I learned about GSSF about a year ago when I got my G19. It sounded like a lot of fun! Not to mention the possibility of winning guns and cash!
The problem last year was that there just weren't many events near us, plus we had a real busy calendar.
Well this year my wife and I sat down with calendars and I made time in mid-July for the Lake Elmo, MN shoot. I just emailed my registration form a few minutes ago and made hotel reservations at the nearby Holiday Inn.
Now I have to be nervous about it for 5 months!
I remember the first time I tried a couple other big competitions for the first time:
In 1987 I had a big 4x4 and entered my first mud drag. I was just hoping I didn't get stuck and look like an idiot. Fortunately, I didn't. I didn't get close to winning, but I didn't place last or make a fool of myself.
Same thing around 1990 when I entered my first truck pull. I just hoped not to break or come in last. Neither of those happened. Whew!
So now it's another new thing! I won't be behind the wheel of a 500 HP mud truck, but I also don't have to worry about breaking something REALLY expensive, either! Plus, the cost of the ammo for this event will be a lot cheaper than the 5 gallons of aviation gas I burned in that truck at every event!
I've read a LOT of the great advice found in these forums on what to expect at the events. I plan to read a lot more, as well. I'm looking forward to this shoot in MN as well as the October shoot closer to home outside of Milwaukee, WI.
Any advice that anyone can offer here would certainly be appreciated! Other than spending lots of time on the range, is there anything special I can do for these GSSF-specific events?
Oh -- a side question
: On my entry form for this event, I renewed my GSSF membership. That means I should expect the oh-so-wonderful "coupon"
to arrive, right?
If it arrives and I can pick p a 2nd Glock before the event, it would be great to have a couple Glocks to enter!