March 17th IDPA Match

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March 17th IDPA Match

Scores Here         Stages here:  

High Senior:  Mark Barr    SSP - Expert 101.61 (3)
High Lady:   Marie Ilian    CDP - Marksman 173.67 (19)
High Law Enforcement:  Aaron Moe    SSP - Sharpshooter 132.13 (29)
High Military Veteran:  Charlie Severance    CDP - Sharpshooter 152.06 (13)
High Distinguished Senior:   Phil Osbourn    CDP - Sharpshooter 118.87 (19)
Most Accurate:   Don Barr    CDP - Marksman 200.09 (1)

 

It looks like GREAT weather for Sunday's IDPA match!  We have some great stages for you (link to the stages below).  Make sure you thank the stage designers for their efforts and volunteer to do one yourself!  I have to work on Sunday so Charles will be handling the meeting and other details.  Mark Barr will be the match director.  

 

If you haven't purchased a gate key from the city yet, make sure and get that done.  For this Sunday you can catch a ride with someone who has a key, get there early and wait for someone to let you in or park and walk in.  Stage setup starts at 7:00am, registration runs 8:15 to 8:50, Shooter's meeting at 9:00.  Don't be late!

 

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Not going to make it. But

Not going to make it. But those stages sure do look like a ton of fun.

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

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That Stage 4 looks like it

That Stage 4 looks like it has some Mark B. Influence... just sayin'. :-)

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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CSeverance wrote:That Stage 4

[quote=CSeverance]That Stage 4 looks like it has some Mark B. Influence... just sayin'. :-)[/quote]

 

Nope!

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A quick word on the key

A quick word on the key cards. When Marie went to get ours, we got two stickers and one card so we can use different vehicles if needed. This is because they said they would be patrolling the parking lot and if they find vehicles that do not have a sticker, they may be towed. So don't bank on always having access off someone else's card, especially without a sticker.

"In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'"
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Tim Ilian wrote: A quick word

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A quick word on the key cards. When Marie went to get ours, we got two stickers and one card so we can use different vehicles if needed. This is because they said they would be patrolling the parking lot and if they find vehicles that do not have a sticker, they may be towed. So don't bank on always having access off someone else's card, especially without a sticker.

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That has always been the policy and so far it has never been an issue.  As I understand it, the sticker and towing pertains mainly to the boat ramp parking lot.  Over the years I'd estimate at least half the people at the range have used the key on the pole and not had a sticker.  

While not "official" once you're past the 2nd gate (on the dirt part of the road) you should be fine if you haven't picked up a key yet.  Like Tim stated, you can get 2 stickers for multiple cars.

 

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Stage 4 is all Javier, but I

Stage 4 is all Javier, but I take that as a compliment..  I wish I had thought of it!  It looks like ALL KINDS OF FUN!

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All kinds of fun!  We had

All kinds of fun!  We had some pretty challenging stages, and they WERE FUN.  41 shooters registered and most of em finished.  Thanks for all of you who stuck it out.  We had a bottleneck on stage 4, but I loved the stage...  Javier broke the stage designer's curse and won the stage that he designed.  Way to go Javier!

It was quite a day.  We showed up to shoot and that's exactly what we did.  yes

Mark Barr

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Great day of fun and

Great day of fun and challenging stages. Thanks to all that make it happen.

 

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Charlie Severance found my

Charlie Severance found my speedloader in the parking lot. Thanks Charlie!

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jack rice wrote: Charlie

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Charlie Severance found my speedloader in the parking lot. Thanks Charlie!

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Actually Jack, it was Matt that found it. I just remembered that you posted ya lost it.

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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Boy, Sunday's match was one

Boy, Sunday's match was one of those every thing gone wrong day. First two stage's had a failure to feed, before I realized a magazine was messed up. The 4th stage I could only see out of my right eye, and I have glaucoma in that one. Even with prescription glass's on it's impossible for me to see sights,target etc.  I do have a question about limiting someone's vision while shooting. We usually have new shooters at each match, and some are just plain new to shooting.  We have all seen some of those new shooters miss targets set at 5 yards and miss them by 3 or 4 feet. If you impair anyones vision what will be the chance that a round won't go over the berm ?  Dennis Bell and and I have a idea to test the top shooters in the IDPA shoot for April, if we can get it approved. It's titled just to be fair, as our dearest leader always says.

jack rice

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I too had concerns with that

I too had concerns with that stage for the same reasons you stated. Safety should be priority one and limiting vision surly isn' the way to ensure safety. I want to thank the designer for steping up and do a stage for us, even if I don't agree with what he came up with. I also have to disagree with the briefcase stage for the same reason, safety. How can it be considered safe for anyone to do a tap and rack or a reload when a briefcase is dangling and swinging from one arm. Fortunatley we had no problems with AD's but it sure increased the possiblilty in my opinion. We don't need these kinds of gimicky stages to have fun. And it just makes us look like fools to new shooters who hve not shot with us before. Please no more of these kinds of stages.

