We didn’t get any photos from Saturday’s match (yet) so above is a Golden Oldie from a Trophy match a while back. We used that one because the next match is the 6th Running of the NCRPA’s NC Shooting Sports Games (IDPA) Match @ H2O on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each Class/Division after the match. You must be present when we hand them out to get a medal. Pre-register at practiscore: https://practiscore.com/may-11-2019-6th-nc-shooting-sports-games-at-h2o/register
That’s it for this go around, web-guy was out of place (teaching a concealed carry class).
Thanks again! And, we’ll see you out here Tuesday-Saturday (members) and Friday-Saturday (everyone) between now and The Games on the 11th.
Thanks everyone for another great “Mega-BUG” match today. The weather and the company was… the best. We’re going to give our extra minute of thanks to the “statisticians / score-masters” today, so thanks Shari, Andy, Carson, Scott, Claudia, Eddie and Jack. “All right! Let’s do this!”
We had three (3) shooters who completed the match with zero down points. Amazing work Matt, Larry and Duane. Since we are on the points, here’s the results at practiscore: https://practiscore.com/results/new/77900
Our Saturday, May 11, 2019 match is our 6th Annual NCRPA NC Shooting Sports Games (IDPA) Match @ H2O. Scores done during the match, medals after. Stay up to date with events and legal news at the North Carolina Rifle & Pistol Association’s website: http://www.ncrpa.org/ (We’ll open up practiscore registration in the next few days and get the link in our “Coming Soon” sections.)
So many words, let’s have another good action picture in the beautiful sunshine…
No “Gun School” today. Just a thought about the Two Main Match Rules: Be Safe, Have Fun. Today was a good day, Have Fun came first (sort of, because everyone was being safe). Great weather, great company, great match, lots of fun. Thanks again, every body, and we’ll see you Tuesday-Saturday for members and Friday-Saturday for anyone while you get “tuned up” for the match on the 13th.
What can we say besides, “Wow”? Oh, yeah, THANK YOU EVERYONE for a very long, but very great day and night set of matches. We’re not going to do a lot of photos and web-logging about these two, we’re a little tired from a hunt, the drizzle rain, and 12+ hours of match work. We are going to say THANK YOU (in all caps) again to 102 total shooters, the Match Director “Amp”, and all of the Safety Officers (SO/SOs) for all of the work that went into the 9th of March, 2019!
3. When are YOU going to use tablets so we can look at our scores the very second we holster up for the last time? “It’s complicated.”
Number 3 Subparagraph A: even if we did do in the bay tablets, six $249.99 each iPads would not have been out in the all day mist and mud. Even if we did $49-ish Android tablets… not in the mist and mud.
3B: We are more than willing to “try” – but here is the experience:
* The match goes slower and finishes later. Practiscore (app) is much, much slower than writing. So, you are not going to get your scores any “sooner” in reality, you’re just going to leave the range later. Extra-especially because it will be the $49* ‘affordable=slow’ tablets that we put at risk on a shooting range made of dirt (and mud), not the $599 latest-greatest whatever.
* Match set-up is much more complicated and takes longer to match the tablets to reality. Match/Stage design all looks good on paper, but every match what gets set up in the bays is not what is printed on the stage design sheets. Any time any change is made during “real” match set-up the ‘master’ tablet has to be updated and then the other five ‘synced’ to it. The match will start later or we’ll have to ask the VOLUNTEER SOs, MD and ‘statisticians’ to show up earlier.
* See the first * above (slower) because every stage, every shooter MUST be scored the exact same way. The same people that ask for tablet scoring get very “loudly upset” if Target-1 (T1) on their “by stage breakdown” is scored against someone else’s Target-8 (T8) because the SO & scorekeeper went left-to-right on one, and right-to-left on the other. Every stage, every shooter, exactly the same.
* Data loss happens. Computers. No hard copy = maybe no scores for one or more squads. It co-incidentally happened to us last March while scoring the night match. Poof* Exactly half of the scores were suddenly gone.
3C: We’ve said it quite a few times in seven years. Want your scores immediately when you finish the match? Use YOUR smart-phone smart! Take a picture of the front and back of the sheet. There. Done. B-b-b-ut, what about my friends’ scores “they” say. Yes, sir or ma’am, ‘competition’, we understand that. ‘They’ need to know how badly ‘they’ trounced another ‘they’. (Slowly) Smart. (pause) Phone. Twit your score, ‘they’, and ‘the other they’ can Gram ‘theirs’. You can reddit each other to death about it in the forums.
