IDPA World Championship 2011

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IDPA World Championship 2011

 For those of you who are wondering about the events of the 1st ever Worlds IDPA Match. Here is an email I got from SDPS member Joe Truesdale of the events.

  I just got home last night from Florida.  What a match!  We shot 22 stages over two half days in the most hot, humid, bug infested, soggy, raining, thunder and lightning conditions I ever had the bad sense to head out in.  My wife Inez and I spent several days in the South vacationing and getting acclimated to the humidity (or so we thought).  When we rolled into Frost Proof we experienced a different Florida.  The middle of nowhere, keep an eye out for alligators Florida…   I wasn’t impressed by the shooting facility.  They were not set up for a match this large.  There parking lots were flooded in spots and I saw several cars stuck.    There were insufficient seats or shade available for the shooters, but they did a great job keeping cold water and power-aid in our hands.  Regardless I had a great time shooting. 

  I shot 22 stages, many designed by the criminally insane.  The entire match was Vickers Count.  They mixed the number of shots required on a couple stages and had some super-fast swingers, pop-up disappearing targets and covered just about everything with a non-threat or some kind of hard cover.  About half the targets required 3 shots to neutralize and there were a lot of Tac Sequence engagements requiring 3 rounds each.  I didn’t have any procedurals or FTN but I did have two hits on non-threats.  I was 100 points down…  I thought that was high, but there were only 69 out of 370 ish shooters better than that.   

   I came in 20th place ESP SS out of 38.  I had a better score than Vogle on stage 2 (I bet he’s pissed about that!).  I had better times than Miculek on 4 stages including tying for 12th overall on revolver neutral stage 15 (from arm’s length, draw from concealment and fire 6 shots while retreating).     When I look at the scores, I see I did well on stages that required minimal movement.  Maybe I should drop a hundred pounds or so…   I’m glad I went, but I’ll wait for a better location before I go again. 

 

See you on the range!

Joe  Truesdale

Here is his video of the event.

 

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Way to go Joe

Way to go Joe

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Looked like some fun stuff!

Looked like some fun stuff!

Tony Reis

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