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!
Here is his video of the event.