My first USPSA match of 2017 after a looooong break of no shooting and no dry-firing. Was super cold, super wet and one of those matches that kept everyone asking why they’re out there feeling miserable. That said, there were some really fun stages including one that had all 1/2 sized targets, now that it is legal to use in Level One matches. Those are hard to shoot at! Thanks again to the PB crew for keeping the range open throughout winter.
Paul Bunyan Rifle Club ran their annual Toys-4-Tots charity match again this Sunday. It is an outlaw USPSA-styled match that raised $1,300 in cash for kids. Always great to be out shooting for a good cause.
The November Charity Match run by the DownZero crew is a yearly match to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer. They combine the USPSA stage design principles but with IDPA scoring. It’s a fun match for a good cause. If you’re male above the age of 40, go get a yearly exam and start tracking your PSA levels. Early detection is the key to survival.
As for my match performance, well, watch the video. Some mistakes here and there but the biggest match breaker for me was my death jam on Stage 5. Sucks when a stuck case comes visiting. That’s my 3rd stuck case in my years of shooting.
Finally back shooting after a long break.
[excuses] I found out during the match that I don’t do well in cold rainy weather, my hands get all cold and beaten up. Got my thumb cut on something, left middle finger pinched during a reload, slide bite (for the first time) and thumb hit the racker.
For this month’s match, I helped to design three stages so that we can practice for the upcoming Nationals in October. Stages 2, 3 and 7. Decided to test hard leans, difficult shooting positions and long distance partials which is going to be most of the shots in Nationals. The Universal Shooting Academy range has lots of deep bays and they make use of every bit of it. I was very successful in calling my shots and called almost every single one at this match. I just had some mental disconnects with movement and positions.
Headed down to Albany, Oregon to shoot the 2016 Columbia Cascades Sectional Level II match at the fabulous Albany Rifle Club. Managed to squeak in a 3rd place finish with lots of abruptness and hesitation in my shooting. Did not feel smooth at all except for one stage. I think my shooting platform is weak while moving, so I know what I’m going to work on for the next few weeks. That said, I thought my steel work was awesome! Thanks to Jemy for taking video of me from other angles.
Edged out another match win today. Shot a clean match but felt super slow. Must be all that extra calories I’m lugging around. 🙂 Made a few silly mistakes here and there. Need more focus. Also switched to using my iPhone for 3rd person videos and used the Slow-mo mode for some of the shots. Hope you like it.