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:


  1. Hit factor for this match was 3.9 slowest stage, mailbox, to 7.9 fastest stage, sit and shoot. Winning match HF 5.6. Previous months the winning HFs were 4.3, 4.3, 4.7, 4.2. This was a very fast match.

  2. Good point, Ken. I don't believe we had a target out past 15 yards at this match. And we had a bunch closer than 7 yards.