I got to meet Max at the USPSA Open Nationals in Florida and had the pleasure to watch him shoot a few stages. Max is such a friendly person and exudes professionalism. True mark of a champion. He even entertained my fanboyism by taking a selfie with me.
While watching him shoot, I noticed that he uses an interesting movement technique and I thought I’d share it with you. Let me know what you think.
Day 3 was slightly better. Had some stupid mikes again and they were really stupid ones. I know what my problem is, 1) Gun shoots high at 25yrds (n00b) and don’t rush off your shots on wide open static targets. I get too excited and throw a shot off an easy target. Done that 4-5 times this match.
Came in 58th overall. My best stage was a 10th place on Ultimatum and I was stoked as I beat a lot of top level shooters on it.
Had a ton of fun at the Nationals, it was a really rewarding experience seeing what national level stages and shooters are like, meeting great people, YouTube fans and meeting idols.
Day Two started very early in the morning and I would like to call it, the Day of Slowness. I was super slow with everything and I’m not sure why. Perhaps I was trying to be careful. Had only two stupid mikes but time overall was really bad. I think I should speed up tomorrow :)
My first Nationals and WOW. Now I understand why it’s so challenging. The stages aren’t elaborate but there’s like a million ways of shooting them and the disaster factor is high! You have a high-risk option with huge payouts but really bad penalties if you screw up. The big boys risk it because their skill level let’s them do so.
Was so-so with my shooting, had one stupid double feed which costed me 10 secs and 2 mikes.
On to day two!
This level two USPSA match is organized once a year as part of our series/slot matches and counts for two. You need a minimum of four to be entered in the challenge to determine your eligibility for National slots.
It’s a 181 round match with some really challenging stages which is good for my practice for the nationals. I’m not really happy with my performance, as there were some screw ups which I really need to not replicate again.
This match was organized by the Down Zero crew at the Renton Fish and Game Club.
One day I wanna be as cool as this Asian man shooting his Gold Open Division gun in IPSC.
except mine will be shiny!
No no-shoots, no-partials, total of ~350 rounds of ammo, 1700+ points, massive stage hit factors and all kinds of fun. This has to be the funnest match I’ve shot at. It’s an outlaw, USPSA-like match put up by the Marysville Rifle Club to support the Hand-in-Hand Emergency Foster Care Organization. (http://www.handinhandkids.org)
What made it fun for me was I did not even have one ounce of match pressure. I didn’t care about final placement, I just wanted to hose, and hose I did.
Now time to concentrate and focus on the next two big matches, the Northwest Challenge and USPSA Nationals.