Sunday, June 29, 2008

2008 Area 1: Hot! Hot! Hot!

For those of you who attended the Area 1 match this year, you don't need to be told that the weather turned unseasonably hot on the last 2 days of the match.

On Saturday afternoon, they had to shut down the match two hours early because it was so hot that people were getting sick from the heat. The Match Administration Staff pulled an 'all-nighter' to creatively shuffle the final-day schedule, and everybody finished the match only a couple of hours late.

Despite the oppressive heat, the match offered sufficient entertainment to bring everybody back for the final day of competition.

One of the attractions was a stage named "House Calls". A Barrier Door had been provided which required the competitor to use a heavy steel ram to 'break down the door' to reach the grounded pistol and engage 16 Metric targets.

It's possible to over-describe this stage. Instead, I'll show how this excellent "house clearing" stage was addressed by one of the premium IPSC shooters.

This video is also available at Jerry the Geek's Video Shooting Gallery ( See page 2, or go here for a direct download of the higher-quality 10MB video.)

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