Our Feb. 19th IDPA Match is this Sunday!

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Our Feb. 19th IDPA Match is this Sunday!

Scores are up: here 

High Senior: Larry Sams ESP - Sharpshooter 91.26 (21)
High Lady: Kenna Sams SSP - Sharpshooter 127.23 (30)
High Law Enforcement: Aaron Moe ESP - Sharpshooter 125.98 (43)
High Military Veteran: Bill Snyder ESP - Marksman 146.24 (34)
High Distinguished Senior: Phil Osbourn CDP - Sharpshooter 139.01 (25)
Most Accurate: Mark Hicks CDP - Sharpshooter 105.23 (10)

 

Hi everybody.  Tony Reis was the Match Coordinator for today's IDPA event and I was his AMC.  We had some fun stages set up. The match status is  .. a success!

 

We had perfect weather, challenging stages and Javier to show us how it's SUPPOSED to be done.  Nice job mister Lopez.

Our next IDPA match is on March 18th.  We can expect sunshine, cool, breezy conditions and more great stages.

See you then.

Mark Barr

 

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Dang, at the rate I'm going

Dang, at the rate I'm going I'll be lucky if I even get to shoot a match. sad

Lynn

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Glad to hear you doing

Glad to hear you doing better. See you soon

"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."

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Yep! Pretty good stages,

Yep! Pretty good stages, though I gotta admit that when I saw those four barrels on Stage #1 I was thinkin' ' not THAT stage AGAIN!' Nice twist on it Mark. Aaaand, I'll never (probably) shoot thru again. It was a bit harder to stay focused. Hence TWO procedurals on #1 and the NO SHOOT on #3. Let me tell ya... that pop-n-drop on #4 was FAST! But at least I got one good hit on it.

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Yes Charlie,  I should have

Yes Charlie,  I should have made the stages more revolver friendly...  I'll try to do better next time.  I lost to Larry Sams by one shot in the hard cover on stage 4.   How about we have a match where we all get to do one stage over, when we mess it up...  Wouldn't that be fair?   ... or maybe not!

I had a great time, but was pretty exhausted by the time I got home..  What a day.

I heard that a money clip was found on the safe table, during the match, with some big bills in it..  It was returned to it's owner..  That's the kind of people we are shooting with.  Good folks.

Mark Barr

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That's terrific to hear about

That's terrific to hear about that money clip. Like you said it speaks to the kind of people we have shooing. GOOD FOLKS!  Sure wish I had been able to attend. Although, it was sure good to see my brother as he came through today on their way to Indio for a bit of warm weather. They are from Seattle. I don't get to see them very often, so I opted for a visit rather than to shoot with you guys. 

Lynn

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Mark I have an excuse why

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I have an excuse why Javier beet me to. I'm old and slow.

Larry Sams

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WhoooHooooo. I finished good.

WhoooHooooo. I finished good. I beat MB on stage4 (huge accomplishment for me). Dang, Larry was on fire yesterday. 

I went for broke on my last stage of the day and proved if I don't aim at anything you can beat Javier in raw time. But then you add the 13 seconds in penalties for your bonsai run you realize the talent that Javier brings to NVSA. Good Job Javier. 

Had fun guys, See you all soon.

 

"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."

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Ty, You looked great

Ty,

You looked great yesterday.  Your movement looks very smooth and you reloads are smokin'.  I'm going to stop trying to do tack reloads when I don't have to.  I did it yesterday on stage 2 at the first wall, thinking the tack would be faster than a slide-lock reload on my knees.  That one worked out well, but on stage 4, I tack loaded at the first wall instead of a slide-lock reload.  Fumble , fumble,  where's my pocket, fumble, where's my mag, fumble, gun up, rush the shots,  MISS! 

Lesson learned...  again. Sometimes I have to "learn" these things 10x before they stick in my brain.  Slide lock is faster 90% of the time...  Just slap me upside the head if I pull that one again..  :-)

Mark Barr

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I know how that goes.  Had

I know how that goes. 

Had a plan in my head for stage one. Followed Lowell and thought, that looks good!! Tac load after the first "strong hand"  then same thing, can't find the mag hole, ? can i just put it in my pocket, dang no vest, STICK WITH YOUR FIRST PLAN

Dave

 

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I had the same thing happen

I had the same thing happen once. That was the last time I used a vest pocket. I transitioned to tactical pants with open style pockets. Now dump in front pocket. Fast, always in the same place no matter laying down, with or without vest. Of course this only works if you dont just drop your loaded mag on the ground, like I did on stage 2.

Oh well, a good laid plan gone awry.

"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."

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On the topic of retention

On the topic of retention reloads vs slide lock.  It used to be that you could shoot an array of targets from cover and then on the way to the next available cover you could reload because you had already engaged the targets that you would expose yourself to on the way to the next shooting position.   Then we had the change where reloads must be started and completed using cover.  So, are more shooters now moving to the second position with whatever ammo remains in their gun, shooting targets at the second position until they go empty, and then doing a slidelock reload?  Mark H.

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Mark,  I think that most

Mark,  I think that most folks run to the 2nd cover and shoot dry.  As long as you load while your upper body is still leaning out, you can save all the time it takes to lean back in, do the load, lean back out, get a sight picture and press...  Since you were behind cover while shooting, it's a waste of time to lean back in to load...  A big waste of time.  Ty does this very well, and it's one of the reasons that he's moving on up in the overall standings....

Check out this video of Ty winning stage 3 last month... He came back in behind the wall a little bit, but kept his gun high and got back on target very quickly...

http://www.youtube.com/user/IDPAgridley#p/c/E8DDC08BC7424FC6/3/u3yJlZib57c

Or this one's even better: http://www.youtube.com/user/IDPAgridley#p/c/3E9C747DD365267F/1/3mYLPZJjIMc

Mark Barr

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Ty has gotten so much better.

Ty has gotten so much better. The only way I can compete with him now is if he has a off day. MB is another that has made big improvements. If I keep up with Mark I've had a great day. These are two guys we can all pick up some tips from. Best of all is both guys are great friends to shoot with .. That's the best thing about shooting, the friends

Larry Sams

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Thanks Larry.  I feel the

Thanks Larry.  I feel the same way.  I hate getting beaten, but I always smile to myself, shake my head and think of the winners, "it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy". 

Then, an hour or so later, I start thinking..  What can I do so this never happens again?

Mark Barr

 

 

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It seems that

It seems that more shooters used to reload on the way to the next shooting position and try to avoid reloading while standing still, when you could still do that.  Now that you are generally not reloading on the move it looks like it's more to your advantage to move to the next position and shoot until you reach slidelock and reload at that point instead of reloading at position 1,  and moving to the next position fully loaded.  .  I do have to work on not ducking further back behind cover when reloading.  I still do that a bit. Yes, Ty and me and the rest are trying to creep up on our top shooters.  Mark H.

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