USPSA match results

I shot a match at the Lewiston Pistol Club today for the first time in years. In my squad I shot far better than anyone else but that didn’t hold true when extended to the other two squads. I did place first in the Senior category and I came in 4th out of 22 overall:

LPC Aug 2015 USPSA
8/2/2015
Match Results – Combined
Place Name Member # Class Division PF Lady Mil Law For Match Pts Match %
1 Mcintosh, Adam A42720 M LTD MAJOR N N N N 434.6087 100.000 %
2 Ervin, Dylan A87751 A LTD MAJOR N N N N 410.6277 94.482 %
3 Meredith, Scott A87873 B LTD MAJOR N N N N 398.5651 91.707 %
4 Huffman, Joe TY29386 B LTD MAJOR N N N N 360.0485 82.844 %
5 Stone, Will A89845 D LTD MAJOR N N N N 358.8812 82.576 %
6 Piper, Steve A88114 B LTD MAJOR N N N N 345.5529 79.509 %
7 Stratton, Sean A83500 B LTD MAJOR N N N N 342.5806 78.825 %
8 Wood, Don TY25263 B SS MAJOR N N N N 307.4082 70.732 %
9 Wisniewsk, John   U LTD MINOR N N N N 287.5903 66.172 %
10 Watson, Roger 1(L10) A75534 C L10 MAJOR N N N N 286.1616 65.844 %
11 Moore, Bill TY67422 C LTD MAJOR N N N N 267.5720 61.566 %
12 Humann, Jodi L3876 D PROD MINOR Y N N N 255.6300 58.818 %
13 Watson, Jesse   U LTD MINOR N N N N 248.9564 57.283 %
14 Kolde, Velle 2(LTD) A29239 U LTD MAJOR N N N N 241.0669 55.468 %
15 Wisniewsk Jr, John   U LTD MINOR N N N N 225.5390 51.895 %
16 Watson, Roger 2(REV) A75534 B REV MAJOR N N N N 212.4302 48.878 %
17 Simmons, John FY75133 C LTD MINOR N N N N 198.5667 45.689 %
18 Cogburn, Gene   U OPEN MINOR N N N N 189.1096 43.513 %
19 Mangels, Kim A91015 U LTD MINOR Y N N N 157.5848 36.259 %
20 Binkley, Teri     OPEN MAJOR N N N N 114.5484 26.357 %
21 Stratton, Savanha   U LTD MINOR Y N N N 36.1257 8.312 %
22 Piper, Renee   U LTD MINOR N N N N 27.1287 6.242 %

I probably didn’t get high enough Hit Factor on the Classifier stage to push me back up into the solid B class but since I started shooting with this club back in the mid ‘90s I considered it a win for me if I came in ahead of Don Wood. I accomplished that goal today so I’m pleased.

There was also a three-gun match after the USPSA pistol match. I shot it in as well. I haven’t seen the results from that yet but I expect I came in the top three or so. Maybe 2nd. Some of the other really good shooters had equipment problems. I had one failure to feed with my shotgun but other than that everything ran really well.

It was really nice to visit with people I hadn’t seen in years and catch up on things with everyone.

I should have taken pictures. I don’t know why I didn’t. Maybe because it was hot. I know that part of the time I was not feeling well. Drinking another half liter of water seemed to fix that problem so after that I drank a liter or so at each stage of the match. Did I say it was really hot?

3 thoughts on “USPSA match results

  1. Nice goin’, Man.

    Senior. Really. I assume that means you’re expected to outperform the adolescents then, being as you have more experience, so you start from a more distant position or something? Or does that mean they just charge you more for the entry fee on the assumption that you’ve had more time to accumulate wealth?

    • One guy, probably in his 20’s, discovered that the old guys were shooting more accurately as well as faster and (jokingly) suggested we should ignore all his misses because of his youth.

      But other than that what it usually means is that we have a different category to compare ourselves in outside of the “overall” standing.

      One guy I used to work with insisted, without any data from the shooting sports, that “middle aged guys like you don’t stand a chance against the young guys with fast-twitch muscles”. I tried to supply some data from world championships and he couldn’t be made to look at it. I offered to go to the range and shoot against anyone of his choosing 15 to 20 years my junior and see what the results were. He wasn’t interested.

      He also was very skeptical of a target I brought into work with a five shot group at 100 yards that was less than one inch in diameter. Pop cans at 500 yards? Sure, give me a dozen shots and I can do that if there isn’t much wind. I don’t think he ever believed that claim.

      I finally just let him believe what he wanted.

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