I leave tomorrow morning for the Area 1 match up in Danes neck of the woods. If you are around, look me up. I will be wearing a blue AF Shooting Team shirt that looks as if I stole it from a professional bowler.
John, rest assured that I will shoot an IDPA match in Austin the first chance I get. If I didnt have an Exercise in Mass later this month, I would be there wearing bells and a Springfield or STI shirt.
My load went only 189? It went 190+ at the last slot match . . .
For those of you (us) that were not DQ'd; did the courses of fire encourage DQing by design, or were people just not paying adequate attention? There was lots of moving and shooting on the 180, but it didn't seem to me that any of it was deceptive. I knew where the 180 "traps" were during the walk-through.
Scare me? I fly airplanes for a living. You can’t scare me. I am that stupid. Actually I have a big exercise to work as a ground pounder for the next twelve days on the east coast and I have a lot of last minute details to work out. I hope to have some spare time so I can get ready for the European Nationals in August.
As far as my opinion of Area 1 and being a DQ trap of a match, I don’t think it was. I think it had everything to do with people not paying attention and planning ahead.
One stage I saw several people who were shooting 10 rounders reload while moving on the 180 to the left. There was no advantage at all here, just more room for disaster. A couple stages were borderline holster tests. That dropped a couple guns. One AD on my stage turned into a dropped gun. Now that was interesting.
But, the real reason so many people went down was FRIDAY THE 13th. 13 DQ's Friday alone. And I got stuck on squad 13. I was shaking like a dog shitting razor blades by the end of the match.
And not shooting it very well lately. Had to hand up the Steyr and switch to the Beretta. Something about shooting a bastard division and not doing it with my duty gun. They pretend to pay me, and I pretend to work...