Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Clean Match

Today I shot my very first clean action pistol match. I neutralized all threats, did not put any holes in no-shoot targets, and suffered zero procedural penalties. I'm a happy camper.

The match was the Lone Star IDSA Club Match, an annual trophy match. We shot 12 stages that ranged from the very basic to the fairly competitive.



This was one of the longer stages. The shooter starts seated at the four targets to the left (behind the score keeper). At the buzzer, engage the four targets from the seated position. When the targets are neutralized, the shooter proceeds to the middle barrels and engages two more targets from cover. The target with the two hands is a no-shoot target. The shooter then moves to the barrels on the right and engages two targets from a kneeling or squatting position. The center target was also a no-shoot target. This was a 16 round stage so there was only one mag change


This image was from the last portion of the last stage, engaging three targets from the prone position.

You will notice that I did not wear my street clothes in this match. I must be getting more competitive.

How did I do? I came in second in the Single Stack Division. More importantly, I shot the match clean.

5 comments:

Ol' Grey Ghost said...

Do you ever track your vital stats (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) through one of these matches? The results might surprise you...

JR said...

I'll bet they go through the roof.

Ol' Grey Ghost said...

We did it once as an experiment on the range by putting some of our officers through a tougher than usual course of fire. Most everyone had elevated levels after going through the paces but for one officer everything was actually lower after he was done. Our resident medical expert theorized that this officer was working himself up with worry and anxiety beforehand and afterwards he actually began to relax. Different strokes for different folks...

Fits said...

Good work. Proud of ya. Next up, think about trying a vampire match.

JR said...

Hey fits, it's been awhile.

So who provides the vamps?