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.
So I shot the recent Renton RFCG match and it turned out to be a 6 stage classifier match. I came in wanting to stretch myself and shoot fast and aggressively but somehow the stress of knowing that it’s a classifier match, working as a Range Officer and picking up brass, I was mentally unprepared. I shot each stage just “hoping” my rounds will land where they supposed to be, instead of actually shooting!
After getting the results, and a local GM and good friend told me that I scored the following percentages for these classifiers :
Life’s little problems
Neuvo El Prez
So three A and one M performance. Looks like I made A Class legit-ly. Next time I shoot a classifier, I’ll take sometime to prepare and practice shooting the stage in my mind repeatedly. then Attack the stage aggressively!
here’s the video :
Just got notice that I got to A Class in USPSA for Open.
I was shooting for GM obviously but landed in A. I guess I should be happy. that said, this is 4 out of 7 classifications. The next one I shoot will make it 8 so it’ll take the best 6 instead of best 4. I think then I’ll drop back to B as one of my classifiers is a 65+%.
Time to practice and dry fire more. I’ll be gunning for the top as fast as I can.
Finally got to shoot an IDPA Classifier after shooting my S&W 625 JM revolver for almost a year. Didn’t do too well, wasn’t looking at the sights or not in the right frame of mind. Speed was decent but accuracy sucked a$$!
here’s the entire classifier in one video, including all the funny wheelgun banter with the SO Jay Tavares.
And the final scores, 125.20 in Enhanced Service Revolver (ESR) :
at least I got my classification and can shoot in the Washington State Championships next month, and no I’m not sandbagging!
Shot a classification match with the great folks at Black Diamond Gun Club. here’s my performance: