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November 2019 Poplarville pistol match results

November 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionThe weather could not have been more perfect today if we had pre-ordered it. This meant there were no excuses for not having a good time. We saw 30 shooters make the trip and enjoy 6 stages that made you shoot, move, aim and just do all those core USPSA skills that we do so well! The road is still in bad shape but we should have that fixed before next month.

With 6 stages and 3 squads, I don’t think anyone had to wait on a stage. My group didn’t and it was pretty nice. The stages seemed well balanced with a couple of fairly low round count ones with challenging shooting and manipulations in the mix. The field courses were also challenging without being mean, and also required the core skill set to be used.

There were some changes in the air with the locals today, and they were all for the good. Jason Welch has found a new division in Limited after success in Production and PCC. The Henn Brothers (actually father and son) returned from a long shooting hiatus while they opened their wonderful new fish store in Biloxi (https://www.facebook.com/justfishbiloxi/) this summer. For the second or third month in a row, George Hemstad brought out some brand new shooters, and that deserves a huge thank you! Things are going well. So, let’s see who won today.

Marking his triumphant return to Poplarville with an overall and Open division win is Read more…

November 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

November 3, 2019 Leave a comment

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Weather was a factor again today, but in a good way. It was a great day to be outside enjoying our sport. Short sleeves were fine pretty much from the start, with sun and a light breeze to keep it very pleasant. It seemed that a lot of shooters noticed that and came out to have some fun in the woods. We had 21 shooters for 3-gun, which is a great turnout for us. At one time, we had 25 registered, but it is normal for 10-15% of those registered to not make it to the match. Today, those “excuses” included strep throat (acceptable…), had to go dove shooting in Mexico (jealous…), to well I just enjoyed the extra hour of sleep so much… (NOT acceptable!)

I was concerned that several of the stage designs would rub people the wrong way but based on the comments at the end of the match, they actually seemed to enjoy the challenge. OK, maybe a really tough memory stage in 3-gun isn’t a great idea, but it was different. And the unloaded start stage was “not normal” as well, but it, too, had some benefit. That benefit was a humbling lesson in loading your shotgun on the clock. Yes, it is slow if you don’t practice it a lot. So, I guess things worked out, as they always seem to. Good stages make you think and point out where you need more practice. If you came away thinking you need more practice, then I have done my job.

It’s starting to sound like a broken record when it comes time to award the trophies, so let’s just do it. Your winner today was your winner last month, and likely winner next month, Read more…

November 2019 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

October 30, 2019 Leave a comment

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

 

 

November 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

October 25, 2019 Leave a comment

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Registration is now open for the November 3-Gun match in Poplarville. The match is scheduled for Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 9 AM at the range in Poplarville.

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

October 2019 Poplarville pistol match results

October 13, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision What a nice match today! The weather was pleasant for a change, and the stages were challenging but certainly fun. The company was great, as well. Who could ask for more?

Out of the 26 shooters that took on the five stages today, only three were able to shoot a clean match. That didn’t guarantee a win, though, because appearances were deceiving. Nothing looked particularly hard, but I guess it was right around the zone of where most people start disrespecting the targets. Too far to point shoot, but too close to aim (LOL!). We all know we need to aim all the time, but many of us took it for granted and tallied some Mikes or the dreaded no-shoot. But taking time to “get your hits” isn’t always the answer, either. You just need to “…shoot at the speed of sight¹.”

The setup today certainly did favor the hi-cap guns, especially the never-empty PCC. It should therefore come as no surprise that a PCC shooter took top honors. Congratulations to Read more…

October 2019 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

October 7, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision

The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the range in Poplarville. The match will begin at 9 AM.

Online registration is available by clicking the giant button below. This will be your last chance to practice under live match pressure before the Gator.

Please sign up if you plan on attending.

 

 

October 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

October 6, 2019 Leave a comment

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We were extremely lucky today, weather-wise. During setup yesterday, we had an intense rain event that put the road in really bad shape. Getting out was tough, and it was possible only due to gravity. The concern this morning was that the hill would still be slick as owl poop. It actually wasn’t too bad and only one vehicle needed some assistance. But that wasn’t the end of the weather. During the match, it was pretty nice, considering how hot it has been lately. We finished just before 2 PM, which is great. But just as I pulled out of the pit at 2:45, the bottom dropped out of the sky and it rained hard. Had this come an hour or two earlier, it would have messed up the last stages for the squads and made it downright dangerous getting DOWN the hill. But, the weather gods finally saw it our way, and it worked out.

In past matches, the stages never quite seemed balanced and one squad would always be waiting. Today, it worked out like a dream. The stages were just right to keep things moving and both squads finished the match within 5 minutes of each other. I guess we are living right these days.

If you recall last month, Morgan Leonhardt (12 years old) won the match over 15 adult males. Some may have thought that was a fluke. However, if you have shot 3-gun with her, you know it wasn’t. And, she continues to improve each month. Today, she beat all the other shooters again, EXCEPT one. And that one was Read more…

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