Airsoft guy won US 2004 steel challenge?!

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  1. paltik45

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    Well you got it right guys;) I was watching "Shooting Gallery" at Outdoor Channel and thier main feature was the 2004 US steel challenge. Every top gun shooter was there including our very own KC Eusebio and JJ Racasa plus another Filipino guy but I cant remember his name. Our guys did real good and the top US shooters was having a bad day that time. The US shooters namely Tod Jarret even said on camera that they will go "Filipino Style" to get the match. But the Dark Horse of the competition was a young Japanese guy who never shot a centerfire pistol except two weeks before the competion ;) Yes, he never owned a real gun in his entire life but he competes in AIRSOFT PISTOL MATCHES in Japan IPSC style;g would you believe that. He has an unorthodox style of handling a firearm but boy he is fast;) ;N Arter the match The top shooters even said that they will go to Japan to practice for this years competition.;f ~2 `l I guess that is the best way to keep you in shape for the match;f at di pa masakit sa bulsa.
     
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    Steel Challenge 2004 results

    1 Tatsuya Sakai 67.53
    2 K.C. Eusebio 68.12
    3 JJ Racaza 68.17
    4 Max Michel, Jr. 68.63
    5 Todd Jarrett 69.10
    6 Rob Leatham 69.26
    7 Doug Koenig 70.39
    8 Jerry Miculek 71.72
    9 Michael Voigt 75.03
    10 James Ong 75.15

    I think the advantage of bulk Airsoft-training is that you are essentially dryfiring a LOT, memorizing proper stance/grip/breathing without a care for recoil... this can then allow you to approach live fire without the recoil-flinching mental baggage that a lot of powderburners bring from time to time.

    BTW, what would Jarrett have meant by 'Filipino style'?
     

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    Any idea on what type of gun Tatsuya Sakai was using during the match? If it was a 1911, then I would have to agree with horge's hypothesis on how airsoft allows you to simulate live fire practice. However, if he was shooting a Glock or some other DA/SA pistol, then I'd think he would have a hard time adjusting from the trigger pull of the airsoft gun to that of the real gun.
     
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    Thanks Horge for helping me out.:) It's James Ong the other Pinoy guy.
     
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    Jojo Vidanes. Think James ong is another Filipino-American.
     
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    Gun was borrowed from John Pride.
     
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    I thought Sakai and Leatham duo won a competition last year. They even commented that language was never a barrier since Sakai did not speak a word of English back then. Anyway, back to present time, the shooters were joking around and calling JJ a bakla after Tod said "Filipino Style". The pinoys did great, I thought for a while that one of them would win. :)
     
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    KC won open last year.
     
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    He used two(2) 1911's as what I've seen and what the host said. If I am not mistaken it was a single stack(standard). Ang lufet nya pre
    ;f
     
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    I think Sakai & Leatham duo was at the 2003 steel challenge.;)
     
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    Coach namin dati yung coach ni valerie Levanza sa SC
    He told me valerie could shoot those SC CoF with her eyes closed
    Puro muuscle memory nalang
    Then again baka sina psyche out lang nya ako :)
     
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    Well, "never" is not a true statement if he and Leatham won the doubles match in 2003 where he shot centerfire pistols.
     
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    even during jethro's reign , there was a;ways a japanese contingent who practiced with airsoft, and they were there year after year
    Steel at sa Bianchi sila sumasali
     
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    IIRC, Steel Challenge has no min PF and you're ammo need only travel enough to ring the steel. So recoil pretty much is non-existent just like airsoft. What becomes important then is speed-vision and body index for transitions. But, nevertheless, that Sakai guy is one impressive fellow. :)

    'Dre, di mo na-record sa PC 'to?