All posts by Brandon Schultz

My name is Brandon Schultz, I was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD and currently reside in small community in the Brookings area. I am employed as a law enforcement officer for a small department near by. Ever since I bought my first shotgun I have enjoyed shooting. After seeing shooting competitions on TV and clips on the internet I thought competition looked like it would be fun, and I wanted to try. Unfortunately I didn't know where to start and ultimately lacked the motivation to get started. In early 2015 I was talking to a co-worker who was getting his motivation back to compete after losing it. After talking to him and some encouragement I decided to start training for USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) and enter the world of competitive shooting. I shot my first USPSA match in May 2015 and instantly fell in love with the sport. My first year had several ups for me and a few down. I have had a great resource for tips in matches and training in my co-worker and fellow competitor driving me forward. I have made huge strides in gaining skill and knowledge. I and currently a C Class shooter and knocking on the door to B Class. I've been training hard in both my shooting and fitness with a goal to jump a couple of classes this year. I've been told to keep a range/match diary to help track my progress. I've tried to keep written in a notebook and in documents on my computer. I have struggled to keep up on those. So I decided to steal a page from my fellow competitor and do a blog/diary online to track my progress and whatever else I feel like talking about during my journey to becoming a better competitor. If you happen across this thanks for the read.

Master Class, Instructor Mode, and Stuff

Well it’s official I am a Master class shooter. I made it in by the skin of my teeth after I filled out a couple of forms to get my GM runs from Omaha and Sioux Falls counted. Now that I have the M after my name I NEED to get to shooting like a Master in matches. I haven’t been dry-fireing like I should be the last couple of weeks with a bunch of family things going on last week. I did work on some stuff and was working on Burkett reloads moving into a position around the house on Friday last week so I’m at least doing something. Next week I plan on getting back to a regular schedule. Continue reading Master Class, Instructor Mode, and Stuff


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Well yesterday was the day they posted the updated classifications on the USPSA web page and I have officially made A-class. I was hoping to make Master and probably should have but yet again USPSA flagged a 100% score. They gave me my 98.7% this week since I filled out the form and am not sitting at 83%. I may only be classified as A-class for a week if they decide to give me the 100% next week. Continue reading A-Class…

Stand and Shoot? That’s EASY…


Well I can officially stand in one place and shoot a gun fairly fast and accurate… that is if I grip the gun like I’m supposed to. On Sunday I shot another classifier match with both my Carry Optics gun and then my Production gun. I originally planned on going with Carry Optics and PCC but after Omaha I decided to shoot Production. I felt it was more appropriate to do that for a couple of reasons. The first being that I wanted to try and get myself out of B-class since as of last week I’m 4th in the country for Production B. The second was primarily due to the fact that while yes playing with a PCC is fun, it is kind of like cheating. I have set up various classifiers periodically in practice over the past few months just as a test to see a baseline with my various guns to measure improvement. with the PCC I can hit a lot of M and GM times with it and if I’m going to make Master I wanted to do it with a pistol first. Continue reading Stand and Shoot? That’s EASY…

Busy Busy

So I’ve kind of been neglecting my writing stuff down lately. My schedule has been pretty busy with assisting on the in-laws farm, work and working with my daughter on her softball skills its been leaving me just enough time for myself to dry-fire/live-fire or to write on this thing. Well playing with my guns wins over this. I tried to put my match video together like I normally do while using my phone and iMovie at my daughters practice the other night and failed miserably at it so it may not get posted this time. Continue reading Busy Busy

Too Early to Call….

Here I sit waiting on classifier updates to make it official and I realized I haven’t done a review yet. Basically watching the video speaks for itself. Yes I still have a belly that hangs over my belt so I don’t look as awesome as I think I should look but it is what it is and I’m trying but shitty food is sooooo delicious. Ultimately going into this match my mental game was on point. I just shot it to my ability and didn’t feel any jitters or pressure to perform. I just knew what I had to do and executed it because I told myself that I was at least A-class and this match was just proof. Continue reading Too Early to Call….