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.
Much better. I tanked one stage (the barrels & ipsc targets) but managed to squeeze in 2nd. I shot with the match winner Nick and it was clear I was way-way behind on almost all the stages. I’m proud that I didn’t let that get to my head though and I continued to shoot at my own pace.
Now if only I can remember to grip my gun tight. I keep forgetting to do so and my dot runs all over the place.
Fckn Steel! That’s the theme of this match! I’m not sure what’s going on but I’m starting to lose it. Losing the consistency and performance. I hope this is just a phase. On to more practice!
So this is my first time ever shooting multigun. It’s a blast to shoot three different kinds of guns on the clock. The stress of remembering to make my guns safe and the extensive plan is a lot higher than the traditional USPSA matches I’ve shot. I’m sure if you do it often you’ll get used to it just like anything.
My Contour didn’t work very well today so I managed to get only two stages but you can see the massive failures at loading my guns, especially the shotgun. I only had like 15mins of practice a few months ago.
I can see why it’s so interesting for the multi gunners but I think I’ll stick to my Open pistol for now. It’s a lot of work bringing three different sets of gear and ammo to a match.
Big thanks to Alex Smith and other volunteers who set this match up!
The Northwest Challenge is a fabulous Level II USPSA match held by the Northwest Section at the Paul Bunyan Rifle Club in Puyallup, WA. It’s been a while since we had a match like this. Thanks to the hard work put in by Scott Pries and his group of volunteers, we got to shoot one of the most fun matches in a while. This year’s match theme is Hollywood Blockbusters. See how many movie references you can spot!
Thanks to all the sponsors for making this match a reality. See more pics and videos at the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/USPSANorthwestChallenge2014
You can find out more about the series of matches and clubs in the section here : http://northwestsection.org
What can I say. Bombed two stages and pretty much took me out of the race. I had 5 other great stages with three stage wins but the two setbacks cost me 100+ points.
I don’t usually load up my magazines to 29+1 because I don’t want to stress my plastic grip and cause another crack but it was definitely useful for me in the 30 round Stage 2.
I thought I did pretty good in this match. I shot with TimR who pushed me a little bit. I just need to get used to this ragged speed so I can be more consistent. I won a number of stages but bombed two which made me lose 50-60 points. Overall, I’m happy.
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!