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November 2012 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

We couldn’t dodge the rain forever today and it came right about the time each squad finished their first stage. It wasn’t a downpour, but enough to chase everyone into their vehicles to sit it out. Of the sixteen shooters who began the match, 7 bailed out. Those of us that remained decided to wait it out and were rewarded with a decent, but somewhat soggy match.

We first combined the remnants of the two squads and ventured to the hilltop stage, which was all steel. Fortunately, none of the steel targets drooped in the rain so we got that one in, even though it drizzled the whole stage. Once again, some shooters learned the hard lesson of knowing your zero. The distance wasn’t all that challenging and there was no wind, but there were just too many missed shots for the big MGM style targets. The auto-poppers can be challenging at just about any distance, but you just shouldn’t be missing that much out to 200 yards.  However, some did. We finished that stage and decided to give the horseshoe a try.

We had to eliminate all the paper targets there because they were soaked, so it became a steel only stage, too. We first shot it as Shotgun then Pistol. We actually had so much fun that we then reshot it as Pistol then Shotgun. That gave us three stages for the hardcore, but damp shooters.

Since the bulk of the shooters had already shot the dumpy house, we needed only three more to shoot it to call it a match. So, they did. That gave us 4 different stages for all the shooters who stayed and that became the match.

Since Gerald’s stage had so much paper and it was all soaked, we decide to throw that one out. Sadly, most of the people that left shot only that stage. Because that stage did not get used, and because the scoreshoot turned up missing, there are no scores for that stage. Also, if you only shot one stage and left, then you will not find your scores anywhere in these results. The results are for only those crazy enough to wait out the rain.

And speaking of results, there were no surprises on the leader board. The overall match winner was Wayne Alcock, who won every stage and coasted to an easy victory. Jose Garcia took second by placing second in 3 of the 4 stages. There were several shooters bemoaning their performance on one or more stage today and it wasn’t caused by the rain. The results can be found by clicking here.

A big thanks goes out to the shooters who did stay to finish the match, and especially big thanks go to those who helped tear everything down. Wayne and I really appreciate the support.

Now, there is one more thing that needs mentioning. This Tuesday, the most important election in the modern history of this country will take place. The race is very close at this point and could go either way. I have only one thing to say to everyone reading this post…



If you do not vote, then you forfeit the right to complain about the man in the White House for the next 4 years. I will not suggest how you should vote, only that you exercise your constitutional right to determine who represents you and the country. And there may be a lot to complain about.

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