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Charleston, SC 2012 Debriefing & Photo Thread

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Please post your stories and photos here. Best wishes to all.:wavey:
  2. Hadoken


    Dec 27, 2011
    Hickory, NC
    Shot poorly ( I seem to get worse with each match) but the range was set up very well and the ROs I encountered were great. I'd say this match is ran as well as Morganton and with a better range layout.
    Morganton does great with what they have but this was nice all around. Definitely will add this match to my rotation each year.

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Now that is mighty high praise!:wavey:
  4. wilhelm51


    May 23, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I did better, although at this point no one needs to worry about me knocking them out of first place yet.

    I looked at my times for Columbia and Conyers and realized that my scores included penalties for 10 or 11 misses in each of the two divisions I shot. Clearly, I needed to focus on accuracy.

    Without a full analysis, my times (w/o penalties) may have increased 5 or so seconds for each division while reducing my misses by 5 or 6. So I traded 5 seconds to gain 50. I'm pleased. A little more range time and I can start shaving real time from my scores.

    I'll agree that everything was set up well and ran smoothly. It was a well run event.

  5. But Danny said it best once... you can just about stand in one spot and shoot all the stages in Morgantown. Pretty convenient there, but I've never been to Charleston to see the difference. Glockrunner's on top of it so... :thumbsup:
  6. Hadoken


    Dec 27, 2011
    Hickory, NC
    Well, you can't stand in one spot, but they have all of their bays in a straight line, so you can start at one end and sign in down the line then just shoot your way back to the starting point and to the car.

    The only room for improvement I saw was maybe a few more signs. I walked to what I thought was the last bay where there were two plate racks, and then it turns out there was a 3rd plate rack in the next bay with no wait. An RO was walking between the two plate bays to let people know though.

    We arrived around 12:45 and waited maybe a total of 30 minutes (2 shooters / 4 entries). Honestly I needed that 30 minute break to spend time pasting targets to get my mind off of my poor shooting! No plate wait, no M wait, and just those few shooters at 5tG. They had 2 5tG stations running in one bay but were alternating shooters, however they had 2 M running in a single bay at the same time.

    Including time for us to look at the vendor tables, grab a drink, and reload our magazines between stages we were there slightly over 2 hours.

    Also SARDG, you may be happy to know that all of the ROs I had switched sides so to watch my trigger finger and run the timer since I am a lefty.

    Before anyone takes my Morganton comment has heresy, I should add that this is my first year in GSSF and this match concludes my first year. I shot Morganton, Knoxville, Columbia and Charleston. My next match will be Morganton in April, so plenty of time to practice.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  7. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Almost Done

    Sep 12, 2006
    Rocking Chair
    If that is a good thing, Mobile should be a good match.
  9. Buski


    Nov 24, 2010
    Columbia, SC
    Well Done!!

    Shot today (ie Sunday). Had a fantastic time!

    Match was very well run. ROs, GSSF Staff & Bob! Thankyou!

    The only match, that I have been to, that had EMS ON Station. Well thought out, prepared & executed.

    This was the best match I have been to.

    I'll be back next year.

    Good shooting
  10. emtjr928


    Jan 26, 2012
    McDonough, Ga.
    What???? I was Napping SARDG,,,, you say something?
  11. weagle


    May 16, 2008
    Sandy Springs Ga
    As usual I had a fantastic time manning the Ed's Public Safety tables. The weather was awesome, and I heard nothing but praise about the RO's and the way the match was run. Talked to a good number of first timers who all said they had a great time.



  12. dg21


    Sep 25, 2006
    South Carolina
    Between the weather, ro's and the match set-up take your pick; all were fantastic
  13. I recognize the 'food' trailer and Glockrunner - two important parts of this match.

    Where's Mrs. GR?
  14. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    well Kitty there was one kind of "complaint"

    Someone made a 2 day hotel reservation

    but they went through so smoothly and fast that they did not need it.

    Bob and Pat and Everyone, your hard work paid off with a well run match. Lt
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  15. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

    Sep 10, 2001
    Hindsight: No tables to partake lunch under to get out of the sun. But we had lots of shade for the trees.

    I didn't notice until today the practice plates had no timer.

    I forgot to publicly thank my most important assoicate, my Assit. Director, Ms. Cindy for it was her & husband, Tommy that did most of the work in getting the match running smoothly and RO's squared away.

    I forgot to publicly thank GSSF for allowing us to host the match. I have just never been a very good speaker in front of crowds off the cuff.

    I have to give a lot of credit to many others both individual and groups of folks that have allowed me to copy their efforts. I think it is like taking advice, listen to it all, but pick and choose carefully and attempt to emulate what you see done very well elsewhere.

    Don with Ed's Public Safety has done a wonderful job and fully supported our new match for two years in a row. In one or two of his posted pictures there is a fella in a red apron. While Hugh has been my first and only food vendor. Great selection of food from breakfast to lunch. And snacks too. The economy slowed some of the other vendors from making the match and I support their concerns. We'll see'm next year if:

    ALL OF US get out and VOTE

    Last but not least, without the competitors, our trained staff could not have pulled it all off with just under 400 entries. I applaud them for spending their time and assets to visit Charleston, Summerville, and the Palmetto Gun Club. We had a good showing of new GSSF members too.

    See you all in Lexington, KY match if I don't breakdown on some off road logging trail in them mountains with my Jeep. :)
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  16. Able 5

    Able 5

    Feb 25, 2008
    Awesome match!!!

    Bob and the crew of Palmetto Gun Club know how to do it right...and I agree it is as good or better as any other out there.

    We, Buski and my brother from Va, had a great time and will see ya again next year. Bob, thanks for a most memorable plate run, we had a blast
  17. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

    Sep 10, 2001
    I have seldom had a chance to run a Plate Rack, Man was that FUN!:rofl:

    Being hidden away from the rest of the fray was special too.

    And I got special treatment back there later, but I can't tell:tongueout: and had a good plate run for me...:supergrin: