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November 2017 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

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The November match seemed, at times, more like May or September. It started out with a low fog that kept Sun at bay for a couple of hours and it was pleasant during that time. Eventually, the fog burned off and it got warm, especially for November. But it was still a great day to be shooting. Or so it seemed…

The stages were set up to be fair and easy, and they turned out to be at least one of those. Not one single shooter got through the match without a decent chunk of penalty seconds. That spoke to the sneakiness of the setup. Some looked easy but turned out to be tougher than first glance. Others just begged the shooter to go fast and quite a few sped their way to penalty city. I guess it really wasn’t as easy as we thought.

We also welcomed a pistol only shooter who “just wanted to get some trigger time.” Have you ever heard that old saying that says don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Well, if you scale it up, it doesn’t apply. You CAN bring just a pistol to a 3-Gun match and be successful. Our match winner was that lone pistol shooter. Even though he changed magazines to simulate changing gun, he still smoked the entire field. He finished with a raw time almost 60 seconds faster than the next best raw time. Even factoring in his 5 misses on long range steel (80+ yards out to 130 or so), he still tore it up. Congratulations go to John Nguyen for his impressive pistol work. He did shoot his Open pistol with big stick mags, but he just did it better and faster than everyone else. If anyone wants to try this next time, please feel free. However, it helps to be a really good USPSA shooter at heart. Another relatively new division for us is PCC, where you can shoot just a Pistol Caliber Carbine for the whole match. That seems like the good way to go for overall performance when the targets aren’t much farther than 125 yards. Jason Welch took second overall and first in PCC with another impressive performance. Had he not had horrendous problems with his ammo on his first stage, he probably would have won the match. With just a CMore dot (no magnification), he managed to easily hit 5 of the 6 long range steel targets on stage 4. I think even he was surprised.

Ok, so let’s focus on the the real 3-gun shooters and see what happened there. In that group, there was a new name at the top of the list. Congratulations to Jeremy Comardelle for winning the 3-gun portion of the match over Joe Jones, who was in second (3-gun). Jeremy has been competing for a relatively short time in 3-gun and pulled out the win with consistency and minimum penalties. He even seemed surprised that he won.

We got quite a few compliments on the stages today, even though many struggled with seemingly simple tasks. We appreciate both the support and the comments. Also, thank you to the shooters who helped get everything picked up with minimal fuss.

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

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  1. buzzworm
    November 5, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Thanks to everyone for coming out to play, I hope it was worth the drive.
    Special thanks for all the tear down help.

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