Speed Steel at TCGC, Sunday 10-2

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  1. Meridian7750

    Meridian7750
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    Just a reminder that tomorrow (1st Sunday of every month) is Speed Steel at Tri-County Gun Club.
    Open to all...bring any .22 cal rimfire (rifle or handgun), or any pistol-caliber handgun or carbine, 5 magazines or more, ear and eye protection, and plenty of ammo (200+ rifle, maybe 300 handgun).
    $12 fee.
    If drawing from a holster, it must be OWB. * EDITED...see further posts*
    Might be damp, so dress accordingly.
    Get there around 8:30-8:45 to sign in. Safety walk-through about 9:00, shooting starts soon after. We usually finish by about 1:00.
    Good group of people, and lots of fun.
     
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    Well, good question...
    I've just never seen an IWB draw at a match, but I guess that doesn't mean you can't.
    If I remember, I'll ask the match director today.
    Hope to see you there...
     
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    As far as I know, IWB is allowed, but cross draw and shoulder holster draws are not.
     
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    Ok, so I talked with the match director today, he knows of no rule preventing IWB carry, but made a good point; small-of-back carry, and anything approaching the 6:00 position, would basically be breaking the "180 degree" rule, in that a person (the shooter) would be down range of the barrel.
    Appendix, or 1:00-2:00 would be allowable though.
    Still haven't personally seen IWB at the matches, but one could do it.
    In other news, it was a fun match today. Good seeing the 40 or so folks that made it.
     
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    It was a great day and the rain really wasn't a problem.
     
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    Speak for yourself! I'm waiting on the scores to see how bad I did....lol
     
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    And yes, I'll blame it on the rain.
     
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    Haha, it was cold. It was wet. No one got hurt. It was a good morning. :)
     
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    Well, the big bays were the death of me.:mad:

    @NWGlockgal nice job! :s0155:
     
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    It's funny, I shot the distance targets much better than the close up ones.
    This whole having to shoot fast (thus the name Speed Steel, duh!) still freaks
    me out. I try to go too fast, and then I make mistakes and miss. If I slow down
    I actually do better. Thank goodness Bullseye postal league starts up soon!

    Congrats to everyone who went and braved the rain.
     
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    It wasn't too bad, managed to stay under cover until it was my time to shoot. That's the
    big advantage of not having to tape targets!
     
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    I fell apart on stage 6. Lol
    If it wasn't for that one, we would have been neck-n-neck!:D
     
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    I was averaging twice my normal string times.
    I typically shoot 5 second strings ( good shooters are typically sub 2 seconds, so ... )
    But I was closer to 10 today :(

    I had to fight down that little voice that said at bay 1, you can't miss (big targets 18x24) at close range. ... I had too many make up shots.

    Still had a good time.
     
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    I think it was the second stage where they had two really thick steel plates, the ones that are usually in that bay. Did anyone else have trouble hearing whether those two were hit or not?
    They didn't make the high pitched ping sound the others did. Cost me some time because
    I wasn't sure I hit them or not.
     
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    That's the first stage I did, so I got it out of the way early. Did better on that one than on the stages with closer targets. Go figure.
     
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    Yes, several of us in our squad complained out loud about them too. I was hitting them with my 9 and was thinking I missed them on a few strings...:eek:
     
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    Yup me too. It's too bad, but not much you can do. Nick does a good job for little pay. ;)
     
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    Well, he DID warn us before we started. lol
     

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