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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Don At PC, May 15, 2004.
Okay folks, post your Waldorf stories here. Who took a laptop for the first story? ^c
Geez Don, couldn't you have made it "Wa;dorf Debriefing"? I mean you didn't just get here! ;f
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It's either a ROOKIE mistake or OLD TIMERS!! ;f ;a ;g
YEP ;f ;z ;z ;z
Had a blast!
DannyR and sniper7.62 from Team Sidearmor gave me a few pointers.
Got creamed in the Glock M - My first stage - especially the 20 yarder targets.
Made up for it in 5 to Glock and Glock the Plates.
Overall, an experience and a boatload of fun. Can't wait for Topton!
Weather was decent, NO RAIN! but lotsa bugs - got bit a few times running the Plates stage. I had to rub my leg with my other foot just as the RO was telling me to "standby and make ready";P
I will have pics soon!
Anytime Gman67 and let me know when you want to go TROLL hunting ;N
We were getting out of the car as you were leaving sorry to have missed you guys.
You folks can come down here and go pond lizzard hunting any time. Just remember if you do you will be at he bottom of the food chain.
Had a great time and posted my best time yet! (Broke the 200 second barrier!) Reduced my penalties by 40-50 seconds.
The RO's were all very friendly and helpful. My thanks and appreciation to those of you who make it possible for me to come out and have a great time!!!!
It was hot and dry. The one time I didn't carry my camelback... ugh. Spent at least five bucks on those tiny water bottles! Car thermometer (sheltered sensor) had 95 degrees F sitting and 92 driving away at four in the afternoon.
Appeared that some RO's were not familiar with the new computer equipment. This problem seemed to decrease later in the day. Recommend more familiarization for those not familiar with the equipment before going "hot".
RO's should be more consistant with commands and method. Some went the extra mile and wanted a verbal shooter ready while others accepted a nod. I have no problem either way but would like more consistancy. Some RO's held shooter cards, others didn't. One stage took and held our cards for over an hour and a half. This kept us from being able to move to another stage (wait was just as long elsewhere so it didn't matter). Another stage didn't hold our cards at all. I listened as I heard other shooters complain about a (new?) tactic used by "group" shooters. One member of a group would stand at each stage. When he was placed into the short list (getting ready for "in the hole") he'd (using 2-way radio) call the rest of the group over from some other part of the range. Other shooters, waiting for awhile and having turned in their cards, watch as a group comes sailing in bumping the "waiters" back down even though they were on the "short list", (lengthy as it was). Proper use of the "short list" would stop this(keeping only 2 or 3 cards per 'lane' at one time). For those of you who were at Richmond you've seen proper use of the "short list". Matter of fact if you were here (Waldorf) last year, you've seen the same. Once my card is turned in (to short list), I shouldn't be bumped. This happened to me today at 5 to Glock. Calling down the (sign up) list (time order), and accepting several cards for the short list from those present, then cycling them through the lanes is proper. Continually accepting cards then rearranging them by time later does nothing but replicate the sign up list. Someone with a lower time simply moves to the head of the list to get on the short list, not to have the short list rearranged for them.
Most garbage cans were placed to left/right of the shooting tables. Move them back so they can be gotten to without causing a potential safety hazard.
Speaking of safety hazards I saw one Glock laying on a shooting table (action open) as RO's and shooters and tapers were downrange on same lane. IIRC, guns should be in holster or in container before line can be called "cold" and people allowed to move DR.
Edited to add, Ref: Rule 130.80
What happened to GOTOD Teams? I didn't see a sheet so started one at the table outside the clubhouse.
These minor grievances aside, I had a great day. Shoot, move, communicate. What could be better?
My wife (who normally is a very good shot) developed some kind of crazy, demented, Elaine's Dance (Seinfeld) kind of jerk/twist/push "thing" causing her to consistantly shoot several feet low and left. She's as amazed as I am. We're gonna chalk this up to just a bad day and hit the Ball and Dummy Drill some more. That and a lot more dry-fire.
