Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top Tip for Trike Commuters

I realize that your shiney new trike has opened a new world of experiances to yor previously cage bound experiance, but unless you want that to include major surgery and the ICU here is a top tip from the cager in the truck next to you: 

Left Turn Only means we're going left.  If you are in the inside of the two left turn lanes and I'm in the outside turn lane you're either going left or under my rear wheels.  I'd rather you went left, personally.   

Fortunately for the idiot on the trike I was paying alot more attention to him the he was to me. 

Stay safe

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blackwater Day 2

Another day of shooters. 

Pictures and video to follow when I get home, but sun rise out here is nice.

For all the issues with following the course of fire, and using cove, I had no unsafe gun handling on my range.  All the shooters were very consciouse of muzzle control.  This was especialy critical given the number of doors to be opened.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Black Water IDPA

Observations from the first day of competition at the 2010 Blackwater IDPA Shoot house Shootout:

This is the second year I've worked the match, and its interesting to see the varying styles of the SOs and the shooters.

Watching the shooters try to take cover in close quarters forces them to either move back to avoid crowding the cover, or expose to much of thier bodies.

the shooters are very good at diferentiating between shoot and noshoot targets.  But the extra queues (flashing lights on the frame) and opening doors cause confusion, or were outright missed.  Presumably because its not part of thier usual mind set.

The supprising thing to me was the number of folks supprised by thier guns running dry.  When the slide locks open they stand like a duck in thunder, or dont notice and try to pull the trigger harder.

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