Monday, October 12, 2015

Robert's Picks


Equal Rites (Discworld)by Terry Pratchett (good)

Blood of the Cosmos (Saga of Shadows)by Kevin J. Anderson (good)

Kim (Dover Thrift Editions)by Rudyard Kipling (good)

The Cartel: A novelby Don Winslow (very good)

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)by Richard K. Morgan (very good)


Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)

X-Men: Days of Future Past [Blu-ray]

The African Queen
The African Queen(excellent)

On The Range #102: First IDPA Match In 10 Months

This past Saturday I shot my first IDPA match since December of last year. Considering I had not shot a match in ten months I was pleasantly surprised by my performance. I completely blew the first stage and at least one other, but I did pretty well on a couple. The match was six stages.

Overall I was 26th of 47 shooters. That's nothing impressive, and it just slightly better than my last match where I was again 26th but of 43 shooters. I was 3rd of 4 in my classification and division (SSP/Sharpshooter) compared to 5th of 5 in my previous match. I was 19th, 33rd, 25th, 18th, 35th, and 27th overall in each stage this time. At my previous match I was 30th, 23rd, 24th, 23rd, 28th, and 25th overall in each stage.

You can see the two stages where I really pissed it away, but overall I did just a bit better than my previous match and one could argue my shooting has improved.  I really want to get to matches more regularly, but working weekends makes that damned near impossible.

I am hoping to shoot a few matches in CDP with my 1911. I classified as a Marksman in CDP so I will actually be competitive, though I am improving (I think) in SSP.