Went to the ICORE match today, June 12, with great hopes of doing better than I have been doing. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggg, got the dreaded DQ! On the second stage at that, so didn't even have the fun of shooting! Man oh man, what a bummer. However, let me make this comment. The DQ was for the muzzle breaking the 180 plane, so it's much better to be DQ'd than it is to have some sort of accident. Also, with the DQ it made me really look at how I approach the stage. In my case, I started on the right hand side of the stage, and being right handed, as I moved to the left while reloading, I brought the muzzle around too far. I would have been much better off starting on the left side of the stage, and as I was moving to the right while reloading, the muzzle would have been much easier to control. Am I unhappy about the DQ? Darned right I am! But believe me, I am unhappy with myself and not at all with the call. After all, the call was made to keep everyone safe, not to be picking on me! For anyone, I hope you don't take a DQ the wrong way. Be upset for sure, but remember, it is all about keeping us all safe. I have to pass out kudos to the guys for making the difficult call they did, as I was being unsafe!
Sun, 06/12/2011 - 2:21pm#1