Sunday, March 25, 2012

Monster JUGGS Match

YouTube blocked the first video I uploaded because it had a copyrighted sound track. Arggh. So here's the whole match without any music. All that means is that you can now hear me better as I yell at myself and my gun.



Here's a quick match review.  First, looking at this video I see that I still need to loose about 10-15 lbs of weight.  Yikes, this is a video of the fat old man shooting.

Second, for some reason when I'm shooting USPSA with mutiple targets and the need to "run and gun"  I end up "crouching" too much.  I need to have a consistent stance, and one that is a bit more "upright."  I believe this is the reason why I had a couple of ridiculously bad reloads.  For example, in the middle of Stage #4 I couldn't find the mag well and yelled, "You've got to be kidding me."  I pretty sure it's because I'm not in my normal IDPA stance and so my hands and arms are not following the path that they normaly do.  I'll have to work on that.


Third, I had my first squib round ever.  That's probably because on the way to the match I was boasting to the guys in the car that I had never had one yet.  So I get punished for my arrogance.  Figures.  You can see it happen on Stage #6 at the end.  Good thing it happened at the end of that stage or I would have lost a lot of points.

Other than these stupid mistakes I think I did fairly well.  There's really nothing like this kind of match.  It's hard to know eactly what went wrong because you don't shoot like this but a few times a year, if that.  There are judgment calls all along the way, and some of them can ruin your score on the stage if you choose poorly.  There's a ton of steel, which means there's the need to make decisions all the time—do I throw a couple more rounds at any given steel plate or do I just move on.  You might be able to plan for your reloads on a normal course of fire, but in a Monster Match all it takes is a few misses and your round count is toast and you are then just waiting for the slide to lock back.

2 comments:

  1. Good job, Jeff. I just got lifetime memberships for my wife and myself at Front Sight. The problem is I can't afford to go a lot and use them regularly. I will be dead before I get full use out of them or be able to come even to close to catching up with you. LOL

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  2. Thanks, George. Good luck with your shooting. Just enjoy yourself!

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