Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by alfsauve, Mar 24, 2019.
March 30 in Orlando.
I'll be there, shooting Classic as a Super Senior.
Anybody else from THR?
Good luck alfsauve. We are having our first sort of semi-big ICORE match on Sunday.
Good luck with your first match. Let us know how it went. This year's International Revolver Championship is in PA.
Any plans to attend this?
As a point of interest, the International Revolver Championship is Sept 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday), the following week is the East Coast Steel Challenge (tier II) Championship match Sept 19-22 (Thursday-Sunday) both held at the same range just north of Allentown PA.
The week before the IRC is the East Coast Regional (ICORE) Revolver Championship, a 1 day event Sept 1st at a range about 30 miles south of Allentown.
It's on my list of things to do this year, but I haven't firmed up the plans. We'll see how the summer shapes up.
Things didn't go well.
-- Curse you, Armscor. I had tested their ammo several times and it was shooting 5-7 PF above minimum, but at the match, 7pf too low!!!! On the plus side the chrono guy tested some S&B for me and they were 10pf over minimum. Took my lumps (360 points added to my score) and chalked it up to experience.
-- Some of my shooting is right on. But there was no excuses for my misses. Got hits on all the swingers, just bad form on the rest. All perfect with weak and strong hand shooting though.
-- Hesitant to really double tap close targets. I can do it in practice with good results, but I doubt myself during a match. Will concentrate on it In this summers local matches.
BUT, on the very plus side, I won one of the prize guns. Yeah.h.h.h.h.
Overall it was a good day.
Thank you Central Fl Wheelgunners, ICORE, and John Starer's ProAm of Live Oak.
Winning a gun is always fun.
And of course shooting in a larger than club/local revolver match is both a learning experience and a good time of fellowship that you usually don't get at matches with all kinds of guns.
About two weeks ago I was shooting in a tier I steel challenge match and had one of my rimfire guns malfunction. Ruined the day for me but the lesson I re-learned is to check and clean/maintain your firearms often.
I shot in an ICORE classifier match yesterday. 8 stages. Was doing ok until the 7th stage which was CS-025 a variation on a bill drill. Trashed this very easy stage. But the experience has served to make me a little more determined to get on the stick and work on a few things. Since most of my shooting is static steel I need to start hustling when moving from one box to the next. That is the main thing.
Speaking about making power factor, I was talking to a few of the other shooters I was squadded with about that subject. On the long list of things I intend to do this summer is double check my handloads to make sure they are compliant. I want them to be at 132 which is a quite a bit over ICORE but just a enough of a buffer for USPSA. I'm not planning on shooting much if any USPSA between now and The IRC but you never know. Last time I checked they were 135 but I have made a few changes since and just need to verify.
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