Match Date: October 16, 2015
What a beautiful night for a steel match. It was a little chilly, but sometimes shooting in the chill is nice to keep the blood flowing and the sweat down.
Due to the traffic Gods conspiring against me tonight, I was an hour late getting to the range. Granted that helped out in the end as I was able to move through the stages quickly, but it meant shooting under the lights. There is something about getting to shoot in the dark/dusk under the lights that is actually very fun.
I had a good match tonight. I started out on stage 3 tonight so I didn’t get into my own head before then. I had some really great times from stage 3 and then stage 1 and had a really good night going into stage 2. That’s when the ammo cart came off it’s wheels. I took two procedural’s on my first string on stage 2 because I wasn’t thinking and just blew it. I did much better on string two, but my whole game was shot by that point. My times were run up and I ended up placing farther down then I should have. It’s true what they say. As soon as the buzzer goes off, the plan goes out the window.
So lessons learned. Stick to the plan. Oh well.
This was the second to last match for my shooting season. Next week will be the last match that I shoot this year. I will be taking the winter off and practicing, but this will be it.
That’s it for this match.
Enjoy the video!
What I did wrong: I lost focus on stage 2 and completely blew my stage plan. So avoid the procedural’s and stay focused.
What I did Right: I started on stage 3. This allowed me to get the tough stage out of the way and just relax for the rest of the night. I was also not able to get all Psyched out over the last stage like I normally do.
For stage information and layout please see the Friday Night Steel Website.
For updated scores, see the 2015 Friday Night Steel Scores page on the blog.