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October 2016 Poplarville 3-Gun match results


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The first really nice day of the fall shooting season saw 25 shooters make the trip to Poplarville for 3-Gun. This was our biggest 3-gun turnout in quite some time as well. Wayne was back and the stages stretched out a big, and this brought an extra dose of reality. If you didn’t know your scope’s zero, you might have had a rough day. The four stages presented a variety of challenges from quick gun handling with no reloaded needed (right?) to lots of movement with multiple skills required. Just when you thought the day was going to be won by the fittest/youngest shooter, the most physically challenged shooter (Joe Jones) won the stage with the most movement (stage 3). Go figure?! My theory is he couldn’t run so he wasn’t out of breath when he got to the rifle portion of the stage and wasn’t breathing hard, like the rest up us who sprinted all the way and found the tiny little x on the crosshairs was a bit too jumpy to find the actual target. Let that be a lesson to the rest of us.

Our winner today was Clayton Welch, who practically lapped the rest of the field. The margin of victory was over 18%! He won three stages outright and lost the fourth by only 0.7 seconds. That was really impressive. Almost as impressive (if not more) was the second place winner, Wayne Alcock, who shot Heavy Metal, which means bigger guns and lots more reloading.

We also had several brand new shooters today, who seemed to have a great time and shot safely, too. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you back next month.

Thank you to everyone for the help in tearing down the match. The help is greatly appreciated and eases the burden on the match staff.

Next week’s USPSA pistol match in Poplarville has been postponed by one week. It will be shot on Oct. 16th, instead of Oct. 9th. This coming week is the Limited/Open Nationals in Florida and some of the local match staff will be there trying to keep up with the pros.

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The match scores can be accessed by clicking the score computer to the right.



  1. Trey Nicholson
    October 3, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Although it was my first 3-Gun to ever shoot, everyone was friendly and helped to make me feel comfortable in this new setting. Was glad to meet Bill and Wayne and thought they did a great job in setting up the stages. Thanks again; Aaron and I will be back as much as possible.

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