GGP 045- Gun Girl Timer Tips

This week on Gun Girl Radio hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob are talking all things shot timers. Learn what timers the Gun Girls use and what to look for when buying a timer. Learn about drills you can use with your timer, tips on running them and even tips on major match timer questions. Finally, Randi and Julie answer all the listeners questions on timers. Main Topic - Gun Girl Timer Tips 

  • Why is shooting with a timer so important?
  • What are the timers that the Gun Girls Use
  • What kind of drills can you do with a timer?
  • What features should you look for in a timer?
  • Tips on Running a Timer
  • Main Match Timer Tips
  • Shot Timer Apps

Google Play

IPSC Shot Timer

Shot Timer PRO

Apple

Free Shot Timer

Make Ready Shot Timer App 

AIPSC Shot Timer (High performance shot timer) 

IPSC Timer 

ShotMaxx Trainer

 

Listener Questions:

  • Dean: I need a new timer, what one should I get??
  • John: What would be a good practice routine for a timer to use
  • Robert: Do they make timers with adjustable volume? I dry fire practice when my kids are sleeping, and the constant buzzing of the timers has them now saying "shooter ready, standby" in their sleep.
  • Charles: Do you know of any shot timers that show the par time counting down on the screen?
  • Tom: They need to make an app. For phones to use as timers! They do everything else.
  • Bob: Do they make a timer that works in all platforms ( airsoft, 22's, center fire) maybe a adjustable sensitivity?
  • Kelli: Downloadable timers (android, i phone etc)...yay or no way?
  • Ty: I just had the chance to listen to the episode where you answers my question about the ladies only match. Thanks for the input, I will put your suggestions to good use. I have set a date for the match, it will be Saturday July 26th at 10:00am. So Julie if you are available you are more then welcome to come on over. Thanks again.
  • Mike: Randi- sorry to hear about the 73 issues at EOT. Time for a new extractor? I have yet to have that replaced on my 73 - Any thoughts on the number of rounds before you have that done? Great podcast as always - Like to hear more information on shooting tips and tricks, they are always good.
  • Julie - Great work you are doing for the shooting sports and NRA, the newest video is great. When you were picking guns I was screaming Tommy gun   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrAeD1vRq0M Good pick. I agree as well, results should be easier to locate, and be real time.
  • Eric:I'm curious to hear your both your thoughts on how perishable shooting skill is.  How much skill do you lose if you aren't routinely competing in shooting sports?
  • Jade: Are ShotMaxx timers reliable? Paul: General thoughts on shotmaxx as well as your opinion on the best timer Apps for smartphones etc Julie Found A Review
  • Ryan: Why are they so ugly?
  • Bob: Do they make a timer that works in all platforms ( airsoft, 22's, center fire) maybe a adjustable sensitivity?

 

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GGP 043- Gun Girl Summer Shift

GGP 043 Gun Girls Summer Shift JPG.001 The shooting season is four months old and the Gun Girls have been busy focusing on NRA Action Pistol and many other shooting activities. As the warm summer months start the Gun Girls take a moment to catch up on the last few weeks as well as make plans for their shooting season and practice schedule. I look at gear, some additional summer shooting tips and the start of preparing for the IPSC World Shoot is what the ladies are looking at now.

Main Topic - Catching Up and Looking AheadInterview with Jessie Duff

Listener Feedback:

  • John Pocklington · It happens to the best of us, no sweat. What are some of your favorite guns to compete with?
  • Matt Hoffman what did you all think of the NRA World? Good seeing you again, never got a chance to speak to Julie. Didnt want to be like drunk fat guy and interrupt.
  • Craig Narramoore · Does this mean Christmas will be a week late for you?
  • Michael Gottlieb What do you find to be the best way to involve women in shooting sports, not just coming to the range.
  • Mark Overweg From a man's perspective, I hope women don't feel belittled if a man offers to help them shoot. If I try to show someone something it is either a safety reason or just a helpful hint. The last thing I want to do is make a woman shooter not want to come back. I also feel ranges have a duty to make sure everyone (male or female) who rents a gun knows how to use it in person. (not really a question just some fatherly perspective).
  • Jay Graham Question for you Julie Golob. Have you ever had a guest that represent gun owners like 1MMAGC 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control, INC?

