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107430 No. 107430 ID: f6327b
I just returned from my first IPSC Shotgun match, the Shotgun World Shoot in France where I placed atleast above last place. Anyone else here with who actually shoot matches in IPSC/USPSA/2-Gun/3-Gun or similar?
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>> No. 107431 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107430
> first IPSC Shotgun match
> above last place

Sweet, you didn't get disqualified. That's step #1. What kind of shotgun are you using?

I shoot a couple of local 3-gun events and help run them at my "home" range. I usually do pretty well, like 5-8 out of 50-60.

I've been working out issues as they come up. I recently modified the loading port on my shotgun a little bit to speed up quad loads. Got a new holster for the pistol. Replaced my Bolt Carrier Group with a lightweight BCG, installed a JP Silent Captured (Buffer) Spring, and adjustable gas block. I had some issues with the BCG, but it turned out the Gas Key was not staked properly, and the gas key came loose. After tightening it down and staking the shit out of it, the AR is running fucking awesome.
>> No. 107432 ID: 9dcda2
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>>107430
Had another match yesterday, with some impossible targets, some fucked up scoring, and my camera man mistook the picture button for the video button. So I've got some lovely still pictures of the starts and ends of my runs. Pictured is the end of one stage where you had a choice:

Pistol, 10 yards, 3 KnockDown targets, 2 medium size hanging steel (2 hits each)
Pistol, 7 yards, 2 KD targets, 2 very small hanging steel (1 hit each)

If you look at the picture, you can see I engaged the smaller targets. The left one is probably 1.5x3 inches, as the 9mm impact is half the size. First shot hits with the pistol.

But overall, I got third. And we had a good time. It's much easier when the top shooters are somewhere else.

One stage had a bunch of shotgun targets. 7 KD steel at increasing ranges, a KD popper which triggered a clay thrower, and 2 slug targets. For the KD steel, full choke would have been great. For the slugs, the max choke Benelli says you can use is Improved Cylinder. So, wtf. I left the last couple KD steel standing, because the birdshot wouldn't move it. Only 2 shooters had no penalties (excluding the 2G guys) and the average penalty was 43 seconds. Name that stage "Set Sail for Fail."

There's a scoring method called Time Plus Points. Which is actually just points, based on your time vs top time.

Raw Time + Penalties - Bonuses = Final Time
Top guy's Final Time = 100 points
Top time / Your time * 100 points = Your points

So if the top time was 30 seconds, and you got 60 seconds, you get half the points.
30/60 * 100 = 50 points.

So that's all fine and great right? Well they also had 2-Gunners, which didn't have to engage the shotgun targets at all. So having to shoot only 2/3 of the course, they completely skewed the scoring, despite one 2G guy having a higher final time than my buddy.

So, whatevs. I ordered Light Modified and Improved Modified chokes for my shotgun and a Geissele ACH charging handle for the AR.
>> No. 107433 ID: 6b2b62
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Competition is life.
>> No. 107437 ID: 6ca38e
  I shot a pistol competition on Saturday and had a blast. No scores yet, and there were some serious team shooters and very accomplished SWAT cops and what not in the mix. I know I didn't win by a long shot, but I'm hoping to be in the top 20% or so. 150 shooters, spread across Limited, Open, and PCC categories. Plus, it was a charity benefit event so that's double plus good.

Shot it mostly mistake free. Had some of the guys in my squad, the dudes who were winning, give me props on a few of my stages. Nice people all around. Main goof I had was on this in the video stage where I didn't plan a mag chance before the second set of paper targets. Had a decent speed reload on that one so didn't lose a TON of time. Also, poppers were set up in a bowling pin formation and my initial plan was to just drill out the center then clean up the edges. Well...they didn't fall quite fast enough for my plan to work so I had to adjust.

Gotta find more competitions to shoot. August is a long way away for my second visit to the 2-gun shoot that I did last year.
>> No. 107438 ID: 9dcda2
>>107437
Yeah, not bad at all. Good plan taking it at your own pace. And the slower you think it's going, the faster it probably is.

My priorities:
1. Don't get DQ'ed
2. Shoot clean and minimize penalties
3. Shoot fast

So many times I've seen people go too fast and just miss, miss, miss. Or rack up a shit ton of penalties.

