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#26 TerryO

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Last year at Open Nat'ls somehow I locked my Double Alpha holster after load and make ready. Almost gave myself a wedgie at the start signal until I realized my holster was locked. Posted Image No idea why I did that but wasted at least 2 seconds.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

Ran the Mini - Mart classifier, put two extra mags in the box, shot first string ok, fumbled the next mag and fortunately had the other mag in the box, loaded up and finished.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

I did it Saturday, I've been shooting Production but shot the last couple of matches in Single Stack. Shot my first match in Limited on Saturday, on one stage I shot the first array of 3 targets and planned to shoot the next 2 while running to the next shooting position. Sure enough, I dropped the mag after target 4 even though there was another target beside it. Fortunately the run was long enough that it didn't cost me much time at all.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

I started USPSA in Single Stack, (mucho mag changes) and never "accidentally" hit my mag release moving on a stage even after I switched to Limited with an STI Edge, however...started shooting OPEN in .38 SuperComp a few months ago, and now I draw and land the right hand thumb on the safety like your supposed to.. and bang bang etc....start moving and for some wierd reason as I move and shoot or move to another array the thumb slides off the safety and down in the area of the mag release...in the last month I have dropped 4-5 almost full or half full big sticks or 140's in the dirt when I should be shooting,....last one was on a run and gun 28 round hoser down to the last port with a bear trap and 2 clams open-shut, (gotta be quick and focused to get 4 shots out before they close), I had a great run and time going....got to and stomped on the trap, (thumb had slid down there... again!!) and ...bloop....big stick hits the ground, clams slam shut,.:surprise: ...hammer in another mag....now I get 2 head shots in the tiny A zone square at 15 yards...:angry2: ......anyway....this stuff can get in your head, especially when you dont know where it comes from, so this weeks match i caught myself in the middle of a run on an array of 6 steel poppers...saw my thumb by the mag button, stopped shooting for a couple seconds and moved it back on top where it belongs, and saved a potential mag dump.....awareness of a weakness is a good thing, the tough part is trying to correct a fault you never had before and not knowing how....:blink:

(also sounds like that RO may have been new, or too itchy to get to the "show clear" mode)

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:20 AM

my first time running a limited gun, I only had 3 mags. Go for a reload way too fast, and those one of those mags through a port and out of play. Totally not embarrassing on video.


Yesterday at multi-gun, it was a shotgun stage that required you to reload about 12. I promised to be clean up for the team since I'm the fastest loading off my my Otto vest. Well I would have been, if I put it on right... Instead the buzzer goes off, and as I break the first shot my vest hits the ground. It's pretty hard to load quickly when you have to run back through the stage picking dirty shells off the ground...
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:11 PM

The worst part of a missplaced mag change is to get the focus following the mags on the ground...

I did it at the Quebec Provincial last week... I had a good and agressice plan, but I don't know why, I pushed the mag release after 2 target, and sith the mag went my focus ... leading me to forgot 2 classic target and 2 poppers... 100 pts penalties... Plus another miss further due to frustration.

And the RO tried to warn me legally by giving me a long "iiiifffffff Fiiiinnnnnnissshed, unload and show clear" , but too bad, I didn't hear him due to frustration...

But I take it very Zen after all. I asked myself 2 questions:
#1 - Marc, did you have fun shooting this stage, and do you want to have fun shooting the remaining 5 stages...?
#2 - Marc, did you learn something out of this experience?
After answering myself yes for both question, I relaxed a bit and was pretty good on following stages, with 2 of my best stages scores.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

That's why you always carry plenty of mags.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

Didnt get the mag seated, when I went to draw the pistol the mag flies out and lands in fron of me.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

The worst part of a missplaced mag change is to get the focus following the mags on the ground...

I did it at the Quebec Provincial last week... I had a good and agressice plan, but I don't know why, I pushed the mag release after 2 target, and sith the mag went my focus ... leading me to forgot 2 classic target and 2 poppers... 100 pts penalties... Plus another miss further due to frustration.

And the RO tried to warn me legally by giving me a long "iiiifffffff Fiiiinnnnnnissshed, unload and show clear" , but too bad, I didn't hear him due to frustration...

But I take it very Zen after all. I asked myself 2 questions:
#1 - Marc, did you have fun shooting this stage, and do you want to have fun shooting the remaining 5 stages...?
#2 - Marc, did you learn something out of this experience?
After answering myself yes for both question, I relaxed a bit and was pretty good on following stages, with 2 of my best stages scores.


Good way to handle the operator malfunctions.

I appreciate the way RO's say "iiiiiiffffff YOU are fiiiinnnnished???" even though I've never heeded the hint. :blush:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

As a newby, I used to shoot a little bit of revolver, ss major, production and limited. I was having fun with all of them but kept myself confused for quite some time.

I still like the variety but now shoot, Single Stack minor, 10 rounds......production, 10 rounds, Limited 10, 10 rounds.

Stage analysis and execution have become much easier.

Just my $.02

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