Tuesday, November 22, 2005

e-Postal Handgun Match "Seein' Spots" Results

Some of the competitors celebrating their victories!
(I didn't have the ACTUAL picture, so I substituted, OK?)

e-Postal Handgun Match
"Seein' Spots" Results
(Perfect Score is 365)

10 Yard Division - .20 to .29 CALIBER

Name -- Score -- Caliber -- Handgun
1. -- Mr. Completely -- 290 -- .22 -- High Standard
2. -- JimP -- 210 -- .22 -- Ruger MK. II
3. -- Mad Oilman -- 140 -- .22 -- S & W 617
4. -- JimmyB -- 100 -- .22 -- Ruger


10 Yard Division - .30 to .39 CALIBER

Name -- Score -- Caliber -- Handgun
1. -- JimP -- 95 -- .38 -- Taurus 66
2. -- Les Jones -- 90 -- .357 -- Revolver
3. -- JimmyB -- 65 -- 9mm. -- Glock
4. -- Mr. Completely 60 -- .38 -- Taurus 66


10 Yard Division - .40 CALIBER OR LARGER

Name -- Score -- Caliber -- Handgun
1. -- Mad Oilman -- 195 -- .40 -- HK USP Compact
2. -- Les Jones -- 65 -- .40 -- S & W


25 Yard Division - Bench Rest
Mr. Completely -- 350 -- High Standard .22


50 Yard Division - Bench Rest
Mr. Completely -- 280 -- High Standard .22


Well, the results are all in and tabulated, and a couple of things are clear.

First, we all had a hard time getting to the range to do any shooting this late in the year, both because of other commitments, and the prospect of lousy weather at the outdoor ranges.

When you DID get to the range, it was often cold enough that you didn't really feel like shooting very many targets to go for your best score. It's hard to hit anything when you are shivering!

Second, even though the target looks easy, it's WAY harder than it looks!

Third, strategy played a big part in successful shooting of the "Seein'Spots" target. How many rounds do you want to shoot at the high risk/high score bulls, as opposed to hitting the easier but lower scoring spots?

The temptation is to shoot the easy ones first, but that's a trap since a single 25 is the same score as five 5's, and you would still have rounds left over for other bulls. If you took five shots at the 40, and only hit one, you are still fifteen points higher that hitting all five 5's. Having to figure out your strategy certainly added to the challenge!

I want to thank all of you for entering, and I hope you all had some fun facing the challenge of shooting accurately, while "Seein' Spots"!

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:26:00 PM, Anonymous Mad Oilman said...

That was tremendously fun. I can't wait until the next match is announced. I'll probably get some friends together and have a friendly match at the range with this target.

 
At Wednesday, November 23, 2005 12:48:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I joined the pistol club here locally, so I can shoot indoors now.
May have to do it all at 50ft though...

Great contest Mr. C!
Look forward to the next! :)

 

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