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September 9th 2017

I didn't want to go to this match.
It was raining when I woke up and I am not essential for the match so I almost went back to bed.
When I got to the range a few minutes after 8 they were already setup.
Pretty rudimentary stages and I thought we were going to setup for at least two hours.
Josh didn't show up.

10th of 36 overall shooting PCC for the first time.
It's nice to get some trigger time on a long gun.
It was even more fun than I thought it would be.

Two club matches left. I'll shoot the carbine again unless
shelfie shoots then I'll probably shoot a 2011.

It's kinda weird that I check practiscore that nobody has signed up for the
ENPS Zombie match. Wonder what gives there?

stage 3

stage 4

classifier Roscoe Rattle

2017 Minnesota Sectional Match

This match is always pretty well run. the stages were pretty cool.
Josh helped me with stage planning which was much appreciated.
He got 3rd B in Open and snored slightly quieter than usual.

I had a couple malunctions and ran the gun dry once on the last shot
but I shot a pretty consistant match commesurate with my current ability

27 of 55 LTD and shot 61.5 %
made the top half which shouldn't be a goal but it is for major matches
211A 3B 58C 7Delta 3Mikes - 1FTE 319 seconds
320 seconds is slow I could probably tell you were 20 seconds were wasted
but Jon and Brandon were in the 260 second range I think
Practiscore results
Couldn't find my camera to take video so thank you dirk for filming my runs way better than I did yours.

Here is the first stage of the day Stage 3 Terminator

stage 4 Full Metal Jacket. i think
Pulp Fiction

SFPS 08-13-2017 Match

I left my phone and camcorder in the car.
Robert did well on the scoring we had plenty of ROs so I just shot.
I didn't push it really hard but more so than the area match.
12 of 39 overall and 5 of 18 LTD

It seems like the new registration time / setup thing is going to work fine
39 shooters and we started about 9:15 and were done by 1 pm

The stages were pretty simple as rain was expected and new format

here;s a C class run on a clkassifier

the new kindle fire devices worked fine also.

Next weekend is the Minnesota sectional match.

2017 USPSA Area 3

I was a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
My primary goals going in were no meltdowns and leaving acceptable shots on every target
I achieved those goals excluding the shoe fiasco. I placed 84 of 125in LTD @ 48 %
I shot 93 pecent of available points and 90 % with penalties. Yeah Bullseye mode.
Way too slow. A lot of it was because my transitions suck but I was too slow for this track meet.
I can blame part of that on my prep since my fiber was basically black and couldn't see it the first day.

It was however a fun road trip with Roger and a successful Level 3 match.
I did get a speeding ticket on the way back home.
That's what happens when you break tradition.
I should have let the other guy drive and been fast asleep like usual ;)

Day 2

Site on the Loose

1 a.m. and Cant't sleep. Front sight came loose again. Also noticed a broken ejector on the backup gun.
Randy fixed me up but I need to confirm zero tomorrow. Haven't packed for area 3 match yet.
Chronod today said 173 PF. A little heavy but it's what I am used to.
It's gonna rain on Saturday. Glad I ordered that Marmot jacket off amazon last week.

Had a really good practice with Fred last week and looking forward to the 2017 uspsa area 3 match
Road trip with Roger this year. There's only two of us so we can pack heavy and we will have plenty of room.
The Old Gray Goose is still muddy inside from the sectional match ;)

Parts for the PCC came in. Handstop and 1 o clock rail.
3m grip tape sticks to that ugly ass magwell.
I may order another one and have Josh paint it.
A dawson mag extension puts me at 36 reloadable.

July 23rd Match

% LTD and 58

This was an interesting match. I have a guy at work whose daughter has been shooting and she wanted him to try his hand at the game.
Cool, I've never gotten anyone from work to come out and play the game
I loaned him a PPQ setup and after he practiced with it one time he came to work bragging how he was going to beat me.
I asked him to put his money where his mouth is and we bet 20 bucks. Later in the day, I felt kinda bad and went and explained
how the odds were against him regarding major vs minor scoring and we lowered the bet to five bucks.

Match day came and although I planned to throw a few points to keep him interested it almost blew up in my face.
My goal for the match was to concentrate on the stage programming process and see my sights for every shot.
After final setup I walked the stages and had 4 of them in my head and actually visualized them.

Where's the Zen Coffee ?

A lot has changed in the past few weeks.
A discussion about "burnout" among the shooters I practice with led to a series of changes
Pete teased me about facebook which everyone knows I despise.
He got me to thinking about it and realizing it's not my place to stand in the way of those that enjoy facebook.
So Skippy volunteered to setup and maintain a facebook page. If you do the facebook thing pay it a visit.

It was also decided to move the setup to sunday morning only and the registration deadline to 9 a.m.
I was against doing that until next year in order to give everyone fair notice but lost the vote.
I like the idea and since I won't be the one turning anyone away it's all good.

It has been a strange year that people don't practice as much anymore.
The two man requirement has really put a cramp on that. It sucks to
have to try and coordinate with others and not being able to practice alone.
You can't practice what you want, when you want for however long you want.
We didn't realize how good we had it until after that landowner stirred up the fuss about three years ago

SFPS July 09 2017 Match

What a nice change. I didn't have to hold a timer once this match.
I definately chatted too much when I should have been visualizing.
I only had one interruption to replace an overheated nook. I was on deck of course.
My goal was to visualy progam each stage three times and I failed to achieve that.
My other goal was to leave acceptable shots on each target. I did not achieve that either.
I zeroed a standards stage as did half the shooters. Lost my balance on the classifier.
Last stage of a hot ass day was a memory stage and I lost my plan and got a bit lost.
I need to practice hard entry to ports and leaning positions. Need new brake pads too.
All things considered I had a better match than the last couple and feel I am climbing out of the rut.
Score Summary Here

lost my balance on the classifier and threw a D. had to adjust position on the low port cost me a second

shooting in the rain

I need to ask Fred to order some of those Nook rain shields like they had at the GPS.
We are down to six working nooks. One went tits up last match

Here's a vid of the 130 point stage I zeroed for forgetting a position.
Thanks Dirk for the closeup of the targets I spaced off. lol

and more train wreck

and did I mention shooting in the rain sucks. Here I switched to to my trifocal glasses cuz it was darkish. Double Turtle mode :(

And finally here is where I eat my words about the timer catching the activator. I was just that slow.