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June 2018 Poplarville pistol match results

June 10, 2018 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionIt was HOT, HOT, HOT today but that didn’t stop 43 determined, if slightly crazy, shooters from enjoying one of the more challenging matches in a long time at the range in Poplarville. We were in Summer mode, even through it isn’t officially Summer yet, and that meant no steel, and not too much running. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t hard. As it turned out, every single target in the match today had either a no-shoot partially covering it or a portion of the target painted with hard cover. There weren’t any real hoser stages, much less any hoser targets. You had to at least aim a bit on every target. There were lots of black and white pasters in use today.

We had a tiny problem at the end of the match. The overly aggressive tear-down crew dismantled the classifier before the last squad got to shoot it. Fortunately, it only took a few minutes to set it back up, so everyone got to enjoy a miserable classifier. I’m sorry I picked that one and I won’t do it ever again! The highest score in the match was a decent A class score but it was from a GM Limited shooter. A few did well for their classification, but most didn’t. Hopefully, if you weren’t one of the lucky ones, you tanked it bad enough not to hurt your own classification.

When it comes to the overall scores, we had a return to the top spot for  Read more…

June 2018 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match UPDATE!

June 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionA few quick notes about tomorrow’s match in Poplarville.

  1. It will be hot. We will have some bottled water available, but make sure you stay hydrated. The pop-up tents will be in use.
  2. The stages will not require a great deal of movement (think Mississippi Classic, not).
  3. There will be NO completely open targets, but there will be lots of black and white pasters available in your buckets.
  4. This will be called the Jack Bauer Invitational match. You’ll find out what that means tomorrow.
  5. We expect a big crowd, and those that arrive late should plan on parking up on top of the hill before you enter the pit.
  6. The classifier will be 99-40

There are still slots left in the match so if you just have to find out why Jack Bauer is involved, then sign up and come on out!

Online registration is available by clicking the giant button below. Please sign up if you plan on attending.

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June 2018 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

June 3, 2018 Leave a comment

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The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match this Sunday (June 10, 2018) 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 2018 Poplarville pistol match results

May 13, 2018 2 comments

Dawson PrecisionWe finally caught a break with the rain that plagued the late winter and spring season and were able to shoot on the normal day. For the past two months, we had to delay the Sunday match to the middle of the next week, which cut out quite a few people. The afternoon matches were great and the weather was wonderful, but it was mostly the retired folks who could make it. Today, we had to contend with Mother’s Day, which happens every year. But the match turnout was decent with 32 shooters enjoying the abundant sunshine.

Since the Mississippi Classic makes it’s triumphant return next weekend, we set up stages that were a bit more challenging than normal. Today featured lots of hard cover and a greater than normal no-shoot population. Tough shots put everyone to the test, hopefully getting ready for next week. The Classic stages look great, but none of them look like they will be easy. Good luck to everyone who is shooting.

When the 5 stages were complete, the winner was once again a familiar face to the Poplarville podium. Congratulations to  Read more…

May 2018 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

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The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match this Sunday (May 13, 2018) at the range in Poplarville. The match will begin at 9 AM. This is your last chance to get some competition practice before the Mississippi Classic in two weeks.

Online registration is available by clicking the giant button below. Please sign up if you plan on attending.

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May 2018 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

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The weather finally cut us some slack and we had a perfect day for 3-Gun. This was the last match of the first half of the year, and we will not resume until September, as we take a break for the Summer heat. Although the weather was fine, we had only 16 shooters make the trip. But they were treated to a special match that was something new for our club. Today the only division was “Anything Goes.” If it was safe and fit the description of the type of gun you were supposed to shoot, then you could use it. We allowed the competitors to change guns between stages to best fit the requirements of the stage at hand. Some folks took the opportunity to dig deep into the safe and find that dusty old rifle or shotgun that isn’t great at all-around 3-gun, but would be perfect for one stage, once and a while. We saw some cool stuff and the shooters seemed to enjoy taking the exotic stuff out for a nice Sunday drive.

The stages were broken down into two types. There were the quick, warm-up stages that we shot first, where it was close up and tight and every effort needed to be on speed. After that warm-up, thing proceeded to the more challenging aspects of the match, were those skills that challenge many of us were tested. I’m talking about long range rifle and shotgun reloading. We shot from a new location today that allowed a wide spread of rifle targets out to 350 yards. The wind came into play more than it normally does for long range rifle, but it was clear who has their gun dialed in and who doesn’t. The shotgun monster stage started with 4 seemingly easy rifle shots on auto poppers, and then moved to 24 bird shot targets and two medium range slug targets. Here, reloading the shotgun while moving was either your strength or weakness. No one seemed to be in the middle on this skill. Either you can do it, or you can’t.

But in the end, it was clear who ruled the day. Our overall winner and winner of all four stages was  Read more…

May 2018 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

April 29, 2018 Leave a comment

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The last 3-Gun match of the first half of the year is now open. The match date is Sunday, March 6, 2018. Hammers go down at 9 AM. Cost is only $10 for SMPSA club members and $15 for non-members. This match will feature a special format that allows you to switch guns between stages. Normally, you can’t change guns during the match but for the next match, you will be able to select the most appropriate gun for the job. You may choose your favorite deer rifle for the long range steel stage, and then switch to an SBR for the close quarters rifle stage. For this one match out of the year, you can use any safe gun on any stage. You do need to stick with rifles for the rifle part, etc. but now you can use the MOST appropriate tool for the job, not just something that is the best compromise.

If you want to know what you should bring, check it out here. Sign up now!

The 3-Gun match goes on hiatus starting in June for three months, due to the heat. register-now-button

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