This month’s match was excellent in terms of stage design. It has lots of mediocre round count stages with tight shots. It also helps to shoot with a bunch of jokers in your squad. Made the long hours much more fun! It’s a great example of the great people we have in this sport.
This is the 4th Series Match of the Northwest Challenge where slots are assigned for the Nationals next year. You can find out more about the challenge here : http://northwestsection.org/
This was my most horrible match. My whole day was basically screwed from the start. Just stressed from having to clean up the house, traveling, hurt my shoulder, not eating properly. Bad weather didn’t help in the beginning so was really frazzled. My performance degraded progressively through the stages until the dreaded DQ at the last stage. Should have taken the time to calm down and concentrate. But I had to run shooters and run the electronic scoring system and didn’t have time to compose myself. Not blaming it on the system but should have seen the signs earlier and stopped to take a breather.
Lessons learned, my advice is if you’re stressed or not getting your mind right during a match, stop, excuse yourself, take a break and relax.
Twas a good day to be shooting but oh so bloody hot. The sun was out in full force, although the official temperature was at a maximum of 78, it felt like it was 95. we were all sweating and getting sunburnt.
Match was so-so for me, I think I came in 4th overall. I knew I was slowing down and made some mistakes including a mike on stage 4.
Gun run flawlessly again. I’m going to be shooting my 38 super comp till the end of the season before switching to the 9mm major upper that John of http://www.jplprecision.com is making for me.
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