Here’s my first ever 360° match video. This was taken using the Ricoh Theta S camera. You can watch this using a compatible browser like Chrome or through the YouTube app on your phone. You can pan around the screen or move your phone around you to watch the video from any perspective you like.
No no-shoots, no-partials, total of ~350 rounds of ammo, 1700+ points, massive stage hit factors and all kinds of fun. This has to be the funnest match I’ve shot at. It’s an outlaw, USPSA-like match put up by the Marysville Rifle Club to support the Hand-in-Hand Emergency Foster Care Organization. (http://www.handinhandkids.org)
What made it fun for me was I did not even have one ounce of match pressure. I didn’t care about final placement, I just wanted to hose, and hose I did.
Now time to concentrate and focus on the next two big matches, the Northwest Challenge and USPSA Nationals.
Ah, everything clicked for me today, all except for the classifier which is CRAP! 🙂 Walked away with a Match Win. I realized that I have to be in a stage of relaxation for me to shoot well. If I’m stressed, I’ll cave in to the pressure.
Nice stages with a rare Rhodesian wall. It was fun but I screwed up three stages so didn’t do that well score wise. Came in third behind the usual GMs.
Shot a fun match at my home range today. Despite all my “pains” and “injuries” I did somewhat decently. I have to stop tanking stages and get more consistency. Also took the opportunity to test a new 170mm magazine by mbxextreme.com. It worked flawlessly. I never did get to try 30 rounds in the magazine. I started 6 stages at this local match with the MBX Extreme magazine and as you can see no issues so far. I’ll do more tests with it and find an opportunity to try 30+1 one day.
As usual, the squad I shot with did not skimp on providing laughter. Thanks guys for a great time!
Here it is. Just got back from this really fun match. Had a great time with good traveling buddies. The guys and gals in the squad were fun to shoot with too.
I shot so-so-ish as I did not actively push myself to go fast or do well. I mentally took this match as good alone/vacation time away from family and work. That sort of manifested in how I shot as well, like I was on vacation 🙂
A shooting buddy of mine told me a few times while video-ing me, he said “Loke, I’ve never seen you move and shoot this slowly before. what’s wrong?”. I was on vacation that’s why. Looks like I need to speed things up and actively compete.
So, next match, my hair will be on fire!
Paul Bunyan Rifle Club runs a Toys for Tots match every year to support the Toys for Tots Foundation. This year they raised $1,511 in cash and a ton of unwrapped toys for kids. Find out more about this awesome charitable foundation at http://www.toysfortots.org