Lynn

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Thanks to the Stage Designers

Thanks to the Stage Designers for Sunday's IDPA match!  And thank you guys for your concern, I'll address a couple points here.

All the stage designs were all reviewed and approved by me after a few changes were made.  

First the "mask" as I understand it there was "viewing port" where the shooter had a better view through the faceshield.  Rotating the whole thing right or left would allow the port to line up with the shooters dominate eye, or in the case of Jack or I the eye that works.

Second the "briefcase" attached to the shooters WEAK hand, if the shooter keeps their finger off the trigger while performing a tap-rack, reloading, etc the briefcase will have no effect on safety!

I have shot 100's (may be in the 1000's now) of IDPA stages over the years, I have worn masks, shields, & googles, and carried all sorts of items.  

Jack, I look forward to seeing your April stage.  I really enjoyed your March ICORE stage, thank you for your efforts.  This club is a volunteer organization and without people like you stepping up the club wouldn't be what it is.  

Lynn, I also look forward to your next stage design!

One of the best IDPA stages at the S&W Indoor Nationals was sitting on a milk crate with your gun in an IDPA box where the gurney would have been.  upon opening the IDPA box the back door flies open on it's own.  Now, I don't know about you but if I'm ever in an ambulance it's probably not good.  

One of the conflicts in IDPA is the concept of "real world guns" in "real world scenarios".  If we had only "real world" scenarios 90+% of our stages would have 1 or 2 targets, and we would be doing alot more running (as in retreating).  Some clubs do that or have tried, something tells me that not many people want to come to the range and shoot 4 stages with a total round count of 20 or less?

As to what new members and shooters may think about us?  I received 3 emails from new shooters telling me they had a great time, one has already joined and the others plan to join at the April match.

A dear friend of mine, who is very wise told me once, "everyone has a different flavor of what they want to see in a stage.  It may not be my flavor, but I will shoot it."

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Be careful what you wish for.

Be careful what you wish for.

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

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Brian, so you're the guy who

Brian, so you're the guy who approved that mask? Just kidding.  Hey, my concern was with limited vision not amount of targets we shoot at, in fact I wish we could go more than 18 rounds. Next time I do a IDPA stage I will try to do a stage that actually happened to a good friend of mine at his Xmas tree lot.  I liked stage 3, just not being able to see, my point was someone new to shooting unable to see well would put one over the berm.  Howard Mason who shot with us on Sunday is our range master for the sheriff's posse, would like to join our club. He does not reload, so lack of ammo is holding him back, we are trying to find some 9mm for him that is reasonable.  One of the perks of being on the sheriffs posse is that all the training for getting or renewing your CCW is free. 

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I used to shoot bullseye...

I used to shoot bullseye... Same stance, at 50 feet, 10 shots slow, 10 timed fire and 10 rapid. I got bored pretty fast...

.....but others love it.  That's not the variety I crave. In IDPA scenarios you might be partially blinded in a gunfight. You might not be able to use both hands. Deal with it and enjoy the challenge!  :-)

 

Mark Barr

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Mark Barr wrote: I used to

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I used to shoot bullseye... Same stance, at 50 feet, 10 shots slow, 10 timed fire and 10 rapid. I got bored pretty fast...

.....but others love it.  That's not the variety I crave. In IDPA scenarios you might be partially blinded in a gunfight. You might not be able to use both hands. Deal with it and enjoy the challenge!  :-)

 

Mark Barr

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I also started with Bullseye for handgun shooting... with a 6" blued Python. Moved to IDPA as soon as I found out about NVSA back in 2002. Bullseye forces you to work on sight picture and trigger control, and "action pistol" adds strategy with target acquisition and discrimination. I pretty much like anything that lets me get trigger time in. The only thing I didn't like with Javier's stage was the loooong wait. It WAS. A fun stage to shoot!

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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Who said I did not enjoy it!

Who said I did not enjoy it! I fired 30 rounds and the rest of you poor chaps only fired 18. I fired 11 at the first PP and never hit the hostage, outstanding shooting I would say for a 75 year old half blind guy.  I am sorry that I took 1 hour 41 min. and 54 seconds to shoot the stage I will try to be a little faster next time, maybe less than an hour.

jack rice

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