Shot the first ever BUG (Back-Up Gun) Championships setup by NWPPA this weekend. It was a really fun event where all shooters must adhere to the BUG rules as stipulated by IDPA in the rule book. The match comprised of 14 short five-round stages. I wish there were longer stages with the ability to reload but were restricted because the current IDPA rules did not have any provision for allowing reloads or stages longer than five-rounds.
I won the match by half a second and took Overall Champion with a score of 69.18 seconds. I shot it with my Kimber CDP Ultra Elite II which falls under the CDP Division as well as being compliant as a BUG gun.
Full results here : http://www.nwppa-idpa.com/2012-06-09.htm
As you can see from the results, there is no provision for the BUG division in the scoring software, so we tried to identify what IDPA division the gun would probably fit in and lump everyone else into ESR-UNC as a catch all for unidentified BUG guns.
Unfortunately we weren’t allow to take video, so I can’t show you guys the match. I hope one day they’ll lift the ban so we can show how much fun some of these matches are and help to grow the sport.
here are some pictures I took :
hang on to buzz with strong hand and engage targets with weak only.
Me and my fun squad. It’s the people that make these matches so good to shoot at.
That’s all I had to lug around with me! As compared to my HUGE CED bag that I carry with me to the other matches. I’m all about shooting light from now on.
Rick, the Match Director kicking off the event.
It has been a while since I’ve shot such a fun match. I hope IDPA HQ and the Tiger Teams would change the BUG Rules to allow reloads and stages longer than 5 rounds so we can shoot stages that are more dynamic.