3D (there we go, multi-dimensionally): Do we sound a little ‘testy’ about this? Sorry. At almost 11:00PM when it was finally all over for the people who do the scores, do you think that ‘those they-s’ heard thanks and good match?! No, sir or ma’am. “When are we getting tablets?” ~They, 3/9/19 22:50 hours, for the umpteenth-bazilyionth time that day.
So. Here’s another reminder. Be very careful for what you ask for. We may just “go tablets” and ask you to, “Please bring your lunch or snacks because matches typically end at 3:00PM or 4:00PM like they do at all the other ranges, instead of 12-2 like they used to.” [ We’ll discuss in detail some other time about how at all those other ranges (that we love, they are friends of ours) they do not post the scores until every little thing is cleaned-up, by the shooters, including ALL of the brass. ]
One last thing about the Scores! from the 9th. “We” tried, we really, really did try, to keep the NFC, Not For Score, they shouldn’t be allowed (!!!) “weapon mounted lights” in a separate, un-used division. We failed. Sorry. If that’s not good enough, take it up with Dean at the next match: he’ll tell you “Sorry” again and “we’ll try harder next time.”
Edit: While 3-and-a-half hours into writing this post and setting up the next two matches at Practiscore a message came from Amp. “[redacted] should have been in [some other division]. I think there are a couple of hurt feelings in [division]. Fun match!”
From Dean to ‘hurt feelings’: “Sorry, again, we’ll try harder next time.”
From all of us to Amp: “Sorry, Amp! THANK YOU for two great matches and all the hard work and being such a good After The Match Feelings Counselor. They were both fun matches! All of the matches are fun matches!”
One more edit, exactly 15 minutes after “Publishing” this, we find on Facebook:
Speaking of Time, did you remember to move the clock forward during the overnight?
Thank you [so much] to 91 shooters, all of the stage designers and Safety Officers (SOs) that made the match a [another] great match. Happy Birthday Ash DeVane! One more quick shout of thanks to the ‘statisticians’ – Carson, Scott, Claudia, Shari, Bryan: ‘just wow’ and thank you. There’s too much to-do this post so here we go.
Did we mention that today started out with some very light snow? Before the set up for the match while we were hunting ( The Middle Neuse River Delta Waterfowl youth duck hunt – facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/h2ofowlfarms/posts/2067361696672756 ) some of that ‘demon dust’ fell out of the sky and made us wonder about how the day was going to be. The weather turned out about 3 degrees less-cold than was predicted, the normally ‘ruins the match’ wind was just enough to air dry the bays and it was a really good day here at H2O. Except…
Oh, forgot the “I don’t like to read those posts” link to the Practiscore scores. Note: Wilton Deets is taking advantage of the *new* (still in development) ‘social media’ aspects of practiscore and uploaded our first Practiscore Match Video in the match scores. Thanks Wilton, Awesome! https://practiscore.com/results/new/74686
So. Chris was MIA. Could it be ‘just a coincidence’ that on the one day in years that The Range Master was ‘away’ The[e] Range Master of Ranger Masters, none other than The[e] [World Famous] Chad Thompson returns to us after so-soooo many months? What are the odds? And then, The[e] Chad Thompson got “soundly beaten in a fair fight”: (1) by Dustin Thompson (and many others!) in one stage; and, (2) Matt Fowler ‘overall’. Now we’re beating him up in this post! Just kidding Chad, we <3 you and miss you all the time and hope your schedule lets you hang out with us more. And, thanks for ‘letting them win’.
*** Let’s do some Chad School ***
During the match Chad mentioned a long time ago Legendary Lady imported to NC via Vietnam, Peoples Republic Of: “Mama Trang”. We have mentioned her in previous post[s] because when Chad’s destiny put him across her path she famously asked him, “Why you bling gun in here?” She did this about an hour before a rather rambunctious “SO” asked/told him, “DQ much?!” Mama Trang, Asian accents, signs in stores long ago read: You break it, you bought it. Asian edition: You Blake You Buy! Dean said to Blake Allen: “Some day I’m going to teach you how to hold a gun and you’re going to be dangerous.” Slide show in three dots…
So. Next time we do this type of grip clinic (or is it glip crinic) let’s do it at “Mama Trangs” gas station and eatery. You, Blake, you buy! (haha just kidding, but that would be a heck of an adventure until she killed us all for “bling gun in here”.) There’s more than one reason for putting that shooting hand thumb up. The non-inclusive list is: (1) it opens up space for your ‘support hand’ to get in there and make a physical barrier; (2) it fills the space/gap between hand and tang with meat thereby creating a physical barrier against recoil/muzzle-flip; (3) if you run a gun with a 1911 or Beretta style safety on it that thumb needs to be up there keeping the safety *off*.
