This Saturday (March 8th) we had better weather. It was still cold, hovering around freezing. But it wasn't as bad as February. We had 6 really good, challenging stages so the match was fun. Lessons learned? First, I pulled a mike on the only swinger in the match. I continue to be frustrated by stupid swingers. I need to work on them a lot more before the real competition begins with major matches.
Second, I think all my dry-fire practice over the winter paid off, mainly with draw times and transition times.
Third, as for stupid mistakes, I dropped a partially full magazine on one stage while moving from one position to another. I had to stop and retrieve it. I don't think I lost 3 seconds doing so. Sometimes I go into USPSA mode in IDPA matches. I'm not sure there's a great deal I can do to fix that. It's unconscious. I'd be more concerned if I accidentally went in the IDPA mode at USPSA matches.
The results of the match can be found here. No pictures or videos this time.
And here's Ken's USPSA-style analysis of the match.
I don't like 94.5% accuracy at all.
This coming Saturday is the first USPSA match for me in Sparta, IL. I'm looking forward to the USPSA season!