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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Aug 20, 2005.
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I'm almost at a loss for words, Russ and I got there early and we saw Frank, Joe, Rod, Andy and met Festus. The RO's were great, weather was humid but not hot and no sun. And here is why I'm at a loss for words; finished in an HOUR & a HALF 1 1/2 WOW is that amazing.
Thanks to the RO's, Topton Club and a great event. BTW Russ and I shot OK, and we had fun.
Thank you to the Topton staff.
This was my second time for Topton and they did a great job. I was done in about one hour. Stopped by the Handgunner in topton for a visit. Later on, I saw a few people with gssf/glock shirts a Cabelas.
Wish there was a few more gssf events around Topton.
Really great match! It looked like it was going to rain but didn't and wasn't too hot. As my father said we had no wait at any stages and they were all running very smoothly. The ROs did a great job and were all exceptionally friendly. It was good to see Rod, Frank and Andy.
This was my first match this year so my first time shooting with the new stance and scoring. My first shot took a little longer to get off than it should have because I didn't really know about the new stance so I didn't practice it at all. I shot competition and amateur civilian both with my G19. The competition class was supposed to be practice for the AC run but instead I had a much better score in competition class and a new personal low score! I shot a little slower than I usually do and had very few extra seconds added which I actually now think is a bad idea. With the C and D hits now being less of a penalty I think it might be better to shoot faster and not mind getting a few extra C's. If I realized this before I shot I could have probably taken 2 seconds off each Glock M and 5 to Glock run and probably only added a few C's along with that and would have had a lower score. I'll try this out at the next match.
I only installed my new Ameriglo sights a week ago and didn't get much practice in with them but I shot really well with them today. I really like the front sight tritium dot with an all black rear sight, it makes it very easy to focus on the front sight with little other distractions.
Kudos to the Topton RO's and staff members. Thanks to Scott and Jean for their supervision and speedy registration.
The match was another fine example of GSSF's excellence through the co-operation of its host clubs. The Topton match was smooooth and the layout was great. I arrived from the airport in Phillie at 1:30 PM, registered, bought a couple of raffle tickets, ate lunch and shot the match within 3 hours. I would have finished sooner but wanted to take time to visit with old friends and to make new friends.
I didn't shoot as well as I wanted but here's what I did:
Unlimited = 43.60 and MajorSub = 39.35 and MasterStock = 54.00. I made a big mistake while shooting the MasterStock 5 to Glock, "I did not lock in on the 20 yard target anticipating my halt on the 25 yard target". The result was 5 out of 6 shots on the 20 yard were in a small group in the C zone barely below the B zone. I'll have to work on that before the next match in Statesville.
See ya on the range,
Topton was Fantastic and I was packed and ready to drive the 11 hours back after only 2-1/2 hours after shooting (4) categories.Everyone was top drawer and Fran Koo and the gang put on a great event. This is a must match for those contemplating the experience.
I had many excuses relative to the support of the Humidity, my age and my perpensity to Bionic body parts...the (4) categories allowed me to shoot two categories poorly and settle in on the last two with a personal best in Amateur Civilian...in spite of a Mike and a Terrible Day on the Plates.
In summary....Topton is a must for next year.;f
man you left quick. Mrs said she saw you and we parked next to your truck.
I did not even see the blur as you wizzed by.
Sorry Lethal...about my Bionic Speed....when I left there was possibly only 10 people there and I did not spot you....we got home about 9:30 that evening and as we speak I am trying to catch up on chores...looks like 2-1/2 hours of mowing and trimming next...
Thanks to the Glock staff and the Topton RO's , Great job as usuall. I had a good time but did not shoot my best. I shot the 5 to glock and the M on the lower range and my front sight was fuzzy .I don't know if was just me or maybe the weather,had no problem with seeing the sights up on the plates.Anyone else notice this or am I just getting old?
I thought it was my old age but I had the same problem
I've noticed it to. I think it has to do with color differences between the brown cardboard and the white steel.
When the lighting is different, your vision is effected. If you were shooting the Glock M or the 5 to Glock under the shelter and in the shadows whereas the targets were in the sunlight, it's possible that your sights "could" be fuzzy. Were you shooting from under the shelters?
See ya on the range,
You missed one heck of a match! I did listen to your advice - well partially - I chambered check about 100 rounds out of 250 as my wrists started to hurt. I shot two categories on Sunday - Am Civ and Comp D. Result: NO JAMS! ~2
There was a lot more people shooting on Sunday for some reason. Again, it was hot but not too humid. IMHO, the RO's were a hit and miss. Some RO's just ignored you until you had to literally shout at them and ask them to stick the label on a carbon copy sheet. The Glock to Plates was run very smooth as Frank "LoveGlocks" Koo was manning that stage. A big kudos to him for giving my girlfriend some tips on how to shoot the Plates pro bono.
Others were a bit too anal on the safety procedures especially when I'm not too fond of the practice of checking the chamber, closing the slide, letting the "hammer" down (since when did Glocks have hammers?) and then storing it in a range bag just to go cold and score the stage. If it were me, I just have the competitor keep the slide racked back and stored in the bag just as if you were going to holster the gun.
