SoCal (APTS)– 05/24/09 – Tac/Prec Match AAR

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APS – 05/24/09 – Tac/Prec Match Report

Yesterday we had our monthly Tac/Prec Rifle Match at A Place to Shoot in Saugus, California. We had quite a few new faces for this matches and several old as well. The day was nice and clear . . . a perfect So Cal shooting day.

There were no plaques given at this match but certificates were awarded to the top three competitors as follows: First Place – Don Augustine; Second Place – Devin Dolan; and Third Place – Randall Rausch.

The following is a breakdown of the seven courses of fire:

Stage I – 300 Yard CBS – Save the Hostage

In this first stage the competitors attempted to save a hostage with their first shot of the day. Hitting the bad guy was worth 100 points, hitting the hostage though was worth a negative 100 points. Out of 11 shooters only one managed to kill the bad guy and save the hostage and unfortunately 1 shooter killed the hostage with a hit to the hostage’s left temple.

Stage II – 775 YARD SPANK THE BUFF

The second course of fire is pretty explanatory from its title. In this stage the shooters engaged our also infamous steel buffalo at 775 yards. This was scored on decreasing value - the shooter had a max of three shots to hit the target. If hit in the first shot the shooter rec’d 100 pts; if the first shot was missed the shooter was allowed a second shot and if a hit was achieved it was worth 50 pts; if missed twice the shooter was allowed a third and final shot for which 25 pts were awarded for a hit. Several people spank our poor defenseless buff on their first attempt.


Stage III – 300 YARD BAD GUY ON THE HILL

In this third stage the shooters engaged a 12”x15” maiden at a distance of 300 yards in an improvised position shooting across a water barrel. As with the first stage the competitors were allowed a max of three shots with decreasing score. As with the buff there were several first round hits leading me to believe that the long-range prowess of our competitors has increase dictating a need for smaller targets even in improvised positions.

Stage VI – 100 YARD 20 DOT DRILL – PRONE – STRONG SIDE / WEAK SIDE

This stage was a little different than our standard dot drill in that instead of the standard five dots the shooters engaged a target with 20 ¾” dot. Ten dots were engaged in prone from their strong side and 10 from the weak side. The stage had a par time of 150 seconds. The dots had a value of 5 points each. No one cleaned this stage and the high score for the stage was 75 points.

Stage V – 100 YARD STANDING

In this stage the shooters engaged a 1/3 IPSC target in the standing position with 5 rounds. The stage had a 60 second par time. The target had scoring areas of 20 points, 10 points and 5 points. The high score for the stage was 55 points.

Stage VI – 100 YARD KNEELING

In this stage the shooters engaged a 1/3 IPSC target in the kneeling position with 5 rounds. The stage had a 60 second par time. The target had scoring areas of 20 points, 10 points and 5 points. The high score for the stage was 75 points.

STAGE VII – DEFUSE THE BOMBS

In this seventh and final stage the shooter job was to defuse 4 bombs by shooting their fuses. For each bomb defuse the shooter was awarded 25 points but if the shooter actually hit the bomb the shooter lost 25 points. This was done from prone with a 60 second par time. No one was able to defuse all four bombs with quite a few defusing 2.


All in all it was a very good match and all did very well.