Check out practiscore, that's the app a lot of clubs use on little tablets to keep score. You can search for clubs and matches through that.

https://practiscore.com/search/matches

Or go to the shooting range's website and check their calendar, then find the club website.
>> No. 107439 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107438
>> No. 107450 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107430
InRangeTV
Published on Jun 16, 2018

Ken Hackathorn: The Origins of IPSC, IDPA & 3 Gun

Jeff Cooper believed... that anyone who didn't shoot a 45 caliber 1911 was a commie pinko faggot liberal.

Love it.
>> No. 107451 ID: 6ca38e
>>107450
I mean, he also thought the scout rifle was relevant about 20 years past any time it would have been.

:3
>> No. 107452 ID: f6327b
I'm signing up for Finnish Brutality which is in August in Finland. It will be my first 2-Gun match, and I'm in fucking horrible shape. Me and a buddy will be sharing an Arsenal SAR-M1 (slr106 in the states?) in 5.56. I've paid for it, I just don't own it yet. I'll be shooting in Irons with a stock Glock 17.
>> No. 107467 ID: 61e76a
I used to shoot CPSA, if that counts?
>> No. 107613 ID: f8cb10
>>107452
First monday after Finnish Brutality. It's the toughest match I've ever shot, and I'd love to do all over again. I competed in Irons division because I didn't want to hassle with getting a proper optics for my AK, and the irons are already pretty gosh darn accurate.
I timed out on 4 out of 6 stages, still one of the best matches I've shot. My favorite stage had 8 rounds of rifle shooting, 10 rounds of pistol (I used more because I didn't aim properly) dragging a doll with a broken leg 50 yards, and you do it all while wearing a gas mask. It sucked less than I expected.

10/10, would recommend attending this match if possible and they decide to do it again.
>> No. 107616 ID: 9dcda2
>>107613
Nice! Good job dude.
>> No. 107617 ID: a7d62c
>military fantasy camp for faggots who were too sissy to join up in IRL
pathetic, you larpers are a joke
>N O R D I C B R U T A L I T Y
oh lawd, is it endorsed by hulk hogan too? I'm not going if Hulk Hogan doesn't think its good
>> No. 107618 ID: f6e0f7
>>107617

Does someone need to explain competitive shooting to you mongloid?
>> No. 107707 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107430
Not impressed with the Hudson. It's fast, but this match was all about 3" squares at 15 yards. Granted I haven't been shooting much lately, but I think I would have done better with the VP.
>> No. 107710 ID: f5efe8
>>107617
Is it larping if I compete in a techwear jersey with sponsorship logos on it? I honestly particitpated because the match looked fun and a way to gauge my skill level with my firearms.
If you think that you need to be in some form of LEO/MIL occupation to use my guns beyond the local indoor range where you take lessons from Voda, you can just go turn in your guns. You don't deserve the 2nd amendment if you only think it should apply to people employed by the government.


Also good on you for having the patience to atleast try to troll one of the slowest chans there is. I'm actually impressed by your dedication. If only you were as equally dedicated to other things in your life, you might amount to something.

>>107616
Thanks.

>>107707
I'm really curious about the Hudson, but the way things are at the moment, I'm sticking to the guns I currently have. I know there's a few H9s in country at the moment, but I don't know anyone personally who owns one yet. Thought about putting a RMR or DPP on it?
>> No. 107711 ID: 9dcda2
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>>107710
> techwear jersey
The guys I shoot with are against the hyper-competitive image of the "silk shirt guys" with the sponsorships, so I wear goofy gaming t-shirts.

> I'm really curious about the Hudson

See >>107440

> Thought about putting a RMR or DPP on it?

Nah. I do pretty well with iron sights. The gun just doesn't do it. I really want it to work, but it doesn't. I'm also staying away from red dots on handguns or shotguns because it would put me into "Open" division. I run "Tactical Limited / Scoped" where you're allowed a rifle with 30 round mags and a red dot / single magnified optic. (A RDS with magnifier would put you into open.)

