Qualification; good day, but flubbed my score.

Qualification; good day, but flubbed my score.

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    Qualification; good day, but flubbed my score.

    Today was qual day. For 18 years I have been the top scorer, and for 18 years, I have been trying to get them to make it harder. Actually I've hounded the hell out of the director to the point he doesn't want to talk to me.

    Well, today they got their revenge, and I got what I asked for. They incorporated more weak hand only shooting, except for the barricades. From the 3,7,15, and 25 yard all has weak hand with more reloads and shorter time limits.
    I was doing good, perfect score until the barricade. You are supposed to load 10 in the weapon and 5 in a mag, shoot 5 rounds around the right side, fire 5 to the left, reload, and drop to one knee firing the last 5 on the right side from the kneeling. What did I do?

    Fired my 5 on the right, EJECTED my mag, reload, fire 5 on the left side with the WEAK hand, ejected my spent mag and quickly scooped up the one with the remaining rounds, dropped to my kneeling, RACKED the slide( round in chamber goes to the ground), and then with time running out, rapidly emptied the gun, just beating the timer.
    Final score: 97.2
    The good thing is I learned my shooting for defensive purposes and habits of tactical reloads nd, not quitting or getting rattled are solidly ingrained.
    The bad news is I have been beaten today, and flubbed a perfect score. That saved round was worth 5 points.
    But, I'm still happy that I know my fighting methods are still ingrained solidly.ill take that over a perfect qual score, and now my partner after 18 years no longer has to listen to me give him hell, lol
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    The only time I score in the nineties is on a 9-hole par-three course. But I don't go around bragging about it.

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    Way to look at the positives from your flub. It also makes you appreciate your perfect scores more!!!
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    Perfect is over rated. When I become perfect, then I'll rag on your less than perfect shooting skills. In the mean time, OP still deserves a "well done".
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Ha! You are mortal after all!

    Lol, absolutely. And all the weaknesses to prove it!
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    Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Way to look at the positives from your flub. It also makes you appreciate your perfect scores more!!!
    Yeah, and could be age is dulling my edge. These rookies look younger every year, and many come from shooting homes.

    But what I come away happier with than a perfect score is how I handled a completely new course of fire, and just did my thing. Sure, I broke a few rules, but still had a respectable score, and was able to overcome my brainfart.
    I actually made it harder. But that's how things happen when something real goes down or the shtf.
    I couldn't have planned it any better.
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    Nice job
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    Who beat you, Sixto?
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    You still deserve congratulations.......and applause for being honest enough to share with us. That counts for an extra 5 points at least!
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    congratulations on the new course of fire.

    I don't know you score but the number sounds pretty good.

    I also broke a hundred on a pitch and put 9 hole course.
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    The best part of the story is that YOU WERE ON THE RANGE! Good to Go!
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    Congratulations, and also that they finally listened to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    Perfect is over rated. When I become perfect, then I'll rag on your less than perfect shooting skills. In the mean time, OP still deserves a "well done".
    Perfect is over-rated.
    Generally, the best learning comes from mistakes.
    Can't make mistakes unless you're pressed, stressed or seemingly endangered (generally speaking).



    Glockman, I'm with you: hard to induce those mistakes without a course/sequence that's tough enough. Thankfully the course of fire was stiffened sufficiently to make it A test, instead of merely a game. Hopefully they can make it ugly hard at some point, to truly induce stress and pressure upon folks. Particularly if it's IDPA with an IDPA/defensive focus to it all.
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    The 15th was my qualification day. We use a borrowed range which is an outdoor range. It was raining part of the time we were on the line. Police officers don't get to choose the weather when a gunfight starts. I had one of the best scores I have had in years. Normally I shoot in the 279-280 area out of 300. That day I shot 287 out of 300. My only guess is that the barrel expands (opens up) due to the heat from the friction. The rain cooled down the barrel keeping the rifling tight. Sounds legit to me. Either way I'm satisfied.

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