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Orlando FL 2013 Photo & Debriefing Thread

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by njl, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. damien

    damien Not the Omen

    Aug 2, 2000
    Miami, FL
    Great time also, many thanks to Glock, Mike, RO's, and CFRPC. This was the smoothest running match I've been to in the 6 years of attending Florida GSSF matches. Awesome job. I shot 5 entries. Started at 1, was finished before 4.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013


    Aug 20, 2007
    Thank You to all the R O's and the GLOCK Staff for a Great Match.
    I diden't do as we'll as I wanted but, still had a blast talking to
    friends from previous matches.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

  3. This match ran "smooth", because it ran "fast". Smooth is fast, eh?

    Mike had enough stages set - but just as importantly, adjacent stages were run simultaneously by reducing timer sensitivity and (after extensive ongoing RO training), having the ROs keep the timers pointed at the muzzle and not at the ground or into space. When you run 3 adjacent stages simultaneously (or 2 stages simultaneously) things go that much faster. Our single squadding RO fed 3 stages and we never had a backup or significant wait all weekend.

    I advocated this reduced timer sensitivity/simultaneous stage shooting for more than 2 years but it took Mark Ramsey from GSSF to come along and make it happen. It's an easy fix for slow matches, but ignored for YEARS. It does require some RO re-training and that has not happened system-wide... yet. Still a few ROs who "have always done it another way" and are too stubborn to learn and change. With Mark on the scene, I think this will eventually change and ROs be properly trained system-wide.
  4. emtjr928


    Jan 26, 2012
    McDonough, Ga.
    Had a very good match in Orlando. Thanks to Mike, the GSSF staff and the folks @ CFRPC. I also appreciate the opportunity to work with Jason Flesch and Darren Gordon from Okeechobee. They are very interested in having GSSF shoot @ their club in 2014 and it was a privilege to be able to answer most of their questions. We were able to work with a number of other NEW Ros and help them with their desire to get started on the right track.
    I along with others will be more than willing to do the same @ future matches that we can attend. Just contact me through here either pm or email with any requests/questions you may have. Now I can rest up for a few days to be prepared for Griffin Classic III the weekend of Feb.23-24. Information on that match is posted here:

    Thanks again Mike and Pat!:wavey:
  5. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    ave8er posted one. :)

    I seriously considered taking some camera gear, but I wasn't supposed to be hanging around...and I figured by the time I got there and shot the match, they'd be breaking things down...and they were.
  6. bryandover


    Jul 5, 2012
    Thanks to Mike, Pat and the GSSF crew Chris, Mark, Bryan and Cindy for all the hard work. Get well Chris after your mishap Monday.
  7. emtjr928


    Jan 26, 2012
    McDonough, Ga.
    Chris mishap?? Didn't hear about that!

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  8. Slipped in shower and dislocated shoulder.
  9. youngann

    youngann Pistol People

    Aug 7, 2012
    Ouch! Hope it's not too painful, Chris. Please take care of yourself and get better soon.
  10. plr926


    Jun 3, 2011
    central florida
    I just got my RO gift from Glock for the Orlando match. I would like to add that I worked both days and didn't run across any shooter who wasn't polite and understanding of us rookies. Great job Mike and the rest of your crew! I will definitely be volunteering next year.

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  11. tango44


    Jun 16, 2005
    Miami Florida
  12. lessee...

    • Mas takes pics if he's doing an article... nope!
    • Weagle takes pics if he's there... nope, Ed's banned from FL!
    • girphoto (Gary) is a professional photog from FL and takes pics when he attends... nope, strangely missing from this match!
    • I grab a couple of shots if I'm not too busy... hmmm, nope!
    I think we are largely out-of-luck for this match. :crying:
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  13. emtjr928


    Jan 26, 2012
    McDonough, Ga.
    We will try to designate someone to be the official photog @ Griffin this week!
  14. FotoTomas

    FotoTomas Pure Polymer

    The only photo in the thread would show my oversize back end holding a timer! :)
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  15. ADulay


    Nov 5, 2011
    SW Florida
    OK, I couldn't stand it anymore. Where are the pictures??

    This is the best I can come up with. Any other time I'd have taken a lot of shots but for some reason it just didn't work out right so these are the dregs that came out of the crappy camera that's always in my bike's tank bag.

    If you don't recognize the railroad tracks from the photo, you are obviously in the wrong thread.

    And, if you're really observant, you should be able to see our own SARDG in one of those short videos!

    AD (I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille)