USPSA Match, Circleville, 3/3/12

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  1. Reshoot

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    PCSI (Pickaway County Sportsman, Incorporated) will hold their first USPSA match of the year on March 3rd. They usually have 4 stages plus a qualifier.
     
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  2. sublime42283

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    what do you have to do to get into this match...never done it before and what type of rifles are aloud
     

  3. Reshoot

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    This match (USPSA) is strictly handguns. You will have to check out the PCSI web page for rifle match info. I am not familiar with that segment.

    It is a very nice little range, and I have no doubt you will meet some nice people!
     
  4. sublime42283

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    yeah I looked at the website after I wrote the response. What are the pistol events and what is the entry fee and all the goods.
     
  5. Reshoot

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    I don't know the fee for the steel challange match . . . never shot it. The USPSA match is 15 dollars. However, your first-ever match is 5 bucks. There is a safety orientation for first timers.

    Setup and tear down is done by club members, and contestants. I try to get there 8 ~ 8:30. Shooters meeting usually 9:30 ~ 10, with shooting starting right after.

    The fewer constants that help setup, the later the match starts. Helping is certainly not mandatory but, much appreciated.

    They always have 5 stages, with one being a qualifier. It is a by-the-book Level I match, with score sheet sign-off and everything. First rate match!

    Each bay has a shelter, seating bench the full length of the shelter and tables. A real nice place!

    I am not a club member but, do my share of work and have made some great friends there. Many meet at Roosters afterwards, for a late lunch. That and dish out a lot of BS excuses for their misses :D
     
  6. mtbfarms

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    Is Conrad still the MD?
     
  7. Reshoot

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    No. He stepped down last November. He is still on the club board of directors though. They had a new match director lined up, and then suddently his work is going to take him to Carleston, WV. Bummer too, for he is a great guy . . . Tad Hardbardger (I think that's the correct spelling).

    I was told yesterday, by Tad, that Kyle Farris (our new area 5 director) and Chad are going to get this first match done.
     
  8. mtbfarms

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    That sucks. I really liked conrads mini major local matches
     
  9. Reshoot

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    Pack your rain gear! Looks like we may get wet :(

    I hope this year is not a repeat of last year. First three matchs, last year, found us shooting in the rain!
     
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  10. Reshoot

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    3 no-shoot hits and 5 mikes. It's like I didn't even practice this past week!

    Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you :(
     
  11. AlwaysAardvarks

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    Just joined PCSI this morning, then had to make a bee-line to work! Sorry I missed meeting you, and watching the fun. Next time, for sure.
     
  12. jordan89

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    What is a no-shoot hit?

    Still learning here.
     
  13. kem1139

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    Are they still accepting members at the club? Last I heard they had about 50 memberships still open but its been a few weeks. I recently lost my job so I've been trying to scrimp the extra pennies together to join but times are tight for that kind of stuff.
     
  14. Reshoot

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    The no-shoot target . . . one of my worst enemies. Ha!

    First let me explain the USPSA / IPSC "Metric" target. (don't ask me why they call it a "metric" target . . . makes no sense to me!) Anyhow, the first image shows the metric target with its five scoring zones: upper A, lower A, B, C and D.

    The no-shoot target is a metric target with no scoring zones, and is always white. If you put a hole in a no-shoot target, you will be penalized 10 points. Oh yeah, your score is reduced 10 points for EVERY hole.

    I have included two images showing five no-shoots on my practice range. This will give you an idea of how they might be used when poppers and steel plates are involved. Look at one image and you will see that some of the small poppers are behind a no-shoot. In the next image I have taken a few steps giving me a shot. ( I should point out that my poppers are not official size. I intentially made them small, to raise the level of difficulty)

    More often than not, you will see no-shoots used with metric targets. That is, attached to the front of the metric target and covering part of the scoring zones. A common practice is to cover half of the lower A zone.

    I don't know what it is about the color white but, it really attracts lead! :eek:
     

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  15. jordan89

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    Thanks for the explanation. I get it now. Lol
     
  16. mtbfarms

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    How were the stages? Long? Short?
     
  17. Reshoot

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    3 long courses, 1 short course and the qualifier was "Oh No". Can't remember the number for Oh No.

    I found the short course to be the most fun, even though the round count was just 8! On the left side of the bay were two large poppers, the one on the outside activating a drop-turn located on the right side of the bay. In the middle of the bay, two metric targets.

    um . . . . now I remember why I liked that quicke. I was able to shoot it with 8 rounds. Yeah, it was my best stage! :rolleyes:
     
  18. mtbfarms

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    low round count.. the mini majors are no more?
     
  19. Reshoot

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    The three long course's were as good as ever! Jason did a great job, considering he had to step back in, as match director on short notice. He approached two or three people, that day, asking them to consider the job.

    Very good turn out for a March match too . . . 37 shooters ;)
     
  20. mtbfarms

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    Oh good it was a conrad match. Was the super squad there?