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

2018 IDPA Nationals

Recommended Posts

Looks like Mike Seeklander was high overall at Nationals. It could not happen to a better guy. Good talent, great plan and work ethic. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, waktasz said:

Vogel ended his streak. I guess he had better things to do

Bob didn't shoot Nationals last year either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any information on why B. Vogel passed on the IDPA Nationals for the past two years?    Busy with other things?  Focused on other shooting disciplines?  Just retired and teaching?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot my first nationals this year.  It was a good experience with the exception I shot the entire match (18 stages) on Thursday. Well we still had 2 stages left when the sun was completely down.  They pulled cars into the bays with highbeams on and all the shooter held flashlights on the targets so that we could finish the match.  The match director said Alabama has a range law where you can’t shoot before 9am so other than not offering a day where you shoot all 18 stages I’m not sure what they could have done.  

D3C6833F-A0E9-428C-944E-3B87668AD641.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't sound too bad. I was at a 12 stage match and my last stage was after dark and my squad finished earlier than some of the others

18 in one day sounds like a LONG day

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did not want to shoot it all in one day so I gave up my slot.  A friend caught it and pushed through, shooting until 7 pm.

No headlights on that bay but everybody on the squad's tactical flashlights illuminated the remaining targets well enough. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Shootingbeaver said:

Alabama has a range law where you can’t shoot before 9am so other than not offering a day where you shoot all 18 stages I’m not sure what they could have done.

I would vote not to have any national matches there for starters.  Obviously the option you mentioned is a good one as well.  18 stages before it gets dark is bad enough but having to start at such a late hour makes it impossible.  Shooters shouldn't have to shoot in the dark at an event like this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, jhgtyre said:

I would vote not to have any national matches there for starters.  Obviously the option you mentioned is a good one as well.  18 stages before it gets dark is bad enough but having to start at such a late hour makes it impossible.  Shooters shouldn't have to shoot in the dark at an event like this.

I agree the 9am start makes thing difficult.  I am curious how Friday and Saturday went since they had morning and afternoon squads both days.  I believe they finished before dark but I’m not sure.  We did have a random downpour on Thursday that ruined a lot of targets and caused some delays.    Other than running the match over 4 days instead of 3 with smaller squads I’m not sure what they could have done.  

 

As for drama, the only thing that seemed a little ridiculous was that after one shooter finished all 18 stages he was DQ for his Glock 34 with a magwell not fitting in the box.  A wooden box.  He said he has shot the gun in multiple sanctioned matches including one I was at the week before and it never had an issue fitting in the plastic box idpa sells.  For some reason they were using a wooden box ??‍♂️   

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Shootingbeaver said:

For some reason they were using a wooden box

How can a "nationals" rely on a wooden box instead of the "official" box that IDPA sells?  I don't get that at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, jhgtyre said:

How can a "nationals" rely on a wooden box instead of the "official" box that IDPA sells?  I don't get that at all.

Yeah I’m just as confused. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That truly is dumb, a wooden box for Nationals. I also think 18 stages in one day is untenable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like say congratulations from all of us here in the Ozarks, to our own Gina Coats, who became the seventh best lady shooter in the whole wide world (of IDPA).

Way to go, Gina!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot the Nationals on Thursday the 13th of September and I can attest to the fact that it was brutal  shooting 18 stages in one day. I ended up 4th SSP Sharpshooter getting a match bump to expert. I was totally exhausted and nearly dehydrated from the 95* temps with high humidity even though I was guzzling water. I do have to say it was a great experience and I met some really nice people from all over the US and abroad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

18 stages a day is too many...end up shot my last stage in second day morning..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 11:35 AM, jhgtyre said:

How can a "nationals" rely on a wooden box instead of the "official" box that IDPA sells?  I don't get that at all.

 

That would be the last IDPA match of my entire life, right then and there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, elguapo said:

 

That would be the last IDPA match of my entire life, right then and there.

It;s just simple cheapness and laziness.

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...