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January 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

Dawson PrecisionAlthough the potential was there for an epic turnout, in the end, we had 23 shooters who were brave (foolish?) enough to come out on a rare sub-freezing Mississippi morning. Had the weather been a bit warmer, we would have had well in excess of 40 shooters. The group that did show had a great match. We skipped the classifier today, because no one wanted to have their classifier score affected by the cold weather. It was 22° when we arrived to set things up, but by 10 AM (delayed match start time), it had warmed to a pleasant 35° or so. With the Sun out and the breeze at bay, it was actually pretty nice. It’s funny to see the different dress for the shooters, with some in just a long sleeve (or even short sleeve) shirt, and others with multiple layers and gloves. While we sympathize with those who did sign up but later bailed, you still missed a great match. Even though we started a hour later than normal because of the cold, we were still done before 12:30.

The four stages today were challenging enough for some, as the scores show. Wayne set up a run and shoot stage with targets hiding in the woods on both sides of the road, and it definitely separated the men from the boys. More than half of the shooters found one or more Mikes there. This kind of stage is something that most ranges can’t do, so we like to throw this out once and a while. The rest of the stages were balanced between a super high hit factor potential stage where the open guys ruled, a quasi-standards forced mag change stand and shoot stage, and a new take on the dumpy house on the left side of the range.

When the score were all synced, the winner was Scott Jacob, who also took Open division. Close on his heels was Gerwin Henn in Limited, who was a scant 1.7% behind. Nick Saucier had a great performance winning Single Stack and taking 5th overall. He was beaten by only three Open shooters and one Limited shooter. Considering how many more times he had to change mags, that was very impressive. Wayne Alcock took top honors in Limited 10, with John Martin taking Production and Ethan Boudreaux getting the Carry Optics title.

Thanks again to all the shooters for coming out today, when it would have been so easy to just roll over and go back to sleep and stay warm. Picking up today was a snap, mostly because we only had a few pieces of steel on just one stage. Thanks to everyone for getting things squared away and getting us out of there in record match time.

For the complete match results, click the score computer at the right. Kindle Practiscore


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