And Boy Howdy, am I sleepy!
Finished up the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-Gun this morning about 3AM...9 stages over 2 nights. Here's the Cliff Notes version -- I easily did twice as well as last year, but still slower than molasses in liquid nitrogen. Overall, though, I'm really pleased.
The guns were 100% -- no problems of any kind. I made the absolute right choice of kit for the match. The Daniel DDM4 was a rock! I loved shooting the rifle. The Ruger SR-9 performed with boring regularity....one thing I did very different from last year was I leaned very heavily on the Streamlight TLR-2 laser (we'll be talking about this in the podcast next week). How did it work? I don't think I dropped a single shot on paper. The Carbon Arms VersaMax performed to my admittedly high expectations. Yes, I had newbie problems, but NO TRAIN WRECKS!
Also, I'm happy to say all hit ALL the long shots -- 4 200 yards with a Colt 5.56 fitted with an FLIR thermal imager; 2 100 yard/ 2 50 yard with a Colt Competition Rifle with night vision. Also did good with a full auto SCAR, a SAW belt-fed and with a PWS SBR and suppressed Glock 17 all run with nighvision goggles.
C'mon, how freakin' cool is it to get to shoot all that stuff?!?!?!??!?
The CT Midnight match is truly one of the great shooting matches out there. I love it. As long as they keep inviting me, I'll keep shooting it.
Full report on DOWN RANGE Radio next week.
Congrats to CT, all the sponsors and Match Director Chuck Anderson for a fine match!
Finished up the first 5 stages by 4:30 AM; the last 4 stages last night by 3:30 AM.