See also last month’s “Gun Schools” in the results post.
The Coastal Carolina Challenge 2019 is a Level 2 IDPA match being held at Ant Hill Shooting Range (Bolivia/South Port/Oak Island, NC) on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2019. $110. 180 rounds (minimum) – 11 stages and a “warm-up” stage.
Make sure to check the boxes and/or contact the Match Director if you are an IDPA Safety Officer (SO) and are willing to SO (SSO) at the match.
Coming Soon at H2O
Friday-Saturday, February 15-16, 2019 Dean will be ‘instructing’ a “2-Day 20 Classroom Hours Minimum” long days “intense” North Carolina Private Protective Services Board “Armed Guard Certification Full Class”. 8am until *when finished very late at night* both days. Details at: http://imfscorp.com/feb-15-16-ncppsb-full-armed-certification-class/
Sat-Sun, March 9-10, 2019: Daylight Saving Time Starts AFTER the 2nd Saturday Match ~ All Match Start times until November 9:00am
Saturday, March 30, 2019: 5th Saturday BUG Match.
Time to wrap it up. No T-Rex(es) were hurt in the making of this post. The people “picked on” are “tough and they can take it” – they know that we’re all out here to become better, learn from each other, teach each other, and occasionally beat The[e] Chad Thompson (a little bit, because he lets us). Oh, and ‘Hay, Chad, if you talk to Codename: Bananas get him to come hang out with us some time, too.’ Terry Riley, we have missed you tons and are so glad you popped in, also.
Thanks everyone – 85 shooters! – for joining us (now) yesterday in the cold, mud (sorry, we’re working on the drainage), and momentary sleet to make our first match of 2019 a fantastic one. We must give a special note of thanks and “our hearts” to Carson, he set up, shot, SO-ed, and scored during the match; set up, scored and assisted with a classifier after the match; and, did the scores in Practiscore after both; all on the 10th day after the passing of his father. Thank you Carson, and Shanna and “Em” for everything yesterday.
To the business. No impatient immediacy this post. Want the scores? Scroll all the way down. There’s going to be an extra serving of photos for this post as well, we got a lot of great action shots.
Our favorite girl scout, Emerson, who may be a little too old for her old nickname, delivered the cookies, Thanks Em! And thanks Shanna for bringing her. Thanks goes to everyone at the match for helping her towards her 2019 goals. If you would like to get some more cookies contact us and we’ll arrange it.
Claudia: thanks for the offer, we’ll get together. By the time we got done with match, classifier, scores you were off-range. Hope you’re feeling alright and we are going to be in touch.
Now – cough, cough – we must discuss a rather delicate topic. This ‘practice’ of ‘doing things in the workspace’ (gun up in front of face, pointed generally 90-degrees to the support side directly along the 180-line). This is done especially during reloading because a bunch of “millennials” have taken to the internet to say that it is faster (it is not) because they do it. Sorry to “sir” below, this is how we learn constructively.
“Local matches are to prepare shooters for sanctioned matches,” ~they~ say. Safety Officer (SO) DW “should have” stopped him and done the evil DQ. Demerit to DW! All of you “workspace” kids: STOP IT! Don’t believe us? (Of course you don’t, because what you do habitually is the right thing because it’s faster because you do it.) Scroll back up and watch Sean’s video of Sean at Stage 2. The first reload looks bobbled because he doesn’t practice hopping out of a car while worried about that 180 rule and reloading. Because he doesn’t practice it, he didn’t reload his normal way. Time from palm-meets-baseplate of magazine to shot fired is 53 frames. Note that his muzzle goes up about 30 or 40 degrees but does not go left because his mind is on “can’t break the 180”. Then we go to the 2nd reload, flat-footed as it’s practiced. Magazine visible (can’t see when the touch down happened) to shot fired – after moving the gun almost 90-degrees left ~and~ 90-degrees up: 70 frames. In the real world, more movement equals more time. It is SLOWER! Now, go ahead and do that dissonance that we do so well and let’s talk more about sanctioned (and local) matches.
