I did poorly at a tournament my dad & I joined last week at the Quezon City Police Department Firing Range. I was doing fine on the first 3 stages, but I stank the one that had a lot of IPSC poppers (small steel plates).
Normally I don't have any trouble with these. But on that particular stage, it took me about two or more shots to drop each plate. Aaaarrgh!
Overconfidence is a zombie-hunter-killer.
It matters a lot to me because poppers represent the all-important head shot. How else will we slay our undead foes?
I've been preparing for the big 11th Bolo Tuason Cup this July 15, so my drills need to remedy my weakness. I also want to improve to show my dad that I'm really trying to catch up with him. He made it to the #3 ranking at the national level around 2005-2006 for the standard division. He'd make a fabulous zombie hunter & could easily protect my mom WTSHTF.
Happy weekend report:
We went to an indoor range yesterday. The monsoon season is in full swing, so it was raining hard. This forced us to make a rare trip to an indoor range. I focused training on slightly than smaller popper targets compared to the IPSC standard.
We had a lot of fun and found that either of us would tend to miss a couple of "routine" shots during live-fire practice. This can sometimes result from overconfidence & bad habits mistakenly reinforced during dry fire.
The targets we worked on were placed between 10 and 15 meters. Smaller targets are good because it will help us train to destroy zombie brains. Shots to the lower half of the head will not be combat effective unless the bullet is large enough to blast the thing apart.
Brain destruction is the only valid shot. Alpha or nothing!
And here's some progress at the end of the day. Remember folks, if it ain't a head shot, you're wasting ammo.