Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

The Outlaw Travis James

Members
  • Content Count

    215
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

135 Excellent

1 Follower

About The Outlaw Travis James

  • Birthday 12/12/1978

Previous Fields

  • SASS #
    107517
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    OK Corral Outlaws - Okeechobee, FL | Roughshod Raiders - Gainesville, FL | Fort White Cowboy Cavalry | Lake County Pistoleros - Tavares, FL

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    https://facebook.com/groups/SASSFL

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Jupiter Farms, FL
  • Interests
    Whistling Dixie

Recent Profile Visitors

2,233 profile views
  1. This blog and advice is for BRAND NEW SHOOTERS. Those with less than a year in our sport. I agree that eventually you need to push your speed. But not at first. You need a foundation to build that speed on. If you never take the time in the beginning to learn good technique, all that speed will amount to a bunch of fast strings and slow transitions. Yes, at some point if you want to shoot fast you have to push yourself to do so. But not at first. Take the time to learn proper fundamentals and then once they are proficient, then push your speed.
  2. I agree but this was directed at brand new shooters. If you are trying to push your speed when you first start it will keep you from learning good technique. Once the technique is solid, then the speed work is more effective. But that is my take. I know shooters who shoot really fast strings but can't put together a sub 20 run because everything else is so sloppy. Why? Because they focused on practicing fast and never took the time to practice their technique. To shoot fast consistently, there must be a foundation to build on.
  3. That is a mistake in my opinion. You should learn transitions and marksmanship first. The speed will come with reps but if you learn how to manipulate your guns fast without good marksmanship it will take you longer to unlearn it and relearn how to shoot properly. Take it slow at first and get your technique perfect and you will be pleasantly surprised how much your speed naturally increases without much effort.
  4. In my experience, practicing with a timer when you first start does more harm than good. Most are too worried about the timer and TRY to go fast instead of running their guns smoothly. This creates bad habits that translate to slower stage times. When we first start out, the focus should be on proper technique and NOT speed. IMO, speed practice isn't something that should be done until you are very proficient in the basic technique. If not, the bad technique will trump the fast gun manipulation almost every time.
  5. I am going to disagree with you on most points. Impatience is a killer for sure. But if you spend the time to practice properly there is no time frame you can pout on any stage times. I was shooting high 20 second stages consistently in a few months. Why? Because I committed myself to a practice schedule and stuck with it. I will be shooting 3 years next weekend and consistently shoot ion the mid teens now. Your progress will depend on a number of factors but the biggest is the way you practice and how much time you commit to it. As far as the SHB. Learning the rules come
  6. Another blog focusing on getting started in CAS. Head on over to ASN and give it a read. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Or make suggestions on this subject. See y'all over there. https://actionshootingnetwork.com/blog/275/where-do-i-start-how-to-improve-the-most-when-you-first-start-in-cas/
  7. The OK Corral Outlaws invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Shootout at the OK Corral on January 22nd, 2022. Come on out to the OK Corral Gun Club for 8 stages of Cowboy Action Shooting. Catered lunch is included in your match fee. So, bring your guns on down to The Corral in Okeechobee, FL for one heckuva a good time. 5th Annual Shootout at the OK Corral Hosted by the OK Corral Outlaws Match Theme: Tombstone OK Corral Gun Club 9449 NE 48th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Saturday, Januar
  8. The OK Corral Outlaws invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Shootout at the OK Corral on January 22nd, 2022. Come on out to the OK Corral Gun Club for 8 stages of Cowboy Action Shooting. Catered lunch is included in your match fee. So, bring your guns on down to The Corral in Okeechobee, FL for one heckuva a good time. 5th Annual Shootout at the OK Corral Hosted by the OK Corral Outlaws Match Theme: Tombstone OK Corral Gun Club 9449 NE 48th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
  9. Looks like a whole bunch of Florida shooters. Yeehaw!!!
  10. You would be correct sir. Good times! You would also be correct but down here we call them Opossums. Don't ask...
  11. Our first EOT is in the books and I could not have asked for a better experience for my first. CC Top and the Paradise Pass Regulators should hold their heads high with pride at the job they did to put on this match. All of the hard work was worth it in my opinion. Deuce Stevens and Cowboy Carty wrote a match that was worthy of a World Championship. CC Top and the PPR crew got the range into top shape. And Misty Moonshine and Ruby Ruthless did an excellent job with the administration of the match. From our first arrival on Monday morning until we left after the awards on Saturday
  12. I guess you thought you were Moses and the crowd was the Red Sea?!? We stood in line for all of 2 minutes and were back at our table in less than 5. Good thing you went to a restaurant because no one wanted to hear any needless complaining anyway. We were all too busy having a whole helluva a lot of fun. You should try it sometime.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.