Sunday, March 15, 2009

Range Report #11

It's been awhile since I've done a range report, so here's one from today!

It was an IPSC trophy shoot and there were three squads shooting. We had 11 people in our squad and I think the other squads were around the same size.

There were 5 stages. The stage I found most challenging was a start seated, with gun and all mags/ammo for the stage on the table. There were 10 targets. On signal you had to flip a coin, load and then if you got tails you shot the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th targets, if you got a head you shot the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th with two shots each.

I flipped the coin and it spun forever! I felt like whacking it! ... I DIDN'T load the gun while waiting though (in my defence this is the first time I've done this type of stage!). Anyway, eventually the coin stopped on tails, so i shot the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and (for some unknown reason) 10th target. So even though I got pretty much all As on the other targets I lost a lot of points with getting the wrong target :( I was really proud of how I shot that last target though - did it really fast (for me) and the shots were neat As ... shame they didn't count.

Only one other person messed up the stage - and they managed to hit all the wrong targets!

The stage after this was a tricky one. Again we started unloaded (in fact there was only one stage where we started with a loaded gun today). There were two targets to the right (with a no-shoot overlapping them). Then to the left there was a door way (with a fault line) and a popper which controlled a swinging target. The swinger could not be engaged from that point (not visible). There was also a paper target.

Then to the left of that was two portals through which you could see the swinging target and three static paper targets.

I missed the swinger :( I'm not very good at shooting at swingers - especially through portals. Definitely need more practice with them.

The last stage also had a swinger and I managed to get one shot on it (it was only a D too!).

The other stages were quite fun and I did pretty good - still slow but at least I'm still shooting pretty much all As.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Julie, it takes practice and more practice to get the swingers, and even then you miss one occasionally (or at least I do). Sounded like good stages though, and enough to make you think, not just rote shoot... :-)