Competition

IDPA Match 2/16/2020

Second match of the year is done! The match had about 50% more participants than the previous one and I did a little worse. Not much. Overall score was just over five seconds slower, but those five seconds were enough to put me below the middle of the pack – especially when about eight members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit decide to participate in the match. I’m not surprised as I really didn’t get any trigger time between the last match and this one due to some personal conflicts. However, I’m going to get back on the saddle and continue to seek improvement (assuming life doesn’t throw more curveballs my way anytime soon).

DateFebruary 16, 2020
Match TypeLocal IDPA Match
Class / DivisionStandard Service Pistol (SSP) / Unclassified (UN)
RangeAustin Rifle Club
HostTexas Tactical
Gun / HolsterHeckler & Koch VP9-LE / Concealment Solutions Racer
Ammo9mm 115 Grain FMJ Federal American Eagle
Score159.49
StandingOverall: 40 out of 58
Division: 18 out of 30
Division & Class: 11 out of 18

One of the coolest things about this match was getting the chance to meet up with a guy I used to work with and haven’t really seen in about three years and change. It was fun reconnecting and slinging lead without getting serious shop talk.

With regards to the match itself, I was content with my performance. Sure I was a little slow starting out, but warmed up and had fun as the match went on. I also had some technical difficulties with the GoPro (as seen in the video), but I let that roll of the shoulders quickly as I wasn’t there to make a movie.

Honestly, I’m not even going to critique my performance. I was just happy to punch holes in targets and knock down a little bit of steel. It was a great way to unwind after a few stressful weeks of dealing with life. So, yeah. I’m just going to close this post out here and move on to other ones.

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