Pre-Oregon State Champs Mental Game Rant



Podcast Available for Download

After much confusion and hair pulling on my part, I think I have finally figured out how to get the show live on iTunes and Google Play Music. I am only awaiting final approval now, but within the next couple days (at the longest, I would guess) you should be able to stream, download and subscribe to the podcast like the other shows out there. All you will need to do is search “The Shooter’s Guide Podcast” and it should pop right up.

Please subscribe and keep listening, I have some good material planned that I hope you all enjoy!

Episode 3: Divisions

In this episode I chat about the different divisions available at USPSA matches, the equipment rules for those divisions, why I shoot open, what division will be next for me, and have an equipment issue and subsequent brain fart halfway through. My phone was about to die, okay?! Cut me some slack!

As always, any advice, topic ideas, comments or suggestions, or questions you would like to hear on the show, comment them here on the blog or shoot me an email under the Contact tab.

Anyway, here it is in all its glory. Episode 3. Thank you all for listening!

Episode 2: Single Stack Madness

Hey everyone!  Sorry Episode 2 wasn’t up yesterday, I am going to be shooting for a Tuesdays as the “new episode day” from here on out.

In this episode, I talk about my slightly interesting experience shooting my first match in Single Stack Division in USPSA, what it’s like to stumble into a bowling pin match, and things I need to address in my shooting.

Thanks so much for listening, and as always if you have any questions you want to hear on the show, ideas for topics, comments on the format… anything you can think of, just let me know in the comments or send me an email under the “Contact” tab.


Welcome to the blog-o-sphere

I don’t have any experience with this “blogging” thing, but I figure now is just as good of a time as any to start.

A first post should probably act like an introduction, right?  Well, in the words of Ben Stoeger, “who is this Ryan guy and why should you care what he has to say?”  And to be brutally honest at this point, I don’t really have a good answer for you. A few days ago it occurred to me that there is a lack of quality competition related content out there, and I wanted to help get some more information out there. When I am at work I love to listen to podcasts, and want to provide another interesting option for competition shooters. A blog seemed like the perfect stepping stone to move into that.

So here we are.

Back to why you should consider what I have to say… First off I suppose would be that I am a shooter. It is what I love to do, and I do it as much as my money and schedule allows. Secondly, I am a pretty down to Earth guy, at least I think I am!  I absolutely love helping people learn about shooting, and how to improve their match performance. And definitely lastly, I am a 2 division master in the United States Practical Shooting Association, in the Limited and Open divisions.  I say lastly because I truly believe anyone can be a good teacher, have good credibility and have valuable thoughts on nearly any topic.  Being a Master merely means I know how to shoot classifiers kinda decent.

I don’t really have anything else to say other than thank you for coming over and checking out the page. My hope that I can put out some content that is useful to the shooting community, and I would love if you stuck around to help and see that happen.