Archive for February, 2020

What you can do to help your Match Director

February 24, 2020 6 comments

I’m writing this in response to a post by John Hoffman on Facebook (, who made a simple request of his match shooters. I started responding there with a comment, but I quickly realized I would get the TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) tag very quickly. So, I took it to a more appropriate place. If you got here from that FB post, thank you for checking this out.

John’s request was that anyone who registers for any of Tangi’s matches through PractiScore should also withdraw THROUGH PractiScore if they are no longer able to attend the match. I wanted to offer my perspective as a long-time match director. And the TL;DR tag doesn’t apply here.

Having been a match director for way longer than the existence of PractiScore, Read more…

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February 2020 Biloxi (DSSA) pistol match results

February 23, 2020 2 comments


After being off for two months, it felt good to be back on the range again in Biloxi. It was a classifier match today and we got to shoot the four new USPSA classifiers that were recently released, plus an oldie from 1999. They all had required movement, no mandatory reloads, and no strong or weak hand shooting. Each was just a small field course. They were fun, but challenging. The new direction USPSA has taken with classifiers is a welcome change from the somewhat tired stand, shoot, reload, shoot type of stages that we have endured for so many years. The older ones tested many skills necessary to be successful, but often seemed to emphasize draws and reloads more than just moving and shooting. The more recent classifiers that have been tested at the two previous Nationals events are just like any 12-14 round stage you would see at a local match. They are harder to set up correctly, but they are definitely worth the effort.

It was barely above freezing when the setup team started arriving at the range this morning, but by the time we started, it had warmed up nicely and ended up being a really nice day. Since the minimum round count for the 5 classifiers was only 62, the match was done in record time with the final squad finishing around 11:30. We were packed up and ready to go before Noon.

With so many classifiers in one match, lots of folks took advantage of the chance to get a classification in a new division. Almost half of the shooters shot as U class today, and most will end up with their first classification for the particular division they chose. The others, well, they were hell bent on “movin’ on up” to the next level. I don’t know yet if anyone was able to improve their current ranking, as these stages were fairly challenging to shoot for a high score. With the High Hit Factors indicating that most shooters needed mid-single digit times to even be in the hunt for a good score, it was imperative to do everything sooner. Even a second was costly to your score today.

It should come with little surprise that today’s match winner was a local known for his nimble feet and lightning trigger finger. Congratulations to Read more…

March 2020 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

February 21, 2020 Leave a comment

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Registration is now open for the March 2020 3-Gun match in Poplarville. The match is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 9 AM at the range in Poplarville.

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

February 2020 Biloxi USPSA pistol match – Registration open

February 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Registration is open and slots are available 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 February 23, 2020. Shooting begins at 9 AM. Please arrive no later than 8:30 AM to check in and pay, but earlier is always better.




NOTE: This month will be a classifier match featuring 5 classifiers. The classifiers to be shot will be:

  • 19-01
  • 19-02
  • 19-03
  • 19-04
  • 99-56


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

To register, click the big registration button below.

February 2020 Poplarville pistol match results

February 9, 2020 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionAfter a difficult few months of crappy weather for the South Mississippi matches, we managed to get one in at Poplarville today. The turnout was a bit sparse, and it was reported that at least one pre-registered shooter had come down with the Corona virus (not the Chinese one…). However, there were 26 shooters who got to enjoy some really fun stages today. When people want to shoot your stages again after the match just to see what the best way to do something is, then you have done well. This happened with two of them today.

The five stages didn’t offer particularly huge round counts, but they presented some interesting shooting problems to solve. The exercise known as Formal Portrait really pushed the shooter to demonstrate the fundamentals that are so important to this sport. Some did and some stumbled. The all-steel stage known as Wait For It was probably the one where you really had to shoot it both ways to see which was better. As we all know, consistency beats a smokin’ hot run followed by a spectacular melt-down any day. It came down to being best in speed and accuracy, as Read more…

February 2020 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

February 2, 2020 Leave a comment

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What more could you have asked for today? Great weather (really great), great stages (by popular vote), great competitors (just ask ’em), and most of all, a great time being with your friends in the great outdoors. Yep, it was great.

Twenty shooters came to Poplarville today to test themselves and they responded. Not everyone could be a winner today, but I think everyone came away with the feeling that watching the Super Bowl later on tonight would only be a letdown, compared to what they took home from today’s match.

Of course, someone always wins, and today, it was that someone we have come to 1) fear as a competitor, 2) respect as a shooter, and 3) appreciate as a friend. Once again, the match belongs to Read more…

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