...since I'm heading into a really tough couple of weeks. Match yesterday did go as well as I hoped, but (as you know if you follow the Twitter feed) I did manage to carve out a category win by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin. Interesting point..you know how I've said every match is a learning experience? One stage was pretty interesting, because no matter how we gamed it, there wasn't a "logical" way to run it. Sooner or later you'd have to do an awkward transition to the next gun. I actually like stages like that...back in old IPSC days, I used to love to write stages that required the competitor to think.
I plotted out a gamey sequence that I thought would work well, then proceeded to fail to execute said plan.
Lesson Learned: Back when I did some hi-zoot windsurfing, the really good sailors had a saying -- never buy anything too trick to sail. Same goes for planning...it's easy to come up with a tricksy plan; much harder to execute he plan within the sub-30 second timeframe necessary for success.
After the match we spent some time with the contractor, a good friend and IDPA shooter who built the current Secret Hidden Bunker, on the property where the new, improved Bunker is going to be built (with a little luck). We staked out the house site and driveway, and hopefully we'll begin moving dirt this summer. The plan is for an off-grid solar house heated by propane, with a propane back-up generator.
I think I mentioned that right after we purchased the property a few years back, I was at a speaking engagement in Florida where I met a woman who lived in the area. "Oh my god!" she said. "I hope you haven't closed on the property. You definitely don't want to live up there! The whole place is full of survivalist types with guns!"
Fans, I hope!
Next week is all machineguns all the time. BTW, I'm thinking of doing a guest appearance on a big deal Discovery Channel special, talking about (surprise) guns. Will make a decision early next week.
Nice couple of spring days! Snow tonight and tomorrow...