I try to keep my gear setup somewhat realistic. My Beretta 1301 shotgun has a 21 inch barrel and 8 rounds in the tube. I feel that having a super long tube is "stupid gamer shit", and would still use that gun for defensive use if buckshot or slugs were the answer. (Like buckshot would be ideal for an angry mob with torches, and slugs stop vehicles.)

So far I've been using the standard 15 round mags for either the VP9 or Hudson, but I just ordered two 20's for the VP. They're still within the 140mm length requirement for the "Tactical" divisions.

Guys like Karl at InRangeTV are running essentially "Open" gear with the weight penalty of wearing armor. "Armored" isn't a thing for the matches I go to. I mean, you can wear armor if you want to, but there's no division for it. And fuck that anyway, I don't need the extra wear and tear on my knees.

While I applaud you for surviving Finnish Brutality, I'm not into that kind of event. If I wanted to blow out my joints doing exercise, I'd do fucking crossfit. I do 3-gun to shoot shit and have fun with my buddies. Though I do pretty well, I'm not trying to make a career out of it.
>> No. 107712 ID: 9dcda2
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>>107711

I am kicking around some ideas to up my handgun game.
>> No. 107714 ID: f5efe8
>>107712
The Shadow 2 is a solid choice. There's also red dot dot mount available for it and there's a red dot ready version coming soon'ish if Carry Optics/Production Optics divisions interest you.
>> No. 107728 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107711
Totally wore the shirt. Two people asked me about it.

I did well. I would either be in the top 3 or not depending if you scored it "Time plus penalties" or "Points". I realize now that the points scoring system heavily favors short stages and limits the amount of damage from a dumpster fire. My buddy wrecked one stage, so the difference was middle or back of the pack.

I did very well on the long range rifle stage with my red dot. (As opposed to blowing it last time with the 1-6 scope.) At 100 yards, I held on the bottom of the target. At 200, right on. At 300, held on the top. I picked up some 55gr match ammo for the long range stage and the bullets went right where I put the dot, so I guess it worked out.
>> No. 107746 ID: 9dcda2
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>>107712
CZ get. (In 7 days.)
>> No. 107761 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107746
It's good. Really good.
>> No. 107770 ID: c2c3ac
>>107761
Fantastic and congrats! I need me a Shadow 2 in my life
>> No. 107792 ID: 11c82e
  Shot a pistolmatch a week, it went okay
>> No. 107794 ID: 9dcda2
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>>107792
Nice work dude. The hardest thing is when you miss, you want to shoot quickly to make up for it, but then end up missing more.

Also checked out your Mini-14 video and gas mask video. The mini-14's I've shot have been pieces of shit.

And uh, who's the blonde chick and what country are you in that all of the competitors aren't just slightly pudgy bearded guys?
>> No. 107805 ID: 11c82e
  >>107794
I shoot in Norway, most competitors are pudgy weekend warriors who are only a punisher skull and a condor PC away from being your average threeper, this was a training camp that the National IPSC Rifle team puts on every year where the "plebs" get to ask them anything they want to know about IPSC rifle shooting and the national team will tell you how to do it and put up courses on practicing it. It's a really cool event, and I'm really grateful for being able to recieve world class ipsc instructions for a weekend for a laughable price (I think this years event cost like $45?)

The blonde is one of the top norwegian female IPSC rifle shooters I think, didn't have anything to do with her, so don't remember.
I used to date a woman that certainly alone would help recruitment for IPSC among boys if we had stayed together long enough for me to get some pics with her and a rifle during a hot enough summer :v

I try to record as much as I can of my shooting and publicize it to attract more people into shooting and help grow the sport. It would be cool if my channel grew to a respectable level, but right now I'm just trying to show off the cool shooting sports we have in Europe despite the political climate and belief that Europe has no guns.
This vid was shot yesterday. Still rocking my glock with a meme-compensator and $9 extended baseplate from Wish.
>> No. 108054 ID: 569bb4
  Rifle match we had in November. The Arsenal SAR M-1 is still a really fun rifle to shoot.
>> No. 108056 ID: f2172d
>>108054
Neat video! Please continue posting!
Also, how well does the hand guard handle the heat of rapid firing?
>> No. 108057 ID: 758a23
>>108054
Nice shootan dude. I know the "fuck where the last target" feeling well.
>> No. 108058 ID: 569bb4
>>108056
No issues so far. The gun is a pleasure to shoot rapidly. Then again, I haven't mag dumped it heavily. I try to post a new shooting video every sunday.

