After my previous disastrous matches, I made it a point to do some dry-fire practice at home. It paid off, that and the weather played a part too, it was beautiful and warm. Only thing about this match was the horrible last stage where I lost 40 match points just on that one stage alone. It basically screwed up a match win.
I live in Duvall, a small “historic” and quaint city just outside of Redmond. I live perhaps a little bit out of the main drag but the city name is in my address. I can’t renew my CPL from the local Police Department where it was issued in the first place. They said I had to go to a King County Community Service Center. Well, closest one is in Bothell which doesn’t open on all days, so that means I have to drive to the next closest one 20mins away in Shoreline. While at the facility, the deputy said that they don’t renew CPLs and that I have to get it renewed at the King County Sheriff Offices in SEATTLE.
So, I live in Duvall, but I can’t renew my CPL in my city or anywhere else in the county for that matter, but I have travel an hour to Seattle to do it.
*throw hands up in the air*
Rusty should be the title of this video. The last time I shot a match was in December, so slightly more than two months ago. Although I can still press my trigger, it’s pretty clear that I’m rusty and slow as heck.
Here’s looking forward to more practice, dry fire and more practice.
and here’s the same match but compared to Nick, who’s a Grandmaster.
Look at Jerry, taking on the 500 magnum.
it’s not the fact that he can rapid fire 5-shot of that 600+ power factor ammo, but look closely during the slow-mo segment, look at how the gun moves around a little until he shoots it. We all have the same problem when we try to make small adjustments to align the sights, or to try to stop our muscles from twitching etc.
Jerry is no different but look at what happens when he starts to apply pressure to his trigger, the gun freezes, dead, and on target and never moves until he completes the entire trigger pull and the shot goes off. It’s like his brain is telling all the other muscles and tendons on his hand and arm to hold still and give his trigger finger the right of way.
Ah. Ma. Zing!
Nothing is better than shooting a match for Charity. Toys for Tots is a great one to be able to support. Had a great time but it was super-cold and I’m totally blaming my lackluster performance on weather. :)
Even my camera refused to work on four of the stages.
This Hybrid charity match was setup by the Down Zero Team here in the Seattle area. This match is a charity event to benefit and raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancer. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Movember non-profit organization and the Prostate Cancer Foundation on behalf of the Northwest Men.
8 USPSA type stages but using IDPA time-plus scoring which forces everyone to be very accurate as one point down = half a second. It’s VERY painful when you run a stage in typical USPSA style and get 11points down.
That said, it was a fun match, great weather, super cold though. I managed to squeeze in a division win even after screwing up a few stages. You’ll see them on the video.
Read more about the two charities that this match is donating to.
Was very happy to be finally able to shoot this match but after driving an hour, I realized that I forgot to take my rig with me (belt, holster and mag pouches). With the help of the range staff and a few friends (they’re such good people), we found a spare CR Speed holster for the Glock. It didn’t really fit as the trigger guard area was too big for my 2011. Allen Range and his McGuyver mind went into overdrive and fashioned a spacer with pieces of cut up plastic from the USPSA Scoring template and some duct tape. Also, he had to modify the locking mechanism and the muzzle nipple so it’ll fit.
Allen then loaned me one of his CR Speed mag pouches and I’m off to the races.
The folks in the shooting community are all upstanding individuals who are super helpful and will always go to lengths to make things work for you.
Thanks Allen!! Sorry for beating you by one place using your handiwork :)