Yesterday was the day I'd planned on working on my magazine changes and, oh boy, did I need the practice.
Tara was kind enough to film my practice. I almost didn't post this because it's so ugly. But, you know, things just don't always go right and you just need to work through them.
With a match coming up tomorrow, I know that I need all of the magazine changing practice I can get between now and 9:30 am. I loaded each magazine with just one round (cartridge, if you read Thursday's post), fired the round and changed the magazine over and over again. One of my magazines did not like only one round, which caused me some fits, but I worked through it as well as I could. You'll also notice that I initially tried to retain my magazines, which is how I was trained, but then gave up and started dumping them on the ground. Trust me, it's a conscious effort to allow my magazines to hit the ground - I never just dump my magazines on the ground. Ever.
What surprised me the most was that I was concentrating so hard on my magazine changes that I wasn't really paying attention to my target. What a pleasant surprise this was...
I threw one round to the right, but am pretty darn pleased with the rest :)