Out of the Frying Pan, Into The Fire ........
Well, once again I've gone and done it! I've always kinda wanted to watch the very fastest shooters in the world, guys Like J. J. Racaza, Doug Koenig, Rob Leatham, and Jerry Miculek shoot in a match. On August 16th., 17th., and 18th. those guys, and lots of other really fast guys gather in Piru, California for the World Steel Challenge Championships. The overall winner will arguably be the fastest gun in the world. So, says I, why not head down there and see it in person? Yup, that'd be fun!
And, well......, they DO have a rimfire optic sight class, and, errr..., I Did shoot a few small steel challenge type matches this last year, and I DO have a pretty fair rimfire optic gun..........
So, I mailed in my entry form yesterday!
What better way to watch the match than from the competitor's area? It should be a whole lot of fun, and I'll get to rub elbows with the greats of handgun shooting. Do I stand a chance? Nope, no way, nada, not a prayer! Those guys shoot a stage in about half the time it takes me to plink my way through, but you know what? Who cares! For me it's like getting to go to Indy or Daytona and getting to run a few laps in the race!
If you'd like to know more about Steel Challenge, check out their website. For a live look, here's a video from Michael Bane's Shooting Gallery coverage of a previous world championship.
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