Sorry, forgot to mention: if you keep the gun flat or close to the targets while reloading: (1) you don’t risk a DQ or (2) sending one over the berm where the “down” is a bunch of houses. Have good habits with your “blaster”… always.
Coastal Carolina Challenge 2019
The Coastal Carolina Challenge 2019 is a Level 2 IDPA match being held at Ant Hill Shooting Range (Bolivia/South Port/Oak Island, NC) on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2019. $110. 180 rounds (minimum) – 11 stages and a “warm-up” stage.
As we talked about in the briefing, if you are an IDPA member in the Jacksonville area, they will be hosting a Safety Officer (SO) certification course in about two weeks at Sportsman’s Lodge. Get in contact with John Z. if you would like to become a SO and help out at those matches.
[ Edit: correction ] The IDPA SO course and “new” matches are being held at Flatwoods Outfitters, Hubert, NC and hosted by Crystal Coast IDPA: https://www.facebook.com/CCIDPA/
Another Action Photo Interlude
The first two are Dustin Thompson working on that mover in Stage Five. The third one is Joe Salva “burning down” Stage 4.
** Gun School Chapter 2 **
Keep that thumb up. Hold your gun one handed. Put your thumb down. See the gap between the tang and your hand? Now put your thumb up. Gap closed. Physical barriers stop recoil impulse. Physics, mechanics, bio-mechanics as abbreviated as best as I can, signed Dean. We’ll do a clinic someday about these simple things. It was a topic of conversation in our squad in Stage One because of all the one handed shooting and Dustin Thompson’s left-handed stove pipe that someone mis-diagnosed as “limp wrist, need more practice left handed.” Their statement is true, in general, but the wrist has nothing to do with the gun getting – and staying – in motion. As luck would have it…
Maybe we’ll do a video clinic. Sean?
Enough is enough, let’s wrap this up with the scores at Practiscore and a note of thanks to the 30+ range shooters who waited patiently to get in the bays and on the rifle range until all the match stuff was finished.
Thanks everyone for a great match on what turned out to be a great day (now yesterday – see ‘help wanted’). Almost 70 degrees and miraculously less soft, wet and muddy than was expected. A big and bold THANK YOU to all for making 2018 such a great year here at H2O. The biggest-est, boldest thanks of all to “Baby T” for joining the H2O Family this year and making Andy and Shari’s 2018 grand. Much on the to-do list. Ready Kids? Here we go…
With a huge sigh of relief, Chief Matthew “Jeremy” Hall of Coats PD is 10-8. Thanks – so many thanks – to everyone for all the thoughts, prayers, wishes and help (and offers of help) to Jeremy (ahem – Chief Hall, sir!) and his family during this rather rough-tough year. So many more thanks to you and your family, Chief, for being part of our family and letting us be part of yours.
[ RAWR! FTDR on toast in 3… ]
Coastal Carolina Challenge 2019
At long last, details/info and the [aggravating] link(s) we’ve been talking about for months. The Coastal Carolina Challenge 2019 is a Level 2 IDPA match being held at Ant Hill Shooting Range (Bolivia/South Port/Oak Island, NC) on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2019. $110. 180 rounds (minimum) – 11 stages and a “warm-up” stage.
Full-Use / Small Classes in the new Range House. It’s so very, very close to our first ever “indoor class on an outdoor range”. We’re working on some “stuff”. Stay tuned.
(Above) Our favorite cookie monster, Em, back in January of this year. Guess what’s happening next month, dear H2O family? Em and her Girls Scout Troop are at it again and we sure could use your sweet-teeth and $$$$ to help them reach their goals in 2019.
[ Awwwww-wuh! Our range children and/or music should sooth the savage… ]
Beast: “RAWR” – FTDR On Toast – DW DQ? – Help Wanted (NEEDED!) – Rantery
( Everything in this area is the sole responsibility of Dean Wiley and if you have thoughts/comments/complaints about it you should contact him by email ONLY at firstname.lastname@example.org [<– look at that, not even hidden from spam-bots] with a CC: to Andy at email@example.com )
December 28, 2018 Dear Diary: I just [Publish]-ed my 150th weblog post at H2O’s website. “Dang,” myself asked me, “you been doin’ that page for 40 years or what?” Nope, in March of 2019 it will have been 7. That’s just the weblog… scores, SO, “brass buster”, facespace (that’s what I call The Facebook for you traditionalists), idpa.com (RAWR again because auto-correct keeps chainging idpa to idea and I have to retype, click the (x), and then fix it again after I press enter on the paragraph ) rules and the “new” Nightmare-Mode website, beach-bunny software, practiscore (same RAWR, “practicer” (x) [enter] again) site and that semi-horrible iPad software, match photos (now over 2 years behind), collecting links to photos and videos… RAWR! Say “FAULT LINE” again, I dare you!
