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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Oct 26, 2002.
This is exciting. Another new location for GSSF matches. Fill us in on the details.
Looks like it might have been a good red dot day, weatherwise.
Team Sidearmor was well represented by the following:
Thanks for a great match!;+
Since this was the first time for this match things started a little slow, finally kicking off about 9:45. While the RO's were inexperienced, they made up for it with attitude.............great job guys. Typical first time issues, but no major problems that I saw.
The weather cooperated, at least until I finished at about noon. Heavy overcast but the rain held off. Turnout seemed light, but was picking up as the day went on.
Nice range and a GREAT place for a GSSF match! I saw many of the GT'ers and talked with a few.
Made it back home in Houston about 6:30 P.M.
Ditto CCV. I got back to Dallas in time for the Gun Show at Big Town.
One advantage (or disadvantage depending upon how the slots/dice/cards are played), is Significant Others of many shooters seemed to spend the day in the Casinos...
Thanks, Renegade, you've just talked my wife into going to Shreveport for next year's match.
WELL!!!!!! The "WAR WAGON" rolled into Ft. Walton Beach about 4:30 Sunday afternoon after being rained on almost all the way with Don At PC, Fireglock, glocknstien, Pharaoh and myself after at GREAT road trip to Shreveport. The Clark range was a nice place to shoot and the RO's did a VERY GOOD job for first timers and I want to thank Kaye Clark Miculick and her staff for their hospitality and their hard work. The GSSF staff, Bruce and Scott, did their normal GREAT job of keeping the RO's on track. The weather WAS a good DOT day and the rain did hold off all day Saturday as it was 5:00PM when the Florida contintion finally left to meet a bunch of GTer's for dinner at Ralph & Kacoo's!!
I also got to speak with a old revolver shooting friend of mine, Mr. Jerry Miculick, a WORLD CLASS shooter and the FASTIST man in the world with a revolver!!!! It was a short but nice visit!! I did manage to take a few pictures of Friday night at dinner, however I got caught in visiting with our friends and forgot all about taking pictures at the match and Saturday night dinner. All and ALL a GREAT new GSSF match at Shreveport and I hope this match will be part of the regular schedule for years to come.
I had a great time with Team Sidearmor and the whole trip to Shreveport. All things said I have shot better;Q The match started off very slow for there first time out but picked up speed as the day progressed. ;f I hope everyone else had a great time also.
Also wish to thank the Clark range for a job well done. Now that the birth of a GSSF match is over on to the growing pains. Job well done.
The Clark Shootout Range was a great experience. The folks who worked the match deserve a BIG thanks; you did a great job. I hope this will become a regular match on the GSSF Tour because judging the first GSSF Match hosted by the Clark Range folks I really see a class act.
As for my shooting; wasn't bad, not a good as I wanted but I did my best and know where I made my mistakes and will work on them. Since I had a disastrous Glock "M" performance I could only salvage a 132.90 in Stockmeister, 136.08 in AmCiv and a 98.37 in U/L. The hilight of my shooting came on the last plate run with my new U/L setup and I got my act together and shot a 2.91 second plate run. It sure felt good, now all I need to do is do it more often.
Had a very enjoyable trip in the "War Wagon" with DEJ/FL, Fireglock, GlockNstein and Pharaoh. It was great seeing our old friends Bobby, Mike, Donna & Tony from Texas.
See you'al next weekend at Lexington.
Our trip from West Texas started of a little rough on Friday as the travel agent fouled up our reservations. As of 7:00 p.m. Friday night, we still were not sure if we were going to make it or not. Things got back on track and we made it to Dallas and met our ride to Shreveport. Ditto on everything previously posted on the range, first time effort, etc..... Great location and very friendly folks. A less than spectacular performance on my part. I went in looking for the 50's and ended up in the 70's. New shooting glasses before San Antonio are on the agenda. Really nice seeing all my Florida friends as well as some new ones along with Bobby, Tony and Donna. No casino time Saturday night as we were too beat!
Did get to go to the Bid Town gun show and do some AR shopping!
Two suggestions to next year's ROs - some of us wear electronic hearing protectors and watch who people walk up with.
Kinda disappointed about how they handled the shooting order. Very disorganized and a tad unfair. I think the ROs were very nice (except perhaps one..) but overwhelmed. Great range, though.
Certainly was moist, wasn't it? My performance left more than a great deal to be desired, but it was fun anyway. A high point was meeting & talking with Jerry Miculek.
Well it was a very long ride, and a lot of fun with my buds glockNstein and the Panhandle gang. The match started off very confused but things smoothed out pretty quick on Saturday. There's always a little fooling around with the score sheets, if that stopped all the matches would be better.
