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November 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

November 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionLast month, we got rained out by a hurricane. This month kinda looked that way this morning, minus the winds. It hadn’t rained around here in about 10 days, but just in time for our match, the Rain Gods woke up. If you lived anywhere south of the range, you drove through a lot of rain on the way. It wasn’t heavy but it was annoying. Many of you, as did I, expected the road in to be sloppy. Instead, we dodged a huge bullet and found the rain had pretty much ignored the range and everything was fine. There may have been more moisture from the dew than the rain. We were certainly owed a good day after last month.

Although online signup was showing a big potential turnout, we lost a few more than normal to the weather threat. But that was still enough for 4 perfectly sized squads (41 shooters total) to shoot the 6 perfectly crafted stages. The weather during the match was just about perfect, as well. Cool, cloudy and little to no wind made for a very pleasant day. Things moved along nicely, and we were done just a bit after Noon.

The battle for top dog was tighter than normal today and when the scores were tallied, it wasn’t decided by a clean scorecard, but instead, it came down to total time. For the second week in a row,  Read more…

November 2017 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

November 6, 2017 Leave a comment

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The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match this Sunday (November 12, 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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November 2017 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

November 5, 2017 1 comment

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The November match seemed, at times, more like May or September. It started out with a low fog that kept Sun at bay for a couple of hours and it was pleasant during that time. Eventually, the fog burned off and it got warm, especially for November. But it was still a great day to be shooting. Or so it seemed…

The stages were set up to be fair and easy, and they turned out to be at least one of those. Not one single shooter got through the match without a decent chunk of penalty seconds. That spoke to the sneakiness of the setup. Some looked easy but turned out to be tougher than first glance. Others just begged the shooter to go fast and quite a few sped their way to penalty city. I guess it really wasn’t as easy as we thought.

We also welcomed a pistol only shooter who “just wanted to get some trigger time.” Have you ever heard that old saying that says don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Well, if you scale it up, it doesn’t apply. You CAN bring just a pistol to a 3-Gun match and be successful. Our match winner was that lone pistol shooter. Even though he changed magazines to simulate changing gun, he still smoked the entire field. He finished with a raw time almost 60 seconds faster than the next best raw time. Even factoring in his 5 misses on long range steel (80+ yards out to 130 or so), he still tore it up. Congratulations go to  Read more…

November 2017 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

October 31, 2017 Leave a comment

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The weather should be great this weekend for the next installment of 3-gun in Poplarville. The match date is Sunday, November 5, 2017. Cost is only $10 for SMPSA club members and $15 for non-members. If you want to know what you should bring, check it out here. Sign up now!

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October 2017 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match **CANCELLED**

October 6, 2017 Leave a comment

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The match scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8 in Poplarville has been cancelled, due to the impending hurricane. We’ll try again next month. 

October 2017 Poplarville USPSA Pistol match reminder

October 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson Precision

The South Mississippi Practical Shooting Association will host the monthly USPSA Pistol match Sunday (October 8, 2017) at the range in Poplarville. The match will begin at 9 AM.

This is one of the last chances for real stage practice before the Gator Classic, so sign up now!

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

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October 2017 Poplarville 3-Gun match results

October 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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The match director promised great weather in the match announcement this week, and Mother Nature delivered. While Friday and Saturday were sunny, hot and humid during setup, today was the complete opposite. The cloud cover provided relief from the direct sun and kept the temperature moderate. There was a nice breeze all morning that kept things cool for pretty much the entire match. This was our first match of fall and it pretty much felt like that (sort of). It made for a pleasant day.

The turnout was a bit light with 15 shooters making it out to the range and they were treated to four stages that weren’t overly long, tricky or hard to shoot, but they did test the shooting skills all around. Once again, we were reminded that those that can reload the shotgun fast ALWAYS do better. And it only took one stage to figure that out.

With his second 3-Gun match win in a row  Read more…

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