True Story: December 10, 2016, supposed to be on the way to the range, laying in the bed sipping on coffee thinking, “Never again. Sorry, Andy/Shari, Amp, everyone.” I don’t remember why from way back then. What I do remember is that following the “recommended for you” links at youTube led me to a song-bird girl singing a lovely song and an email message from Candy Sugarman (!!!! sugarcane retype (x) !!!!!) of the Gun Powder Gals made me think, precisely, “Suck it up, buttercup” and go do the work. And, renew my “NRA Law Enforcement Division Instructor Credentials” which I was going to drop until right that minute.
Tony Colón. Thank you for shooting with us and for joining the IDPA. (In caps autocorrect doesn’t mess it up.) Here’s your first dose of IDPA in the new millennium: (1) they let you register with your name how you want it, I copied it from the site; (2) back in November when the made the website so much “better” they took away “manual entry” of classification scores (make a special file, you’ll figure it out we’re sure of it and upload it) so I cannot enter your scores; (3) I’m a (ex?) computer nerd extraordinaire and I can figure out non-documented files, no problem; and (4), when I try to upload the file the way it’s shown in the picture way up there and the 2nd file I made just for you with your name spelled correctly because I copied it from the IDPA site itself: “Last name does not match idpa [IDEA!!!!!!] user : please edit row A1001586 Coln” I’ll call them or email them or scream so loud that they hear me 10 states away whenever they decide that they’ve had enough vacation. We’ll figure it out “they” say. Thank you again for shooting with us, shooting the classifier with me, and for your patience as “we” get this resolved.
“You are an ambassador of the sport.” ~IDPA
Like “real” ambassadors, there’s a lot more of feeling like an embarrassed ass than anything else in the IDPA SO rackets. When you make a fool (spelled “a–s—s”) of yourself to one of the good-guys: be sorry (I am) and say it: “Duane, I’m sorry. You know what for.” And: nice shooting, Tex, 1 down for a whole match.
Rant Reduction Act of 2018 – Help Wanted / NEEDED
(I’ve been at ‘this’ now for over 3 hours… multiply that by 150. *sigh*) I spoke with Carson H., Eddie and Jack a little yesterday, they are at least willing to listen to “This is what ‘we’ need help with re: H2O range digital stuff” and think about “is there anything ~you~ can do…?
H2O needs a (group?) of “Online / Social Media Director(s)”. We desparately need to “Update” the WordPress, but, we are well aware of the millions of complaints from WordPress users about how “Update” = “Kill” in the realm of WP. We (I) would like to assemble a “team” to attack this thing with a good plan, some good back-ups, and get the H2O website bouncing down the “modern” information super-highway once again. We “need” to get mobile-friendly (reflexive) and up-to-date throughout the site. The next “follow-up(s)” with that is co-ordinating the “web site presence” with Social Media (currently limited to Facebook and Dean’s 2-year-out-of-date photos at flickr). We need: events at Facebook, follow-ups/updates/photos/videos all linked-together in the many popular social platforms (that’s instagram, twitter, others for you young people, “the forums” and youTube for those a little longer in the tooth).
H2O needs, what those in the Curriculum Vitae set call, “Statisticians.” We like to call them, “Score Keepers.” It’s a little more complicated than tapping on the tablet. You have to be very familiar with Practiscore and the (web-sites-suck-in-2019) very complicated and not very sensible website at practiscore.com. (I’m about at wits end, I’m going to throw this computer across the room and shoot a clean 5×5 Abbreviated Classifier into it in GM type time… me: practiscore auto: practicer me: nuh-nuh auto: huh-huh) Until we get tablets down in the bays (lots of people keep asking for it, we might just deliver, so get ready to spend an extra 1-2 hours in the bays during the match you “I want MY scores right now MY match is over and I won’t take a picture of MY sheet to have MY scores with MY phone either” people), “statisticians” add up the down-points on the paper so that “we” can enter them into the tablets as “one paper target” instead of “the hard way” (see setting up a match at practicer <—!!!!!). When all the scores are entered, we “sync devices” and post results. Links need to go up here (website) and any social media (currently Facebook). As the “push” for tablets in the bays gets harder, “statisticians” will have to set up the match online and in the “master” tablet and be responsible for “pulling” exact un-change-able perfect stage designs (in writing) from the stage designers.