Wrap-up

GGP 041 - Gun Girl Bianchi Cup Secrets

GGP041This week both Gun Girls are training for the NRA Action Pistol World Championship and the NRA Bianchi Cup! As they have practiced they have "rediscovered" many tips and tricks on the best way to shoot the match. Tune in to learn all the tricks of the trade from the basics of the match, to what you might encounter on the range and the nuances of shooting each stage. Then the Gun Girl listeners write in with tons of questions about the Bianchi Cup. Main Topic:

Listener Questions:

  • Mike Just keep up the good work. would like to try it but no ranges near me shoot it.
  • Matt tell Julie congrats on getting to ask Tom Selleck a question at NRA show. Now you all know how exciting it is when you answear our questions! See you all thursday.
  • Jason Curious to know what the overall schedule is like. When do you shoot what? How many days does it take. Hope to make the trip some day but can't figure out how many days I need to take off work.
  • Surveyor Seven What caliber do the majority of competitors shoot and what do you think the advantages are to caliber choice ? How many different firearms are you allowed to shoot in the open division and what are the advantages to each setup ?
  • Jec-Jess I want to know why i havent shot a 1920 yet
  • Bob Simple, Jec-Jess Clark. Not enough practice!
  • Kim Hi to you both:-). Look forward to seeing you both soon. Julie let's not repeat Germany on the plates
  • Julie I would love to come watch some of the competitions. How do I find out where they are being held?
  • Rooster from Twitter What other shooting sports best prepared you for Bianchi Cup or is it a world to itself (looks like it)
  • Becky How many people take the plates at 15 yds standing vs prone?

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Wrap-up

GGP 039 - Girls Guide to First Shots with Tisma Juett

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This week Randi Rogers and Julie Golob are back on track! They are recording in pieces and cutting together to get you all your Gun Girl news even with moving, working and shooting happening. This week Randi Rogers welcomes Tisma Juett from NSSF First Shots onto the show to share some valuable information on the National Shooting Sports Foundation, First Shots Program, Second Round and her own love of hunting and shooting. Julie sends in segments on moving and how to store and organize your guns and both ladies answer listener questions.

From the Show:

Listener Questions:

Eric to Julie: When do you expect to return to a full competition schedule?
Eric to Randi: Will we get to see you shoot the ProAm in Frostproof this year?

Jason: Since First Shots will likely come up, let's hear about your first shots

Paul: Randi -- Here's your question (two) actually. 1. Compare and contrast SASS shooting with 3-gun with modern weapons. 2. I attended a clinic taught by you and Evil Roy. Based on your teaching experience -- who learns gun skills faster -- ladies or men? Other instructors have told me that women are better students because they pay attention and don't have big egos.

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GGP 035 - 2014 Where to Go, How to Get There & What to Know!

Gun Girl Radio 035 - 2014 Where to Go, How to Get There & What to Know!

After an exciting and busy time and the NSSF SHOT Show the Gun Girls are back in action. The season is only a few weeks away and as  Randi Rogers and Julie Golob are planning their calendar they have loads of information to share with their listeners. With so many great sports, matches and events how does one choose where to go? Tune is as the ladies recommend some matches for each sport, give some tips on the best way to plan out your season for success and even give their listeners some heads up on events to keep an eye on during 2014!

Main Topic: 2014 Where to Go, How to Get There and What to Watch For

Listener Questions:

  • Brian: Question for both of you. I just got caught up with Top Shot Season 4 and it was great to see Julie as the M&P expert (gee, wonder why). Unfortunately there was less than 1 minute's worth of instruction that the viewer could use as take home points. Julie and Randi, can you expand on how you handle moving targets? Do you ambush or track them, or do something completely different?
  • Cherie: Hi Julie and Randi, In last week's episode you both said that the Bianchi World Shoot is on your goal list this year. I'm excited to be going to Bianchi this year too. And you also mentioned that you might talk about practicing for events, so... I'm wondering if you have any tips for training for the Bianchi match, in particularly the mover if you don't have access to practice on one? Thanks
  • Matt:  How about the NRA action pistol world shoot at Rock castle. Same as Bianchi?

  • Jason: Running any new gear this year or trying out any new shooting sports?

