As many of you know, I am involved in competitive handgun shooting. I put about 50 rounds down range every week. I shoot pistol leagues and USPSA matches at the Bullethole Shooting Range here in San Antonio Texas. I belong to the Bullethole Practical Shooters Club which hosts IPSC matches every first and fourth Saturday of every month to provide South Texas with another venue to shoot and compete in practical shooting matches.
Their mission is to promote safe, fair and fun participation in Practical Shooting competition, for shooters of all ages and skill levels. They take great care in introducing new shooters to the sport of practical shooting, yet create courses of fire that will challenge even the most experienced of shooters.
I started recording some videos of me shooting so that I could go back and watch them and see what areas I need to improve. I’ve got videos of other shooters too. Some of them are really fast! I had been hosting my videos on our ministry Youtube Channel, but then thought it would probably be best to separate all of my shooting videos from all of our Jehovah’s Witness and Mormon related videos. We certainly do not want people to get the wrong idea!
My personal Youtube Channel is named after my moniker from the pistol league. I am on a team called, The Deadeyes so I am “Deadeye Keith.” My Youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/deadeyekeith The best way to sort through all of the videos is to go to my playlist. I’ve got more than 100 videos on my channel so using the playlist option to find videos will be helpful. Be sure to visit the channel and feel free to make comments. I will also put family related videos on my channel as well. There is an option to subscribe to my channel also so if you would like to be notified of new videos, that is the way to go.
Hey, if you join the Bullethole Pistol League, I could video you and put it up on Youtube for the world to see! Here is one of my most recent videos.
Friday night a friend of mine asked if I am still shooting and that he had seen shooting videos here on our blog. It occurred to me that it has been awhile since I’ve posted any (January 22nd). The last video I posted was week one of the Bullethole Pistol League #13. This video is week two of the same league. We shot my favorite target, the Texas Star.
Notice that I have to reload right in the middle of shooting the star. Lesson learned? Yes, make sure all of your magazines are loaded to their limit before you start the course of fire.
As many of you know, I like to practice in competitive shooting. It is a great stress relief for me and gets me out of the house too. The Bullethole shooting range hosts about five, seven-week leagues during the year. Each week we shoot a different course of fire which range anywhere from 20-30 rounds per string. A string is each time you shoot the course. Some times we shoot three strings, but most of the time we just do two. The scores from each string are added together for your total score. The scores will be posted on the Bullethole web site under League shooting/League Results. I’m not sure where my score will place me, but I am sure I will be in the top five for the production division once the page is updated.
Here is my first string for week one.
I’ll try to get a video for each week and post them here so you can see how the courses differ week to week. For week two, one of the targets is my favorite- The Texas Star!
Here is a video of me shooting a course of fire during the pistol league at the Bullethole shooting range. It is week four of league 12. I’m practing my new found skill of shooting while on the move. As you can see, I’m not moving very fast, but I’m sure I’ll get better with more practice.
The course of fire is two shots each on 10 paper targets and four large steel pepper poppers and YES, this was as fun as it looks!
This week’s course of fire put me in third place in the production division, but second in the B class. Our team, The Deadeyes, is currently in first place with only one more week to shoot. In the B class production division, The Deadeyes hold the first (Deadeye Glen, second (Deadeye Keith) and third place (Deadeye Roy) positions.