Steel match results

Ry and I participated in the steel match at the Renton Fish and Game Club yesterday. We got rained on a little bit at the beginning of the first stage but it cleared up quickly.

Except for the first stage the courses of fire had small targets some distance away with fairly large transitions:

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This, of course, slowed the shooting down. This was especially true for the younger kids in the match. Compare my times on the various stages to those of Joey Meboe, Isabelle Meboe, and Matthew Meisner. Look at how close we are on stage 1 and how different we are on the other stages.

But I still did well enough that I was happy with the results.

The entire match results are here. My average time per hit with Rimfire Pistol Iron sights (RFPI) was 0.7406 seconds:

RFPI
Final Name USPSA Class Division Time Stage 1 Go Fast Stage 2 In And Out Stage 3 Focus Stage 4 Pitfall
1 Sailer, Christian A86982 U RFPI 33.86 5.91 9.00 9.61 9.34
2 Paczosa, Connor A628860 U RFPI 41.39 8.41 10.53 12.12 10.33
3 White, Alex U RFPI 44.64 8.47 10.24 13.81 12.12
4 Miner, Bradley Jr U RFPI 44.89 8.85 11.47 11.30 13.27
5 Larson, Addison U RFPI 54.60 11.05 13.26 14.80 15.49
6 Huffman, Joseph U RFPI 59.25 9.89 15.39 17.41 16.56
7 Morris, David U RFPI 60.19 9.71 15.41 18.67 16.40
8 Mortell, Jeffery U RFPI 64.83 11.80 16.68 18.13 18.22
9 Meboe, Joey U RFPI 69.25 8.90 16.84 26.15 17.36
10 Bakken, Lance U RFPI 70.42 13.10 18.23 21.25 17.84
11 Meboe, Isabelle U RFPI 72.71 11.16 20.63 20.26 20.66
12 Meisner, Matthew U RFPI 131.20 11.88 36.36 37.68 45.28

With Iron Sighted Pistol (ISP) combined with Production (because they are very close in equipment) I won with an average time per hit of 0.911 seconds. I would have come in second place had I been competing against the people with open class guns:

ISP
Final Name USPSA Class Division Time Stage 1 Go Fast Stage 2 In And Out Stage 3 Focus Stage 4 Pitfall
1 Huffman, Joseph U ISP 72.89 12.35 20.33 21.35 18.86
2 Miner, Brad U ISP 101.74 19.84 26.27 31.17 24.46
3 Reeve, Tod U ISP 140.16 13.80 40.63 45.23 40.50
PROD
Final Name USPSA Class Division Time Stage 1 Go Fast Stage 2 In And Out Stage 3 Focus Stage 4 Pitfall
1 Komatsu, Jeff U PROD 79.52 13.36 22.94 19.95 23.27
2 Roe, Shawn U PROD 79.97 14.09 20.42 23.55 21.91
3 Sulcer, Charles U PROD 81.49 18.52 23.07 17.06 22.84
4 Mortell, Jeffery U PROD 82.69 15.20 26.10 20.65 20.74
5 Pacczosa, Dan A492542 U PROD 87.77 10.95 30.11 24.05 22.66
6 Meisner, Michael A10203 U PROD 91.39 14.16 26.31 28.11 22.81
7 Meboe, Greg U PROD 91.74 16.12 26.19 28.87 20.56
8 Larson, Bob U PROD 100.27 17.09 26.76 27.08 29.34
9 McKenzie, Don U PROD 104.46 15.41 27.83 34.10 27.12
10 Blackston, Rick U PROD 108.86 18.48 29.62 28.17 32.59
11 White, Eric U PROD 117.96 16.88 25.82 46.85 28.41
12 Wolfer, Cole U PROD 130.14 25.09 32.57 42.13 30.35
13 Femino, Jason U PROD 153.09 18.88 52.55 35.85 45.81

Ry had an open class gun but no holster for it. When starting from the low ready with something other rim fire guns they add three seconds per string to your time. This was a huge penalty for him.

OPN
Final Name USPSA Class Division Time Stage 1 Go Fast Stage 2 In And Out Stage 3 Focus Stage 4 Pitfall
1 Rathjen, Michael U OPN 59.44 10.74 15.79 18.35 14.56
2 Lai, Daniel TY44166 U OPN 80.72 14.13 21.28 24.72 20.59
3 Kanter, Jeffrey U OPN 100.39 15.58 34.94 27.87 22.00
4 Jones, Ry U OPN 121.29 23.14 31.79 41.32 25.04

For me, the difference between starting from the low ready and from a holster is 0.6 seconds or less. So… Let’s assume a holster would have slowed him down 1.0 seconds per string. With 16 strings for the match, we should subtract 32 seconds from his time to get a better idea of what his capability is. This would put him at about 89 seconds for the match with a much more competitive time.

3 thoughts on “Steel match results

  1. 1 second draw from a holster to first shot is a pretty quick draw. The cool kids can do it, but an old guy like me is lucky to pull off a 1.5-1.75 second draw and fire an accurate shot at anything at 10 yards.

    • I didn’t suggest that a one second draw was a good approximation. I said, in essence, a one second penalty for shooting from the low ready position was a good approximation. Big difference.

      I know my time from holster to an A-zone hit on a USPSA target is about 1.5 to 1.6 seconds. From low ready it is about 1.0 seconds for a difference of less than 0.6 seconds. Ry shoots a little slower than I do so I gave him a “correction” of 1.0 seconds to arrive at an approximation of what I think he would have achieved if he had been shooting from a holster.

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