First match of the year is over and what a way to start off my shooting season. This last Sunday, I was able to head out to Miami Rifle and Pistol Club and shoot their monthly USPSA match. It was a blast as always. They really put on a good match there and the facility is really well broken up to run multiple stages. I always have a good time there.
Sunday was a gorgeous day for shooting. It got a little warm by the end of the day for late April, but it wasn’t too bad. It’s just a taste for things to come later this summer, which if it is as hot as it has been, there won’t be as much shooting during the summer months this year.
Anyway, we had 6 really fun and challenging stages to shoot through. My good friends Brad, Steve and Justin were there and I was squadded with Steve and Brad.
I had my new Wiley-X Sabers on and I love them. It’s fun when you get to rock some new gear. They fit well, but could use a little adjustment in the ears but the smoke lens worked very well for all the sun we had.
Even though I didn’t place all that well, I think I had a really good match. I was trying some new things, learning stage planning, and pushing myself to my failure point on purpose to see what I am capable of. That is the only way I will ever learn and be able to move up in the sport. This was a great match to base line my self from not shooting all winter.
This was a really fun match to get out and shoot this month. I am really enjoying USPSA and difference between that and IDPA. I really have a challenge to try to push myself up the ranks and do better. I am shooting against a lot of really good and faster shooters, so this will help to force me to get better.
What I did good this time: I had fun.
What I did bad this time: I rushed. But I did it on purpose. I wanted to see what my limits were and push past them and shoot as fast as I could. Found out that I need to work on those speeds and balancing accuracy, but it was a good chance to test myself and see what would happen. I made some really bad shots doing it and didn’t call my shots like I should have.
Scores for this match have been posted on the USPSA Results page of the blog.
That’s it for this match. Check out the video below.