Post-Father's Day Dust Bowl Match 2011 commentary

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Post-Father's Day Dust Bowl Match 2011 commentary

WoW! Great turn out for the Father’s Day Dust-Bowl Match!

We had seven or eight new shooters (I think I had most of on my squad). Yeah, coupled with the wind gusts, it did slow things down a bit. BUT, I think most of ‘em did fairly well for first-timers and they seemed to enjoy themselves enough to come on out again.

It was also good to see Wayne “Mr. Smooth” Johnson (aka ‘Turtle Killer’ cheeky) come up for a match. It’s been quite a while since Wayne has been able to join us up heah in Gridley. Keith Hamilton, one of the ‘Originals’ of NVSA also came out to see how the club’s is doing said  that the bug was starting to return and we may see him at a future match. It was also pretty cool of him to bring out a bag of Original NVSA patches to hand out.

Thanks to Brian and Ty for adding some really nice stuff to the Post-Match Cleanup Raffle prize table. I am thinking there was close to $200 worth of STUFF. Aaaand, thank you to everyone that stayed to tear down and put everything away.

NOW for the critiques…

  • Yeah… it gets hot and you want to sit in the shade and watch everyone else pick up brass and tape targets. The way it is supposed to work, especially since we’re getting so many shooters, i
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Thanks to everyone for a

Thanks to everyone for a great match today! Yes, as Charlie says.... was a bit windy and dusty today. A little bit of dust never hurt anyone, right?

Congrats to Brian... it was fun to watch you shoot a semi-auto today. See you all next month, or sooner for those of you who come to see us at SDPS IDPA in July.

Mark Hicks
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Charlie and everyone else, I

Charlie and everyone else, I would like to apologize for being one of the shooters who took off early Sunday.  On our third stage I had a problem with my gun (second time, trying to figure out what's going on).  Frustrated.  I took my gear to my truck and when I checked my messages I had one from a pair of old friends from 30 years ago in Chico.  They were in town for the afternoon on the way north and wanted to get together.  I already had plans to meet with my family in Chico for a Fathers day get together and my friends were able to meet me there.  With my gun problem and a chance to see these old friends I decided to leave early.  I usually always am there  until everything is put away and helping brass and tape and reset targets.  Loved the stages that were set up, sorry I couldn't finish.  My family (daughter especially) got a kick out of meeting my old friends and it was great for me being able to catch up with them.  Glad everyone had a great time and it was fantastic to see the new shooters and overall turnout.  Again, sorry for taking off early.  Mark Hicks

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Just got all the Scores and

Just got all the Scores and Videos up. I believe I got one video of most everyone. Some got multiples. If you don't want video taken in the future let me know. If I keep missing you, let me know. Trust me it is not intentional. I shoot, load magazines, take video, shoot, and repeat. So if I am missing you let me know I will search you out at the next match.

Charlie did a wonderful write-up about the match. If you have any comments or questions feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of the post. You can see his update Here.

June 20th Scores are up here.

June 20th Videos are here.

If you would like an event shirt for our 2011 NVSA BBQ match in September go here and order.

If you want a ball cap go here and order one. I will be selling these untill the BBQ match in September.

Ty Hamby
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"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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AN ODE FROM A NEWBIE (Squad 1

AN ODE FROM A NEWBIE (Squad 1 will get this)

It was indeed a wonderful match

Even though the sand was blowing

Will see you on the 17th

I know that I'll be going

 

Although next time, when I shoot first

I'll ask about the stage

3 rounds per T means 3 not 2

I'll put it down to age

 

So when Charlie hints "If you are DONE.."

Think twice and then unload

And one last thought before I go

Tear down THEN hit the road :o)

"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.'"
- Robin Williams

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I didn't know we had a poet

I didn't know we had a poet in out presence.  Nicely done Tim. Thanks for the smile. smiley

"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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Tim, it was good shooting

Tim, it was good shooting with you. I really enjoyed our conversations and good luck on that reloading. If you have any questions let me know and I'll be happy to try and help. See you at the next match.

Lynn

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Hey Mark. After close

Hey Mark. After close review of my video today . It looks like my performance on Stage 4 was not the performance once thought. While moving from P1 - to P2 I released my magazine. This I knew. I also would have argued that day that I had it re-seated before leaving my position of cover, it happened really fast.. After reviewing the video, I clearly did not have it seated until I arrived at P2. It was a missed PE. that would have moved me to 5th on that stage. It can be an eye opener between your perceived actions vs. actual actions. I like getting the win. I dont like missed PE's. If I do it I want it. If I dont deserve it, dont issue it.  I want a rematch next month.

Here is the video in question.

 

 

"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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