The proceeds from today's match were donated to Avon's Breast Cancer Walk, so I had planned on going no matter the weather. I just lucked out that the weather was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. So beautiful I got a sunburn and it feels wonderful. No Vitamin D deficiency for this girl (we'll just overlook the skin cancer thing today).
I don't have the videos yet from the stages, but I do have the video from the carbine side match. Each month, after we've shot all of the match stages, we do a side match, which is entirely optional. I don't own a carbine (yet), so I borrowed Double Tap's. Here's a little tip: when borrowing a gun, be sure to spend the two or three seconds it takes to familiarize yourself with it. Had I taken just two seconds to remind myself that the magazine release is on the right side of the gun, I would have shaved almost eight seconds off my time.
|This is the AR I got to shoot;|
it has one of Mrs Mom's custom slings.
Mrs Mom's recently gotten into making things out of paracord and this sling is one of her designs. It's pretty cool and since I got to try it out, I know what I want when I order BAMF's sling.
The stage included five pistol rounds, transition to rifle and twenty-five rifle rounds. I'm not overly thrilled with how I shot it, but I'm not ashamed of how I shot it either. I did miss the pop-up target - never even got a round off at it - because of poor planning on my part. I should have completely shouldered the weapon, made sure I had a good sight picture, and then activated the pop-up. Lesson learned.
Despite the fact that I didn't shoot the side match well, I feel pretty good about the day.
And why wouldn't I feel good about it? I got to spend the day outside at the range, blowing holes in targets AND we raised over $1000 for the Breast Cancer Walk.