Here’s the video of my performance. some big mistakes but the stages were challenging enough that I was fortunate that others made more.
I came in 2nd place in the CDP division, Expert Class. Here’s a pic of me and Victor Rojas (who came in 3rd in CDP Sharpshooter).
Here are the final results : http://www.parmarng.org/MatchScores/IDPA-State-Championship-2010-09-11.htm
More videos –
Some pics from the match –
The Famous ZipLine is in the distance:
Tavis playing with the Golf Cart:
Poor worm. The loser of the previous stage had to carry this while he/she shoots the next :
Prize giving :
Steve Koski from the Gundudes, this guy is FAST!! :
My chrono result : 167.686
Tavis won 1st place CDP Marksman! Congrats bud! :
Of course he wins the SSP Master Division:
Farewell Parma Idaho! We’ll be back next year!
Can’t wait! gotta go sleep early so we can get up bright and early to head down to the range to get the Safety Check done and start shooting. Took some pics of the range : (We didn’t get to see the pistol bays as it’s considered bad form to look at the stages early.)
Wish me luck!!
Here are the chrono results from the Washington State Match I shot last week. According to Cel, the chrono they used was the venerable Oehler Model 35 Chronograph. It’s an old design and the most expensive in the market today.
The results differ from my earlier chrono tests of the same load but not terribly negative that I’d not make Power Factor. Using the CED Chrono, I shot my 4.5gr of Clays, 200gr Moly Bear Creek bullets to 170.52 PF.
Results from Oehler Chrono:
I wonder why it’s a little less, I’ve heard that temperature or barometric pressure would affect it but the two chronos i’ve done were from the same range. I guess it’s chrono calibration. I’m gonna be shooting the same bullets at the IDAHO State match in two weeks, I think my ammo will make PF there too. *cross fingers*
We had our 9th State championships yesterday at the Renton Fish & Game club, with over 100 shooters competing for top honors over a course of 13 stages. I shot decently well, with no equipment malfunctions and won the Sharpshooter category in the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) Division.
Both Victor and I were neck to neck on some of the stages until I got lucky when I brain farted on one stage but got a reshoot because of an equipment malfunction. Victor (who is the better shooter btw) didn’t know that the last stage (35 yard) was Limited Vickers and he took extra shots, giving him a HUGE penalty that gave me an edge.
I learned from my last few matches that the most important thing to do in IDPA, is to read the stage description. Not following the course description incurs penalties that do not accurately reflect your shooting performance, and that is very frustrating and unnecessary. I’m sure Victor will do well at next month’s Idaho IDPA State Match 🙂 Looking forward to shooting that too!
Here’s the video :