A Slightly Above Average IDPA Match

Woof. It was one of those days, I would have probably been better off staying home. This was my worst match so far this year and my worst match so far with the H&K VP9. I won’t go into the details of what went wrong as those details are the exact same ones I covered in the post about the IDPA classifier I shot the same day (after this match).

DateFebruary 22, 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
Score165.62
StandingOverall: 45 out of 54
Division: 20 out of 28
Division & Class: 11 out of 19

One maybe wondering why I the title of this post refers to this match as slightly above average after saying this was the worst match so far this year and with the gear used. The answer to that is simple. My average score since I started shooting IDPA is 186.03 which makes the final score of this match better than average, but it really didn’t feel that way. Quite a few things went wrong.

On one stage I put two holes on a non-threat. On another stage, I failed to execute the stage plan which lead me to fumbling around like an idiot and achieving a pretty high raw score. I had several misses. The list goes on.

Quite frankly, I was embarrassed and discouraged by my performance during this match. However, days and matches like these happen. Sure, it sucks. But when I see that even a “bad” match result is above average, I know I’m improving, and I’m having fun, it just makes me want to do better. And that’s exactly what I plan to do – get some more practice and training in.

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