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rock751

FIrst match

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This past weekend I finally shot my first match. It is something I have wanted to do at least 4 years, but kept putting it using different excuses each time. This year I finally had enough, and decided to just do it. I kind of had the feeling like I just needed to get the first one out of the way. My only goal was to not DQ, which I accomplished. I was very nervous the first stage but after that everything was great! It felt like when me and my buddies go to the range. I couldn't believe that I had put it off for so long!!!

 

I used to use the excuse that I didn't have the right gear, but I wasn't going to let it stop me this time. I only have 2 mag carriers so I shot my stock G34 in limited and loaded the mags full.  I had no aspirations of placing well at all, but to my surprise I was 7th out of 21 in limited. I couldn't believe it.

 

It did help that I have been shooting with a timer for over a year now and me and my friends will incorporate movement into our shooting often. Since it wasn't my first time doing it I did feel somewhat comfortable.

 

Really I want to make this post to tell all the new shooters to just go do it. Don't put it off any longer. Just take it slow and focus on safety the whole time and you will have fun.

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Really encouraging, thanks for sharing your experience. I'm looking to find a match close to me that I can go watch at least the first time. Think there are some coming up the next few weeks close by. 

Congrats on your match placement as well! I'm sure that was a nice surprise.

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3 hours ago, rock751 said:

  tell new shooters to go do it. take it slow and focus on safety  and you will have fun.

 

Amen.     :cheers:

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Awesome work! Pick one thing and work on it then move on to the next. I would start with the basics. Then let all the other stuff start compiling on top of your skills list. Just shoot as many alphas as fast as humanly possibly without getting dq'ed. Simple. :)

 

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hell ya man, congrats on the good finish, just remember slow if smooth and smooth is fast. 

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Thanks guys! I found another match this weekend. I just need to make sure it's ok with my wife 😂

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40 minutes ago, rock751 said:

  I just need to make sure it's ok with my wife 😂

If it’s not ok with her, get a new wife.😂

My wife practically makes me go to matches! 

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4 minutes ago, Sarge said:

If it’s not ok with her, get a new wife.😂

My wife practically makes me go to matches! 

Its was brand new 5 years ago, still a lot of good miles left. Ill wait to get a new one for a couple more years. She wont have a problem with it really, but she works that day so ill have to find a sitter for the baby. Reminds me....  I need to give my sister a call

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