  • Alvin:  Any new "rising stars" that we should keep an eye on for the new season? Also, unrelated to the shooting season, what would be a good gift to a new shooter? (Namely my younger sister, college aged)

  • Eric: Will either you or Julie be shooting the 2013 Single Stack nationals this year? If so, what pistols will you use?

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GGP 019 - 2013 Bianchi Cup Recap & Mental Shooting Tips

GGP-019 Bianchi Recap Randi Rogers and Julie Golob go over all things NRA Bianchi Cup! First, it is week in review with Julie sharing her recent appearance in the Washington Times and Randi talking about her debut in the 3Gun Nation Pro Series. Then it is Bianchi, Bianchi, Bianchi and some tips on handling pressure and maximizing your mental game.

Main Topic -Traveling to Columbia -Bianchi Cup practice range -New Match format: pro clinics, aggregate gun -Who Won! -Randi's finish: first woman to podium, plate stage winner!!! -Tips on Mental Training

Listener Questions: Email from Steve: First congrats and best wishes to Julie and baby girl. Love the show. Here\'s my question(s)for both Julie and Randi: when you go to practice what is your average session like. How long are you at the range, how many rounds do you normally fire, what drills would you normally do, how often do you practice ( and dry fire too)? Secondly how has your practices changed from when you first started moving up the ranks to being at the top of the game?

Roy Do you eat differently before a match or not?

Brandon while i shoot, all of my shots are going to the left of the 10 ring, but stays in the 9 ring. any good way of preventing this?- Bob Brandon, silly, just move the target to the left a little. . LOL.

Cathey- We didn't see as many of the professionals this year. Is Bianchi still a good draw or too competitive?

Kim Yes Randy! How do you shoot all 48 plates!!!!! Good job girl! Kim

Amanda  On the note of mental preparation how do you get over blowing a stage and not let it affect how you shoot the next day? My first stage (plates) was bad and it really messed with my head.

Leigh Ann with all of the socializing that happens at a match, how do you block out the distractions so you can concentrate on your stage without coming across in a negative way?-Matt I left Randi alone Leigh Ann! Mostly ;)

Aidan Recovering from mistakes and avoiding them in the first place would be good to know. Randi was her usual pleasant self- steady and kind. Never ceases to amaze me.

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GGP 018 - NRA Recap & Single Stack Nationals

GGP 018 - NRA SSN RecapRandi Rogers and Julie Golob get together to catch up after Julie absence with her new little one. Randi and Julie start out by catching up on all the fun goings on at the past NRA show and then jump in to going over the USPSA Single Stack Nationals. Randi discusses her experience at her first match and Julie reminisces with what she remembers from her past attendances.

Main Topic

  • NRA Show- What was the Women's Leadership Luncheon Like?

  • NRA- Cinco de Bane!

  • USPSA Single Stack- Basic Match Info

  • USPSA Single Stack- Courses of fire and what to expect.

  • USPSA Single Stack- What to practice if you are thinking of going to next year.

Listener Feedback

Chuck from Facebook Do you notice a difference in the stage design for SS nationals vs other major/national matches?

Skip from Facebook What was the most common manufactured gun used...

Jim from Facebook what happened at the chrono stage ?

Rick from Facebook Are there any particular type of shoes you wear during a match so that you can maintain your footing in varying weather conditions?

Eric @ Twitter Don't forget it is LEO Memorial week. Well wishes from JGG and RR goes a long way. National Police Week

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GGP 015 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: Bianchi

GGP 015 - Bianchi

Last in the series, Randi Rogers and Julie Golob cover NRA Action Pistol and the Bianchi Cup as one of their favorite shooting sports. Learn more about this challenging sport in another pre-recorded episode of Gun Girl Radio.

Main Topic

  • What is Bianchi and NRA Action Shooting?

  • What makes Bianchi Different from other Action Shooting Sports?

  • Courses of fire and divisions

  • 2013 Bianch Cup and finding a match near you

  • World Action Pistol Championships

  • Randi & Julie share their favorite memories

 

Listener Feedback:

‏@tactissy on twitter @julieG1 I am a huge fan! Love your book. What's your key competition prep step? #GunGirlRadio

@JayGraham13 on twitter @julieG1 @randimrogers How are prof. shooters able to get back on target so fast and make accurate shots #GunGirlRadio

Matt from Facebook - My s&w v-comp just came in, now I need an optic for Bianchi. I'm running low on time, any suggestions? Thanks and good luck!

 

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GGP 013 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: 3Gun with Special Guest Dianna Liedorff

GGP 013 - 3Gun In this episode Randi Rogers and Julie Golob interview Dianna Liedorff on one of their favorite shooting sports - 3-Gun! Tune in to learn about 3-Gun Nation, the women of the sport, valets, honey badgers and more!

What’s new?

Julie shares her recent podcast episode and Randi talks about her preparation for the upcoming Superstition Mountain 3-Gun match.

Main Topic

  • About Di Leidorff

  • What is 3-Gun shooting?

  • “The games within the game.”

  • What you need to shoot in 3-Gun

  • 3-Gun Nation - The show, magazine, Pro Series and grassroots development

  • 3-Gun and women

  • Tips on getting into and training for 3 Gun

  • Law enforcement participation

Listener Feedback:

  • Elaine from Facebook: Tips for getting started as well as her choice of firearms for her matches!

  • TacTissy from Facebook: Your opinion on shotgun shell carriers for 3Gun? Which one is best and what needs to be improved?

  • Scott from Facebook: Ask her if she gets her own gear ready, or if she has someone who does it for her? Kind of a valet, if you will...Tell her I said that!

  • Kerrin from Facebook: Ask her why it's important to shoot like a Honey Badger!! Dianna Liedorff is the original range Honey Badger!

  • Gilbert from Facebook: Is it harder for women to get into and shot 3 gun then men?

  • Mia from Facebook: Does she come to CO for any competitions? How will the new CO gun laws affect the competitions?

Links:

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GGP 008 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: IDPA

GGP-008 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports IDPAIn this episode of Gun Girl Radio Randi and Julie discuss another one of their favorite shooting sports, International Defensive Pistol Association competitions. Both multi-time ladies IDPA National Champions, they cover the basics of the sport, a bit of history and chat about this week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals Championships. What have Randi & Julie been up to?

  • Randi Rogers - Costa Rica IDPA NationalsRandi visited Costa Rica for combination competition trip and vacation where she won the women’s title at the IDPA Costa Rica Nationals
  • Julie recorded an episode of her monthly podcast, JulieG Radio.

Main Topic - One of Our Favorite Shooting Sports - IDPA:

  • A brief overview of IDPA
  • The IDPA Divisions
  • Equipment considerations
  • History of the Sport

Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

  • Types of stages
  • Lighting conditions
  • Awards ceremony
  • A little match history
  • Indoor Nationals experiences and favorite memories

Listener Questions:

Rick: Hi Ladies, I’m enjoying the podcast. I had the privilege of meeting Randi at the Texas State IDPA match (I was just watching, not participating) and told her that I was a big fan of hers....and Julie. After saying that and walking away to photograph some of the match, I began to think that it was a bit rude on my part mentioning being a fan of a competitor to Randi while she was shooting the match. Oops. Anyway, you can imagine how happy I was to find out that Randi and Julie were doing a podcast!

I do have a question.....how to pick up speed during a match and where along a course of fire that the ladies have found that they can pick up the most speed. I've been shooting our local club match that isn't pure IDPA but it does involve scoring zones and shooting around barriers, etc. Anyway, it seems that I haven't been able to rise to higher than 6th place finishes for several months now and I'm itching to gain a spot on some of our hotshots. ;D

Joe: Ladies (and Jake), I have a question regarding my wife and the creepers at our range. She and I both compete in IDPA. She's new to the sport and is already kicking butt. She is also the only lady shooter at our local matches. The problem is that every guy there seems to think she needs their advice. She\'s polite and listens to them all with patience but she\'s starting to get a little tired of it. I know it sounds like I'm just being jealous, but I assure you that\'s not it. My wife can handle herself! But that\'s also the problem. I don't want to step in, because it would only come off as a jealous jerk husband and I do have to shoot with these guys every weekend. Do you have any advice?

Chuck from facebook & Jace from Twitter: Any news on the possible rule changes in IDPA?

Matt: How hard is it to mentally switch rule sets from USPSA and back?

Sarah: What do ladies keep in the pockets of your shooting vests?