Other than that, a fairly smooth runned match - as expected from Topton.
As for my scores, I finished about the same for both.
Have only shot in 4 matches before - all at Topton. In previous years ( on Sundays ), we were "done and gone" in under two hours - and that's with some lollygagging. Well, today it took every bit of 4 hours. Particularly frustrating was the 5 to Glock stage, which was down to 1 station when a group of RO's went to lunch. When the RO's returned, they didn't bother to come to over and relieve the running station of the backlog of people. Finally, a couple of shooters noticed they were back, crossed their names out and moved over. We waited 1 hour, 25 minutes just for our names to be called there. When we finally arrived at the last stage, the Glock M, we had to wait behind a group of off duty RO's to shoot. I know once they are "off duty" they have just as much right to shoot as anyone, but it seemed like a tweak to wait behind the guys you were waiting "on" at the 5 to glock station.
Now, a couple of minor gripes ( hope I get it all out of my system this year as normally I have nothing bad to say )--
1.) Would it be too much effort to put up a canopy, at each stage, for the spectators? I noticed several folks really struggling to find shade to stay out of the heat. The ice cold water provided was great tho'!!
2.) When is the GSSF going to update their direction map for Topton? They still have the ( years old ) exit number listed off of I-78.
I shot Saturday with IMPALLA SS I thought that the match was very well run as it always is.I did fair in Maj sub but not good enough to take the prize 41.06 and in mas stock I had terriable equipment failures that I hope are now corrected. I have to build a unlimited gun over the winter and apply myself to this match. I was hopeing to Meet Mr.Carver but he was not there before we were done. I did meet with Lethal Tupaware and Crowsfoot as well as some others . Everyone was friendly and I will be back next year. Great job to the RO's and staff. ONE Bad thing was a plate rack went out of adjustment and ruffled some feathers but the staff tested RECALIBRATED it and offered the shooter a reshoot on either plate rack he wanted. What more could you ask for. J.Michael
QUOTE]In previous years ( on Sundays ), we were "done and gone" in under two hours - and that's with some lollygagging. Well, today it took every bit of 4 hours.[/QUOTE]
We had a much larger than expected crowd on sunday, the usual rush is sat so we had 3 5 to Glocks and 3 M's manned on sat. If you were used to sailing though on sunday you ran into larger crowds with only 2 5 to Glocks and 2 M's.
There is no such thing as too anal on safety! Rule 130.80 states that all guns must be put away and not left out on the table when going down range to score. The hammer down command was what we were told to do by Glock. It is the mandated procedure. All most every RO at the match was a USPSA certified RO or CRO we are very safety oriented.
FWIW, even if a competitor is going to store his pistol with the slide locked back I always make them dry fire it before restoring it to that condition. Yes I can look into the chamber and magazine well and be pretty confident that the gun is unloaded. Dry firing the gun is that extra step that makes sure there is nothing in the chamber before storing.
And if they say "hammer down" or "striker forward" it still does the same thing. Just semantics.
Safety is mighty important to the GSSF Ro's. They are not doing it to be anal or a *****, they simply want everyone to go home with the same number of holes they arrived with.
You know how it says take old exit 14 or new 40whatever--
go to 22 and turn on Farmington.
When you Get there stop and do yourself a flavor,
That place on the corner is an ICE CREAM, CHOCOLATE CANDY SHOP AND BAKERY. I think it is called Premise Maid.
They are open Sat 9 to 9 Sun 11 to 6.
Great match by the Topton crew! My hats off to the ROs. THe rules were consistent and to the letter.
For example, I used my reloads for 2 out of 3 Divisions on the Plates (relloads for Competition and Am Civ); however, for my final Division with a borrowed G26, I decided to use some borrowed factory ammo: Military ball ammo to be exact. Hot stuff! It kicked like hell, knocked the crap out of the plates and not surprisingly, I had a light strike on one of the hard military primers. It was obvious that this was factory stuff I was shooting & they (the RO) offered me a re-shoot just like they should. Well, there were guys waiting to shoot and subcompact is sort of a warm up for me anyway so I declined. Still nice to know that these RO's knew their stuff!
It was also good to talk to the folks running 5 to Glock and they asked about Shooter's now former owner, Phil Strader & team mate Julie Goloski and how they were doing at the World Shoot (Phil is in 1st place as of today; 2 out of 6 days of shooting complete). Also great to run into Noah Gladstone & Frank Koo as well as the usual suspects from Team Carver and Team Ameriglo. Good shooting guys!
Most of Team Shooters Paradise GSSF I & II drove up Sunday and we all had a great time! (by "great time" - I do not refer my scores which were atrocious). There were some "Malox moments" for Brad due to ammo problems but die-hard GSSF & USPSA shooter Buddy Pitman came to his rescue with 60 rounds of .45 for which he absolutley refused to take any payment (though if brad wins a gun, he owes Buddy 1/2 his winnings; I suggested Budddy take the front half). I do not think I will be able to make another GSSF this year though SOCOMCEN should be at one or two more events.
Team Shooters Paradise GSSF I