All comments here are meant in the military vein of an "After Action Review". No blame, just areas to tighten up on to improve future performance and positive reinforcement on areas well done.
More familiarity w/PDAs is a must. I had loaded and made ready, had to unload an show clear while waiting for the PDA operator on the Glock M to get on the ball (2.5 minutes) talk about a focus killer. The other two stages the PDAs were fast. My only gripe is how is it that the 5 to Glock took so long? We waited 3 hrs to shoot.
I did pretty crappy. And yes it was very warm out. We got there at about 11:30am walked right up the the plates and shot. I didn't do very well there left 1 standing and had to fire at a couple a few times to knock them down. I was rushing my shots. On the Glock M I had a FTF on my first string. I should have asked for a re-shoot but I still didn't do that bad on it I guess.
I did the 5 to Glock pretty badly 85.12
The Plates 49.37
Glock M 52.52 (1 FTF, damn Wolf ammo)
Total = 187.01 so I'm likely to be in the B class
Here's a pic of my wife.
5 to Glock 101.26
The Plates 71.25
Glock M 96.07
Total = 268.58 (C class)
what the heck is a GOTOD team?
Glockman67 tried to put together teams of Virgina shooters (GOTOD in the Clubhouse) but the signup sheet method apparently didn't work because most of us never saw the sheet.
See http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=243896 for the origination of the "GOTOD Team" idea.
Just checked your pics. I saw you there, just didn't know who you where. I put my nic on my hearing protectors to assist in ID'ing fellow GTer's.
I'm this guy:
Glockman67, I was looking for you, didn't see ya.
I sent an email to GT staffer's (a coupla weeks or so ago) to sell a GT cap that can have your nic monogrammed on it. Make it a money raiser for Eric. Don't know if they've decided to do anything like that though.
I'd buy one!!
Jeff82, I was stealthy;f...I thought about using one on my enginerding conference badges and put Gman67 on it, but alas I was too lazy to do so.
If it wasn't for Belle's custom GT Polo, I woulda never met up with some of the GOTODers.
Sorry we where on at round trip, We left the house at 4:30am and got home at 9:00pm so we had to keep moving. Sniper
Wow, what a weekend.
We got off to a great start at Michael and Ruth's house. BBQ pork loin, country ribs, burgers, grilled veggies, cheesecake with fresh strawberries. Marc, Russell, James and I had a wonderful evening--hated for it to end. Thanks again Michael and Ruth.
Saturday got off to a leisure start. My girfriend's daughter Sally had never held or fired a pistol before Saturday morning, but shot the match, scoring a 705. Pretty good for her first 129 shots ever fired (22 on the practice plates). Sally hopes to shoot Statesville with us in September. Our evening concluded with an early but great dinner. James got to order lobster and a gigantic desert because he outscored me for the first time. I drowned my sorrows with two ice cold Heinies. Thanks, Sally and James, for a most wonderful and special day.
Sidearmor's Junior Male, 15 year old James Young shot his personal best, a 131 or 133.
Team Sidearmor entered 5 teams, including "Sidearmor-Ladies."
A special thanks to the Glock/GSSF staff for outstanding performance under adverse conditions. The Net Pads worked just fine.
Ditto, if it was a tasteful cap. ^c
If that doesn't fly I'll probably just have the nic monogrammed on the adjustment band of a GSSF cap or the store cap that sponsored my AC slot, etc. Putting faces to names though would be part of the fun of GSSF once I start, for me anyway. Love reading all these debriefs, AAR's, post-mortems, etc. 92°, huh? Neat!
Congrats on the great Team Sidearmor turn out and especially on the I think 1st ever Ladies Team. That's great. Sounds like everyone had a great time. I know the net pads are a learning experience for some but they will soon get the hang of it. It has been proven by those who have used them a couple times that they really do work.
Hope to see some of y'al at Indy next month. ;c ;c