Be honest, the way I did text with the stage brief in the last video, was it obnoxious having it go all Star Wars intro like that, or was it okay? I wanna include scores and stage briefs, so people have more context than just "man moved, man pulled trigger, man moved gun, man pulled trigger again"
>> No. 108060 ID: f2172d
>>108058
I think the titles and subtitles both were fine.
>> No. 108061 ID: 758a23
I don't care for the pre-stage title cards. When you're competing, you have to plan your shoot. When you're watching someone else, you just want to see the shooting. Post-stage results are fine. Videos are a moving-picture visual medium, it's not really practical to have people read things.

Subtitles are fine.

One thing you could try is doing video of your dry run before the stage where you could point out the targets and go "pew pew" or talk through it. That way you could compare your plan to your execution.
>> No. 108181 ID: 0c9742
  New Years pistol match
>> No. 108183 ID: 9dcda2
>>108181
Not too bad. Seems like the whole match wouldn't take too long. When we do a single stage with ~25 shooters and 3-4 runs, it's a 7 hour day including setup, lunch, and takedown.
>> No. 108225 ID: 9dcda2
  >>107430
Fucking ass it was cold out there. It was like 24'F (-4'C) with 10-15 mph winds. 24'F isn't too bad but the wind is just brutal. When it warmed up to freezing, it wasn't too bad.

There was also a long range rifle stage which I didn't put in the video. 6/9 of our squad par-timed out, including me. (But only 2 failure to neutralize, no failure to engage.) I shot like 70 rounds at 17 targets.
>> No. 108230 ID: c2c3ac
>>108225
Good shooting, man! You keep making me want the Shadow 2 and I keep going out and buying old shit lol

Friend's taking me to a USPSA match next weekend, hope I do okay
>> No. 108233 ID: 9dcda2
>>108230

Thanks man! I'm really impressed with the Shadow 2. It's like a Sig X-Five with a lower bore axis more reasonable price tag. It comes with 3x 17 round magazines, and I brought along a 16 rounder from the Bull Shadow just as a backup.

When you're dry handling the gun, you can nitpick the pre-travel on the trigger. But when the timer goes off the gun just performs. Line up the sights, squeeze the trigger, and the Shadow will not let you down. (Unless it fails to extract and you spend 8 seconds clearing it, but hey shit happens.)

The only thing I don't like about it is the extreme checkering, like I wouldn't try shooting it without gloves.
>> No. 108236 ID: 9dcda2
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>>108230
Doooo eettttt.
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>>108230
>> No. 108238 ID: f5c3ed
>>108237
That's a nice sight picture. Just had to say.
>> No. 108239 ID: bbee29
>>108233
>checkering
Depends on the user, try before buying.

Tee hee, avgas has s o f t hands~
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>>108238
CZ nailed it.

>>108239
I do have soft hands because I wear gloves at work, per policy. But now I'm so used to wearing gloves it's weird handling tools without gloves. Also you can get a better grip on sweaty days and get some protection from hot barrels or handguards that have been baking in the sun.
>> No. 108242 ID: c3b8cf
I got to try out a Shadow 2, P10C, and 75 compact (with Cajun Gun Works parts) side by side a few weeks ago. The Shadow 2 is quite nice, I was able to shoot around a 3 inch group at 15 yards. Its weight and front sight allowed for quicker follow up shots. I didn't do as well with the P10C at 15 yards (about 5 inch groups) since the stock trigger wasn't as nice, although still pretty good for a striker fired.
>> No. 108243 ID: 6fe1bd
>>108241
I know avypoo I was just teasing ೭੧(❛〜❛✿)੭೨
>> No. 108246 ID: 9dcda2
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>>108243

<3

And gotta take care of my love life.

