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July 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

July 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionAfter the record setting turnout last month, it looked like we might beat that today, but the final count was a mere 44 shooters. That’s still a great turnout for us and Wayne and I greatly appreciate your support. Online registration reached at peak of 57 by last night, but we expect around 10% attrition as normal.

As you saw today, the area surrounding the range underwent some big changes. How this will affect us in the long run is yet to be determined, as there may be more logging to come. Thankfully, we had not started our plan to build bays and fix the road. Once the logging has moved on, we can begin some serious dirt work to make the range more “rangey.”

The original forecast on Friday has a real decent chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday, but that never materialized, and when the hammers started falling, the overcast sky make for a not too miserable start to the day. With four high round count, but reasonably quick stages, we zipped through and were done by around 11:30. Had it not been for the minor scoring issue, we could have been on our way by Noon.

As it was, a scoring problem resulted in not only a delay, but also the release of two rounds of incorrect scores at the range. If you downloaded the match from my iPad at the range, those scores are wrong. Here’s what happened. The score computer for squad 4 ran out of juice with 3 shooters left on their last stage (stage 3). I gave them the computer from squad 2 and set it to stage 3 for them. They then shot and scored their last three shooters on that computer. When we went to sync everything, we discovered those three shooters that were shooting stage 3 actually got scored on stage 2. Once we realized that, we moved those scores to stage 3 and resynced. Those would be the last scores released at the range. On the way home, it occurred to me that with those last three scores posted to stage 2 instead of stage 3 for the first sync, the real stage 2 scores MIGHT have been overwritten. That turned out to be the case, and once home, I figured all that out and got all the corrected scores in the right place. Fortunately and unfortunately, this resulted in several people moving in the final, final results.

Speaking of results, let’s get to it. The overall winner did not change and that means  Read more…

July 2017 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

July 3, 2017 1 comment

Dawson PrecisionThe South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match Sunday (July 9, 2017) 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.

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June 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

June 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionIt turned out to be a pretty good day, despite the brief, but heavy rain towards the end of the match. First, we set another attendance record mark with 50 shooters competing (thanks for the support, everyone)! That eclipsed the old mark of 44 set just two months ago. Second, we welcomed back some old friends who hadn’t shot with us in quite a while. And finally, your match director managed to cobble together 6 short but fun/challenging stages that provided plenty of action but at a quicker than normal pace.

We thought we would get by without the rain that had been forecast for several days but that turned out to be wishful thinking. While at least one squad managed to finish before the serious rain cut loose, most had to endure shooting in the rain, or just getting quite damp while trying to shoot. In the end, we had to put up some new targets and we lost some paster rolls to the water, but we got all the stages shot without any significant problems. And, thankfully, no one ended up in the ditch adjacent to the road down the hill.

Many shooters used this match as a tuneup for the upcoming MS State Championship Production match (two weeks from today). This year’s format allows lots of non-Production shooters to compete in the big Production match, even though they aren’t really Production shooters. Heck, how different can minor caliber 10 round guns be from a major Limited or Open gun? That’s what at least 7 or 8 found out today. In total, there were 18 shooters in Production (the largest division), including such non-Production names as Gerwin Henn and Max Michel. After my brief stint in L10 for the state match a few weeks ago, I for one am glad to have a red dot and high cap mags to shoot. But, to each his own.

In each match, there are winners and occasionally losers. Your overall match winner today is no stranger to the top spot and he comes from the Open ranks. Congratulations to  Read more…

June 2017 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

June 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision

The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match Sunday (June 11, 2017) 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.

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May 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

May 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionMother’s Day is usually a light match for us. For the past 7 years, the May match has averaged just 17 shooters. Today was a reflection of the renewed interest in the Poplarville club over the past year or so, and we saw 37 shooters competing. Quite a few were shooting a different division than they normally do. Most of those were practicing for the upcoming Mississippi State Limited 10/PCC/Carry Optics Championship match in Biloxi in two weeks. But everyone had a great time!

We shot just 5 stages today, so we could all get home early. The stages were supposed to be quick and easy, but a couple of them turned out to be a bit more challenging that expected. Those regular Open/Limited shooters practicing for the L10 match found that reloading all the time isn’t exactly fun or even easy. When shooting Open or Limited, one reload is the norm for most stages. Today, having to reload up to 4 times was a great test for what may come. It also pointed out just how little practice we get doing this on the clock. Shooters, you are welcome!

Ok, let’s move on to why you’re all here. Today’s match winner is no stranger to the top spot. However, he did it the hard way today. The overall winner and Limited 10 winner was  Read more…

May 2017 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

Dawson Precision

The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match Sunday (May 14, 2017) at the range in Poplarville. The match will begin at 9 AM.

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, so the match will be short and sweet. Online registration is available by clicking the giant button below. Please sign up if you plan on attending.

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May 2017 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

May 7, 2017 1 comment

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We tied the record turnout for 3-gun, at least in the modern era, with 25 shooters actually showing up and shooting. The weather was spectacular and the stages equally as fine. The stages were reasonably balanced but none were pushovers.  All were challenging in their own way. Some figured them out and some didn’t.

The match scores were a bit delayed today because we had lots to pick up and no one waited around for the scores, so I just waited until I got home to actually combine everything. I wasn’t surprised at the results, and I don’t think anyone will be, either. On top of the heap, once again, was Read more…

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