Anybody shoot any competition ??

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by SWO1, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    Rifle, pistol, shotgun ....... any thing. Just fun matches or what ever.

    I got into .22 rimfire bench rifle last year and really enjoy it. I ran some matches at my 3 lane 50 bench range. Not a whole lot of interest from folks up here. Found a club about 1.5 hrs away that runs matches all year, .22 bench rest at 50 yards, CF bench (100,200, 300 yards). Also cowboy action and action pistol. I have their 2015 schedule and the first .22 bench match is 13 April and go every other week till end of Sept. Think I will just go and observe first match and get a feel for the way its ran. I also might break out the .223 and start CF bench also, they go once every month all year.
     
  2. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    I shoot IDPA in the SSP division with a Beretta 92FS. My 16 year old son shot 2 matches with me last year and he is excited for it again. A picture of my rig.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

  3. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    Another Bench Rest match commin up Monday evening. Its been raining last 3 days ...... I need to shoot, Ya know I NEED the practice. Just been piddling with some little things on my bench gear .... dosnt do anything for shooting, just feel good thingies. Need some trigger time. Rain forcasted thru tomorrow then about 5 dry days starting Sunday.
     
  4. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    It quit raining around 1330. Went out and shot 2 boxes. One box to warm up and try some new things. It went well. shot two cards of 25 targets each. The Lapua Center-X I am trying seemed to shoot well. Will shoot a couple more practice sessions with it and decide if I will use it Monday or go back to the RWS R-50.

    I hope I fixed my high/right flyers. I had a few the first box and then made a change. It seemed to work. None the two target cards ...... :D
     
  5. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    I have an IDPA match next Saturday. The 6th. It is a club match, so my 12 year old can shoot my Ruger 22/45 in a not for competition class.

    The following weekend 13-14th is an Appleseed with all 3 kids.

    Then the 20th is the IDPA Classifier. My 17year old son and I in that one.

    Busy next few weekends.
     
  6. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    1,970
    0
    Although I do enjoy hearing about your competition events, I'm not active in that anymore.

    A few years back, for about 8 years, I was active in Trap Shooting and mixed in some Sporting Clays along with the occasional round of Skeet. I slowed down when the price of lead shot went through the roof. Shortly thereafter my eye sight began to fail. I really enjoyed my shotgun sports.

    My local club is very active with events going on throughout the year. They have a 100 yard off-hand CF Rifle shoot monthly. They shoot one Saturday night and one Sunday afternoon Trap Shoot each month throughout the entire year. They have a 100 yd. & 200 yd. CF Bench Rest shoot each month. They also sponsor 1 or 2 NBRSA sanctioned shoots each year. Last year, they sponsored a half dozen 22 rim-fire shoots but I don't know if they are having any this year.

    A lot of their shoots start at noon on Sunday and it makes it hard for me to get there after church. I guess that, along with the shortage and cost of ammo, I lack the desire. Aside from my shotgun, all of my toys are best suited for self defense or hunting. Don't really have the equipment to seriously compete in most of their events.

    Keep the reports coming, I enjoy sharing in your success.
     
  7. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    Update for the IDPA match last Saturday. My 12 year old son my Ruger 22/45. He was 100% safe and there could have been 2 disqualification for other guys sweeping themselves with their muzzle while reholstering. He was scarry accurate, to the point he was more accurate than me (less points down) on 3 of the 4 stages. He had a incredible time. There was one stage with 6 shots on paper, 4 knock down steel targets and then a Texas star with 5 plates. The minimum number of rounds was 15. I shot first in the squad, was down 6 on one paper target and down zero on the other and hit all steel, but did it with 21 shots. There were guys that left steel standing and ran out of ammo, 31 rounds is division capacity for most. Kevin gets up there, 6 shots on paper, hits the 4 knock down steel, then goes to the Texas star - hit, hit, hit, miss, hit, hit. He did it 16 rounds and was down 2 and down 1 on the 2 paper targets. The entire squad burst out in applause when he was done. I could not be prouder of the way he shot and handled himself the entire day.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

    1,632
    26
    Matt, congratulations to you and especially your son. It's good to see parents passing down to their children the joy of shooting and the importance of gun safety.
     
  9. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    1,970
    0
    I totally agree with linger and couldn't say it any better. Nothing better than spending quality time with our children. Building fond memories that last a lifetime.
     
  10. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    IDPA Classifier tomorrow for me and the 17 year old son. He now has an official IDPA number, so the Classifier is real. It's my second and his first. I'm hoping for Sharpshooter, but I'll have to be really accurate to attain that.

    My gear is all set, magazines loaded and ready to go. His is not. He's finishing his ice cream and now is watching Jeopardy.
     
