I shot the SC State match last Saturday, and had a good time with the Georgia G Unit. Our squad was stacked and I was able to meet a couple cool guys I only knew from the internet and catch up with a couple cool guys that I see 2-3 times a year at matches.
Hetherington shot on Friday and Nick Y. shot on Saturday AM, which was convenient for us to have some stage HF benchmarks to work with.
The match was well administered and ran like clockwork, which is exactly what I anticipated from a Palmetto Gun Club event. Zack and Donna Jones knocked stats out of the park, even giving us live stage results via email. Very cool.
My shooting performance is best described as uneven. I was pretty bummed I didn't make a better showing, but that just goes to show how much work is required to eat into that large margin between good and great shooting. So it's good motivation to go get my ass kicked by someone in the elite range.
I didn't visualize well, and I was uncomfortable several times going to the line, feeling unprepared. I have a sense of when a stage is going to go well and when it's not. It's pretty accurate. Just not my best day of mental management and keeping my mind appropriately occupied in between runs.
In other news, my next big match is IPSC nats in July. To that end, I have begun practicing with my IPSC legal gun: a CZ Shadow 2.
It is very foreign to me, having next to no experience with DA/SA guns, not to mention the weight/heft difference going to a full steel gun from my airweight Glocks.
It's going to be a fun little experiment.
I have basically two months to prepare for the IPSC match with the new gun. If I like it, and all goes well, I will switch over entirely and do all my shooting with the S2. If it doesn't work out for some reason or I just prefer the Glock, I will go back to Glock. The timing and the situation makes sense to give it a try. We'll see.