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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Oct 1, 2005.
Please post your stories here.
Here's my story I'm stuck at work! I'm NEVER gonna make it to Conyers. My job is ruining my shooting life!
I feel your pain brother.
Me too...no money...no shooting...no Conyers. Bummer...maybe next year!
Big Dawg #3613
i'm stuck in conyers, actually covington just east of conyers, and can't leave till late monday. ask me about coyote killing pontiacs and leaking radiators that cost 650$ to replace. friday was a disaster, shot worse than i ever have, something close to 300, mighigan was a 94. shot today and did ok. had a great time, love the range and ROs. very well run and very nice place. times weren't quite as good as i usually shot but close.
Master Stock 120.63
AmSub 139.18, think that's my best sub time ever
MasterUnlimited 110.89 first timeshooting this class and with a stock 17L
i discovered i've been a fool for not shooting a 9mm. 17 and 26 are on my to buy list, after i get a radiator.
Onemangang and I met on Friday morning. He's a good shooter. I'll bet he's in the top twenty of AmCiv. His flower hat was more subtle than expected.
I continued my trend of shooting below my ability. Sights? What are they? Where are they? I think I shot 125 (el stinko). I wish I could do it all again. I think I need to shoot more categories and shoot warm up runs to help me get my game face on. I show up at matches and am not serious then I drive home kicking myself for being a dope, especially in front of folks I really respect .. David, Julie, and MLeeber.
Friday Shoot With Team Glock was cool. We went to each stage as a squad and shot it. David and Julie shared helpful hints. I like shooting the match as a squad versus the signup sheet routine. For freebies, we got camo Team Glock hats signed by David and Julie. Very nice and very much appreciated.
I saw and heard Chris'car gun, a mouse gun it is not. Those Glock folks have the best toys and all are great people to boot.
I'm hoping the wife will let me return on Sunday to shoot. Looks like they have several cool side shoots (IPSC sampler, Plates, etc.)
Great shoot this year. We (me and 2 friends) were registered by 10:00 this morning and were through by 11:30. I was simply amazed at how fast we were able to get through it.
The RO's were all friendly and in good moods and the weather was just about perfect.
The only two problems: 3.5 hours driving each way and I didn't shoot all that well. Oh well, that's what they make next time for. ;f
If you're talking about Chris Edwards, at one time a couple years ago, his car gun was a Springfield M1A. Was it that one?
I shot the GSSF match today at Conyers. Lots of fun and some good people there.
I just bought this Glock 23 3 weeks ago. I was rather amazed at how slow I was, but I did hit every plate in Glock the Plates, on every run.
I guess I will have to practice a lot to become fast.
I learned a lot from my first pistol competition ever.
Had a great time! me and my fiancee Jenny spent the day hanging out with Jerry and His better half Emily.
OK I know Im going to get ribbed for that!!!!!
The match was run very smoothly,with out a hitch.Got signed up and shot the whole match in about 2 and a half hours.Had a great time spending the day with Jerry and his wife.All the RO's did an outstanding job.No Long waits!
Oh and BTW Ol Fireglock talked me and jenny into eating a bite of dinner with them.Some good BBQ !!!!!!
OK so he did have to twist my arm a little,but at least he wait till after I had shot the match!
Thanks to all the RO's and the GSSF staff for a well run match and for ordering the great day for it. ;f;
Forgot to mention,It was great meeting all the good friends Ive made in the past and meeting new ones!
Ive seen his name several times but now I have seen the face that goes along with the name! It was a pleasure finally meeting David Knight and his dad! 2 great guys.
Hope to see you and other friends at the Lexington KY match!
Just got home a little while ago. 5hrs. from the club to St. Aug, glad that's over with.
Had a great time overall, and learned a lot. Plus, my hat's off to all those who worked the match and GSSF. Great job!
My morn'n didn't start out too hot on 5 to Glock w/ ma 34, it was just like picking up a gun for the 1st time, but was able for the most part to put it behind me and move on. Actually eneded up doing better than I thought I was going to bye the time I finished up with both guns.
After my fellow club members and I finished up, we headed over and up to the side match and shot that, proved to be a great time, probably the high point of my day since it's something that i'm planning on getting into shortly, guess i did ok with the .40, won a Glock mat. Glad he didn't have any 25yrd'rs set up. ;f
My plans were to "warm up" on Friday with Team GLOCK in Am/comp. I had one mike on 5 to GLOCK and shot something like 101 if I figured correctly. Friday was awesome. I learned alot form Dave and Julie.
Saturday was just plain ugly. I had a mike on 5 to GLOCK (again) and just blew it off. I then proceeded to the plates. I was in the low 5's to mid 6's until I left not one but TWO standing. So with misses I added 30(!) seconds to my score. Playing the woulda/coulda/shoulda game, if I would have gotten my hits I would have shot something like an 86! BUT, as it were I ended up with a 116 if my math is correct.
