Sunday, April 21, 2013

Match Review – Sparta USPSA, April 20, 2013

I haven't done much live-fire shooting since the last Sparta match in March.  Here's a quick review of yesterday at Sparta.  Besides a few dumb mistakes, this was a good match.  For some reason I seem to have developed an allergy to steel poppers.  I missed far too many of them on the first shot in this match.  Stage #1 was the worst.  My time was awful on that stage, mostly because I missed so much steel.

My accuracy was just okay.  But besides blowing by a target on one stage, I only had one mike. But I'm not surprised at that one.  It was on the classifier (CM 09-03).  I got a hit on a no shoot and scored a miss.  I was pushing myself on that one.  I was either going to ace it or tank big time.  I tanked.  It won't count against me.

Here are a few vids from the match.  The first one is Stage #3.

I watch myself shoot and think: wow, I'm too slow.  I need to move faster between positions.  Also, I think my reloads were a bit sluggish.  I need to be snappier.  They got my score wrong on this stage.  It's like picking up a monopoly card that says, "A bank error in your favor."  I blew by a target that was hidden behind the blue & black barrel stack.  I should have had 30 penalty points added (2 mikes and a FTE).  Besides that, it was a good run.  Sigh.

This is Stage #4.

I did gooder on this stage.  But I still wonder if my stage plan was the best.  And looking at my engagement of the steel plate rack makes my cringe.  Surely I can shoot them faster than that.

The overal results for Production division are here.  The unofficial combined results for all divisions here.