  11. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

    7,886
    63
    I'm interested in building a match grade 1911.curently trying to figure out barrel to bushing, and bushing to slide tolerance. barrel lugs to slide fitting and all that good stuff
     
  12. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    He was 100% safe and overall shot well. Stage 1: a little nervous. stage 2: got faster and very accurate. Stage 3: is humbling for everyone.

    [​IMG]

    There was an 18 year old in our squad, he's sponsored by SIG and will most likely make a career out of shooting. Very down to earth, nice kid. I spent quite a bit of time chatting with his parents. Grand Master lever is less than 89.00 seconds. He shot 89.79. A down 3 to a down 1 or a down 5 to a down 3 and he gets it. They looked up his score, because he was so close.

    We'll find out our classifications later tonight.

    There was also a very attractive young woman shooting with us and I thought my son may be able to ask her out on a date. But, she's 26 and him being 17, that's outside the creepiness factor. The youngest she can date is 20. The formula is (n/2)+7, so 26/2=13 plus 7 is 20. Picture, or it didn't happen.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    The results were posted faster than I thought. Last year I shot 182.56 seconds, total time. I improved to 161.30 seconds. Still classified as Marksman, I need to drop another 21 seconds to 140.00 to be classified Sharpshooter.

    My son classified Novice, with 220.32 seconds. But was the high Junior. He needs to get down to 192 seconds for Marksman.

    I'm happy I took 21 seconds off and he's got his first classifier under his belt. The kid who shot 89.79 seconds, his dad beat me by 0.49 seconds. That's 1 target point down.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2015
  14. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    IDPA match tomorrow. Called a BUG match, which used to mean 5 shot strings, back to the days that J Frames could play. Now that IDPA has a BUG division which is 6 round division capacity, J Frames aren't really welcome anymore. For this year, they are starting several stages with 6 rounds loaded and everyone will shoot their regular divisions.

    Oldest boy and I are shooting, but will both use the Berettas. There is one indoor, low light stage, shot with a flashlight. One stage will shooting out of a canoe, dry of course. One uses the "wall" shooting out windows and one will use the "house". Typically a few shots outside, enter and progress through the hallways and use doors and walls as cover. Mostly paper, some steel and at least 2 moving targets actuated by said steel.

    Should be a fun day.
     
  15. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    565
    10
    Good match. A procedure penalty is 3 seconds, and apparently I'm learning the rules 3 seconds at a time. I had 1 smoking good stage, 2 good stages, 2 bad stages and 1 stage that was an abomination and shall never be spoken of again.

    The boy did well, just about the same, one really good stage, 2 good, and 3 bad. He had much better success with the steel and shot a disappearing target down zero like a pro.

    Not to hot, and a great group to shoot with. Then went out to dinner for my 23rd wedding anniversary.
     
  16. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    A rough evening at the 50/50 match for everyone. The wind was swirling and changing direction every 3-5 seconds. I thought I shot terrible until I saw the scores for the rest. Shot a 247, 248, 248. 3rd on #1, 2nd on #2 and who knows on #3. I ended 2nd overall .... who would have thunk it ... :eek:
     
  17. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    This saturday will go over to the Big Piney Sportsmans Club in Houston Missouri for their first ARA Rimfire shoot. Just South of Fort Lenonard Wood. One this month and one Oct 3rd. They plan on having a schedule of official ARA matches next year. Its about the same distance East as the one I go to every Monday. 20 concrete covered benches and from the Pics parking is right behind and up to the line.

    Should get my RWS R-50 ammo I ordered today. Hope to shoot some before Saturday and get the gun lined up for the match. Dont know how many will show up as the ARA Nationals are going this weekend in St. Louis. If I can get myself in order shooting wise, plan on making that shoot next year.
     
  18. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    1,970
    0
    Sounds like you got "the bug". I enjoy reading about your match results.
    I hope you do exceedingly well.
     
  19. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    Thanks greyhawk. Rimfire is addicting. At 1925 I told my wife looks like the ammo is not getting here today. Have to go to the grandsons football game tomorrow evening. So looks like I wont have a chance to shoot the new lot before Saturday. Lo and behold she pulled the little brown truck up at 1930 ..... :D I am the last stop on her route and usually shows up between 1800-1900.
     
  20. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    2,866
    41
    Bad Day at Big Piney ARA match. I'll blame it all on the wind. It was blowing hard enough to rock the target frames, and swirling also. NOBODY did any good. The match listing said two wind flags would be provided.... I just assumed it would be 2 per shooter ..... wrong. Only two on the whole 20 bench line about 25 Yards out on the edges. Lucky I had one with me, needed at least 4-5 just in my lane. My two cards looked like I shot em with a 12 ga ...... I could have chucked the rounds down by hand and did just as good.

    Well now I know, will be prepared next match 3 Oct.