Sunday, February 10, 2008

Day at the Range

Today was the monthly IDSA match out at the range. I am really beginning to like these International Defensive Shooting Association matches. They really help me to become a better defensive shooter.

It was 32° when I arrived at the range (showed up a bit early) and 77° when I left. No wind, clear skies and just a beautiful day to be out in the sun. The IDSA matches do not get quite the turn out that the IDPA and USPSA matches do, so we were able to shoot more stages.

Today we shot 9 stages, and around 200 rounds of ammo. Three of the stages started out shooting from inside of a pickup. Two from the drivers side and one from the passenger side. I shoot these matches with the same gear and clothing I normally wear out and about (well, with the exception of the double mag carrier). The typical stage starting from the truck involved engaging 2 or 3 targets through the window of the truck before opening the door, exiting the vehicle, and engaging targets on both sides of the truck. Lots of movement, magazine reloads, use of cover and pretty much any skill that would be necessary on the street. Today we fired on targets from less than one yard to around 25 yards away. A good time was had by one and all.

The Kimber has been running 100% of late.


Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOO. Sounds like a great time.

No wind...perfect conditions. Will be sighted at ZERO. HELL YEAH!!

Nothing beats a day at the range. Well, something could..but a day at the range is spectacular. The smell of cordite...mmmmmmmm.

NotClauswitz said...

That seems like the kind of practical competition that teaches good skills.
I just shoot at downrange targets, but my new Upper is causing me to re-think.

Anonymous said...

A few pictures would be a nice addition to this posting.

John R said...

Pictures would have really helped, I just did not bring my camera. I'll rectify that next month.