KRRC and GSSF Glock Match
We're back from the big regional Glock match, and I think I can safely state that a Glock sponsorship is not likely in the near future! The weather was beautiful, the match well run and RO'ed, and I had a ton of fun shooting it. The truth is that shooting fast with minimal accuracy is way more fun than going slowly and being accurate, although with iron (well, OK, plastic) sights, slowing down didn't seem to improve my accuracy much! I can also see that to shoot a Glock accurately you need to spend a lot of time shooting it to get the trigger figured out.
The first stage was a conventional six plate steel plate rack, shooting the six plates four times against the clock. All scores were counted, and no "Throw-aways" like you get with a Steel Challenge match. I wasn't very fast, but it was pretty much "one shot - one plate".
You shot this stage three times. On each run you had to shoot each cardboard target twice, then knock over one of the poppers. On your second run you again shot each cardboard target twice, then knock over one of the still standing popper. On the third run you shot each cardboard target twice, then knocked over the last popper. To my amazement, I hit every popper! This was the most fun of all the stages as you could "Double-Tap" the cardboard targets.
Accuracy was nothing to write home about, but I was keeping them on the target at least, even if they were all over it! That's a cool thing about cardboard targets over steel. It you miss a steel target, everyone knows you missed, but with cardboard, no one knows except the scorers, and then only when they inspect the target!
The second time around the stages I shot a little bit better as I was getting more familiar with the long travel, heavy trigger. Had just as much fun, or even more, than the first time. If I would have had enough ammo and entry fees, and if they would have let me, I would have kept shooting until dark!
After I was done shooting we had chili dogs for lunch and got a chance to visit with some of the other shooters, and also swap stories with John D., our friend who talked me into giving this a try.
After the match we drove North to Port Townsend and caught the Car Ferry back to Whidbey Island. Port Townsend was having a sail boat gathering, and KeeWee got a bunch of great pictures of the sailboats as we were pulling out of Port Townsend on the ferry. She's also got some more on the Glock match over there.
Once back on to Whidbey Island it was a thirty minute drive home. A nap was definitely in order.......
All photo and video credits to KeeWee!
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