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September 2019 Poplarville pistol match results

September 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionWhile we don’t have official records going back to the beginning of the club, I’m going out on a limb and declare today as the HOTTEST it has ever been during a match at the Poplarville range. If it wasn’t the hottest, I don’t think I was there for the one that was hotter. There was very little breeze and the temperature climbed to the mid-90s before noon. We finished just before noon so that was pretty good. Had we gone much longer, we may have lost some shooters…

Although it was insufferably hot, the shooting was still fun. There was a nice mix of stages with a little bit of everything (except no-shoots)! Winning hit factors ranged from a high of 9.0 to a low of 3.7. Nothing was really hosable, although a couple felt that way. The square/hex steel stage (high hit factor 3.7) was more movement than shooting and begged for shooters to call their shots. Those that didn’t, paid the price.

When the dust settled, there was a winner (but there is always a winner). Today, it was Read more…

September 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

September 1, 2019 4 comments

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It seemed like a whole year since we shot 3-gun at Poplarville, but it was more like 7 months. Sure, we take off June-August because of the heat, but we got rained out from March through May, too. So, it was good to be back.

The weather decided it was still summer and consequently, it was hot all day. However, the turnout was pretty good. We had 16 shooters complete the four challenging stages. Things moved along pretty well and we were done at a reasonable (for 3-gun) time. It seems the shooters enjoyed the stages as well. There was a mix of rifle targets with some paper at 3 feet and some steel at almost 250 yards, with everything in between. The pistol and shotgun parts were fun and a bit challenging but not overly difficult.

If you have followed the matches in Poplarville for the past few years, there is one name that routinely appears at the top of the results. And it was no different today, but it wasn’t who you might think. I believe this is a first for Poplarville in the 40+ years we have been shooting practical competitions. Congratulations simply doesn’t do justice to the performance Read more…

September 2019 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

August 29, 2019 Leave a comment

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

 

 

September 2019 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

August 22, 2019 Leave a comment

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It’s time again for fall 3-gun in Poplarville.  We haven’t shot 3-gun since February and the shooters are getting antsy. The match is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 9 AM at the range on 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

August 2019 Poplarville pistol match results

August 11, 2019 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision For once, the weather not only cooperated but was a big help. After a week of blistering heat and humidity, we dodged two big weather bullets for the match today. This should have been the eighth match of the year, but it was actually just the fourth, and we really needed to shoot.  Although rain wasn’t really in the forecast for today, we managed to miss some serious storms just to the south of the range. We also caught a break with the overcast skies pretty much all morning. It was humid, but the clouds made it much more bearable. I can tell you from personal experience this week setting up that without the clouds, we wouldn’t have wanted to be there.

The match today could be characterized in two words. “New shooters”. We had at least 8 brand new to USPSA shooters and at least a handful more new to us and pretty new to USPSA. And it was great! A huge round of thanks goes to Peter and George for bringing out most of them and helping get them acquainted with the rules. In my squad, everyone got through their first match and seemed to have fun, as well. We all had a first match in our past and sometimes its hard to remember just how scary it was. Thank you to everybody who helped with the new shooters today. I know they appreciated it.

OK, enough of the chit-chat. Let’s see who won. It really wasn’t that close when the dust settled. At the top was Read more…

August 2019 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

August 2, 2019 Leave a comment

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The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match on Sunday, August 11, 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.

 

 

July 2019 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match **CANCELLED**

July 12, 2019 Leave a comment

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We just can’t catch a break this year. Thanks to Tropical Storm Barry, we are cancelling the match in Poplarville scheduled for July 14, 2019.

 

 

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