Saturday, February 26, 2005

Shards of Honor

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Our friend, Harold the ("Ah-CHOO!") Barbarian, joined us at an IPSC match today at the Dundee Practical Shooters range in Dundee, Oregon.

One of the stages featured a lot of Pepper Poppers and IPSC Targets hidden in a veritable forest of plastic barrels. Harold discovered that there was a 'sweet spot' which allowed him to engage all targets from a single position ... if he just sorta leaned to the right so he could see the last Pepper Popper.

We think he leaned too far. Maybe he just missed the shot. Either way, he hit the rim of a target-obscuring plastic barrel and BLEW a piece of it off!

The six-inch "shard" flew off, and sliced into an adjacent IPSC target in a manner reminiscent of Genghis Kahn. No, the Range Officer did not give him credit for the C-zone hit. Missing a golden opportunity for "The Perfect Squelch", he also failed to ask: "Do you feel lucky?"

BTW, the title for this post comes from a Lois McMaster Bujold novel, the first of the Miles Vorkosigan series which I am currently rereading for the 3rd time.

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