Great time today with the folks of CCSC. Richard Hart put on a great match with some challenging stages with lots of movers, droppers, pop-ups, and shooter movement. I don’t have any videos of me shooting, but tried to get a video of someone shooting each stage.
Stage one was the most difficult with the most moving targets. We had two drop turners and a pop-up which dropped after a few seconds. I had my worst target on this stage. I missed one shot on the pop-up and a shot in the 1 zone, so that cost me 6 points. Out of the rest of the 6 targets I was clean except for two down. Overall, finished the stage in 31.27 seconds and down 8 points. Missed the pop-up as it was the 2nd part of a dual activator with the other being a double drop-turner. Should have shot the steel, then the pop-up, then caught the drop turner on the second turn. Here is a couple video showing what the stage looked like:
Basically you shoot both targets to each side, then move up to the barrier. You can shoot either side and I shot the right side first. I then shot the steel which activated the drop-turner. Shoot the drop turner, then the other static target. From there, I did my reload and moved to the left. Hit the steel, then the drop tuner, and tried the pop-up, then finished with the static target.
Stage 2 had a first for me. An electrically activated target. You’re standing in a doorway, press the doorbell, and two targets on a rail come towards you. These are like drop turners that move forward. You shoot 2 rounds at each, then move to your right to a window and shoot two targets as they become visible with a non-threat in front of them. After those, you move to the rear and right and shoot a long distance target (guessing 15-20 yards), then another target that is tilted about 45 degrees and under hard cover. Excuse the video, people kept getting in the way…… /sigh. I finished in 27.03 and down 3 points. One point down on one of the targets covered by the non-threat, one point down on the far target, and one point down on the leaning target.
I missed getting a video of stage 3, but the basic premise is that you have 6 rounds in your handgun and you are at the inside corner of an inverted L. From cover, you enter an “alleyway” and fire 6 rounds at a static target, 5 to the body, one to the head while retreating to the next cover point on your left. Once you reach cover, you reload and engage another target to the left with 3 rounds to the body. Went down 6 points on this stage. This should have been an easy stage, but I messed up. Put up and excellent group on the target while retreating. Problem is I forgot I had to put one round in the head. All 6 shots were in the zero zone. Knew I did it as soon as I fired the sixth shot. Oh well. Oh, and you can’t reload and re-shoot the target either. After that, it was an easy engage on the other target. Finished this stage in 12.33 seconds and down 5 points for missing the head shot.
Stage 4 was interesting. Your gun starts in a “lockbox” with the magazine installed, but no round in the chamber. You sit in a chair a couple yards away. On the buzzer, you move forward and retrieve your gun, move slightly left to cover as a “bad guy” in view-able through the window. You engage 2 shots on each target to your right, then engage the target through the window. Finished this COF in 10.68 seconds and down 0 points. MY FIRST DOWN ZERO EVER!!!!!!!
Here’s Jeff Dampac (really good shooter) showing how it’s supposed to be done.
And the last stage….. had a lot of movement starting from left to right, shooting on the move, and shooting a clam-shell target, a first for me. This video gets most of what you need to see. There is a target as the shooter comes around the barricade that must be shot on the move. I finished this stage in 32.52 seconds and down 6 points. Well, that and a procedural which cost me another 3 points. I forgot why I got the procedural, but was excellently surprised when I got a 0 on the clam-shell target. One in the chest 0 zone and one in the head 0 zone. Yeah, that was luck. The clam-shell is really quick. Here’s the video:
Lots of fun today. My shooting was much better thanks to a change in my trigger pull which was suggested by Morgan Allen.
On another note, CCSC will be having a “Fun Shoot” on December 31st. You pay a fee and you get to shoot a bunch of different types of guns and at different types of targets from “Steel Challenge”, to IDPA, to rifles. Looking forward to maybe taking a couple of shots with an AR type rifle.
Well, that’s it for me. Hope you folks have been having a great weekend! Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!