This year’s Area 1 Championships was held in Idaho Falls and it featured 13 fun and varying stages. It wasn’t super technical but it was a blast to shoot. Everyone had a chance to do well.
One of the stages (#10) got thrown out because of a rule misprint so we got to shoot it for fun. It featured a unique swinger mechanism that has two plates on either side to destabilize it. I believe it’s called a Leo’s Leaner. It’s was fun to decipher and shoot.
I’m pretty happy that I had only three “Mikes” the entire match, I did however shoot somewhat slower than normal because of match pressure. I came in 10th Open, 4th Master behind an amazing array of fast and young shooters.
You can look at the final scores here : http://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-display-match-results-detail.php?indx=14861&division=Open&guntype=Pistol
A Huge THANK YOU to Tim and crew who spent weeks planning and executing this match.
Nice stages with a rare Rhodesian wall. It was fun but I screwed up three stages so didn’t do that well score wise. Came in third behind the usual GMs.
Here’s a detailed analysis of a technique for moving out-of and in-to a shooting position, most often done using shooting boxes in USPSA. The idea is simple, you want to be moving out of a shooting position as quickly as you can if your position is previously static, the fastest would be to start your move while you’re engaging the last target. Not recommended if the last target is a steel plate or popper. That said, don’t make your last target a steel target.
As you enter a new position, you want to have the gun up and ready and your eyes on target before you get into the position, then fire your first shot as early as legally possible. Usually this means one foot in the shooting box and the other off the ground. Which foot I hear you ask, doesn’t really matter. You’ve learned to walk since you were a toddler, your body will know which is better.
This technique is tricky as it requires shooting while moving and you’d have to make sure your knees are bent and springy so that it’ll absorb the force of starting & stopping to ensure your sights are kept as still as possible.
Now go out and try it out at your next match! It worked well for me.