It's been a long and tiring trip to Holland for the European Steel Challenge Championships, but the results turned out well. I wasn't expecting any great results in the Centerfire Open division, as I'm still very new to the gun and the class, but I still finished solidly in the middle of the pack. No complaints there, but I still have a lot of work to do to get it to the level I want it to be. the Tanfoglio is working better and better, and I am showing improvement with it.
Gold Medal for Senior Rimfire, and Bronze Medal for Team Rimfire.
Rimfire Open division turned out even better than I had hoped. In the US there is a Super Senior division for shooters over 65, but in Europe there is only a Senior Division, and anyone over 50 qualifies. Needless to say, the competition is a lot tougher in the Senior Division over here than the Super Division in the US. Fortunately I had a good day in Winterswijk in Rimfire, besting last year's time by almost two seconds.
Hans Wigger, Me, and Peter Schouwink, 3rd, 1st., and 2nd., in Senior Rimfire. Also the three members of Team Dragonball.
Our rimfire team, "Team Dragonballs" also did well. All three of our team members are also Seniors, so to finish in third place was not easy against the younger shooters.
All in all, we had a great match. I have a lot more pictures to post, but typing on this tiny netbook is very frustrating, with almost every word having typos.
More later once I get home and back to my regular computer!