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April 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

Dawson PrecisionLast month, we just missed setting our all-time attendance record when we tied our best ever, at 40 shooters. Registration for this month’s match peaked at 49 and hopes ran high that we would break through that elusive mark. Anyone who runs a match knows that there are always a few no-shows, but there are also a few that don’t pre-register. You just hope that the walk-ups match the no-shows.

When we actually put the hammers down at 9 AM, there were 44 shooters competing. Needless to say, we are thrilled at the turnout, and greatly appreciative of the support from our shooters, many of whom are now members. Last year, we had 44 club members and it took about 9 months to get to that level. Today, after just one 3-gun match (last Sunday) and one USPSA pistol match, we tied that number at 44 members. There were quite a few regulars who were out today, so we are confident we will exceed last year’s member drive in the near future.

The stages were a great mix, ranging from a simple 8 round steel stage (which proved to be deceptive challenging) to a fairly long run through the famous gully, to a totally evil standards stage with turtle targets that at least 13 shooters would just as soon forget. We had a decent group of new shooters,too, and while we are always happy to have fresh faces, today was a tough first match. It gets easier. Please come back and see us again for some more traditional stages where the chances of zeroing a stages aren’t so great.

With 44 shooters, the game was on. There were several who could have won the whole match, but in the end, it was youth over experience. The overall winner and Open division winner was Roger Henn, who won by a comfortable 3.5% over his dad, Gerwin, who was second overall and first in Limited. Other division winners included Roger Follette in PCC, Steve Lashinsky in Production and Gerald Benton in Revolver. Special recognition goes to Russ Smith, who won Single Stack, but was also 10th overall, in a pretty tough match for the low capacity guns. He beat lots of Limited shooters.

Once again, a successful match was made even better by the help we got in getting things torn down and put up. Thank you to everyone for helping. And the weather, what can we say about that? We could hardly ask for better. It made for a wonderful.

If you enjoyed today’s match, please let us know.


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


  1. mmL
    April 10, 2017 at 7:16 AM


  2. April 10, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    Great match Bill, Poplarville went from if I got time I may go, to, I’m gonna try and make time to go!! New walls , nice stage designs, new steel. Good job

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