This is also the reason I chose the MC Operator over the TRP Operator. The MC has the rubber wrap around grips and GI guide rod, rather than the TRP's cheese grater and full length guide rod.
>> No. 108300 ID: c2c3ac
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>>108236
>>108237

You weren't kidding, this thing really does aim itself. I'm so
happy I picked this up
>> No. 108301 ID: 9dcda2
>>108300
Very nice. I was blowing up sticks and rocks on the 50 yard berm last weekend.

I keep having holster difficulties with mine. I got a C&G Customs holster and I'm having a hard time adjusting the retention. Too loose and the gun goes flying and I get DQ'ed. Too tight and my gun, holster, belt, and pants come up as a unit. Also there's no way to mount it to a QLS fork... so I'm working on it.

https://www.candgholsters.com/products/cz-shadow-2-competition-custom
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>>108301
Can't say I've had any issues adjusting the retention on mine. Granted mine is for IWB carry, but I'm pleased with the one I got from C&G.
>> No. 108303 ID: 9dcda2
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>>108302
Ah, looks like I had the adjustment wrong. I spent probably an hour trying different settings and found a good amount of retention that still releases well. I can hold the holster upside-down and shake it and the gun stays put. With a loaded mag (with snap cap on top and chamber empty) it stays in until you really get violent with it.

Also I figured out how to get the QLS fork on there. It worked with a slight cant forward and only 2 screws. Once it was on the fork, the whole platform was much more stable.
>> No. 108304 ID: 9dcda2
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Also installed the ratchet thing. I'm going to give up on the Velcro inner belt and just put the whole thing over my shirt or jacket.
>> No. 108305 ID: bbee29
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>>108303
>retention
I was thinking about it and would magnets help? You might be able to epoxy or otherwise affix a good magnet somewhere, it could help the pistol stay in place without having to tighten everything too much. As magnetic field intensity follows the inverse square law, it would retain well when contacting the magnet but let go easily after you've pulled it away just half an inch.
>> No. 108306 ID: 9dcda2
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>>108305
Somebody has to have tried this...

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/hogue-super-speed-magnetic-holster.81308/

> A few of our guys tried them several years ago when they were all the rage. I haven't seen one on the line since then.

> I got one when they first came out for a 1911. It was okay for standing starts like shooting steel with no movement at all but felt real loose if moving. It's pretty easy to hit the locking lever when drawing and give yourself a speed wedgie in the process. I even bought the revolver insert for it and tried it with an N frame S&W but in the end just went back to Safariland holsters for everything I shoot. The buddy I gave it too almost dropped his glock at a match when he went to open a door and the holster didn't hold the gun. I would never recommend this holster to anyone but that is just my $.02. YMMV.

I picked up a Safariland ALS holster for my VP9 and really like it. It has a thumb operated lever that locks into the ejection port. The only detail is that it won't secure a gun where the slide is locked back.

https://youtu.be/DcYt8JNVJDo?t=23

But they don't make it for the Shadow. I had a bladetech standard kydex holster for my VP9 and dropped the gun twice while running and had the whole holster fall off once. The more recent time the gun liberated itself, it was hot as fuck that day. Basically with these, you have to check and adjust the retention... tension... pretty frequently. (And all the attachment screws.)
>> No. 108307 ID: bbee29
>>108306
I mean more supplementing your current holster with a magnet of some sort, not getting a magnetic holster.

>Basically with these, you have to check and adjust the retention... tension... pretty frequently. (And all the attachment screws.)
This is why I think adding magnets might help. It might keep the gun secure even if the adjustment isn't perfect.
>> No. 108313 ID: f5c3ed
>>108301
Cleveland Kydex now has custom options for the Shadow 2. I have one of their OWB holsters for my M&P .45 for range use and it's a solid holster. Let me know if you want some pics of mine.
>> No. 108332 ID: f58119
When can I officially say Im a competitive shooter?
>> No. 108333 ID: f58119
When can I officially say Im a competitive shooter?
>> No. 108334 ID: 66d4e9
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>>108333
I think you just said it twice, PanamaJack.
>> No. 108339 ID: c2c3ac
  Had my first USPSA match last week. Learned a lot about my shooting and there's much room for improvement. That said, it was a ton of fun and everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. Now it's all I can really think about, haha
>> No. 108340 ID: c2c3ac
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>>108339
Also, think I should bring my Steyr-Hahn to the next one? :P
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>>108340
4 fun
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>>108339
> Had my first USPSA match last week. Learned a lot about my shooting and there's much room for improvement. That said, it was a ton of fun and everyone was incredibly nice and helpful.

