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.