Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
stick

Stick's Training, Range and Match Log Diary

Recommended Posts

11/25/18

Action Steel Match today.  I ended up finishing 3rd out of 21 in PCC and 4th out of 81 Overall.  Watch stage 2 where I totally wipe out.  I slipped and fell on my butt, but I did keep the gun pointed downrange and in a safe position.  Enjoy the video.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1/19/19

I can't believe it's been almost two months since I've shot a match.  With moving and getting sick, the time flies by.  I finally got out to shoot a match today.  Action Steel was on the agenda today.  I went in without any expectations and to my surprise, I took first overall out of 60 shooters.  The scores are posted below.  I'll upload the Go-pro video tomorrow.  It's good to be back.  Now just to start practicing again.

Final Name Division Time Stage 1  Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4  Stage 5
1 Scott, Michael PCCO 99.79 13.44 19.06 20.04 16.6 30.65
2 XXX PCCO 101.24 17.62 17.09 17.56 21.26 27.71
3 XXX PCCO 103.4 17.28 24.02 22.57 15.79 23.74
4 XXX PCCO 117.98 15.03 25.34 24.72 20.92 31.97
5 XXX PCCO 120.14 17.56 24.52 21.27 22.13 34.66
6 XXX PCCO 124.44 17.12 26.56 26.73 20.62 33.41
7 XXX CFO 125.15 24.13 24.35 21.2 25.71 29.76
8 XXX PCCO 128.34 21.58 19.86 21.79 17.52 47.59
9 XXX PCCO 131.76 19.02 25.72 26.52 19.32 41.18
10 XXX CFI 135.24 26.91 32.08 17.54 23.21 35.5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1/19/19

Here's the video from today's match

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice shooting!  Could hardly see those small targets...  The must have been the bonus targets...  Cool idea...

 

Smart to have non-falling plates.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, RaylanGivens said:

Nice shooting!  Could hardly see those small targets...  The must have been the bonus targets...  Cool idea...

 

Smart to have non-falling plates.

 

It was a bonus plate to remove 5 seconds from your time.  You could only shoot at it once.  If you missed, you didn't get the bonus.  They were 4 inch red plates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot my second match of the year yesterday.  Action Steel was fun and challenging.  I ended up 3rd in my division and 7th overall.  Take away the stupid penalties and I did rather well.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the penalties are there for a reason. :) 

 

Ok, I gotta ask; Why are some clubs (you know the other one I mean) going to 3 shots on square or rectangular plates instead of just sticking with 2? I can't articulate why, I'm just not a fan of it. Of course I'm not a fan of shooting the same plates from different positions either. I feel like I'm wasting ammo. :)

 

I haven't actually asked the match director the reason. I haven't shot in a while and I was helping them setup a practice and ran the timer for him to shoot. He told me about it and said the members seemed to like it. What It seems like to me is that there's now somewhere between 2-4 shooting positions. Kinda like if you combined 2-3 Steel Challenge stages. I have heard from other people the reason for shooting the same plates is so people get to shoot a decent amount of rounds as the match is usually 4-5 stages. Plus lugging those plates around gets old. I get that, yet I've shot stages at CFRP and VCGHC that were 20-25 rounds and a lot of fun. It seems to me it's become Stand and Shoot steel instead of Action Steel. 

 

Granted, it's easy for me to question it because I"m not able to help setup matches, only some practices. I know it's tough work and I can see some reasons why a match director might want to do it. I'm just curious how you and other competitors feel about it since I'm the only one I've ever heard say they didn't care for it. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6/25/19

Yes! I fell off the face of the earth.  This year has really sucked for me!  I've had problem after problem.  I started out the year with a gastric bleed from a issue I had four years ago.  Luckily it's nothing major and with medication I'm back to normal.  Fast forward another month or two and I go back into Afib.  I've had Afib before and it usually only lasts 1-2 days until my heart converts back into sinus rhythm.  unfortunately, this time I can't convert back into a sinus rhythm.  My cardiologist recommends a cardiac ablation.  After some discussion and research, I schedule an appointment with an Electrophysiologist.  I ended up having a radio frequency cardiac ablation.  Basically they map your heart and determine the cause of the Afib, then they use heat to scar the heart where the Afib is generated.  I'm five weeks post surgery and I feel amazing.  I'm taking off shooting for a while until I go back to my electrophysiologist on July 10th.  My cardiologist has already cleared me, but with the Florida heat, I don't want to take any chances.  I'm eager to get back out shooting.  I just want to give my body time to heal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, stick said:

