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2011 Season goals

As we close in on the start of the 2011 competition season, everybody should be thinking about their goals for the year. It doesn’t really matter what you set your goals to be, as long as they are important to you and inspire a work ethic to achieve them. If your goals do not inspire you, you need to re-think why you set it as a goal in the first place. It may be as simple as re-wording the goal to suit your current mindset and circumstances, or you might need a total over-haul.


I plan to announce my major goals for 2011 season in the coming month or so, but here are some of things I plan to do to achieve them.


Dry Fire 15 minutes daily

Steel Challenge competitions will play a major role in my goals this year, therefore I plan to practice one of the biggest parts in Steel Challenge everyday, the draw. A time savings of only .1 seconds on every draw adds up to 3.1 seconds over the course of the 8 stage match.


Group Shooting

Increasing your ability to shoot accurately can never hurt your match performance. I plan to spend time everyday shooting groups with my Model 41 to practice sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control.


Physical Readiness

While USPSA and SCSA are not purely physical sports, they do generally require multiple, long days of competition and standing around. Fatigue can and will set-in early in a match if you are not prepared and the first effect will be in your mental game. Next week, I will start working out in the gym regularly again, combined with running three days a week. My goal weight is 150-155 pounds, and I believe I can reach that goal by 6/1/11.


Think about your own goals, what they mean to you, and how you can achieve them.


January 7, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. […] Top competition pistol shooter, BJ Norris, blogged about his 2011 goals. […]

    Pingback by Goals and fundamentals « Stuff From Hsoi | January 12, 2011 | Reply

  2. To help with my goals, could you list some of your average draw times on a few of the Steel Challenge stages?

    Comment by Cliff B | December 29, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Cliff,

      Here are some of my average draw times across a few stages.

      Smoke & Hope; .75-.80 Seconds
      Pendulum; 1.0 Second with an Open gun, 1.1-1.2 with iron sights.
      Showdown and Roundabout; .90-1.0 with Open gun, 1.0-1.1 with Iron Sights.
      Outer Limits; 1.1 with my Open gun, 1.2-1.3 with Iron Sights.

      Hope this helps, good luck!

      Comment by bjnorris | January 9, 2012 | Reply

      • Thanks, I appreciate it!

        Comment by Cliff B | January 9, 2012

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