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November 2018 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

October 29, 2018 2 comments

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This weekend, it’s 3-gun in the woods of Poplarville! The match will be this coming Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 9 AM. Expect four stages, with some long rifle shots. All those participating will get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night, courtesy of the end of Daylight Saving Time. Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour Saturday night. If you do forget, you might get there in time to help staple up some targets!

If you want to know what you should bring, check it out here. Sign up now by clicking the Register Now button below.register-now-button

October 2018 Biloxi (DSSA) pistol match results

October 28, 2018 Leave a comment

For a change, the weather was NOT threatening, nor was it too hot. It turned out to be a great day, weather-wise. This seemed to bring everyone out to play. In addition, Limited division was up for grabs as the three local Limited shooters who normally vie for top spot were all at Limited Nationals this weekend.

Thanks to the 2018 USPSA Optics Nationals experience that Roger Henn, George Miller and Bill Jackson gained in Frostproof, FL this past weekend, 68 shooters were treated to some of the stages they shot there. Stage 1, the “next-year” classifier proved to be as difficult as it did at Nationals. You just can’t miss fast enough to score well, even though many tried. The PCC guys ruled this stage. Stages 4 and 5 were as close to the Nationals versions as we could make them, and they performed similarly to the Nationals. They were challenging, but fair. A good test of your basic skills. The rest of the new classifiers coming won’t be any easier than stage 1, so get ready!

With the big turnout, the match moved along pretty well. With the nice weather, it made for a pleasant morning, as long as you were shooting well. Heck, it was still nice even with a miss here or there! But there is always one person who seems to get it all together. Today that person was  Read more…

80% of Open shooters aren’t as good as they think!

October 25, 2018 4 comments

Local shooters George Miller, Roger Henn and I competed at the USPSA Optics Nationals in Florida in the Open division this past weekend (Sat-Mon). We found tough, but fair stages that really tested our fundamental skills. There was a mix of standards courses with lots of reloads (Open shooters aren’t supposed to have to reload that much) and strong and weak hand shooting, medium courses where you needed to move quickly though the targets and be as accurate as possible, and a healthy dose of field courses with significant movement and lots of long distance targets (hence, the OPTICS part…). Targets occasionally sported some sort of cover, of both the hard and no-shoot variety. There were also swingers and bobbers mixed in for good measure. But none of what we saw was brand new.

While I had set my expectations on just shooting my current level of skill, Read more…

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October 2018 Biloxi USPSA pistol match – Registration open

October 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Registration is open for this month’s USPSA match, presented by the Deep South Shooters Association. The match will take place at the Coast Rifle and Pistol Club in Biloxi on October 28, 2018. Shooting begins at 9 AM. Please arrive no later than 8:30 AM to check in and pay.

Juniors shoot for free, CPRC members shoot for $15, all others shoot for $20.

To register, click the big registration button below.

October Brothers N Arms USPSA Pistol Match

October 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Dense fog gave some of our shooters with longer drives issues, and there was a very slight sprinkle towards the end of the match, but other than that, the day’s weather was relatively mild i.e. warm and doggone humid.  Forty-one competitors took advantage of it and enjoyed five challenging stages plus a classifier that that I think no one hopes shows up again anytime soon.  Kudos once again to Justin Green for some very fun stages that were a great combination of movement and strategy.   As always, thanks for all of the help with set up and breakdown, especially those folks that were there at 7 am.  You know who you are!

The top five spots were closely contested by largely the same 5 competitors, with the day’s top two shooters trading number one on almost every stage like a couple of prize fighters going toe to toe.  When the smoke cleared though, the top dog both overall and in Open, but by only slightly more than two percent, was  Read more…

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October USPSA Pistol Match reminder

October 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Registration is open for the October USPSA Pistol Match at the Brothers N Arms Range in Hattiesburg  this Saturday, October 20th. We will have six stages including a classifier.

Primary setup will take place this Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  If you are available to help, please reach out to Justin Greene with Brothers N Arms for details.  Final setup starts at 7:00 am Saturday morning and all hands are welcome to help speed up the process.  Registration/check-in ends at 8:30 am.  No walk-ons after 8:30, no exceptions.  There will be a new shooters meeting at 8:30 and a mandatory safety meeting at 8:45. The match starts promptly at 9:00 am.

Payment will be due upon arrival.  If you are a member of the Brothers N Arms USPSA Chapter, $15 will be due.  Otherwise, the entry fee is $20.  To register, just click here.

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October 2018 Poplarville pistol match results

October 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionThe weather was more fall-ish than it has been in a long, long time, but it did get just a bit warm in the Sun. That didn’t stop the 40 shooters who came out today from enjoying the six stages of sheer joy that we put together. OK, it wasn’t that joyous for everyone, but with Nationals starting next Saturday, the nine competitors from today’s match going to Nationals got some final match level practice in. Nationals is hard, period. Today, we had some stages that were even tougher than planned, so it worked out. We now have this week to practice on those weaknesses.

There was lots of hard cover and no-shoots all over the place. Only one stage had wide open targets with no danger (other than the ever present Mike), other than going too fast. Two shooters managed to have just one Mike for the whole match, while the rest of us kept going ka-ching! all over the place. There were even a few comments along the lines of this being our toughest match ever! Maybe so, but it didn’t start out to be that way. Sometimes, you set up a stage and think, “this won’t be too bad” but you end up wrong, dead wrong. I was told stage 6 should have been named “Thanks A LOT!”

When all the crying was done, there was a winner*. The overall winner* and Open title* goes to  Read more…

October 2018 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

October 8, 2018 Leave a comment

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The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the range in Poplarville. The match will begin at 9 AM.

Online registration is available by clicking the giant button below. Please sign up if you plan on attending.



October 2018 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

October 7, 2018 Leave a comment

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The fall 3-gun season finally got back in action at Poplarville today with a great match. Unfortunately, it was only enjoyed by a small turnout. We aren’t quite sure where some of the regulars were, but they missed some really challenging stages. The weather was still on the hot side, especially for October. But cloud cover and occasional breezes made it a bit more bearable at times.

The four stages really tested the full range of skills, and plenty of us found out where our weaknesses are. There were some challenging (for some) really long rifle shots, the little rifle auto-poppers bedeviled some even at reasonable distances, there were lots of makeups on shotgun plates that weren’t that hard, and even some pistol no-shoots just 5 yards sucked in way too many shots. Oh, well. That’s what it’s all about. Test your skills and see who has mastered them.

That question was answered quite definitively by the end of the match. The overall winner and Scoped Tactical champion was consistent enough to win all 4 stages today, and usually by a big margin. With a convincing 24% lead over second place,  Read more…

October 2018 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

October 2, 2018 Leave a comment

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3-Gun returns to the woods of Poplarville with the start of the fall season (for real, this month…). The next match will be this coming Sunday, October 7, 2018. Expect four stages, with some long rifle shots.

If you want to know what you should bring, check it out here. Sign up now by clicking the Register Now button below!register-now-button

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