USPSA Match last Sunday
Whew! And once again, I avoided falling on my face.
Last Sunday, I shot my first USPSA match at the Atlanta Conservation Club (see links). A couple of posts down, you’ll see where I shot my first IDPA match at the ACC. While I didn’t set the course on fire, I managed to do okay.
First off, we had 59 shooters (I heard that was a record) divided into 5 teams. I was fortunate that my team started on the longest course. We had a second team waiting on us before we were halfway done. A nice breeze was blowing and ACC erected some canopies to provide shade, so the downtime was very nice for June.
The biggest difference I noticed from IDPA was the gear. A number of competitors had race guns and even more had race holsters. As I chatted with the guys, many of them had been competing for 3 or more years and traveling the country for matches. Everyone was very supportive of the new shooters and quite friendly.
So how did I do?
For Unclassified Production Pistols: I was 3rd out of 11.
For all Production Pistols: I was 7th out of 11.
Combined overall: I was 35th out of 59 with 1 procedural (not sure what I did wrong because I didn’t hear it called).
My accuracy was better than the IDPA, but my times were looonnnngggg. At least if I maintain my current accuracy and just improve my speed, my score should climb quickly.
Of course, the winner had nearly 3x the points that I had.
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