The November Charity Match run by the DownZero crew is a yearly match to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer. They combine the USPSA stage design principles but with IDPA scoring. It’s a fun match for a good cause. If you’re male above the age of 40, go get a yearly exam and start tracking your PSA levels. Early detection is the key to survival.
As for my match performance, well, watch the video. Some mistakes here and there but the biggest match breaker for me was my death jam on Stage 5. Sucks when a stuck case comes visiting. That’s my 3rd stuck case in my years of shooting.
Finally back shooting after a long break.
[excuses] I found out during the match that I don’t do well in cold rainy weather, my hands get all cold and beaten up. Got my thumb cut on something, left middle finger pinched during a reload, slide bite (for the first time) and thumb hit the racker.
At every major match I attend, the ROs will call me “Lo-ki” so for this year’s Trigger Treat, I decide to shoot as… Loki from the Marvel Universe. Halloween hosefests are super fun especially when it’s held after the Nationals and you can release some steam and just blast away.
Been preparing to shoot this match for almost a year. The normal way the Nationals have been shot through the years is in a three day format. This time round because Hurricane Matthew is forecast to hit Florida, they’ve changed the format to 10 stages on the first day, break for the Hurricane and hopefully resume on the 3rd day with another 10 stages. It was definitely a tiring day and I wish I could have done better. I’m still watching my sights but ended up tagging a lot of no-shoots which I don’t normally do.
Onward to the final day, after the Hurricane blows through of course.🙂
Managed to squeeze in one last match before Nationals. It was the yearly Series match up at Custer Sportmens Club. Custer’s matches are always fun and this time, featured a TON of running in the sand. Managed to take 1st open despite making a super huge mental mistake for not kneeling during the classifier. Could have been a GM score but oh well.
Looking forward to Nationals in a few days.
For this month’s match, I helped to design three stages so that we can practice for the upcoming Nationals in October. Stages 2, 3 and 7. Decided to test hard leans, difficult shooting positions and long distance partials which is going to be most of the shots in Nationals. The Universal Shooting Academy range has lots of deep bays and they make use of every bit of it. I was very successful in calling my shots and called almost every single one at this match. I just had some mental disconnects with movement and positions.
Told myself going into this match to just do nothing but watch my dot. It worked. I managed to call all my shots, except for one weird call during a weak hand string at the non-classifier classifier (stage 7). I called a 3 alpha 1 charlie but when we looked at the targets, there were only 3 holes. ROs overlay-ed but couldn’t find a double, so I must have called it wrong. That said, I’m happy because I managed to do what I wanted to do and as a side effect, took the match win.