Action Pistol. Minor scoring sucks!!
Went for a quick USPSA-like match run by the Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club near Fall City for a function test for my gun after tuning it. It’s a fast match that follows USPSA rules but everyone is scored minor, so it was really painful dropping 14 charlies on one of the stages. *ouch*
Checkout their website if you’re interested in participating, everyone is welcome! http://svrifle.org
Shot two matches in this rare weekend. One is the November IDPA Match in Renton. This time round, our Match Director, Cel, put together 7 stages of pure fun, designed to be very revolver friendly. We also saw all kinds of revolvers being used because we created a special division just for revolvers that don’t meet IDPA specs. We saw classic Colt and S&W Model 1917s, vintage S&W Military and Police 38 special and more.
Here’s my performance :
You can watch some of the other revolver shooters here :
Then on Sunday, I brought my dirty S&W 625 out to Marysville to shoot the USPSA match. I squaded with a bunch of Production super shooters. I took twice as long to complete the stages and got in a TON of reloading practice. I also tried switching from strong hand to a weak hand reload technique.
Fun weekend, and the weather was perfect for this late in the year.
Went to a IDPA Safety Officer training this weekend and sat through hours of rules discussion and sharing of years of experience. Some of the stories that were shared were amazing. You see all kinds of weird things happen during a match. I took my camera out during our “practical” portion of the training to give SOs some real world implementations of the wrong things that can happen when a shooter engages a course of fire.
Take a look at this video, the course description is very simple.
- Engage T1 to T3 from cover of barricade.
- Engage T4 while moving to cover of barrel.
- Engage T5 and T6 from low cover of barrel.
See if you know what the procedurals were.
Here’s a video I took of a practice session to try to improve my reloading accuracy for single stack magazines. The magwell is very small and you’d have to get in at the right angle for it to seat smoothly. I think I’ve only managed to load the magazine smoothly three or four times during that time. I definitely need more practice.
I’ve also dinged my magazine followers. I have to remember to use Snap Caps in the future.
After being recommended by two separate people recently, I decided to pickup Brian Enos’ Practical Shooting book. This book has been called the Practical Shooter’s Bible.
Took this book with me for my vacation over the weekend and loving it. Brian talks about getting into the right mindset even before you fire off your first shot. Great stuff. My best section:
“There’s no such thing as a Double Tap”. Brian says that every shot is a normal shot, where you see your sights, even when the split is less than 0.15 of a second. There is no such thing is holding your sights on target and firing off two rounds in rapid succession blindly.
Get your own copy here : http://brianenos.com/store/books.html