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.
This Hybrid charity match was setup by the Down Zero Team here in the Seattle area. This match is a charity event to benefit and raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancer. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Movember non-profit organization and the Prostate Cancer Foundation on behalf of the Northwest Men.
8 USPSA type stages but using IDPA time-plus scoring which forces everyone to be very accurate as one point down = half a second. It’s VERY painful when you run a stage in typical USPSA style and get 11points down.
That said, it was a fun match, great weather, super cold though. I managed to squeeze in a division win even after screwing up a few stages. You’ll see them on the video.
Read more about the two charities that this match is donating to.
Watch this video (shot by BJ Norris) of the recent Single Stack Classic at time index 2:25 onwards, Dave Sevigny (aka android) shoots a variation of the el-presidente from a seating position. what’s interesting is you can clearly see the holes in the middle target. As he shoots, the 1st shot hits dead center in the A-zone, 2nd shot of the split slightly to the right, as if he’s already transitioning to the far right target.
he does it again, consistently, after the reload. Usually we take both shots stationary, then quickly transition to the next. Talk about saving a fraction of a fraction of a second
here’s a picture :