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Mark Hicks
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2013 IRC

 On  my entry for the 2013 IRC I asked them to put me on the squad or at least the same shooting rotation with the other NVSA shooters.  Anyone know for sure which schedule it is?  Anyone going to get some shooting in Thursday?  See you there.  Mark Hicks

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I think I did Fri PM & Sat

I think I did Fri PM & Sat AM. Truck is still in shop... hoping to get it back this afternoon, so I probably won't be getting any shooting in tomorrow. Don't expect to get in until around 1500.

The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC

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The IRC is Over.  It was a

The IRC is Over.  It was a good match with lots of fun challenges, but there were some frustrating aspects too.

The day before the match, we went to the club house to sign in and check out our squadding.  Somehow, Brian, Ty and Wendy were on one squad, Dave and I were "bumped" to another, Mark Hicks was on a 3rd stage and Charlie was on yet another..  I don't know how or why it happened, but it was a big disappointment.

Stages 1-7 were short and quick, while the rest of the stages were quite a bit longer to shoot and set up. Consequently, some squads had to wait 2 hours to shoot their last stage on Saturday..  The longer you stand around and wait, the less likely you'll shoot well... This did not effect my match, but I felt sorry for the many that had to wait, and wait, and wait...

The range officers did a great job.  They read the stage procedures and answered questions in a very consistent, professional manner and most of them did this without being rude or pushy.  Very impressive.

The 1:1 shootoff on Sunday morning was fun to watch, but took over 4 hours to complete...  Taking your own folding chair was a "must". Jerry Michelak demonstrated his dominance in the final round, besting Grand Master Rich Wolf in 2 of 3 runs.

The prize table was not quite as good as last year, but it was still very impressive.  I won over 200.00 worth of merchandise, and got to eat a delicious complimentary BBQ lunch while I waited.

All in all,  it was a fun match and, despite some problems, still worth doing again.  I ended up placing 15th of 25 in Open B and 57th overall. Slightly better than last year's 15th of 22 and 87th overall.  I'll keep plugging away and probably be back again next year, as long as the match is in Morro Bay.... 

Mark Barr

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I repeat everything Mark

I repeat everything Mark said, The match was fun and I hope to be back next year. Splitting up the gang was a bummer. Shooting with different faces was a unique experience. The last time I shot with strangers was when I first started shooting.

Here are the stages for those who missed it.

"Unnecessarily restrictive engagement requirements by default is the hallmark of a lazy or flat out terrible stage designer." ~ unknown

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Yeah... it was a bit of a

Yeah... it was a bit of a disappointment not being able to shoot as a "team". Heard a few things that may explain the reasoning. Was a little disappointed in the prizes too... especially in Classic. But I do now have two 4-day Front Sight certificates that the Bro and I can use when he gets back from Afghanistan. We did find some good places for brews and food, AND I did not finish in last place this year! I was quite surprised, what with the consistent brain farts, that I was able to finish 3/9 in Classic "D", 29/36 in Classic Overall and 206/238 in Match Overall.

Really looking forward to the Midwest Regional in Fallon come September.

The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC

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