Also, does anyone know how to add a “Local Level” match at the “New” (Nightmare Mode) IDPA website? When I try it says “Level 2” and up.
“Must be able to work well with others and be self-motivated…” (hahaha just kidding) The Great Rewards? Shoot your match(es) for free? Free “membership”? Negotiable, but we don’t have a lot of $$$$ to pay some one, if you catch our drift.
Still with me, H2O friends and family? You better be! ( <3 ) Here’s the short: “Dean’s tired, boss. Dog tired.” Sorry it’s “loopy” and “ranty” – I promise I’ve been self-editing for a long time. But, I think it’s better to attack it this way then to just send an email to Amp/Andy/Shari saying: “Done. Out.”
I (and the “we” of the range/match people at H2O) need a few “willing, coordinated, and committed” helpers. We’ll put something together for reward other than “you can write it on your resume/CV and linkedin” and we’ll give you Big-Love here and on our Facebook page.
IDPA Last Rant
“I have two rules for the match: Be Safe and Have Fun. If ~you~ are not being safe then I am not having fun.” ~Me, Dean
RE: those fault lines. Rhetorical Q: When some one is shooting a gun, what should be the MOST IMPORTANT thing on their mind? IDPA Answer: where their toes are while they are balancing precariously on one foot, hanging all of their body weight on an empty plastic barrel-stack and reaching unnaturally around and in-front of the ‘barricade’ to shoot that impossible target mostly blind with the support hand. Because dangerous-stupid-human-tricks are so much more satisfying to win-winners of “Andy’s and Shari’s beautiful big back yard shooting fellowships” than being safe and having fun. The thrill of holding up that “procedure finger”, the anticipation of someone falling down or dropping their gun and getting to say “Dairy Queen”, the agony of the feet…
A shooter on my squad yesterday said (in paraphrase): He is not going to come shoot full matches (or maybe not even another BUG match) with us because the fault lines were too difficult for him. The straw that broke the camels back so to speak, not “only the fault lines”.
My heart is broken. I need to return to paying some $ and shooting for my own self in Andy & Shari’s big beautiful back yard. …and leaving! as soon as my last shot is fired with my own scores kept up with by me. Thanks “idea” – I don’t want to be an embarrassed ass of the sport any more.
2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR
Going back into “we” mode. Happy New Year 2019 H2O Friends and Family. We cannot thank you enough for all you have done and all of this post that you have read 🙂 If you are “interested” in helping out with the digital stuff let us know ASAP! Next month marks the completion of SEVEN full years of operation of the shooting range(s) and matches here at H2O.
Scroll way back up there and look at all the good stuff prior to the FTDR rant, because it’s good to end positive, what a cute little baby…
…and because that’s where I left the Dec 29 BUG Match scores link 🙂 …ahem, cough, “we”, that’s where we left the link…
Saturday, August 11, 2018 ~ 2nd Saturday IDPA ~ Results Post
Saturday, September 8, 2018 ~ 2nd Saturday IDPA ~ Results Post
Saturday, September 29, 2018 ~ 5th Saturday Mega-B.U.G. ~ Results Post
Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 2nd Saturday IDPA ~ Results Post
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Annual IDPA Classifier as a Match ~ Classifier Courses and Videos: http://www.idpa.com/compete/rules ~ CANCELLED ~ Combined with Nov. 24 Toys for Tots Charity Match
Sat-Sun, November 3-4, 2018: Daylight Saving Time ENDS ~ Matches (below) start at 10:00am
Saturday, November 10, 2018 ~ 2nd Saturday IDPA ~ Results Post
Saturday, November 24, 2018 ~ Toys for Tots Charity Match ~ Mega-BUG (60 rounds) ~ Canceled/Postponed: Rain – see Dec 8
Saturday, December 8, 2018 ~ 2nd Saturday IDPA ~ Results Post
Saturday, December 29, 2018 ~ 5th Saturday Mega-B.U.G. / Real-Carry (60 rounds) ~ Full-Match format: Draw from holsters; reload on the clock; “unlimited” = you may only load 5 rounds in each loading device ~ Scheduled
