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Jim Norman

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  • Birthday 02/12/1953

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    Hillsborough, NJ
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    USPSA, 3-Gun, RVing
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    Jim Norman

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  1. I have been trying to contact Robert for about a month. No reply. I was registered in this match, but have had to change plans. I have notified him both by Email and through Practiscore. No reply.
  2. Made it home late this morning. Had a miserable showing as far as the shooting but had a fantastic time anyway. Stages were excellent as one would expect. The people on the squad I was on were great. I look forward to heading out again next year. As for shooting a clay bird flipped in the air with a pistol, YES! That shot I got, it was worth the trip, not too many places you'll get to do that! Thank you to the US Army, the AMU, the OCS and all the LTs that were out setting steel and pasting targets. Thank you for everything.
  3. Who cares?! Where or when else will you ever get the chance to shoot at a flying clay with a handgun? This is why FT. Benning is THE MATCH. My take is, I am in the match, I won. Anything else is a bonus.
  4. benchmstr, it is still a thing. For those that may not be aware, Squadding is now open. See you all in November.
  5. OK, So I can't type SHOW the RO that the gun is Clear, then... I also DROP the magazine, not Droop(?) it, what ever that is. Seriously, The flip and catch is showboating. I really dislike it. Yes there are some real acrobats out there, but then Ned New Guy sees this and tries it an we have an ISSUE. Hopefully only a DQ, but it could be a lot worse. ULSC is NOT a timed event, Draw fast, Holster S L O W!
  6. Todd, You will drive to the Krilling Range, and possibly between ranges, although in the past transport has been provided, Occasionally in Strikers. On the Krilling range you will be parked in a lot and will need to hump gear a fair distance. I've brought my cart, and used it! I am not sure this year how it ai all set up. in the past there were 9 stages, this year there are 12 and my understanding is there may be three range complexes in use. I'd bring the cart and a ruck. One year we were only allowed what ever extra gear would fit in a 50 cal can. Your guns and the like you carried or wore. Extra ammo, cameras, etc, in the can. The AMU does a really good job of presenting a challenging and fun match. My take on it is, I am in, I am shooting a great match at Fort Benning getting to do things I likely can't do at damned near any other venue. I have already WON!
  7. So, got in, now just waiting on the squadding to show up. Need to get my reservations in or I'll be sleeping on the roadside.
  8. My error then, last I read was 9 stages. Seemed odd that there were 24 squads, but hey, who's counting? OK, so we need to be onsite on the 16th, we shoot 4 stages each day, one on, one off, with the actual shooting on Fri-Sat and Sun.
  9. That would add up to 12 stages, I read there are 9 stages. Tying to figure out their matrix. 200 slots? plus sponsors? Staff? or 200 total? how many stages a day? 3? 4? Shoot 4, 4, 1? 3, 3, 3,? There is a lot that goes into the scheduling of a match. Size of Squad, Average turn around on a stage, number of stages? figure 6 minutes to shoot and reset, 10 minutes to walk through and 12 shooters, 82 minutes, that leaves 8 minutes grace if you figured 90 minutes per squad. Then your squad could be 'off' for an hour and a half. I figure 9 stages means 18 squads realistically, unless there is a special shoot it all in one day group. so concentrating on the 3 day flight. 12 shooters and 18 squads gives us 216 shooters and a reasonable match pressure for the staff. 11 shooters makes it much better. Hopefully we'll get the answers sooner rather than later.
  10. I hear that I'll have 8 days out minimum for a 4 day match. 1000 miles each way!
  11. I find this to be incredible. In the past this match filled in seconds. At this tie it apparently still has 10 open slots. So who all go in so far?
  12. Well, I input the info, they accepted my $$$, waiting to see if I am approved. Hopefully Nice to go a bit earlier, less chance of snow on the way home! They are saying we'll shoot for 4 days, Thursday-Sunday. Hoping they have added in a Staff day. I need two days down and two days back and I'd like to keep it to 7 days total.
  13. I look at it this way, We get to shoot at Ft. Benning, We support the AMU and the US Army in some small way by showing up for this match. I am unlikely to win much of anything, but just getting to shoot there is a win in and of itself. Now last year, while it had some physical challenges was all on the one range. in the origianl series we went off to a few other locations and got to do some things that are unlikely on most private ranges, at least in the east. Shooting on one of the MOUT ranges we were shooting targets in the second and third story windows, no way we could do that here at home! That much impact area does not exist for us!
  14. Well the registration date and time is posted, Maybe we get moved to the head of the line? I'd like another run. Especially now that it is earlier.
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