The Deadeye Journal


The PREMIERE USPSA match in Texas each year is the Double Tap Championship in Wichita Falls.  Robert Porter is the match director and he does a fantastic job.  I volunteer to be a Chief Range Officer on a stage for Robert and shoot the match for a discount.  

Each year the match is themed and in 2014 the inspiration for the match was The Matrix movies.  The match draws more than 300 shooters from all over the United States and is usually an international event.  This year the Double Tap Championship was graced with shooters from three different nations outside the US.
I shot my Glock 34 9mm in the Limited Division.  While the general opinion is that shooting Minor is a disadvantage, all I know is that it is a lot of fun. Pure joy.  I replaced the factory sights with a Dawson Precision adjustable rear sight and a thin fiber-optic front sight.  A Dawson extra-heavy magazine well and Dawson "go faster red" grip tape for those super hot Texas summer days.

I finished 11th out of over 117 shooters in the Limited Division.  I shot 278 A zone hits, 48 B/C zone hits, only 7 D and 1 miss across the match, for 92.55% of the possible match points.  Only one shooter shot more accurately than me- friend and 7th in the nation Grand Master Kale Garretson.  

Student Dave was attentive in class and quickly started shooting very well.  Then a wasp showed up.  A technique my father-in-law taught me was to make shooting fun.  Difficult shots will be pursued with gusto if they are enjoyable as opposed to just challenging.

There are few things more fun than disposing of one of the vilest animals on the planet--- wasps.

This evil demon spawn was hunting for cellulose for the nest.  He never made it home.


Well, here we are at the end of 2013. The Deadeye Method has but one or two classes remaining and students used to schedule them all.  While I can not yet tell you the exact number of individuals taught, I know that there were 141 individual classes with approximately 200 students made better, smarter, safer shooters. 


Without a doubt the Basic Pistol class was the most popular class. The Deadeye Method taught 126 Basic classes, 6 directed shoots, 4 Intermediate Pistol classes and 1 Defensive Pistol class in 2013.


The Deadeye Method received 52 reviews (a whopping 1 out of every 3 scheduled classes provided a review!) and The Deadeye Method has a five star rating and received nothing but glowing comments.  The high percentage of students taking the time to give a review speaks volumes.  That the reviews are so positive speaks to the quality of the instruction, the materials and methodology.


Steve shot 5 major matches this year starting 2013 with a Kimber Super Match II in .45 and finished as the Single Stack Division winner at the Texas Riviera Championships, 4th Single Stack at the Space City Challenge, and 2nd Master Class / 3rd Overall Single Stack at the Cowtown Classic. Mid year, Steve switch to Limited shooting a 9mm Glock 34 and finished 3rd A class in Limited at the Double Tap Championship and 2nd Master Class at the Texas Steel Shootout.  


At The Deadeye Method your instructor is a professional shooter who can teach- making better, smarter, safer shooters.

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