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Ran my first USPSA match this weekend

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man it was a blast but I sure have a lot to learn..

3 stage match did great on 1 stage (2nd) did ok on the 2nd ....but the 3rd.

 A lot of moving and like a total noob figured I 'd wing it.

Took the completely worst execution path you could possibly take and hosed myself out of the top 5 for the Production class.  :(

I was the poster child for how not to run a stage LOL!

On the bright side..... I am now addicted!

ran my shadow 2 , zero issues, all of my gear was  "ON!"

Even though I messed up I had so much fun...I don't even care.

Great bunch of guys running it and participating too.

I just ran AE 124gr as I've not gotten into reloading yet , but it sure looks like I'm going to.

Can't wait for the next match

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6 hours ago, kmanick said:

 hosed myself out of the top 5 for the Production class.  :(

 

On the bright side..... I am now addicted!

 

Even though I messed up I had so much fun...I don't even care.

 

Can't wait for the next match

 

Sounds like you WON, big.

 

First, to come in near the top of Production your first time out    :bow: :bow:

 

Second, you can't wait to get back  ...    :) 

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congrats and welcome to the sport!  yeah you have to shoot fast and accurate to do well in this game, but logistics/economy of movement are a huge part of it.  not taking extra steps, reloading while moving vs standing still, not getting surprised by targets you know are there, etc.

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thanks for the encouragement, overall I came in at the middle of the pack but that one stage , I did rock it :)

Next up USPSA in Hopkinton  May 5th and then on to Rhode Island for "Mini walls of Steel" may 12th and off to

a Bowling Pins match May 18th and the Steel challenge Both at holbrook May 26

hopefully I can get something going 3-4 times a month all summer  :)

I've got an M&P Performance Center 9L wit a Jpoint optic on it that I haven't even "broken out" yet.

I hope my wife won't miss me too much the next couple of months LOL!

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7 hours ago, kmanick said:

 

hopefully I can get something going 3-4 times a month all summer  :)

 

Come on down and visit Mickey during the winter, and you can shoot

ALL WINTER, too    :) 

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Kmanic,,

when you go to those bowling Pins, don’t even think of a 9 mm,,

45 acp, 357 mag are best.. that is if they put them on a 4 foot table where you must knock them off the table..

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3 hours ago, EEH said:

Kmanic,,

when you go to those bowling Pins, don’t even think of a 9 mm,,

45 acp, 357 mag are best.. that is if they put them on a 4 foot table where you must knock them off the table..

 

they do , and we do have to clear them off of the table to score, I only have 9's right now, really no interest in going .40, .45  etc.

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5 hours ago, kmanick said:

 

  I only have 9's , no interest in going .40, .45  etc.

 

Use the heaviest HP bullets you can find (at least 147's if not 165's)

moving as fast as you can make them go, and take a little

extra time to hit those pins square in the middle    :) 

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ran my second USPSA match today.............and D'Q'd LOl! oh well better to get it over with,

got to stage 4 of 6 (the classifier unfortunately) and stepped into the start box. I drew my CZ and started lining up my first shots and heard "STOP!"

I drew before the RO said "make ready" .....DOH!!!

Ironically one stage later the RO that Dq'd me DQ'd as well. He was shooting an STI and forgot to put the safety on. As he drew for his first shot  he fired a shot

right into the dirt 5 feet in front of him.......................................Done 

oh well a day of lessons learned

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If you haven't started reloading, yet, save your brass   :)

 

Bet you never make either of those two mistakes again ….   lesson learned.    :cheers:

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33 minutes ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

If you haven't started reloading, yet, save your brass   :)

 

Bet you never make either of those two mistakes again ….   lesson learned.    :cheers:

 

Oh ya , me and my shooting bud are reloading 135's and 145's now

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16 hours ago, kmanick said:

ran my second USPSA match today.............and D'Q'd LOl! oh well better to get it over with,

got to stage 4 of 6 (the classifier unfortunately) and stepped into the start box. I drew my CZ and started lining up my first shots and heard "STOP!"

I drew before the RO said "make ready" .....DOH!!!

Ironically one stage later the RO that Dq'd me DQ'd as well. He was shooting an STI and forgot to put the safety on. As he drew for his first shot  he fired a shot

right into the dirt 5 feet in front of him.......................................Done 

oh well a day of lessons learned

He should have been DQ'D before the AD.  The safety must be engaged anytime gun is loaded and holstered.   You learned 3 lessons to avoid in 1 match.  Enjoy the sport, shoot safely,  and welcome to uspsa! 

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Happens... now hopefully you will never forget to wait for the command.   Learn, move on, have fun. 

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I got DQ'd my second match this last weekend as well. This game is extremely addicting though - I'm signed up for a USPSA-style steel match this Sunday. Reloading is definitely worth it just for the sake of tuning your load for PF and recoil impulse. Good luck!

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6 hours ago, MikeThomas said:

The DQ club only has 2 kinds of members - those that have DQ'ed and those that will DQ......

Again, not so.

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6 hours ago, MikeThomas said:

The DQ club only has 2 kinds of members - those that have DQ'ed and those that will DQ......

The DQ club only has 1 kind of member “Those who have DQ’ed”

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I DQ’d my first official USPSA match. Guess I joined that club right away, but at least I got it out of the way quick too.

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