Great job dude. I thought you shot pretty well. You'll get faster. Just work on safe and smooth for now.

With your stage two poppers, you got excited and blew your wad, then slowed down and recovered. Good work there.

When you hit, speed up. When you miss, slow down. All too often when someone's shooting and they miss, they try to speed up to make up for the miss, and miss more.

> Now it's all I can really think about, haha

Yer fuckin' hooked.

>>108341

Did not see that coming, very nice. One thing though, I have a personal objection to drop and offset mounts for pistol holsters. I noticed for the USPSA match you did not have it, but I just want to air my grievance that I think they're dangerous because the gun is pointing directly at your leg. I actually shimmed up my holster mount to get it pointing straight down.
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>>108342
And how do you people have so much room on your belts? I added a baldric (the "Mike Haggar" belt) to mine to help with the weight. It was fine till I got the shadow. That thing is a tank.

Thinking about rigging up some suspenders, rather than the luggage strap I zip tied on.
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>>108342
Thanks for the kind words man
>derp and oofset
Very good point. I'll have to do the same to my holster

>>108345
>Haggar belt
kek

I'm not sure about the belt real estate. I bought this under and over belt combo from Stormrider Gear some years ago and it uses MOLLE on the outside portion of the belt. I don't know if it helps, but I guess the accessories were designed not to take much space
>> No. 108803 ID: 9dcda2
  >>108345
Shot decent. Dumpster fired on one stage, so I left that one out of the video.
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>>108803
Two important things happened this match:

1. My buddies waited till stage 3 to tell me my shirt had come up and I was plumbers cracking everyone.

2. One of the first time 3-gun shooters had a Negligent Discharge while going to clear his shotgun. This guy says he'd shot 2-gun before but we were helping him out. I was the main Range Safety Officer for our squad and my buddy was the #2.

The stage was to shoot rifle, pistol, then shotgun. The new shooter completes his stage and unloads his handgun, no problem. He reaches into the barrel and apparently booger hooks the bang switch. The shotgun discharges through the barrel into the dirt.

> Me: "Hmm. Well you're done for the day."
> #2 RSO: AAAHHHHHHH. *Jumps back*
> Shooter: AAHHHHHHHHHH. (And shaking.)

The shooter is freaking out and immediately goes to reach for the shotgun again. I grab him by the shoulders and stop him, to calm him down. I check myself, #2, and the shooter to see if anyone was hit. Everyone appears to be fine, just a 3" diameter crater under the dump barrel. I tell the shooter to stand there while WE clear the guns, and then help him over to his gun storage bags.

The other detail is that he did not activate the safety before dumping the gun. Thinking back, I'm not sure why he dumped the shotgun, since it should have been in his hands at the end of the stage, but I'm sure it was when it reached back into the barrel. Memory is one of those fuzzy things.

I think a contributing factor is the location of the cross bolt safety on the Remington 1100/1187 he was using, RIGHT behind the trigger. Pretty easy to hit the trigger instead of the safety. On my Beretta 1301, the safety is in front of the trigger guard. Which I feel is a much better spot.

Just a heads up.
>> No. 108805 ID: f5c3ed
>>108803
Appreciate the vids man.
>> No. 108810 ID: 9dcda2
>>108805
Thanks man. I do it for all dozen of my viewers.
>> No. 108813 ID: c2c3ac
>>108810
>>108803
Good shootin man! I need to get in that there 3 gun stuff
>> No. 108814 ID: 51b0a9
>>108813
It's a terrible habit, that will consume your soul, and your wallet.

Even handloading will not save you.

