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February 2020 Biloxi (DSSA) pistol match results


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 Roger Henn, the Open and Combined winner today. Kevin Leonhardt turned in a very strong 2nd Open while shooting Minor PF. The Carry Optics winner was Morgan Leonhardt, who was shooting her first Carry Optics match in USPSA. Better known for her stellar performances in 3-gun, Morgan topped 13 other shooters in CO. In Limited, it was Larry Huff with a convincing win. Shappley Harris has discovered his niche in Limited 10 and was the winner there. Neil Drennan was the PCC winner, with Production going to Scot Jones. And finally, Single Stack was taken by Ken Cornwell. Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you to everyone for coming out today. It was a fast, fun match and we were outta there in record time.

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

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  1. TonyD
    February 24, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    How often are these classifer matches done?

    • February 27, 2020 at 9:38 AM

      We do these only once a year. Normally, it is at the beginning of the year before any of the big matches are scheduled.

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