Generation 300 is the end of the year match for Generation Practical Shooters, it is held as an USPSA style outlaw match with five 60 round stages. Because of the round count per a stage they allow any length magazines, among the magazines I used four magazines with Taylor Freelance 140mm extensions which allowed me to load 22 rounds in each magazine.
Anyways it was an interesting match, I found that my performance suffered as the stage went on, I probably need to work on building my stamina. Anyways though I flubbed a few times due to that, I still walked away with 2nd ‘C’ class in production division which gave me another plaque for my collection.
Interesting match, shot 98% of the points available, but I was slow as shit. Which is normal for my first match back from a NRA Action Pistol match. If you watch the match the stages don’t quite resemble the stage descriptions, they were all modified to bring them up to maximum round count.
The most fun stage was Neon Moon, I liked the mix of close, medium and long range shots. Ting Ting Tong was fun, but mostly or all steel stages are always fun, and was the stage that I scored the best on. Shoot ‘Em Up was painful, that popper just didn’t want to fall, they said I should’ve challenged it, but honestly I was in knock it down mode. Only 3 Sides was also a little interesting as I had to avoid going to kneeling, as it takes too long to get up, so the position I was exactly comfortable.
July is at and end, and it was capped off with the Generation Practical Shooters USPSA match. This match was a classifier match in that we shot four classifiers and three local stages. The classifiers were
Ever just phone in a stage? Just going through the motions so you have a score rather then a DNF. Well that happened today on the last stage, Stage 5. It was 100 degrees, my leg wasn’t fitting right, and I had a headache. So I just got up there and shot the stage with little prep, and not really caring. Shot a no shoot, had to do a slide lock reload, and just generally looked confused.
Match was five stages plus the classifier, the classifier was the classic El Presidente, CM 99-11. We shot them in order except for the last two which we swapped because the squad behind us was running so late. Overall the match was fun, but it was so damn hot that thing started to suck by stage 4.
My performance was a lot better then I expected, I achieved 7 out of 21 in production. That was mostly propelled by excellent hits on stage 3, with no hits to the no shoot, which allowed to achieve second. I did descent in stage 2, and the classifier wasn’t horrible. The rest I would be better off forgetting.
Even though the angle wasn’t quite right, the camera has given me insight on some of the things I need to work on. I think I bring the gun back too often, and I have some extraneous motion on my reloads. Next time I will be moving the up just a tad so it gets a better angle.
Finally I tried something new, I picked up a grip enhancer. Not quite sure what is in, which means it will probably give me cancer (again), but it helps with keeping my hands dry to grip the gun. Only cost me a few bucks at Sports Authority. Combined with my new large grip insert stippling I had zero issues with grip during the match today. Next match I am going to find something to help make the heat more tolerable, I am thinking a spray bottle of water that I can keep in the cooler. I am also hoping to have my new leg by then.