6/25/19

Yes! I fell off the face of the earth.  This year has really sucked for me!  I've had problem after problem.  I started out the year with a gastric bleed from a issue I had four years ago.  Luckily it's nothing major and with medication I'm back to normal.  Fast forward another month or two and I go back into Afib.  I've had Afib before and it usually only lasts 1-2 days until my heart converts back into sinus rhythm.  unfortunately, this time I can't convert back into a sinus rhythm.  My cardiologist recommends a cardiac ablation.  After some discussion and research, I schedule an appointment with an Electrophysiologist.  I ended up having a radio frequency cardiac ablation.  Basically they map your heart and determine the cause of the Afib, then they use heat to scar the heart where the Afib is generated.  I'm five weeks post surgery and I feel amazing.  I'm taking off shooting for a while until I go back to my electrophysiologist on July 10th.  My cardiologist has already cleared me, but with the Florida heat, I don't want to take any chances.  I'm eager to get back out shooting.  I just want to give my body time to heal.

Great news Stick!

Kinda the same year for me so I know where your at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First match in 4 months. I can't believe it's been 2 months since my heart procedure for Afib.  I decided on a whim to shoot the Action Steel match at OK Corral.  I put together a video of the stages.  I missed stage 6 somehow, my gopro doesn't want to listen lately.  I didn't post any of the scores since I was just trying to get back into the grove.  from watching the video, I really should start practicing again.  I noticed that my transitions were slow, I don't stay on the gun, I was mashing the trigger, my movement was slow and indecisive, etc.  The temperature was scorching and I'm out of shape for shooting.  I'll slowly start working on training and getting back into shooting shape for the cooler winter months.  Here's the video for the match.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats on your recovery.  Give yourself a pat on the back for getting back into it, especially in the FL heat.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can this year get any worse?  First my GI Bleed, then my heart procedure, now my back.  Damn, I'm only 51.  Not being able to practice or shoot sucks!  I'm on the mend, hopefully I'll be recovered in time to shoot when the temperature cools off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another weather scare and the weekend matches were cancelled!  So I decided to head to the range today to sight in my Venom on my new dedicated CORE slide.  I must admit, I really like the ported slide with the ported barrel.  My only problem was my ammo.  I'm using my PCC ammo which is 130pf out of my PCC, but only 112pf out of my M&P.  Let's just say that I got a lot of work clearing jams (every shot)  The PCC ammo would not cycle the gun.  I also noticed the gun is relatively clean EXCEPT for the area around the ported slide and the ported barrel.

I got home and I loaded up 10 test rounds. (3.8gr Titegroup with Everglades 124gr recess base RN)  I'll have to see if they make PF and cycle the gun.

 

It felt good to get out and practice!  Except for the 7 day heart monitor my doctor had me wear.  Stupid thing kept telling me one of the senors were off.  I finally got frustrated and just turned the damn thing off.  With each passing day, I'm closer to being 100% released by my electrophysiologist.  Heart monitor is the last step!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finally got out to shoot another match today.  It didn't go as expected with my performance.  I finished 21st out of 71 overall and 8th out of 13 in PCC.  I had two stages just totally wreck my score.  One stage I had a gun malfunction and another I took 20 seconds in penalties.  Oh well!  At least I was finally able to shoot a match.  After watching the videos,  I now know what I have to practice for the next match.

On a side note, I did test 10 rounds in the M&P core (3.8gr Titegroup & 124gr Everglades RN)  The gun cycled fine and I think the load is going to work well for the ported barrel and slide.

 

Here's the video of today's match

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had an appointment for the Electrophysiologist on Wednesday.  The doctor is happy with the results and he has called me "cured"  

I've had a very unmotivated month.  I haven't felt the urge or need for that matter to practice.  I'm in a funk with training!  I had a USPSA match on Saturday.  I was looking forward to getting out and having some fun.  The stages didn't cooperate. Our squad had range issues the first three stages that hampered the match.  It was impossible to get into a rhythm.  Couple that with only 5 shooters on our squad, It was rough having to RO, Setup, Paste and score!  

I guess I just wasn't motivated to shoot.  I ended up placing 6th.  While 6th isn't a bad place, We only had 30 shooters total.  It's probably the smallest turnout of the year.  

Enough of the rambling!  Here's the unimpressive video of the match.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10/14/19

From the last couple of videos I've posted, one can see I've been having some issues lately with both of my PCC's.  Both have had loading issues.  Both are PSA lowers.  One is a Gen1 forged lower and the other is a Gen3 Billet lower.  Frustrated, I ordered a Foxtrot Mike lower tonight.  I'll update once I get it assembled and tested out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...