Friday, April 25, 2008

Michael Sucks Big Time!

Just a quick note to say that I have managed to shoot the very worst pistol match of my life at the Single Stack Classic/USPSA Single Stack Nationals...good lord, there were stages where I couldn't hit the ground! I may have managed to shoot myself into FLP (Frackin' Last Place...which I heartily deserve).

I wish I could think of a viable excuse, but my problem was that I insisted on pulling the trigger when the sights weren't on target. That is, when I wasn't snatching the trigger...

Well hell, still had a good time! The match was excellent...I was on a squad with USPSA Executive Director Dave Thomas and former USPSA President Dave Stanford, whom I worked for back in the Old Days, and John Amidon, head of the National Range Officer Institute. 

We all went to dinner tonight along with Andy Hollar, who was USPSA Prez after Dave Stanford and exchanged lies and assorted bullshit...good times!

Be sure to watch DRTV for my full video report, which will NOT feature a single one of my miserable stages!!!


Jerry The Geek said...

Been there, done that, the t-shirt owns me.

Well, hell, you were there too:

Reno, Area 1, June 19,1999.

Squad members included:
Ralph Arredondo (A, Open)
Michael Bane (D, Limited)
Carl Carbon (A, Limited)
Max Maximenko (A, Open)
Todd Jarrett (GM, Open)
Matt McLearn (GM, Open)
Charles Pulsemen(sp?) (M, Open)
Cal Erlich (M, Open ... compensated, ironsighted, single-stack 1911 .45acp)
Jerry the Geek (D, Limited)

Apparently, being squadded with the Best of the Best doesn't ... rub off.

I will remind you that, on Stage 12 ("Sharks In The Water") I managed to get the lowest non-zero score of any competitor ... hit factor = 0.04***.

Experience means we get to learn the same hard lessons over and over again.

Anonymous said...

It happens to everyone, Mike, don't sweat it.

Anonymous said...

Would love to see video from the match. Let us know when it is ready.

Bob Anderson said...

Well did you have to buy dinner?

catfish said...

Enjoyed visiting with you and TJ and hearing all about the behind the scenes at the 1000 round test.

TJ is a total hoot and I look forward to the next torture tests that ya'll come up with.

As long as they don't involve a BBQ grill. ;)

Anonymous said...

where is that pic from? HILARIOUS! I plan to use this as my new AIM pic.

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing last weekend at a local match. "Front sight, PRESS" went right out the window when the buzzer went off. Blew a 0 point factor on the CLASSIFIER stage. Hit every No-Shoot available, at least once. Opps.

Anonymous said...

"A bad day at the shooting range is better then a good day at work"

Anonymous said...

143 out of 275 shooters. Hell, it ain't last.

Anonymous said...

Chin up Michael, may be time to take the producers hat off and put your game face on!!!

Isn't funny how USPSA/IPSC shooters always seem to TANK THE CLASSIFIER STAGES??????

Anonymous said...

Oh come on Michael, ya know, that bit about exchanging lies and other bullshit at dinner with the likes of John Amidon and Dave Stanford is a total fabrication....

As loud as that shirt was that you were wearing, how could anyone exchange anything with you?

"Huh? Whatchya say? Speak up! I can't hear you over Michael's shirt."


If you think you sucked and still managed to place 143 out of some 275 shooters, then I must suck...




I almost zero'ed one stage.

Who woulda thunk it that having thread the needle type target and no shoot arrays actually required you to focus on the sights.

A good trigger squeeze might have helped too.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear it!

That monkey has horrible trigger control btw said...

This can't have effect in actual fact, that's exactly what I think.