At every major match I attend, the ROs will call me “Lo-ki” so for this year’s Trigger Treat, I decide to shoot as… Loki from the Marvel Universe. Halloween hosefests are super fun especially when it’s held after the Nationals and you can release some steam and just blast away.
Been preparing to shoot this match for almost a year. The normal way the Nationals have been shot through the years is in a three day format. This time round because Hurricane Matthew is forecast to hit Florida, they’ve changed the format to 10 stages on the first day, break for the Hurricane and hopefully resume on the 3rd day with another 10 stages. It was definitely a tiring day and I wish I could have done better. I’m still watching my sights but ended up tagging a lot of no-shoots which I don’t normally do.
Onward to the final day, after the Hurricane blows through of course. 🙂
The guys at the Custer range never fails to impress us USPSA shooters. They design fabulous stages and run them in a fun range with many varied bay layouts. This year, they decided to host the Washington State USPSA Championships and boy did they deliver. The theme of the match was inspired by Monty Python’s Holy Grail with evil white rabbits strewn all over the range and other hilarious movie references embedded into the stage designs.
Custer’s range is one of the best run with very interesting bays which allows them to design fun and challenging stages. This month’s match had lots of low ports which makes it hard for aging knees to deal with, at least the bays had soft sand. I felt slow in some stages because I was waiting for a perfect sight picture instead of shooting early, calling my shots and correcting them if needed.
‘Twas a great battle in the Open Division today. Nick and I were back to back till the very end where a malfunction cost me the possibility of the match win. Great technical stages that I haven’t seen before which makes it a ton of fun. Hope to shoot more stages like this in the future.
My Father’s Day present, to be able to go off for the weekend and shoot the 2016 Inland Empire Sectional Championships. It was a fun 9+1 stage Level 2 match shot at the Rattlesnake Shooting Facility in Benton City. I couldn’t engage match mode for a few stages and I paid dearly in penalties. Still managed to edge out 3rd Open. Thanks to everyone who setup this match every year, I’ll be back!.
What a fun and furiously fast match today. My total time for the entire match was 48 seconds! None of the stages were over 10 seconds. I still have match mode focus going which is great. Worked on transitioning and shooting faster which I did but had some extra shots here and there which should be eliminated. Just need to keep working on improving transition speed and shooting earlier.
I did wear my Mono Vision contact lens pair today and it worked well. It was a little disorienting in the beginning but it was great during shooting.
Oh finally. I told myself after my dismal performance last week to focus on my dot and it paid off. Came out of the match with an Overall win. I finally understand what it means to have dot patience. call every shot and not worry about speed. The only two mikes were when I got lazy, need to not do that next time.
I guess this is my match mode. Got to keep it up.
My first match of 2016 and it was a fun one. The stages were elaborate and fun to shoot, all except that blasted classifier. It’s almost impossible to consciously shoot 100% in it. You have to be hosing like crazy and hope it hits. My run only yielded me a 63%, and 77% if I didn’t get that one mike.
Apart from that, I’m lacking some dot discipline especially while moving. Oh and a note to self, don’t snag fault line “ropes” with your holster anymore.
Thanks for a great match Dave and crew!
SO FRIGGING WET & COLD!
I told myself not to shoot a match when it’s cold and pouring after my disastrous Marysville USPSA match a few months ago, but how can I not shoot this? it’s a charity match for kids.
Some really crappy stages as my dot was all over the place. Need to make my target smaller, instead of a full target, just focus on the A zone.
A couple of good ones but not good enough. Good to hear that this match raised $2,000 in cash for the charity. Awesome! Glad to be part of it.