Eventually you will insist on "bayonet" protocols, just to save ammo, as you will have broken your MEC shotshell loader, and your RCBS "Green Machine" Linear Progressive.
>> No. 108915 ID: 3642d9
  I'll admit it, I suck at checking this place in general, but I'm happy to see that this thread has lived on for a year. Have a silly I made from a few matches ago as tribute:
>> No. 108958 ID: 9dcda2
  Woo second place. Mainly because the really good shooters didn't show up. This time I did really well at the 300 yard stage. The bonus was to shoot the 300 yard plate standing unsupported. It was a 30 second bonus that took 20 seconds to do, so that's a win. (With a RTT CQB man speed reload, good to go.)
>> No. 108959 ID: c2c3ac
>>108958
Fantastic work man!
>> No. 108964 ID: f5c3ed
>>108958
How did you mount the Contour camera on your earpro?
>> No. 108976 ID: 540040
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>>108964
With safety wire, of course. The black plastic mount is I think the contour handlebar mount. Usually has a rubber strap.
>> No. 109126 ID: 9dcda2
  The good:
- Pistol shooting was on point
- Shootan with the homies, having a good time
- I was RSO with a pretty good squad
- No penalties

The bad:
- Forget how to hold-over for the rifle (derped on the rifle-clay part by holding low... should be holding high inside of 50 yards)

The ugly:
- My nemesis: The Roof Prop

The night before I was deciding if I should wear shorts or pants. The "feels like temperature" ended up being 97'F, so I brought shorts. After my encounter with the roof prop, I was walking around wondering why my leg hurt a little. Minor road rash.
>> No. 109129 ID: cd18d9
>>109126
You may have fumbled with the rifle clays, but you sure made it up with the poppers on the next stage. Good job mayne
>> No. 109130 ID: 9dcda2
  >>109129
Thanks dude. I did a bunch of pistol dry fire practice the day before, and it really paid off. One thing, on that last stage with the steel shooting gallery, I could actually feel the difference in weight and recoil as my magazines emptied. I basically counted off the last 3 rounds before the slide locked back. Never noticed that before. Shit happens when you're in "the zone".

Regarding dry practice, when I was practicing with the pistol I was focusing on my grip and trigger pull... to the microscopic level.

- More tension on the ring and pinky fingers
- Get the beavertail centered into the web of the hand
- The force from the trigger pull is between the first knuckle of the finger and the middle of the web of the hand...

One other thing I practiced the day before was left shoulder rifle handling, including loading the rifle, and reaching behind my back to get the magazine on my left hip. That went so well at 1:28 in the video it's hardly noticeable.

If you've got a long drive, check out the Primary and Secondary modcast on Tactical Gamers. They're a bunch of MIL/LEO guys who got into competitive shooting to grow as shooters. One of the things they discuss is that competitive shooting does wonders for your "processing speed", and how instinctual handling of the gun frees your mind to process your situation and surroundings.

Ernest Langdon is on the modcast and describes his first USPSA grand master win. He said it was the slowest run he's ever had. Then when they read the time, he beat everyone. But in his mind, everything was in slow motion.

Same thing happens for me. I'll shoot a stage, think it was slow as fuck, and have a smokin' time. Like "Ffffuuuckkkk, why does it take sooooo long to get the pistol sights back on target after recoil..."

I've identified 2 things I need to work on.
- Mental game
- Roof prop

By mental game, it's really easy to get distracted when you're RSO'ing and talking to your buddies and shooting video for yourself and others. At the stage briefing, you need to take a little time and walk the stage and to visualize yourself running it. Then, before your run, go back and mentally run the stage so that when it's time to go, you're just in playback mode, not in problem solving and discovery mode.

The roof prop and other awkward shooting positions. I've just got to practice getting in and out of these positions, and how best to shoot them. Also considering gun stability versus time to get in/out.
>> No. 109180 ID: 9dcda2
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>>107430
Piece of shit magazine "VP9 20 2". I cleaned it thoroughly afterward and it worked.
>> No. 109181 ID: 9dcda2
  Second! Also, golf-cart drive by.
>> No. 109182 ID: 9dcda2
  Fifth, so pretty good. I think I lost a shitload of time on the death star. The stage brief said we had to shoot at it at least two times before going to the shotgun. Also stoppage on the VP9 >>109180
>> No. 109208 ID: 5d2235
I'm fucking proud of everyone
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