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ALL April 2020 matches cancelled

March 30, 2020 Leave a comment

All April 2020 matches in South Mississippi, including 3-Gun, USPSA and Steel Challenge in Poplarville, Hattiesburg and Biloxi, have been cancelled due to the Corona Virus. A decision about when matches will resume will be made towards the end of April.

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JJ Racaza Shooting Class in Slidell, LA June 18-19, 2020

March 10, 2020 Leave a comment

On June 18 and 19, JJ Racaza will be doing a class at the FBI Range (Range3) Camp Villere located at 34845 Grantham College Road, see below for details and detailed directions with map.  No special id is needed to get on base during this time period.

The class cost $600.00.  Email jessica.racaza@yahoo.com to sign up for the course.

JJ Racaza is a highly accomplished trainer, Read more…

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March 2020 Poplarville pistol match results

March 8, 2020 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

March 2020 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

March 2, 2020 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision

The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match on Sunday, March 8, 2020 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.

 

 

March 2020 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

March 1, 2020 Leave a comment

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The only thing wrong with today was the low turnout. The 12 folks who did shoot had a great time and the stages were challenging, but fun. The weather cooperated and it was shirt-sleeve weather most of the day, although it was in the 30’s when I arrived this morning.

One of the more fun aspects today was the return of the mover. We probably haven’t shot that in 5 or 6 years. Think of a zipline with a large plywood board on it that carries a target (or two, sometimes) that moves at terrifying speeds. Most people just shot at it as much as they could and hoped for the best. But it was different and it was fun. Maybe one of the shooters will post their video online…

We knew going in, there would be a new winner today with both Kevin and Morgan at a new 3-gun match in Texas. With almost everyone having a chance, the competition was fierce. But somebody always wins, and today that was Read more…

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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GCUSPSA/permalink/2212067592229505/), 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…

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