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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Aug 3, 2002.
This is the 14th match of the season. Only 13 left on the schedule. Hope the weather was excellent.
Got there at @8:45. Not a lot of people on Saturday morning. I wonder if the storm on Friday night kept some away.
It was warm, but not as humid as it could have been.
Started shooting @ 9:30 and was done by 11. After a quick trip to the armorer about one of my G21 mags I was out of there by 11:30.
Was Dean Speir a RO on the plates? The person in question was wearing a GT shirt with "I was asked to leave"(something like that) under the logo.
I just got back from shooting today (Sunday). It was 'Unbelievably' hot out there. After shooting my thst category, I layed my G26 on my plastic ammo box and now I have a melted-in impringt of the slide. I'm just glad none of the plastice stuck to the gun.
oh man was it HOT!!!!!!! there are no words to describe the intense heat we all suffered through. my glocks felt like they were on fire when i took them out of the black bag that was sitting in the sun for a long time between stages. maybe some of Frank's pictures can somewhat show how brutal it was out there.
but besides for nearly passing out in the heat i had a good time. ;f my father and i shot through with Frank and Dan, saw some old friends and met some new people. i shot very well on 5tG and Glock M but messed up some on the plates, i should've shot 8-10 seconds faster. overall i had a 120.25 and am fairly pleased with that. we can't figure out either of my father's scores since he couldn't quite handle filling out the score sheets. ;g he wrote some of his times for 5tG in the Glock M spot, mixed up the stockmeister and amateur sheets a little and for one target only accounted for 5 rounds. ;a hopefully he'll do a little better job next time.
Nothing like being roasted by the weather and your son LOL To show how bad I shot in the heat I left a plate standing, never did that before. Hot but great time, RO were very good working in all that heat and Chris was a sweetheart. Sorry I let the team down, looking forward to Topton.
I shot Saturday. It was not crowded which means Sunday must have been a mob scene. It was hot but we stayed in the shade as much as possible. Most of my plate runs were in the 3 second range. I have picked up alot of speed on the M and 5 to Glock as well. Hope to be in the top 5.
It was SO HOT... how HOT was it??
It was SO HOT, we were all TEMPTED TO SHOOT IN OUR UNDERWEAR!;f
Seriously though, the test of this match was the battle of the heat more than the usual GSSF match challenges... we all know that the brain acts funny when heated... like thinking about shooting in one's underwear and TRIGGER FREEZE on the plates.
The eight-hour drive home was a killer... but another FINE GSSF match is now history!
Dan (Cigna63) and I were on a tight schedule to get Dan back in time for work... what a dedicated GSSF shooter my buddy Dan is! BTW, we DID JUST make it back in time and we appreciate Chris Edwards for his dedication and help! THANK YOU CHRIS!
The Glock team (Chris, Bruce and supporting Armorers) along with Randy Cestaro's big squad of ROs did a tremendous job running a pleasant match. The only complaint was that they didn't order some CLOUDS! There was a slight breeze but it was neutralized by the sun, humidity and the sand acting as a black-body radiator.
I don't get it... most people look the same or a little older every year I see them down at Westhampton but Randy Cestaro looks younger every time I see him... how does this guy do it? Must be the clean living down at the 'Hamptons'!
I shot through with the following people: Dan Cignarale, Russell Tarabour, Marc Tarabour, Glenn Meyer, Bob Oswald, Steve Turchick, Mike Z., and Regan Kelly. What a great bunch of guys!
The Connecticut crew was there too! (Anna Terwilleger, Pete Stoyanovich, Bob Sadowski and Charity) and I got to exchange some YUK-YUK with them!
I got to see the following Pistol People again: Rob and Linda Strohm, Mike Martin, Rich Lidholm and Rich Barlow. They are always friendly as usual! Is that why Pennsylvannia is called the 'Friendly State'?
Rob and Linda have NOT seen their pics and my comments that I posted for the New Jersey Debriefing... gee, I hope Linda will still talk to me at Topton!;f
I got to see my friend Alan Schoenfeld and met his son! I hope they shot well and survived the heat!
Anyway, a GREAT MATCH and THANK YOU Chris, Randy and all the Range Officers at Westhampton for your dedication, hard work and for ENDURING the HEAT! Thank you also for not RO'ing in your underwear!;f
I will post the pics soon...
I'm sure anyone that has met Russell Tarabour (17 years old) will agree with me that this young man is an IMPRESSIVE Shooter! Russell has incredible potential and will be successful in all his future endeavors! (I got that from a Chinese Fortune cookie, but it is TRUE).
