Ever since shooting USPSA at Lower Providence Rod and Gun Club, I have been eager for the match results to be posted. In fact, I was kind of obsessed and checked the USPSA Website every couple of hours hoping to see how I performed.
While checking this morning, I found the results and they weren’t exactly what I was hoping for. In the image above, you’ll see that ranked 12th out of 18 total shooters in Production Class. My goal was to land somewhere in the middle of the pack. Depending on how you look at it, I may or may not have reached my goal. When I saw a total of eighteen shooters I was really hoping to break into the Top 10.
One thing that did put a smile on my face was seeing progression from my first USPSA match in July. At the Topton Fish & Game USPSA Match I placed 15th out of 18 total shooters in Production Division. While it may be slow progress, it is progress none the less.
I don’t fully understand the USPSA Scoring System but I think I can see which stages hurt the most.
I scored 25 A’s with only 2 D’s. On the surface this looks great (and I think it is) except I failed to engage two targets. With two rounds per target, that is 4 M’s (Misses) plus two penalties for not engaging the targets. I placed 15th out of 18 shooters on this stage.
I scored 12 A’s and 10 C’s with 2 M’s. Aside from the two misses, I think that was pretty good shooting. Unfortunately, I wound up hitting two no-shoot targets and drawings penalties. I placed 9th out of 18 shooters on this stage.
This is the stage that I cleared. I scored 26 A’s with all steel targets down. Even with a perfect score (on the surface), I placed 12th out of 18 shooters on this stage due to the time it took me to shoot the stage. I have to remember, this is a game of speed and accuracy.
This was a classifier stage. I scored 8 A’s, 1 B, 2 C’s, and 1 D with no misses or penalties. I scored 12th out of 18 shooters on this stage. I’m kind of neutral on this one. More A’s would have been great but I think shooting a little faster would have placed me a little higher in the rankings.
This was another classifier stage. I scored 7 A’s and 5 B’s with no misses. Even with a time of just over 10 seconds (which I personally felt was pretty fast for my ability), I was light-years behind the 1st place shooter (who turned around, fired 6 shots on 3 targets, reloaded, and fired 6 more rounds at 3 targets, all in just over 6 seconds.)
This stage was a bit muddy and I deliberately took it easy moving through it (everyone else took the same caution to it really is no excuse). I scored 23 A’s, 3 C’s, with 3 M’s, and 1 no-shoot penalty. The three misses plus the no-shoot is what hurt me the most on this stage. I placed 12th out of 18 total shooters.
This is video from the match in case you missed it in an earlier post
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