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January 2017 Brothers N Arms USPSA Pistol Match Results

The day started out chilly and overcast, but soon warmed up as 57 shooters came together to kick off 2017 for the Brothers N Arms USPSA Club.  We had 6 stages plus a classifier with a great mix of short and long lay outs that, at least for yours truly, required just as much mental effort as physical.

We were also happy to have Brent Lindley, owner and proprietor of The Zombie Shop, a retail gun store in Petal, MS, join us as a first time shooter today.  We were even luckier that, out of the blue, he brought along a tricked out Glock 17 to give away by random drawing!  Congratulations to Charlie Sims, the lucky winner.  Be sure to run by and check out Brent’s shop when you have the chance.  Where else but South Mississippi can you find a top notch gun store inside of a pharmacy!!  “Yes, I’d like the Sig P229 in FDE along with the Aspercreme, please.”  Very cool, indeed.  Thanks so much, Brent!  Check out their Facebook page here – The Zombie Shop at Park Place Pharmacy.

On to the match results.  Steven Sanders handily won both Limited division and the match overall.  Brant Pace was the winner in Open, though he had to work for it – Sloan Sanders was second, but by less than 1%!  Corey Mitchell was on par and took top honors in Production.  Bob Brandt won Single Stack by a handy margin.  I had the good fortune to be on the same squad as Bob today and I have to tell you, the man is an artist with a 1911 pistol!  Full scores can be found here on Practiscore and here on the USPSA site.

As always, a huge thank you to those that came early to help set up and for the quick breakdown after match completion.  We can’t say this enough – Without your help, this match would not happen!

Lastly, we would like your feedback.  The match was expanded by two stages above the usual five this month.  I personally think our Match and Stage Directors did a great job coming up with challenging configurations that still seemed to move along smoothly.  That being said, with almost 60 shooters on 5 squads, the additional stages did stretch the match time out to around 1:30-2:00.  Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Categories: General
  1. Corey mitchell
    January 28, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Awesome match!! Thanks for all the hard work y’all put in. I enjoyed the seven stages. 2:00 is a good finish for 60 shooters and seven stages. Thanks again,

  2. Don Evans
    January 28, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    Great match. I Iiked shooting seven stages.

  3. mmL
    January 28, 2017 at 9:10 PM

    7 squads of 8-9 shooters on 7 stages would work better and be done earlier.

    • m011861
      January 28, 2017 at 9:35 PM

      Very interesting. Can you elaborate?

  4. Bob Brandt
    January 29, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Thank you Paul for the kind words. The squads worked-out just fine Saturday with a minimum of bottlenecks. But mmL has a point. When Magnolia’s Big John did a study on minutes/shooter he found that more squads are better than fewer, with limits, of course. You need bodies 8-9pasting and resetting and scoring and ROing. On a separate note, Tom’s Pearlington match SLAMMED to a halt in late January of ’16. BrothersNArms has been a fantastic “replacement” at the right time. Thanks Cliff, Paul, The Green family and the whole staff. What Y’all have created is a gem!

  5. Anonymous
    January 29, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Paul, I enjoyed the shooting seven stages and did not see a problem with the size of the squads. The question I have about the small sized squads suggested is whether you would have enough people to RO, run the timer, clean and reload mags, and plus pasters for targets. Have really enjoyed your shoots and happy to have another Saturday shoot.

  6. Anonymous
    January 29, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    I enjoyed the extended number of stages! The more the better, I feel like with only 5 stages I’m just getting “hot” when the match is over. I also enjoyed the plethora of steel targets and high round count stages. The steel were tons of fun to shoot and I feel that the high amount of steel let the match run quicker as the steel is super quick to score and reset while the RO is scoring the paper.

  7. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 6:46 AM

    That’s what we’re here to do, SHOOT! The more the better. This was one of my favorite shoots. Thanks Paul and Cliff.

  8. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 6:49 AM

    Wish other area clubs would get with the program. The more opportunities you have to see layouts (setups) and shoot them, the more we can all improve and compete.

  9. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 6:53 AM

    Loved the added stages but it would have been nice to have a few less shooters in each squad so that there would not be such long periods between runs. Thanks guys.

  10. David pape
    January 30, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Had a great time out there with it being my first time coming to your range. And making the trip from marrero it was a pleasant surprise there being 7 stages and made it even more worth the drive. I think it went very well and will defiantly be back!! Thank you for all the work you guys did to put on an outstanding match.

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