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!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Classifier at MWDS - 2-25-2012

Oh well, it did not go as well as I had hoped. They had the classifier as part of a match which wasn't a problem, but I got stuck on a squad which started off on the 20 yard part of the classifier (hardest stage). It started bad and went downhill from there. I was the third shooter and the only words for the day were ugly, ugly, ugly. There ain't no alibi, it was ugly.

Based on what I scored and timed, I think I finished about 7 seconds slower than my last classifier. Still well within the Marksman class, but rough anyway.

I have another chance at the classifier at CCSC in two weeks. Think I'll give the M&P a break for a while and warm up my Glock 19, just to see how it feels to shoot.

Guess I can't complain too much, a bad day at a competition still beats a good day at work.

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

Thursday, February 16, 2012

IDPA Classifiers coming up

Mecklenburg Wildlife Defensive Shooters are having their IDPA classifier on Saturday, February 25th. Also, Central Carolinas Shooting Club is having their IDPA classifier on Saturday, March 10th.

Made Marksman class last time in October, shooting for Sharpshooter this year.

Here's a video of someone shooting the classifier:



Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

IDPA Match at Central Carolinas Shooting Club 2-11-2012 Part 2

Continued...

Stage 4 - This stage consisted of 3 paper targets which are engaged with 2 rounds each. Minimum round count was 6, but you could make up shots. In this stage, you are simulating speaking to 911 when you have to engage 3 targets with strong hand only. I am NOT very good with one hand only shooting. I shot this stage in 8.04 seconds and down 4 points for a total time of 10.04 seconds.

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Stage 5 - This stage consisted of 1 steel target at the end of a "hallway" and 5 paper targets spread out on each side of the hallway as you advanced. Each paper target received two body shots and one head shot for a minimum round count of 16. I shot an extra 3 shots on the paper targets to the right. For some reason, I have a hard time aiming around the left sides of barricades. Something I need to work on. Anyway, I finished this at a snails pace of 50.03 seconds and down 1 point for a total of 50.53 seconds.

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And finally, we have a walk-through of stage 5. Always tough to see what's happening when you video from behind, so Deb walked it for me and showed each target.

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So, final tally. Minimum round count was 63 of which I took 70 shots. My raw time was 133.42 and I was down 6 points (add 3 seconds) and had 1 hit on a non-threat (add 5 seconds) for a total time of 141.42.


Hope you all enjoy the videos. I'll hopefully be shooting at the next Mecklenburg Wildlife Defensive Shooters match which will be a classifier. Maybe this time I can do better and move up from Marksman to Sharpshooter.

Well, that's it for me today. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

IDPA Match at Central Carolinas Shooting Club 2-11-2012 Part 1

Had a fun time at the match today at CCSC. Good amount of people which kind of surprised me as there is a fairly major match going on up by Raleigh this weekend. I think we still had close to 60 shooters. Weather complied with us, but was a bit chilly and windy. Even got a few flakes of snow and then some frozen rain for about a minute or so.

Anyway, here are the first 4 courses of fire.

Stage 1 - Mix of paper and steel targets. Seventeen round minimum count to engage 6 paper and 3 steel targets. One steel target was an activator for a drop turner. Videos, compliments of my lovely wife are of me shooting! Yay. This one cut off about 5 seconds early. I thought I was done, but had one more target just around the corner of the barrel. You'll see it to the left at the end. I finished this stage in 32.99 seconds and no points down.

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Stage 2 - Six paper targets of which one is a pop-up target that is activated by opening the door. Total round count was 12 for this stage of which I shot 15. I shot an extra shot at one of the first 3 targets, one at the long range target, and one at the target behind the no threat (black hands target). Finished in 29.05 seconds, with one point down, but just barely hit the non-threat target, so that cost me 5.5 additional seconds for a total of 34.55 seconds.

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Stage 3 - This stage was shot in two strings of 6 shots each (limited, can't shoot any more than 6).

First string had you engage the center target first with one shot, then each of the other two targets with one shot, before each target received a 2nd shot. This was a clean run for me at 6.3 seconds with no points down.

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The second string was about the same as the first, except you engage each target with one body shot and one head shot. Again, you had to start with the center target first and then each of the next two targets. This was again a clean run with no points down at a time of 6.74 seconds.

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Hope you all enjoy the videos. I'll hopefully be shooting at the next Mecklenburg Wildlife Defensive Shooters match which will be a classifier. Maybe this time I can do better and move up from Marksman to Sharpshooter.

Well, that's it for me today. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!




Friday, February 10, 2012

Four questions to ask yourself when choosing a holster

Nice little article on guns.com about holster selection. For readers note: my concealed carry holster is a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe for my Glock 19 and my competition holsters are Bladetech Revolution for my Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm and one for my Glock 19.

Find the article here: http://www.guns.com/questions-buying-concealed-carry-holster.html

Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MWDS scores in from 1/29/2012 match

Not too bad. I finished up at 142.92 seconds and down 21 points across the 6 stages.

Stage 1 - 23.53 seconds and down 7 (this was the strong hand/weak hand shooting stage. thought I did much worse than I did.)

Stage 2 - 24.41 seconds and down 0

Stage 3 - 26.45 seconds and down 5 (this was my last stage where I got the procedural after having to re-start it).

Stage 4 - 18.78 seconds and down 0

Stage 5 - 32.70 seconds and down 9

Stage 6 - 17.05 seconds and down 0

So, those down 0 stages would be my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th down 0 stages. Yay for accuracy!

Overall, I was the 21st most accurate shooter out of 103 and the 9th most accurate stock service pistol shooter.

Overall I was the 62nd in time and was 32nd out of 58 SSP (stock service pistol) shooters.

Well, that's it for now. Have another match this weekend at Central Carolinas Shooting Club. Have a great week and remember, Shoot Safe, Shoot Straight!