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March 2020 Poplarville pistol match results

Dawson PrecisionToday, everything worked out. The weather cooperated, the range was in good shape, and the stages were fantastic! The 32 shooters who lost an hour to Daylight Saving Time last night gained that and more in a super-fun match. The match pace was good, and even though we started 30 minutes later than normal, due to the change in time, we still finished in less than 3 hours. There wasn’t too much to load back in the truck so we were on the way well before 1 PM.

There were several high hit factor stages up for grabs because sometimes, it’s

just fun to go fast and hose. And hosing we did. Today the title of King Hoser went to John Nguyen, who was first overall and first Open. His three stage wins led the way, with the other two stage wins going to two different Carry Optics shooters. The Carry Optics crown went to Blayne Dupuy who was just slightly more than 2% behind John overall. First Limited went to Jason Welch while Bryce Dupuy took first in Production. And finally, Steve Tannetta took the win in Single Stack.

Once again, your match staff thanks everyone for helping get everything taken down and put up in record time. It’s nice to get home to enjoy the extra hour of daylight!

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

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  1. Charlie black
    April 21, 2020 at 7:26 AM

    You all have any criteria for restarting matches. Some of our guys want to start back with masks and hand sanitizer with smaller squads. And social distancing. I’m not in favor of it. Course anything we do has to go thru sheriff by way of the governor. We are hoping to start back in may. Just interested I. Your thoughts.

  2. April 21, 2020 at 10:37 AM

    Charlie, thank you for your thoughts about when it will be time to get back to business. It is a difficult decision even for May. What we do is purely for fun and there will eventually be more matches in the future. For folks like you and me, there is less time than for others but I don’t really want to risk reducing what time I have by a meaningful amount by starting back too soon. Unfortunately, Louisiana has become a hot spot for infected people and a large percentage of our regulars come from LA. Should we ask them not to come?

    None of us makes any money from our shooting, so we can’t argue that we are going to starve by not shooting. In fact, there may be people who are forced out of work and the expense of driving to a match and shooting $20 worth of ammo is a big deal. Even the optics of us having fun while others are hurting doesn’t seem right.

    We are still a ways out from having to decide about the May matches but right now, all the Level II and up matches scheduled through May are either cancelling or rescheduling for a later date.

    The idea of wearing masks while shooting doesn’t appeal to me at all. Its already going to be hot enough. How small a squad is safe? Two, three, four? Can you really stay 6+ feet away from everybody? Do you mind touching a target that 3 or 4 other people touched a few minutes ago? What about the 8 people from the previous squad that touched it before you got there? We could go on and on.

    My personal observations from friends on Facebook indicate there are two types of people. The first group believes this is an infringement on our constitutional rights and we should be business as normal. The second group thinks we should follow the guidelines (and sometimes laws) that are in effect now. These two philosophies don’t mix well.

    If this were our job and we weren’t making any money and we needed money to live, I might feel different. But its not. We will wait and see how things go and see what the mood is. If people are anxious to shoot and their local range is closed, they can always go to Poplarville and shoot there. Its not closed.

    As we get closer to May, I’ll see how the state orders are and consider what the best course of action is. I’d rather be following the other clubs than leading the way.

  3. Anonymous
    April 21, 2020 at 3:14 PM

    Thanks bill. Our thoughts are the same. As you mentioned our shooters are almost all from la. Since I crossed into the age related high risk group several years ago I don’t want to expose myself unnecessarily. If you don’t mind I’ll share your thoughts with our other club officers.

    Looking forward to shooting with you all in the future.

  4. April 21, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    I have no problem with this comment being shared.

    • Charlie
      April 21, 2020 at 6:01 PM

      Just saw post that you are stepping down as match director. Hate to hear but you’ve done a great job. Hopefully someone will step up and try to fill your shoes.

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