Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Morning Match Review – ARPC IDPA, Saturday, November 9, 2013

We had about 60 shooters at our ARPC IDPA monthly club match. The weather was stellar—a wonderful, crisp Fall day—perfect for shooting.

I don't have too much to say. I shot well. No stupid mistakes. Just consistent shooting for the most part. I determined at the beginning to shoot at my "natural" speed and not push myself to shoot too fast. It worked pretty well. The raw time showed I was a lot faster than it seemed to me at the match. The only mike I got truly might have been a double, but there was no reason to press it.

The only problems I had were on stage #3. There you had to pull open a mail box at the start signal and the falling mailbox door activated a swinger. I didn't pull hard enough and lost about a second. Then when I moved to the port that needed a push to open, I used the muzzle of my gun. But that threw it slightly out of battery, and so I lost a couple of seconds on that stupid move. My recoil spring is light enough that a little tap on the front will knock it out of battery easily. Note to self: next time use my support hand to open the port.

I have no images or videos of this match. If someone posts something on YouTube, I'll link to it here. But I didn't worry about videos, just shooting.

The results can be downloaded here.

Ken's (partial) analysis of the results are here:

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Run, Run, Run

I just wanted to post this video from the first stage at the USPSA match in Brittany a few weeks ago.  This was a fun stage.  I did pretty well except for the trigger freeze on the last array.  Not sure what happened there.

I had a pretty decent match going but for the last stage.  I got overconfident and didn't really review my stage plan carefully before I got to the line.  Bad mistake.  I completely blew by two targets and didn't even engage them.  Dumb, dumb, dumb.  I was mike free before that last stage. But that mistake killed me.