My shooting suffered a little this weekend but the weather was, shall we say interesting! If the weather was just a little colder and with a little wind I could of thought I was in Anderson, SC. ;f Cloudy doesn't quite describe it!
Stock Meister 79.13
I finally got to meet Tony and Donna Clemons along with Mike Finch, that made the trip worth while! Mr. Tony smoked with the Unlimited! ;W ;W Going to have to keep an eye on him! And they're coming to Jax! Friday night and Saturday night dinners were as usual great! Bobby C even stayed to break bread with us Saturday night. ;f It was as all matches should be, a great time! ;f
Yup, A very loooonnnnnggggg ride, but well worth it! Had a ball with the War Wagon gang, and GTA. Learned a little about Roullette. It was great to meet Tony and Donna, 1st Class. Of course Bobby was as usual a "Southern Gentleman". Didn't get to talk to Mike Finch, but did get to meet him. Our North Eastern and Smyrna regulars were missed. Unfortunately my shooting was a little worse than usual, and I won't be able to make another match until Jax. Hopefully I will get my shooting straightened out by then, but who knows? I did see the ;bMothership;b, but they didn't want to swap me this time.
Here I go again!!!
It pains me to read about all the fun and have missed it...I will be at Lexington...
I'd have to agree with BikerGoddess.
Myself and a buddy shot on Sunday in the rain. A lot of confusion. On glock m my bud shot at tombstones and I shot at tombstones covered with trash bags. RO's not sure of how to score targets and apparently not up to snuff on how shooting order should be run.
I also saw a couple of illegal guns. A Hi-Vis on a competition gun and an obvious after market stainless barrel in an am-civ gun.
Other than that I think it was a very nice range with some very good and friendly people running the match. I'm writing off all probs to first year jitters.
Good Job Shreveport!
Looking forward to 2003!
;c Flaco ;c
Oh, come on glockNstein you slept most of the trip half way home. In between the ribbing we gave you.;6
One day the mother ship is going to replace you with the real Don;b
Will hope to see you at Jax 2002;m
They called off too many names for "On Deck". I was there early, and my sheets were the first 1-3 at each station, but when I showed up to shoot Glock M, they had about 10-12 people "On Deck". I had to wait over and hour and half....
Got home late last night after staying an extra day in east Texas to see some sights with Donna. Had to get my mind off of my Stockmeister score!! Shot my worst SM score ever but shot a personal best in Unlimited, so I guess things even out. SM = 81.13, UNL = 44.78. (My apologies to Patricia, Danny & fellow Team Sidearmor members: my Stockmeister scores are usually better! Really!). Regardless of how the shooting went, Donna & I had a FANTASTIC time with the Florida Gang as well as Bobby C., Mike Finch & his two GSSF recruits. Dinner on Fri. & Sat. evenings was a HOOT! It was truly our pleasure to be in the company of these guys. Thanks for the opportunity, fellers! Of course, it was over too quickly, but makes us look forward to San Antone in Dec. even more! Glad to hear that all returned home safely. I PROMISE to spend more time with my stock gun, to hopefully avoid a repeat performance in Dec.! Good luck to Don, Dan, Jerry, Pete, Bobby, "glockNstein" and all others in Lexington. Wish we could be there! See ya'll in December. Travel safely & be in touch. Thanks again. Oh, yeah. We went back to the range Sun. & Donna shot my scoped gun & shot a 125!!! I hope she enjoyed it, cuz that's the last time I'll let her do that!!! hehe!! Tony & Donna
First GSSF match since 1997...Had all but forgotten the fun of hearing the ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding on the plates & the "nice run, load & make ready for your next string". An absolutely great time!
From some of the comments above, it looks like Sunday shooter traffic was quite a bit less than Saturday...though we did have a little misting drizzle, but no hard rain...very muddy though!
Arrived at 9am from Dallas on Sunday morning. Walked into registration trailer to sign liability waiver, returned to car to get gear, load up mags, then route scorecards to each stage.
Started shooting by 930am, and finished up in both AmCiv(91) and Competition(104) by 1130am. The wait for me: 3 shooters on Plates, no wait on M, 4-5 shooters on 5toGlock.
Had to shoot through the clear trash bags on the M too (not my preference), not so on the 5toGlock. Someone named Scott(looked official) stopped by the M after I had finished & said unless it's raining, we probably can do without the trash bags. Jerry M was running the M stage, he mentioned that several of my high C-zone shots on the 20yd targets were probably a result of not being able to distinguish the A-B-C shooting zones...methinks this world-class shooter was just trying to make a guy feel better.
A great shooting time. Look forward to meeting those of you attending the San Antonio match.