IDPA Match at Central Carolinas Shooting Club 12/8/12

Had a good time at the monthly CCSC IDPA match on Saturday. Didn’t do terribly. I had one miss on the first stage (I was the first shooter) on a single turn drop turner. My friend told me that I had the first shot off in plenty of time, but I kinda froze on my second shot. I guess I just didn’t trust it and it cost me the miss. For the rest of the match, no procedurals, no safety violations, no hits on a non-threat and my accuracy was not too bad. I don’t think I did as well as I did at Mecklenburg Wildlife two weeks ago, but I think I shot way out of my normal capabilities there. I guess we’ll see when the scores come in. (Edit:Scores in, I came in 4th out of SSP Marksman class out of 7 shooters and tied for 13th most accurate out of 44 shooters).

I did have another first this match. My first prone stage. I’ve never had to shoot from the prone position and was a bit worried about getting into position and above all, safety, but it seems like it went ok. My shots were a bit lower than normal. Not sure if that is a function of being prone, or just the novelty of it. Guess I’ll figure it out as I do it more often.

Really enjoyed shooting with some good folks who I haven’t shot with since the summer, so that was nice. It’s always good to catch up with folks to see how they’ve been doing and I learned about Glock Shooting Sports Foundation shoots. I don’t have a Glock (I used to have a G19), but in the future, it may be something I look into.

Well, that’s it for me, remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

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IDPA match at Mecklenburg Wildlife Defensive Shooters

I know, it’s been a long time since my last post. Actually, this isn’t my first match since my last post. I did shoot at Central Carolinas Shooting Club back on the second Saturday in November as well. It went as well as could be expected for not shooting a match since May. No safety violations, no hits on a non-threat, no procedural penalties, no failures to neutralize, and only 1 miss on a target that was 3/4 covered by hard cover. Still, I placed last for my classification in Stock Service Pistol. At CCSC, the thing I was most worried about was making sure I slowed down, doing things right, and not making a mistake.

Today, I picked up the speed a little bit, but still tried to stay somewhat accurate. Again, no safety violations, no hits on a non-threat, no procedural penalties, no failures to neutralize, but 3 misses on targets behind cover. One of them, I almost talked myself into taking another shot at it (it was the last target in the stage), but I talked myself out of it. I should have taken the shot. Could have saved myself close to 2 seconds.

Anyway, it was a really good match with pretty challenging stages. Of the 6 stages, 5 had moving targets or had you shooting targets while on the move. One stage had a steel pepper popper stop plate about 25 yards out. Thought I was going to blow that stage, but hit the steel on the first shot. That surprised me a lot. I usually freeze on those long range shots like that.

So, the scores came in and I was 199.66 seconds and down 42 points. This put me in seconds for Marksman Stock Service Pistol. Don’t think I’ve ever come in that high before. I was 13th in overall accuracy out of 82 shooters and 6th out of SSP shooters.

I’ll definitely take that for my second match back. Hopefully I can continue to improve and get better, but truthfully, I really just like being out and shooting with good friends and having a good time.

Well, that’s it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!