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Actually I've been looking for IDPA ranges for many years(15-20) now. One of the clubs listed ( North Olmsted Sportsmans Club) has IDPA and I'm a member there BUT BUT BUT It's setup in an indoor 50ft range. I've been to one to watch and no way I would participate in it after seeing a good IDPA outdoor range/course.
I used to belong to TRW Rod & Gun Club from the mid 70s' to about 10 years ago. In the tailing end of my membership there, range officer would set up paper plates on sticks at different heights and different distances. Very informal,shoot once at all the plates as fast as you can,no scoring no timing,just some informal fun. The club was renamed Crooked Creek Conservation Club with much expansion and improvements. They now have timed shoots. I contacted them and the shoots are open to the public, no membership required. He told me to stop in to watch and bring guns. Have yet to go there but it is my intention.
 

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All,

Time for an update of the Hansen Gazette. Sponsored by McDonalds. Supplying ice cream sundaes to the deplorable Monday night shooters long into the night and sometimes actually getting the order correct.

Anyway, as it will be no surprise to anyone who hasn’t been living on the moon for the last year or so, the Pistol Caliber Carbine division (PCC) and Carry Optic (CO) division have been taking off and not surprising, the people shooting these “cheating” guns have been scoring nicely against their mere iron sighted rivals. This needs to be addressed, and soon!

With that said, I believe it was our own Bob Holland who opined that the PCC guys and gals should be shooting Head Shots Only to at least make an attempt to bring those renegades with optics back in line with the unwashed masses of iron shooters. This intrigued me.

With that preamble, I will announce to the world (at least to the Hansen world) that effectively next week, we will have a new Level One division to shoot. Totally optional, but if you have any sense of truth, justice and the American way, you may want to try it. You can even select it on PractiScore when you sign up or we can change your Division in the stats shack.

HSO is the new division. Head Shots Only.


Yes, you can now play in your own division with all of the other cheaters shooting rifles, bazookas, carry optics, machine guns and the like. Of course ANYBODY can choose to shoot in the HSO division, but we’re trying to level the playing field, not start a war.

Here are the basic rules to play by……..

  1. All static paper targets are to be engaged as head shots, including Mozambiques.
  2. Scoring is simple. You either hit the head or you don’t. Zero or a miss.
  3. The head shot is the entire head, not just the zero scoring circle.
  4. Steel and moving targets (drop turn, swingers, etc) are shot normally with normal scoring.
  5. Shooting from retention remains the same for safety reasons.
  6. And finally, for you PCC gamers, ANY hit on a non-threat counts, not just the head!

That’s it! Pretty simple, easy to remember (for us old guys) and you get the satisfaction of telling anybody that will listen that “Yeah, I ran the Monday night match shooting all head shots”. This moves you up the gun guy rankings in “cool factor” by many, many points!

On the score results sheets you will be listed as HSO instead of whatever division you would have normally shot so that anybody else in the match that sees your score will realize just how great you are and that they probably got beat by a guy shooting head shots!!

I have updated the PractiScore sign up to show “HSO” as a valid division and it will also be on the tablets.

I realize that this relates mostly to the cheating PCC guys, but I’m sure there may be a Carry Optic (CO) whiner or two that might come in when they need to feel loved at a later date.

So, if you are happy with this small addition to our Monday night fun, you can thank me. If you think it sucks big time, yell at Bob Holland.

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As an update, the "HSO" fun division has taken off. Several of the PCC guys stepped up to the challenge and are looking forward to more matches with the "heads only" for them. I think it's a bit of a bragging rights thing.

We've gone back to normal scoring on the head which makes the "down zero" size only a four inch circle on the head. The rest being "down 1" second of time. Of course a miss is still 5 seconds.

So, you guys with the PCC's and AR's. Work on your head shots and join in!

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After a summer of shooting various division in IDPA a few of us have decided to give the "Head Shot Only" game another run using the Carbines. Should be interesting.

Picked up a few new shooters who are having a good time playing the game. One guy said that he "had never missed a target at 5 yards until you made it a challenge with that stupid timer".

Yep, a little pressure goes a long way.

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Hey guys! It's good to be back.

It looks like our friendly admin has fixed whatever the heck that problem was with the log in process. This is good!

Anyway, to start things off again, there is an ongoing Worldwide "Postal" match going on with the IDPA and it's interesting to see the scores that are coming out from around the world. Obviously most of the scores that are posted are from the USofA but the European scores are trickling in slowly.

Right now, with two months to go, I'm holding my own in two divisions and not doing too bad in a third.

I'm still involved in IDPA and Steel Challenge shooting the Carbine (Ruger PC) in both events. It's always fun to shoot the rifle for real instead of practice time.

So, welcome back guys. Looking forward to hearing about things up in the north country.

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Guys,

In the shooting sports, the PCC is getting picked on for a variety of reasons in spite of it being a really fun way to shoot these matches. Lots of good natured ribbing about "cheating guns" and the like.

My own "friends", and I use the term loosely, have finally forced me to put the Ruger PCC down for a few weeks and to drag out something to shoot in a pistol class.

Looks like the mighty Glock 30 is coming off the shelf to put some respect back into those "young un's" out there whining when they get beat every week. It's also my daily carry so the transition won't be to difficult. Yes, I do shoot my carry gun in competitions.

I may not beat them all, but I'll at least put a dent in the top 15 this week I'm sure. May even take top in CDP (basically the 45ACP division) but that's to be determined on Monday night.

Grabbed the extended slide release off of my Glock 21 and put it on the Glock 30 to make the mag changes a bit faster and a little less painful on my thumb. Was going to shoot the Glock 41 but it just doesn't feel as "natural" to me as the G30 does in my hand. The accuracy of both is not in question, it's how it feels during the run that counts.

We'll see how it goes.

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OK, let's try this again. Had some kind of problem with "cookies" here and couldn't post anything yesterday!

Went over to a long time friend's range in Volusia county (near Daytona) and shot in his month IDPA match. Pretty good group of guys and it was fun seeing some old friends.

One of the stages that they put up was this one in the video.

You were sitting at the bar (a table) with two drinks in your hand and evidently all hell broke loose in the place.

You had to trash the table to make some sort of cover, then engage a disappearing target (the first one) before engaging the rest to finish.

The odd thing about this is that of the 8 guys on my squad, FOUR of them could not get their safety off in time to take out the first target! I'm thinking that if you carry an EDC with a thumb or grip safety, you would be well off to make sure that clearing the safety is an automatic reflex rather than having to think about it.

But then I'm a Glock guy and we just pull the trigger when needed!

Anyway, try not to laugh at the guy with two bad knees smashing into the ground and going at it. Oh yeah, I won this stage and went "Down Zero" on it. (No points down, that's good.)

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Sitting at a table in a bar with a drink in each hand-sounds to assume that we are alcoholics and spend our lives in bars.
A carbine laying on the table pointed at who knows where in the bar.
A round chambered and safety not on ?
 

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The stage description had your loaded pistol (or in my case, the carbine) on the table, safety on.

It's a scenario stage to get you to do something other than just draw and shoot.

Knocking over the table threw a lot of guy's timing off for some reason. Very strange.

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