The 4 rules of gun safety

*The 1st Law of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!

*The 2nd Law of Gun Safety - Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!

*The 3rd Law of Gun Safety - Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!

*The 4th Law of Gun Safety - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Match at MWDS -

Ok, I participated in another match today at Mecklenburg Wildlife Defensive Shooters. Wow, what a match. All 6 courses of fire were pulled from sanctioned matches, either state, regional, or national. I could have called this match The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The ugly, man I had a lot of points added to my scores. The bad, two procedural penalties, and a hit to a non-threat. The good, I had a great time! I have no idea what my scores or times were, but it was pretty high. This was my first match competing as a marksman, so I'll have some idea of what kind of folks I'll be competing against once the scores come in. I'm trying to get the stage documents from the match director to add to this post here as well as some photos that she took. Lots of shooting while moving, drop turners, swingers, swinging non-threats etc. I guess this would have been like a mini-state match.

UPDATE: Match scores in. I came in 6th out of 8 in the Marksman class at 209.15 seconds and 83 points down of which 26 came on stage 5 (can't even remember what it was, but seem to think it was a shoot while retreating stage where I only got one shot off on  a drop turner as I took 1 more shot than needed to hit the steel to drop it.
Total = 209.15(83)
Stage1 = 31.44(7)
Stage2 = 39.17(11)
Stage3 = 28.74(13)
Stage4 = 36.42(14)
Stage5 = 40.79(26)
Stage6 = 32.59(12)

That's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!


  1. Sounds like fun~ I'll keep an eye out for your pictures to come.

  2. Glad you had a good time! That is the main thing.

  3. It really was a lot of fun. The safety officers were really good, helpful, and kept us on the safe side with these courses of fire. There were several COF's where if you weren't aware of your muzzle, you could have broken that 180 degree club rule, but they made you very aware when those cof's came up. Definitely the toughest match I've done so far, but by far the one that was the most fun.


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