I met nothing but nice folks. This was my first GSSF shoot. My experience makes my want to travel to some more shoots next year!
We had a great time at Conyers. There were hardly any lines. The ROs were great as usual. The trip was long (~4 hours each way) but was worth the drive. The only annoying thing about the trip was some guy snoring on the way down.
When I left Sunday afternoon about 1:00 PM there had been just under 500 entries. And yet the match went so smoothly, hardly no waiting at all. All of the RO's did a great job and were very efficient. Thanks to the RO's and the GSSF staff, everybody did a wonderful job. I didn't shoot bad, just not that good. The bright spot of my match was when I got home about 7:00 and had a message that I had won the raffle. Guess sometimes it's better to be lucky than good...
This was easily the smoothest, best run match I've ever been to, and I've been coming since 1995. The layouts were clean, straight and tight, it was obvious that a lot of work went into making all the layouts as close to perfect as was possible. The ROs were all to a person pleasant and smooth, knew their jobs and did them. There really weren't any delays Saturday, folks were being cycled through about as fast as they could get to a stage. I mean how fast can you go though, you need a few minutes to visit anyway. We had an excellent time and the drive, cost and stay were well worth it. This match is the ideal all ranges should try to emulate. Scott and Chris really had this one together!
We shot through part way with JWG and Jenny, and visited quite a bit to boot. We spent quite a bit of time with MLeeber, a bad influence on any shooter!
The Friday night get together was good fun and Saturday nights Team Carver Mount dinner was a total success. It was nice to have so many teammates together at one time.
Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
Debra and I were on our way to Conyers today and I had a blowout on the highway. No damage except the tire is toast and it was the right rear so handling was okay. But it kind of put me a lousy mood, I should of still gone to Conyers and shot but I just went to the gunshow instead.
Sorry I missed all of you guys.
It was a lot of fun! The match ran smoothly, I got through very quickly. Everyone was super-friendly! I was a little disappointed that the Gunny wasn't there, and would have liked to have picked up some Glock "swag" (patches, stickers, posters, etc) but I still had a great time.
Conyers was my second match ever. I shaved 81 seconds off of my first match total!!! Whoo-hoo!!!
I shot Saturday morning with my relatively new G19. Thanks to the Glock armorers adjusting, then eventually replacing my rear sight, I ended up shooting really well. I've been a Glock owner for nearly 10 years now, and I'm still impressed with the accuracy of a stock Glock.
All in all, a fun time!
Great match!!! I shot with Team Glock Friday and was happy to see my buddy Mike from Philly. The Friday event was lots of fun, Dave and Julie were great and Mike and I heckled each other until the match was over and then helped the Glock crew setup and set steel. Dave was very helpful and let me shoot his IPSC World Shoot production gun several times which is indeed a bone stock G17 except for the sights. I think it has been 2 years since I shot a Glock with a stock 5lb trigger!
Friday night dinner was excellent and it was a great opportunity to see all the friends that I do not see enough
I had not seen Mrs. Fireglock or Pharaoh in over a year. Hanging with the Florida contingent and the Carver team is always fun and a few bad runs are quickly forgotten with those guys around!
As for my performance, well if I could use my Master Stock score for AmCiv I would have placed but too many Ds in AmCiv and Comp, lots of light primer strikes, and 3 plates left standing on Major sub so I am not counting on cashing any checks this time.
Cant wait for Fort Benning though!
I did the 400 plus miles up on Saturday in a leisurly manner with several side stops for my wife and her shopping addiction. Arrived late in Mcdonough and settled in for the night. On Sunday went up to South River and signed in at about 9:30. Promptly lost all of my labels between the stat shack, my car and the "Pits". Back to the top for more labels. I could tell the day was going to be "interesting".
It was my first visit to the Conyers match in 5+ years of GSSF membership. I had fun but did not shoot well. Again I let the gun get too fast and left a plate standing. Only twice in all my matches have I missed a plate and both of them were were at the last two matches, one each. (Front sight, Front sight, Front SIGHT!)
These matches are very easy to shoot but very hard to shoot really well.
I loved the setup at South River. The Cowboy town layout was neat and the arrangement of the stages was fun as well. It is a place I would love to visit again. The RO's were great and very efficient. Dave Sivegny stopped by to run some people on a 5 to GLOCK as the RO's took a break. I had the Armorers install a new Ameriglo rear sight and met old friends as well.
I again took my time home as the wife and I did some local sightseeing. Did not park the car till about 5AM back in FL. 900 miles total round trip. Long expensive ride ($150 in gas alone) but enjoyable non the less. My only regret is the gas prices will probably curtail any more long road trips for a match unless I can combine some other aspect into the ride. Looking forward to the Orlando match!