After a well deserved winter break getting some sun and good vibes in Madrid, training got serious quickly with an MOP session on January 3rd and the regional Picardie championships on January 7th. Full throttle as soon as I got back!
Hector Montalvo Angulo is a Spanish level 1 national pistol coach that I met thanks to an invitation to participate in an online competition via WhatsApp during the first COVID lockdown. Among the many things that were shared in that group was this conference he gave at the olympic shooting federation of Valentia (Real Federación Valenciana de Tiro Olímpico). As soon as I started reading it I thought that it had to be published and Hector immediately gave permission.
I am always looking forward competing at RIAC, a three day air pistol and rifle competition organized by Luxembourg’s sport shooting federation. These competitions offer a great opportunity to learn as you challenge yourself at different times of the day on the same event for three days, with the pressure of competition and surrounded by great air pistol shooters. This is what changed since the last progress report and during the competition, plus how to work on my biggest issue at each of the matches.
With the Coronavirus crisis there’s a renewed interest in pistol postal matches and new forms of online competitions are coming up. I’ve collected a few links with the help of readers that I hope are helpful for you to participate and share with other shooters. A lot are for air pistol (AP) only, which is …
This is a transcript of the ISSF’s rules for 10m five shot air pistol that can be found in their website as a downloadable PDF under Sports for all. I’ve taken the liberty of publishing them here so that they are easier to find and to use from our mobile phones.
Last Thursday, when I was dry firing at home, I decided to try something new. My balance and stand had been bugging me for a while and I decided to find a new stance, with a different arm angle, that would be more stable. The day after I proved the change right during an online competition 🙂
At last. After many months of waiting I got to go to a range to participate in a competition. In this post I detail the highlights, results, and training insight leading up to the competition.
Today I shot my first online match since my winter vacation. These are the positive things that I’ve learned and noticed.
This week has been a mixed bag in terms of emotions, sensations and results, but it has ended with a good performance at the Maitrank competition in Arlon.