Thanks to everyone for joining us today ahead of Ice-Snow-Sleet-Rain-Mageddon and making our last full match of 2018 a great one. We raised $850 and collected 35 toys for Toys For Tots ( https://www.toysfortots.org/ ). Thanks a million. Lots to do, standby…
IDPA Classifier as a Match After the Regular Match Match Results (say that x times fast :O )
Carson Harrington 3.68 4.05 7.53 4.12 8-down = 27.38 = SS
Jimmy Honeycutt 4.81 7.18 12.85 5.19 2-down = 32.03 = SS
Tom Nehring 3.83 4.53 10.77 8.78 2-down = 29.91 = SS
Sean Sorrentino 3.51 4.59 9.38 4.36 3-down = 24.84 = EX (up from SS)
Dean Wiley 4.24 5.12 7.74 4.81 2-down = 23.91 = EX (up from SS)
Ian Foo [ MA no need to shoot – 31.11 ]
Austin Moody [ redacted by request ]
[ — below no ‘member number/info’ found at idpa.com — contact us with your IDPA # to get the scores uploaded to idpa.com — ]
Blake Allen 5.01 5.05 11.71 4.43 7-down = 33.2 = SS (CCP or BUG)
Jon Smith 4.70 5.83 13.25 3.45 8-down = 35.23 = MM
Eddie Simons (?????) 4.43 5.29 10.84 4.86 2-down = 27.42 = SS
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (if we don’t see you between now and then, or you don’t read our post after the match on the 29th) and/or Happy Holidays if that’s better for you.
Due to the forecast of heavy rain tonight and tomorrow, we are canceling the Toys for Tots BUG Match. We will collect toys and take donations at our regular IDPA match scheduled for Saturday, December 8. If you have a toy or money to donate but are unable to attend the December 8 match, you can bring your donation to the shooting range during our regular operating hours any time before the match. We will also reschedule the IDPA classifier to after the December 8 IDPA match. For more information, call Andy at 910-984-6701
[ Next day late again sorry-not-sorry ] Thank-thank-thank-thank-POST!* A million ‘thank yous’ to all involved in the match. Shortening it up this time to say an all-caps THANK YOU to all of the veterans on their day. To the work…
Happy 243rd Birthday to the USMC (on Saturday during our match). Speaking of the Marines… Our next match is our annual Toys For Tots charity match on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Bring new, unopened toys valued at AT LEAST $20 or cash of AT LEAST $20 as your entry fee. This is our ‘new Mega-BUG’ (back up gun) format: Guns shorter than 4-inches, loading devices holding 5 rounds only. Registration/Collection from 9-10am, shooting starts at 10. Can’t make it? https://toysfortots.org/
Immediately after the match (above) we will hold our annual ‘IDPA Classifier as a Match Match’. We’re doing the ‘new abbreviated’ classifier this time. 25 rounds only. Extra toys or cash donations to the new ‘range house fund’ are greatly appreciated, but Andy and Shari said “nothing extra *required* for this one.” IDPA membership is required and we need your IDPA Member Number to upload the classifier results. Get signed up at: https://www.idpa.com/
Saturday, December 1, 2018: IDPA Safety Officer (SO) Certification
Anthony “Amp” Mangum (Match Director, Safe Officer Instructor) is conducting the required classroom and range (“in person”) class for you to get certified as an IDPA Safety Officer. Contact us ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you are interested and we’ll connect you with Amp.
This class will be held at True North Range in Oxford, NC.
* You must pass the ‘online test’ prior to attending
We asked google to define veteran for us. vet·er·an /ˈvedərən,ˈvetrən/ noun: veteran; plural noun: veterans a person who has had long experience in a particular field. synonym: old hand
A little over a year ago we asked for your hopes-thoughts-wishes-and-prayers for our “own” special range friend-family “K”. K came to visit with us yesterday and reported that for the 2nd time K has beaten “the battle of the un-beatable health issue.” Happy Veterans Day, K. Thank you (another million times) everyone for the “holding up”.
To one of our ‘range veterans’: Happy Birthday Ian Foo! Missed you.
Next “full” match is our 2nd Saturday IDPA match on Saturday, December 8, 2018. We haven’t enabled the ‘registration and squad-ing’ at Practiscore just yet. Links in the ‘coming soon’ areas of this site when we get that done.