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Ben Stoeger
June 20, 2006, 01:07 AM
Here is some video I got of myself, and my squad at some recent USPSA matches.

If you havent gotten out to one of these matches yet, you are really missing out.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-299264431288479860


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3170812104205084263


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=449815188111664081


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2953666832699905044

9mm1033
June 23, 2006, 08:05 AM
Thanks for sharing the videos. You may have saved me some money. Was considering the handgun sports. But at my age, I just don't have the speed, reaction time or ability to focus on the target and sights "older eyes." What kind of auto were you using?

Jim Watson
June 23, 2006, 10:05 AM
Dear 9mm1033,

Age is not an excuse. You just go slower than the young hotshots.
I kind of peaked out about 3 years ago in IDPA. That was the last time I won a first in class. My eyes and reflexes aren't what they used to be. But I still have a good time.

Maddog_Enigma
June 23, 2006, 12:56 PM
Okay I'm curious...

I don't know the first thing about competition shooting. What is the guy behind the shooter (an official?) holding and what is it's purpose? To count the rounds fired or something?

Jim Watson
June 23, 2006, 01:51 PM
Yup, it is a shot timer.
When he says "Are you ready; stand by; BEEP!" it starts the timer.
The timer has a microphone pickup for the muzzle blast and records the time from the start signal to each shot. Your score is based on the total time from the start signal til your last shot. Placement of hits on the target are calculated in to arrive at a final score.

Ben Stoeger
June 24, 2006, 01:28 PM
9mm1033,

I am using a Beretta 92G Elite 2.

FWIW, without contact lenses, I am legally blind. I have some of the worst eyes I have ever seen or heard about. My reaction time and foot speed is about average.

The greatest action handgun shooter in the world is a 45 year old guy who carries around a little bit of extra weight and has crappy knees.

You should really head out to a local match and see what is happening on your local scene. I bet you would have a great time.

Later,
Ben