Matt: Why aren't there any exclusive Top IDPA shooters? I.E. Why is it that the top uspsa shooters who don't shoot or practice for IDPA show up at the nationals and completely dominate?

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GGP 007 - Gun Girl Talk with Maggie Reese

GGP 007 - Gun Girl Talk with Maggie ReeseRandi wasn't able to join us this week, but Julie invited the talented and beautiful Maggie Reese for a fun "girl talk" episode gun girl style.  Maggie is a two time 3-Gun Ladies National Champion as well as a season two contestant on the hit show History Channel's Top Shot. Main Topic Interview:

  • Maggie's journey from new shooter to national champion.
  • Dealing with injuries as a competition shooter.
  • Picking and choosing matches and shooting sports.
  • Shooting and competing with other women.
  • Top Shot talk
  • Maggie's secrets to having fun and looking great on the range.

Listener Questions:

Jenny:  Hi ladies! I just listened to your show on USPSA competitions and I may just have to start doing them!  My husband has tried for quite a while to get me into shooting, but beyond the occasional practice at the range, I just haven't.  BUT, I do believe I need more practice with the gun that I'd be using for self defense and this may be the way to do it. Thanks for convincing me :-)  NOW to only convince my husband to stay home with the 3 kids 3 and under while I do this.  Maybe you can help in that area! (Jake-yes the Jake with you on air now, would be my husband :-) and has no idea that I've written to you!)

Dan: I am writing to inquire what time I can hear Gun Girl Radio on the air?  Is it available as a podcast?  Any information you could provide would be most helpful.  As I live in the eastern time zone I may be somewhat ahead of you all.

Jill: Hi we just found your radio program from gun guys podcasts! Enjoyed hearing women with a voice in a man's world.  I'm new to shooting but my husband is not . We have been visiting a lot of websites and you tube video's so I'm hearing more about a world I'm just getting into. I have been doing archery and love doing the leagues in the winter time. This is a world I'm a little more comfortable in. My question to you is what does a girl do when all around it's a man's game, so many particulars and verbage that is hard to grasp. I will learn more as I go...(take some time) Is there any outlets for just a girls arena?

J Man:  I am wanting to get my wife more interested in shooting for self defense. What can you recommend for her to start with as far as a type of handgun and caliber to get her use to shooting? Thanks.

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GGP 006 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: Steel Challenge

After a great Shot Show episode last week, we’re ready to get back on track with some our shooting sports coverage and this episode is all about Steel Challenge, the third episode in our favorite shooting sports series. GGP-006 Steel ChallengeMain Topic: Steel Challenge

  • What is Steel Challenge?
  • How did Steel Challenge begin?
  • Favorite Steel Challenge stages.
  • Match memories

Listener Questions:

  • Richard K: When in competition, do you prefer a round nose or semi wad cutter and why?
  • Richard M:  Is there one event in steel challenge that the pistol used could be used in idpa and uspsa? One handgun to compete all three?
  • John N Jeanie: Whats the best way to transition from target to target on a steel challenge stage?
  • Brenda E: Hi! I can't get the front sight to focus.Target is clear tho'. Should be the other way. Could be that I wear bifocals? Any tips? Thx!
  • Bruce: I'd love to hear how you manage the trigger control problem on the SC courses. It's always been the toughest discipline for me ever since the first Steel Challenge, and I'd like to learn to at least come close to mastering it. You two amaze me with your speed shooting skills.

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GGP 003 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: USPSA

We're kicking off a series of shows on our favorite shooting sports. First up, the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)! GGP-003 USPSA

What is USPSA? Randi and Julie explain the history of this dynamic shooting sport along with a basic breakdown of divisions, classifications and categories. In addition to sharing why USPSA is one of their favorites, the national champs share some of their most memorable match moments.

Listener Questions

  • What’s the easiest division to get started in and what do I need?
  • What's a realistic goal for my first match?
  • What's your advice for teaching an all women's class?
  • What's the best way to get started and are there special matches for first time shooters?
  • Some people have said that USPSA shooting causes a false sense of skill when held in comparison to defensive shooting, that it causes bad defensive habits that a shooter might default to in a personal protection situation. Could you address that?

For more information about USPSA, visit www.uspsa.org.

What’s Next TBD

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