The reality of the POP (optional plates)

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  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    FireGlock, they did not look exactly like your pictures.
     
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  3. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    It's sad but true.

    I "missed" a plate for the first time.

    I don't know if I was trying to go too fast or the wind blew it.

    I think it was me but an alibi would be nice. lethal
     
  4. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    That's because I set them up correctly by GSSF dimensions and with care to make them stand straight. But, things aren't always as they should be at matches. With them all tipped forward I couldn't see the rings under cloudy skies at 7 yards, makes it a bit if a stretch.
     
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    The staggers were not correct, at best they were 9" up and down, should have been 15" and the 12" from edge to edge was a little tight also. As for the leaning and such, it was pretty windy and folks had a tendancy to place a foot against the target stand when pasting the holes which caused them to be moved more.

    All in all, the Paper Option for the Plates is not a bad stage, although I did miss the instant feedback you get from the steel plates. Mixing things up is not all bad, it makes you more adaptive. Although, if one is trying to measure how they did against someone at another match, when things are not set the same the ability to accurately measure is not there.
     
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    FESTUS Horse Whisperer

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    Looks like a sobriety lineup test to me;)
     
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    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    That picture is just, well, sad.

    I'm truly sorry ya'll were subjected to that!

    ;g ;g ;g
     
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    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Ultimately everybody shot one of two setups and one might have been a little better or worse but basically everybody got the same deal. They've always tried to do that. Once you start the match you're pretty much set on how the stages are going to look. Changes affecting a stage from one day to another would introduce a variable and affect scoring. Rain and baggies are the only variable and that's not GSSF or the range's fault.

    It was explained to me that using a steel popper in the "M" was to make the weather a little less of a factor. By using the single popper it was similar to the planned all paper match but with one less D-1 to be dealt with in the rain. Shooters both days played the same game.

    It would have been fun to have the all paper "M", it's fun.
     
  9. mcginnes

    mcginnes Safety Officer Millennium Member

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    GSSF will sometimes intentionally tilt the targets forward when they are expecting rain. If it is just a sprinkle, This keeps the face of the targets from getting wet and they don't have to used the dreaded plastic bags.
     
  10. lethal tupperwa

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    intentionaly set the canopies to blow over also.