We had a field of 5 show up to run the 3 courses of fire for our Wednesday night mini-match. Five showed up but only four completed. One of our shooters (yours truly) went a little cowboy during the run and gun portion of the match and allowed his arm to swing back too far breaking 90 and earned a DQ (disqualification). Looks like Dairy Queen for those attending the next warm night. It did show how easy it is to break 90 on some courses of fire and it is a safety issue. Hence the DQ.
As you can see in the pictures in the gallery below, there were some interesting stages. First stage was Run and Gun. Gun loaded and holstered, hands at side, on the beep run to the right berm and shoot two sets of two targets hiding low behind a couple of barrels. Hardly need to aim but watch the 90’s. Now have to run back to the top of the range to get around the barriers with gun always pointed down range with a mag change at some point. To the opposite bank two more targets hiding behind a door on it’s side and then onto the last two targets where you shoot them between a couple of barrels. Once again, watching your 90’s. 16 shots total. A’s a plenty so time is the big factor and misses will hurt bad.
Second/Third stages were strong hand/weak hand. Start with gun loaded and holstered hands on the barrier in front of you. Start on the right hand side. At the buzzer, draw and from behind the barrier shoot with your right hand at the two visible targets. Move forward to the next barrier and shoot the two targets hidden beyond that barrier. 8 shots. Right hand only! Then back to the top to repeat the same exercise with your left hand. Another 8 shots. Scoring was a little more scattered and times also varied.
Still have to calculate the scores but they will likely be posted on Friday along with some videos that Steve took during the evening.
See you at the meeting tonight.
Will likely also be a work party on Saturday to do the stage designs for the all steel match for those that are available.