Here are the scores from the concealed carry match with the candles on Sunday:
Name Points Time Hit Factor
Joe H. 29 4.18 6.9378
Bob N. 26 4.73 5.4968
Roger W. 28 6.91 4.0521
Barron B. 26 6.44 4.0373
Don W. 14 4.02 3.4826
Richard I. 15 5.35 2.8037
Jodi H. 5 9.19 0.5441
Erik P. 0 7.57 0.0000
Adam M. 0 4.06 0.0000
Many of you already know this but I’ll explain again for those that are new to USPSA matches. The Hit Factor is the number of points scored, minus the penalties (such as misses), divided by the time it took to score those points. Each perfect hit (A-Zone) is worth five points. Less accurate shooting yields few points. This means there is a trade-off between speed and accuracy when trying to maximize your Hit Factor.
As you can see from the scores above I didn’t have the fastest time but because I scored near the maximum number of points (there were six shots so 30 points were the maximum) while still having a decent time I won that stage with the best Hit Factor.
Fellow video conspirator Barron (he has further comments on the scores) had a time near the bottom of the group yet with good hits came in above the middle.
The most important thing to note is that everyone got at least some solid hits on the bad guy and the maximum time used was 9.19 seconds. The Tucson shooter was shooting for about 16 seconds. Had any one of the people above been in a good position to engage him the shooting could have been stopped much sooner.