Parma Rod & Gun Club IDPA
March 17 2001:
Match Results By Stage
"Sudden Death" What this stage revealed were the tendency shooters have to jerk or slap the trigger, push the gun, or get ahead of themselves in breaking the shot. While none of the no-shoots emerged unscathed, they didnít suffer too badly. The target stands took a terrible beating by many premature or pushed shots. A fast shot to the groin, while painful and disfiguring, is not likely to stop a determined assailant. BigJon Anderson also pointed out that he didnít really know where his (Brand New!) gun hit at any distance. Excellent point! Spend a careful hour some day comparing POA/POI with your carry or competition ammo from a rest at 10, 15, 25 and maybe even 50 yards.
"Walking the Dog" Fast and furious stage on which most shooters acquitted themselves handsomely. What to learn? As the Colonel has pointed, many defensive engagements are not difficult marksmanship problems. What will save you in a situation like this is speed (One of the Principles of Personal Defense) and the ability to engage while retreating out of harmís way. Shoot, move, live. Hold that thought!
"Fast Food" There was brain fade on your match directorís part, as the second string should have been shot strong hand only; to simulate shielding your child with your body. On this stage several shooters turned into the wall while drawing their weapon. If you really had a tray of mouthwatering Subway sandwiches in your hands, would you turn into the wall or into the room? An innocent or two did take lead during the stage (You know who you are.) but nobody fell for shooting the Ďsurrenderedí pop-up. Excellent.
Remember that 50% of being good is looking good, so letís see those IDPA hats while you are shooting the qualifier. We start looking for cards in May!
THE BONUS: April 28 is the 3-gun shoot!! We will have the qualifier, split into two parts + two scenarios. Larry will lay out the usual challenging carbine course and a special guest will design the shotgun stage.
See you at the range! Tom Janstrom