Arrun and I decided to switch divisions for one match. He’ll shoot my Open gun and I’ll shoot his Glock 17 in Production Minor. Everything went well except for when my c-more red-dot module broke one of it’s “pins”. Wasn’t sure why it broke but it worked intermittently and Arrun had a hard time shooting it. We finally figured it out later in the match by using a small ball of aluminum foil to maintain the contact points.
Apart from that, I had a blast shooting production, that front sight is easy to find but aligning the rear sight is a chore. I’ll stick with Open for a while more.
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.
Area 1 2014 was a good Level III match put up by the Eastern Washington Practical Shooting Association at the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility in Benton City, WA.
There were 14 very technical stages that have very tight shots with lots of no-shoots to punish the hosers. I didn’t shoot very well in this match, one because I was very careful to avoid the penalties thus slowing down tremendously and 2nd, as you’ll see from the video, I had a few mistakes and one catastrophic gun failure when I couldn’t extract the brass because the rim was sheared off.
That said, match was still fun because of the company. Always fun shooting and hanging out with the regulars.
Thanks to all the organizers who set this match up and to the hard working Range Officers who ran over 354 shooters through 3 days.
Looking forward to my next major match.
Match Scores : http://www.practiscore.com/results.php?uuid=1488BECB-03E0-4768-9F57-612AFFC002B0
Every year one club in our section will run an all classifier match just before the season gets underway so folks can get classified for the big Area & National matches.
I only had one good stage, the rest were really sucky. Looks like I’m stuck at M 🙂
After my previous disastrous matches, I made it a point to do some dry-fire practice at home. It paid off, that and the weather played a part too, it was beautiful and warm. Only thing about this match was the horrible last stage where I lost 40 match points just on that one stage alone. It basically screwed up a match win.
Nothing is better than shooting a match for Charity. Toys for Tots is a great one to be able to support. Had a great time but it was super-cold and I’m totally blaming my lackluster performance on weather. 🙂
Even my camera refused to work on four of the stages.
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.