What a difference a week can make, Fall is finally here! We started a great day with temperatures in the low 50’s and I don’t think it ever got above 75 degrees. We had a good turnout, fielding 3 squads with 30 shooters in total, more than was expected given that the Louisiana Gator Classic is in full swing this weekend. The hammers went down at 9 am and we were finished by noon. Thank you to everyone that helped with breakdown, your efforts are invaluable to this club!
Thomas Knight won the overall match as well as the Limited division, but Corey Mitchell Read more…
It was supposed to be Fall, but someone forgot to mention that to the weatherman. It was pleasant in the morning, but as the day wore on, it got a little warm. By Noon, when we finished up, it was pushing the upper 80’s. Yes, we will take that over the last two rain-outs, but gosh, it’s been pretty nice for a while, and we deserved a picture perfect day. Oh, well.
Turnout was down a bit from our 2016 average, but it was decent. This was a makeup match and we are thankful for everyone that came out today. In total, there were 25 shooters and 7 (seven) stages. That’s a little misleading because we borrowed a group of 3 stages from the 2016 Limited/Open Nationals. This included a stage with one shot on a single popper, a stage with 6 shots on one targets, and then a slightly modified El Prez for the final stage. There was also a “Pittsburg” stage that featured 21 steel targets and no paper. That one proved to be more challenging for the RO and shooters who were watching, as the splatter managed to get almost everyone at least once.
The match was never really in doubt, with the overall match win going to Read more…
Registration is open for the October USPSA match at the Brothers N Arms Range in Hattiesburg. This month’s event will have at least 5 stages, including a classifier. Fall is here, the weather looks great, come on out and shoot with us!
Setup starts at 7:00 am and the range opens at 8:00 am. Registration/check-in ends at 8:30 am. No walk-ons after 8:30, no exceptions. There will be a new shooters meeting at 8:30 and a mandatory safety meeting at 8:45.
Payment will be due upon arrival. If you are a member of the Brothers N Arms Range, $15 will be due. Otherwise, the entry fee is $20. The registration page can be found here. Or you can click the button…
We had a great turnout for 3-gun today, with 22 shooters making it out for the match. The weather was perfect and the competition was stout. We had 4 stages, each won by four different people, with even second place being four separate people.
Stage 1 was the long range stage, 2 strings of statice steel at 100 yards, one being weak shoulder, and then a third string with Pistol at a popper at 25-35 yards. Steven Mosher set the pace here with a time of 35.02, and Richard Padgett was right behind him with an impressive raw time of 40.19 with no scope magnification!
Stage 2 was a 25 round short course that gave competitors the option to shoot their choice of any two guns. Joe Jones made the winning selection turning in a blazing time of 15.64, with David Martian right on his heels with a time of 16.09.
Stage 3 required all three guns, engaging 25 yard paper with rifle, a steel array with shotgun, and then the Texas star with the pistol. It gave a few different options on how to run it, with the biggest question being shooting on the move between stations or posting up and then moving. Kevin Leonhardt came out on top on this stage with a smoking time of 23.80, followed closely behind by both Richard Padgett and Jeret Howard at 24 seconds.
The 4th stage was a long field course that required rifle and shotgun and covered the length of the bay in movement. You really had to have your track shoes on for this one, as well as be able to reload the shotgun efficiently as it required a minimum of 10 shots at steel. Ivan Deroche ran away with this stage and the overall match here with a time of 27.62, with Jeret Howard being the next closest at 31.64. No one else was within 7 seconds of Ivan on this stage, and that helped propel him to the overall win.
Overall Winner: Ivan Deroche
Tactical Division: Ivan Deroche
Limited Division: Jeret Howard
Open Division: Steve White
Full results: https://practiscore.com/results/html/ff090c5f-45d3-4092-822c-2bfb6fc8e7ca
Want to thank everyone who came out and shot, helped run timers and nooks and pasted and helped tear down. It really is a team effort.
Especially want to thank those who helped setup, without whom the match wouldn’t be possible.
See you at the next match!
The BPSA monthly 3-gun match will be Saturday, October 15th at 9am.
Pre-registration is up at the following link:
Please pre-register if possible, as it allows the match to run much smoother at signup.
Also, please read the pre-registration page for details on the divisions.
We will be using four divisions: Open, Tactical, Limited, and Heavy.
we will be using Time plus points scoring.
Setup will start at 7am, and anyone that helps setup shoots free.
Gate code is 7000.
The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match this Sunday (October 16, 2016) at the range in Poplarville. The match will begin at 9 AM. This is a rescheduled date for the September match.
Online registration is available by clicking the giant button below. Please sign up if you plan on attending.
The October 2016 USPSA pistol match, scheduled for October 9th, has been postponed until October 16th due to scheduling conflicts with the USPSA Nationals.
Registration will open on Sunday, October 9 at 7 PM.