Here's Russ shooting the Glock M at Westhampton GSSF 2002... it shows what the Glock M looks like in the desert... er, I mean in the 'hamptons'...
What an UNPRECEDENTED DAY! I have so many pics that captured brass in the air just being extracted from the Glocks! and some pics of slides in the middle of the extraction process... WHOOOOAAA! (okay, so I get excited about these things... sorry)
Check out Marc Tarabour's extracted brass WAY UP over his head! What kinda power factor are you shooting there Mr. Tarabour! We are only shooting at cardboard and steel calibrated to drop at 125 PF!!! No 'just dribbling out of the chamber' as a description for Marc's loads! Also, notice the stock Glock sites... good COMBAT sights aren't they? You can see them even when behind the shooter about three feet!
Marc and Russ... it was sure nice squading with both of you! Can't wait till Topton!
My shooting partner Dan Cignarale bought a nice Glock Shooting Sports cap at the match from Ray... check out why!
Do you see the brass dropping on top of the bill of the cap? Mr. Glock designed his guns to EXTRACT the brass... the direction of extraction is up to God!
Also notice that the muzzle of Dan's Glock 21 is already on target while the extracted brass is still in the air! Is it the controllability of the Glock 21 or is it Dan's 'tiny' forearms?;f
The Range Officers behind Dan are John Koenig and Bernie Streeter. These guys braved the heat and worked so we could have fun... they are incredible people (as are all the Range Officers that worked this weekend). THANKS John and Bernie!
Like I said before, this was an unprecedented day for number of pics capturing brass in the air (right after extraction)! Of course, it's hard to miss a .45acp brass launching into the air from a Glock 21!
Check out the shadow cast by the piece of brass on Dan's left forearm.
Yeah! Bob Oswald's slide caught in the MIDDLE of the EXTRACTION cycle with my Kodak DC5000! Must be the HOT DAY... CCD's working FASTER than normal?
My guess is the slide is going forward... see the next round up and ready to be chambered?
The range officer behind Bob (GSSF Shooter) is Bernie Streeter.
My good friend Glenn Meyer... another guy with 'tiny' forearms!;f
Strong stance and excellent technique allows Glenn's muzzle to quickly return back on target (check out the recently extracted brass just a short distance from the ejection port).
Now, we can't forget to give Mr. Glock credit for the ergonomics of his design which facilitates quick muzzle return! Glocks allow a High-hold and low bore axis. Yes, it's well-known that low bore to forearm axis gives more controlability... here's proof!
Does this picture give you the desire to learn and practice the proper stance, grip, etc. to produce this type of result? It sure does for me!
If you want to see what the 5TG stage looked like at Westhampton 2002 GSSF match, check out this picture.
The shooter engaging the targets is Linda Strohm! Arty is the Range Officer supervising the action.
Here's a view of the 5TG stage from the shooter's perspective.
GSSF Shooter engaging the targets is Bob Strohm and the range officer is Arty.
Arty and Pat Cirasole endured the heat and sun so that we can shoot.
Let's remember to extend a BIG THANKS to Randy Cestaro, all the LIPSA Range Personnel and Glock GSSF personnel for enduring the heat so we can have a match!
Think it's easy to be a Range Officer? Check out what Range Officer Arty sees all day long and can you feel the heat from Westhampton in this picture?
Next time you see Arty or any range officer, tell them THANKS!
Range Officer Pat Cirasole working the 5TG at Westhampton GSSF 2002. Pat kept everything running smoothly as both a 'Stack Master' and Scorekeeper. It was great meeting you Pat!
LOOK at this 20 yard target shot by my Team Sidearmor teammate Russell Tarabour! This 17 year old gunner can SHOOT! He's smart too... he told me he prefers Glocks to any other gun he and his dad (Marc) has!
This is Russell's 20 yard target with ZERO points down! 2 A's and 4 B's... GREAT SHOOTING RUSSELL!;a
Thanks go to Range Officer Arty for taking a few seconds to pose with Russell and letting me take this picture! It's great to see young people excel in the shooting sports, isn't it Arty?
Got three of my squad members and Chris Edwards all at one time at the plate stage!
This is only some of the Range Master Randy Cestaro's crew (Randy is second from the right doing the rabbit ears on an unsuspecting buddy)...
While I was framing this picture, I said "Smile if you're taking VIAGRA"... can you guess who's taking it and who's not?;f;f;f
Just kidding guys...