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February 2019 Poplarville pistol match results

February 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision“Next month, we’ll be back to normal…” That’s how I ended last month’s writeup. Today was anything BUT normal. No, it wasn’t freaky February weather (which was quite pleasant today) or more super high-round-count stages (fun, heck yes! but not normal). Some important lessons were dished out today for all to enjoy. It started with the trips (plural) to Dairy Queen. Before we get into the scores, it is important to note who didn’t make it through the match. I don’t normally mention these somewhat unpleasant events, but today was noteworthy. We’ve all been there before, but it still is unexpected for certain people.  Read more…

February 2019 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

February 3, 2019 Leave a comment

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The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match on Sunday, February 10, 2019 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.



February 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

February 3, 2019 2 comments

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February is always an iffy month, weather-wise. Today, we lucked out and got a really pleasant day for 3-gun. By the end of the match it was in the low 70’s and the sun was out. And that made for some fun stages for the 16 shooters in the match.

The four stages looked straightforward, but proved more challenging than expected. We finally got to shoot some long-range rifle at the beginning of a stage, which meant there was no excuse accepted along the lines of being out of breath. This helped quite a few people with their hits on the long steel. On that stage, there were also paper pistol targets out to 50 yards.

It seemed like everyone enjoyed the stages and we had two brand-new to 3-gun shooters with us today. In fact, at 10 am, yesterday morning, we only had 10 people registered. By this morning, there were 16. Word must have gotten out about the fantastic stages…

In what seemed to be a Groundhog Day-like result,  Read more…

February 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

January 28, 2019 Leave a comment

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The NFL seems to always schedule the Super Bowl the afternoon of the February 3-Gun in Poplarville, and this year is no exception. Whether you are a Patriots fan (not much of a chance down here) or a Rams fan (OK, well that’s not happening, at least this year) it doesn’t matter, as long as you are a 3-gun fan. The match is scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 9 AM at the range on Poplarville. And yes, we will be done in time for you to get home for the game.

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

January 2019 Biloxi (DSSA) pistol match results

January 27, 2019 4 comments


As I sit down to write this, the Sun is shining, the temperature is moderate and it appears to be a very nice afternoon. My only question is, where the heck was this weather this morning?! We should be thankful it wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t below freezing, but for the entire match, it was very cool and overcast and it wasn’t one of those days you relish being outside. It tried to warm up during the match, but it never quite got there. The Sun tried to break through, but it never did. I suppose it could have been worse, so I’ll quit complaining now.

It was a fun match today, with relative low round count stages and an inversely high level of difficulty. How hard, you ask? Well, the overall match winner was the only one to shoot the match clean (no Mikes or No-shoots). If fact, only two shooters had no Mikes for the whole match. There were no scores showing a hit factor of 10 or higher, and most were significantly below that mark (i.e. no hoser stages today) . It was a lot of shoot, move, shoot, move, and so on. The stages were challenging without being gimmicky and tough without being unfair. Oh, yeah, and interesting as well.

This was one of those matches where you felt that without your careless mistakes, you might have done pretty well. I certainly felt that way. And while the overall winner is thinking he was slow here or there, he shot with fewer mistakes than any of the wanna-be’s and took home the title once again. Congratulations to  Read more…

Max Leograndis PCC Class in Biloxi

January 25, 2019 Leave a comment

Got a cool, new PCC but not sure how to shoot a “rifle” in a pistol match? Learn how from 2-time USPSA PCC Nationals champion Max Leograndis in either of two 2-day classes being offered at the Coast Rifle and Pistol Club in Biloxi, MS on March 30-31 and April 1-2.

Each of the two identical classes is designed to Read more…

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January 2019 Poplarville pistol match results

January 13, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionThe first match of the new year was a bit out of the ordinary, at least as far as match content goes. Sure, the weather was flaky (used to that) and the road dicey (used to that), but the stages were anything but “used to that.” As many of you know, we shoot 3-Gun the Sunday before Pistol and last week, we had some pretty fun stages with multiple guns, and I thought that shooting them with just a pistol would be more fun, too. So, with a few minor changes (like replacing clay pigeons with steel plates), we had some big-time field courses.

A bit of rain yesterday afternoon made the hill road a little slick this morning, but almost everybody was able to get up without help. It wasn’t a perfect day for shooting but we still had 34 hearty souls come out for what may become an annual match format. It was cool and breezy all day and it made it hard to get warm. But January often isn’t our best weather, so we’ve come to expect this. Two years ago in January, it was 22 degrees and one year ago it was 24 degrees when we arrived to set up. Today’s low 40’s seemed like a heat wave, relatively speaking. But I heard more than a few wish it was August.

Five stages certainly isn’t unusual for this match, but field courses with between 43 and 48 rounds each is. Keep in mind, these came from a 3-gun match where rifles and shotguns are the norm, along side the pistol. I warned the shooters to leave the Single Stack and Production rigs at home and some heeded the call, but others still gave it the old college try. I think all the mags were eventually found, but they were everywhere!

While the PCC shooters seemed to have an advantage with the ability to shoot entire stages without reloading, it was actually an Open shooter who took first Overall. With his first match win at Poplarville,  Read more…

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