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3rd Annual Hoosier Daddy Classic

Discussion in 'Shooting Sports' started by Mad_Machinist, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Mad_Machinist

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    Our club held our annual blowout IDPA match last weekend. This group drove several hours to attend it and made a very nice video of their experience.

    The Cowboy Shooters were gracious enough to let us use 3 bays on their range giving us a total of 8 stages.

    There's a possibility we will make this an IDPA sanctioned match in th next year or so. We had 75 shooters this year including staff.

     
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    That looked like a lot of fun. Question, stage 4 bucket or pail?
     
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    Lol, it's a pail!

    I copied that one from another local club. It's chore time and your feeding the sheep when a pack of wolves attack. All shots must be taken while moving and first 6 are strong hand only. The pail is filled with shelled corn. Spill 1 kernel and you get a 3 second procedural penalty.

    Did you notice what happens behind that tall no-shoot on Stage 8? I built that stage to be a mind melter. 18 targets get 1 round each while sitting on this:

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    It's easier to lose track of which target you've shot than it seems when those 2 come out. And you better have at least 3 left in the gun when you pop the steel.
     
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    I did notice. I very much enjoy building things, but if given the choice between building the stage or shooting it. I'd have to go with shooting it. Mind melted or no! Lucky for you, I'm assuming you got to do both!

    I wondered if there was a penalty for spilling the bucket. Very cool man, very cool. Another question, what do the painted hands mean? Are they no shoots?
     
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    Correct. Every hit on a non-threat adds 5 seconds to your time.

    I get into it on all levels. Many of the active/moving target stands we use are ones that I've built. It's one advantage to having a machine shop at your disposal. We call those stands on Stage 8: "out & back". There are 2 of them behind the no-shoot. Both have cables running to the steel "poppers". The cables are connected so it doesn't matter which popper you shoot, both out and backs are tripped simultaneously. Gives the shooter a little "oh shit" moment.

    In stage 1 there is a running man target in the far back. There are no clear views in the video but; you can just make out something moving back there when the shooter is farthest forward. @r3dbull4dd1kt would be proud of me on that one. It uses garage door track to roll down.

    Setting up a match like this takes a lot more than meets the eye. There's about a dozen of us that design the stages. I try to design a few whenever I have a spare moment. We met the Saturday prior to discuss who was doing what and which bays, target stands, and props we were using. On Thursday we worked from about 5:00 pm until dark and came back at 7:00 am Friday. We had things completed about 4:00 pm Friday and the staff shot all the stages at that time. It's a good way to be certain everything is working as it should before the crowd shows up Saturday morning.

    I'm not great at IDPA but every year I get a little better and I'm about a 10 fold better shot than I was before I started. Many "defensive" shooters will poo-poo IDPA because it is a game. It's still trigger time under some pressure. The faster you can get your sights on a target and deliver the round the better you would be in a real world situation. Faster reloads, faster follow up shots, it all becomes important factors.
     
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    Buckets have nearly parallel sides, while pails taper fron top to bottom.
     
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    That is genius!
     

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