
26 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
#75: Mason Lane on Participation vs Development
Mason Lane joins me for a discussion of what the priorities of USPSA should be and how we should think about boosting participation in the sport versus encouraging the development of competitive shooters. For a transcript of the episode, click here: https://berryshooting.com/?p=9257 .
13 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
What Nationals Could Be
This is the audio version of this blog post: https://berryshooting.com/?p=9193 .
50 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
#73: 2020 Carolina Classic, Part 2
This week on the podcast, I talk about this year's NC match from the staff perspective. I discuss everything that went well and is worth emulating, including the format of the shooting days, 5 minute walkthroughs, all-staff reset, and more.
28 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
#72: 2020 Carolina Classic, Part 1
This week on the podcast, I talk about this year's NC Section championship, focusing on my season leading up to the match and my performance during the match.
38 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Bonus: Hit Factor Math
This episode is a rip of a YouTube livestream that I did talking about a particular stage at the 2020. If you want to see the video of the stage in question or the spreadsheet I use to illustrate the various scenarios, here's the video itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRIuwjVJS_w .
43 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
#71: Saying Nice Things About IDPA
This week on the podcast, I say nice things about IDPA and discuss some things that I think they get right: things like simpler rules, more social culture, better range commands, and banning memory stages.
39 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
#70: SC Section 2020
This week on the podcast, I talk about the recent 2020 South Carolina Section match. I discuss whether it's better to leave stages in or throw them out, why three minute walkthroughs are still a bad idea, and I shot the match overall.
40 minutes | May 28, 2020
#69: Improving Local Matches
This week on the podcast, I talk about the April 19th GoShoot USPSA match, and some things that I think they do differently that are worth emulating.
33 minutes | May 20, 2020
Bonus - Match Talkthrough - Carolina Guns & Gear, May 2020
In a change of pace this week, I'm uploading the audio from a livestream I did of a recent USPSA match that I shot. If you can, I recommend just skipping this podcast episode and watching the video that accompanies the audio on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P50YS0hha5w . Regular episodes will return soon. Thanks for your patience.
24 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
#68: No Such Thing As A Perfect Match
This week on the podcast, I talk about the idea that there is no such thing as a perfect match. First, as a competitor: you'll never have a match without flaws, and that's fine. Second, as a match attendee: there will always be something imperfect about the match, and all you can do is let it go and shoot the challenge in front of you.
32 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
This week on the podcast, I talk about shooting my first match in two months, and how moderate expectations led to a good performance. I also go into why I think an offseason isn't that important early in your shooting career, and becomes more valuable the more you practice.
52 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
#66: 2019 Production Nationals
This week on the podcast, I talk about the 2019 Production Nationals in Frostproof, Florida. I talk through my thoughts about the match compared to previous years, review my personal performance, and raise my two big concerns with the way Nationals are being run in recent years. Match video of all 21 stages is here: https://youtu.be/ewi8pTsVEKk .
52 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
#65: 2019 Carolina Classic
This week on the podcast, I talk in depth about the 2019 North Carolina section match, the work that went into it, the things they did differently, and how it turned out.
19 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
#64: Rigid and Fragile
This week on the podcast, I talk about taking a break and what it taught me about having flexible vs rigid scheduling and expectations. The blog post in the second half of the episode is here: https://berryshooting.com/blog/more-reps/ .
1 minutes | May 31, 2019
Taking a Break
Hey folks, Ben here. I just wanted to put the word out that I'm taking a break from Short Course for a while. I'm not sure exactly how long. Since I started doing the first test episode in November 2017, I've always kept myself to a schedule so I'm all in or all out. episode every week, or nothing. But right now I'm not shooting very much and so I don't have that much to say. So I'm gong to take some time away from the podcast and scale back my matches to create a little space to think and figure out what to do next. The only goal of the podcast was to have a place to get whatever is on my mind on tape and out of my head. And over the years the kind notes I've gotten from you listeners are much appreciated. I've always tried to make every episode non-specific to current event so feel free to explore the archive while I'm gone. If you need to get in touch, you know where to find me. Talk to you next time.
21 minutes | May 24, 2019
#63: Ego In Competition
This week on the podcast, I talk about the ways that ego can get in the way of developing yourself as a shooter.
22 minutes | May 17, 2019
#62: Why I Compete
This week on the podcast, I talk about what keeps me in the sport and the lessons that have transferred from competition over in to my life off the range
23 minutes | May 10, 2019
#61: Shooting Through A Match
This week on the podcast, I talk through my recent experience shooting through an 8-stage club match in two hours.
22 minutes | May 3, 2019
#60: Do Not Try To Go Faster
This week, I talk about my experience with making speed gains, and why they usually don't come just by trying harder or trying to go faster.
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