On Monday, as I was leaving work, I managed to close a car door on my finger. It was an eye opening experience as to why every vehicle should contain a first aid kit. The experience also left me concerned about weither or not I would be able to shoot the Lower Providence IDPA Match this weekend.
As it turns out, my dead finger wouldn’t be the deciding factor in my being able to shoot. On Wednesday morning I began feeling under the weather. It was a task to make it through the entire work day. By the time I arrived home, my fever had reached its crescendo. I climbed under the blankets and did not start moving around again until Friday.
Feeling optimistic, I grabbed my Glock 17 and checked to see if I could grip it without discomfort. I was able to grasp the gun with my strong hand but when I laid in my weak hand, to complete the grip, the pressure on top of my damaged finger was uncomfortable.
Even if I were able to make the grip work, I still wouldn’t have been able to shoot. While my fever may have been gone, I couldn’t move with any sort of haste without bursting into a coughing fit. A Weak grip in addition to no stamina whatsoever meant that the monthly IDPA match just wasn’t in the cards.
I was a bit bummed out about missing the match on account of being sick. As it turns out, the match was canceled due to weather conditions. The good in all of this is that I now have an extra week to recover before the next Local IDPA Match at New Holland Rifle and Pistol Club.