Went back sunday morning by myself since Dave had a research project to work on.
Got signed up and was welcomed back.
I got squadded up with 5 or 6 other guys. Most of them were shooting open class high capacity 9mm/40 1911's and wow, those guys were impressive to watch.
The guys in my squad seemed like they all knew each other very well, but did not hesitate to welcome the newb into the group and make me feel at home.
Especially after I told them I was just looking to be safe and have fun. Once again I got a lot of encouragement and pointers on strategy, some welcome constructive advice on my technique, and a little good natured newb ribbing.
I thought I had mostly gotten over my jitters the day before, but had the adrenaline pumping when I started again.
Shot 5 stages this time, my times were similar on the stages I had shot before on saturday but this time I had no misses, no no-shoots or procedural penalties and most of my targets scored A-A or A-C, worst were I had one swinging target go C-C, and had only one D zone hit all day, and that target was A-D. I was very happy that my accuracy improved.
Had a couple steel poppers that I had to shoot at twice, I think I got to rushing on them too much and blew my first shot
One other guy in my squad was shooting my class (Single Stack) and he helped me out alot as well. He shot very well but was having some malfunction problems, that we seemed to narrow down to being ammo related.
Shooting single stack is crazy fun, especially on one 32rd stage I shot(it took me 34, damn poppers). It seemed like all I did was reload, and under stress the magwell seemed like it had shrunk to the size of a pencil
I need to order another mag or two to help me tac reload on some of the longer stages.
The Kimber SIS once again was great. No malfunctions this time either. Shot @ 140rds of my handloaded 230gr HornadyXTP's(cheapest jacketed I could find locally
). Still had a few mags that didn't drop free. It must be something I'm doing wrong because it wasn't isolated to one mag or another. I had it happen on a 47D, a Tripp, and a KimPro. Got to figure out what I'm doing
I had an absolute blast the last couple of days. I can't believe I waited so long to try this. Everyone I have met have been extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful.
If anyone has thought about trying action shooting, I'd have to say go for it and have fun! I'm already looking forward to the next shoot!