We’ve got a lot to do in today’s (day late) post about the match (yesterday). So, we’re going to do a shortened THANK YOU to the shooters, participants, SOs and other volunteers, everyone, and… one special Thank You for Stage Six and glad to see you to Ricky and Kay.
We got quite a few good pictures at the match. This post is going to be a little more “visual” than usual. Check out this fantastic ‘in action’ catch:
We we’re “lucky” to be joined by the new IDPA NC State Coordinator Bert Winfield. He and “our” Match Director, Anthony “Amp” Mangum announced a “big state match” coming to Ant Hill Shooting Range (South Port, NC) in March, 2019. 11 Stages and a “warm up”. Stay tuned for more details.
Tactically Sound** is Not For Competition (NFC)
** Thanks for the pictures and HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY Chase.
** Co-incidentally “it” is discussed in the September 1st 2018 American Warrior Show podcast. Also in the podcast a little good natured “chops busting” from Mike Seeklander and Kyle Lamb for Law Enforcement and Military to “go shoot competitions!” Serious good listending: https://overcast.fm/+EPWHMCh8U
** Co-incidentally: “it” was mandatory (one handed only) in Stage One.
** NFC because: slow. How much do *you* practice ‘off/support/weak/other’ hand or true ambidextrous gun skills? Yes For Competition because: Sound Tactics practiced = less slow.
** This is the Great Stage Six brought to us by Ricky and Kay.
Training and Standards (Dear Jon Mini-Number Three)
Don’t crowd ‘cover’. (Cover stops/slows bullets, concealment hides things.) It doesn’t seem internet-loud enough, so sorry for the CAPS: DO NOT CROWD COVER. And “sorry” Mister Anonymous but we “see something, say something” sometimes. ** note(s) about thumb after
** “That” thumb thing. The “old schoolers” still insist on crossed thumbs. The “new schoolers” scoff and bark: “Both thumbs should be pointed at the target!” Dean barks: “You should be looking at your gun sights and at least one thumb nail. Keep the shooting (or “strong”) hand thumb UP!” The why(s): (a) if you “use” a gun with a safety your thumb MUST be “up there” to operate the safety; (b) putting your thumb down opens up space between your hand and the ‘tang'; (c) if your “shooting” hand thumb is blocking the space then your “support” hand has no where to go that is ON the gun. It’s about physics not strength. See: all of the pictures above. (Chase: you are forcing your left hand down and opening up a small gap between hand and tang/back-strap; muzzle-flip ~is~ happening because “an object that can get in motion does, and objects in motion tend to stay in motion.”) Co-incidentally (seems to be the word of the day): recent discussed with Tiffany W. of the Gun Powder Gals on ‘other’ social media. We’ll have a ‘class/clinic’ some day at the range. Go back to the first image in this super-post: you can see both of his thumbs sticking up from the other side of the gun.
The moral of this story of co-incidence: Do what works (what really, really works). Not what someone some-whence “said so”.
Speaking of training! Jesse Alphin, Dean Wiley, Gunners’ Choice Outfitters and everyone else involved with the “Concealed Carry North Carolina Firearms [facebook] Group” are putting on another “It’s not about pulling your shirt over gun, that’s just the catalyst to this little slice of Destiny” North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Class. B-b-but wait! There’s more! This one is “on sale”. $80 if you use your gun and ammo, $85 if you use ours. You MUST sign-up in advance at, or by calling, Gunner’s Choice Outfitters (in Dunn, NC 910-892-1699). All the details, links to the detailed PDF flyer are at the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231442570881368/
Speaking of training! (Déjà Vu?) Our friend “Cole” brought three of his ‘students’ to the match as part of ‘training’. How awesome is that? Need some of that kind of training in or around the Garner, NC area: https://gun101.com
* Please, no comments about the picture of the no-holster “pants carry”. They put it there to “trigger” / phish gun-nuts
OK. Nearly and Dearly Done (just one more thing)
Here’s your scores/results at Practiscore: https://practiscore.com/results/new/65471
Or two… our next match is a fifth Saturday [Mega] BUG Match on September 29th. Watch the “coming soon” areas of this site for the “registration and squadding is open” link (at Practiscore).
Switching to “First Person” Mode for the Dearly Done Thing
Why this is next-day late. I went to the 49th Annual Coharie Tribal Pow-Wow. I go because I’m Injun, because for over a decade (until his passing) a dear friend, H.B. Surles, “made me” take him, and I love-love-love taking pictures of the dancers. You can see lots of “sets / albums” of the Coharie Pow-Wows and the matches here at H2O at my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/computermedicnc/albums . This time, in particular I went because of “Faith”. Faith Hedgepeth danced at the Coharie Pow-Wow from the time she was two or three until the year before she went to UNC-CH. I don’t know that I ever met her “officially” but I’ve probably got and shared hundreds of pictures of her. “Co-incidentally”… “If you don’t think it’s your job to protect children you are a sad, sad human being.” says Kyle Lamb in the podcast linked to way up there ^^^.
If you know something or think you know someone who might know something and so-on let the LE or Crime Stoppers or *some one, any one* know. If being a “good person” isn’t enough: $40,000 reward. https://www.wral.com/chapel-hill-police-renew-call-for-help-6-years-after-student-s-death/17825710/
…and the kids are up there “protestething too much” a silly ole statue while an experienced “beat a girl to death” (after other wicked-evil ‘stuff’, man) Bad-Guy is loose in their midst…
…off the box, thanks again everyone and see you on the 29th