Glück gehabt – oder man kann ein Match auch mit gebrochenem Schlagbolzen schiessen…

Just found out, why the cylinder of my 586 sometimes didn´t close as smooth as usual while shooting the Infinity Euro Open.  The reason was a broken firing pin! Luckily, the breakage was at a point, where the rest of the pin was a little bit thicker than the firing pin hole so it stayed in position and ignition was possible!

But now the best: I´ve written a mail to Randy Lee of Apex Tactical (www.apextactical.com)  immediately, telling the problem. I´ve just wanted to order some new pins. And guess what wrote Randy to me? New Pins will be on their way to me right on tuesday as a replacement!! This is what I call a perfect customer service!

10.Infinity Euro Open 2011 – der Jubiläumswettkampf

First – this Match is always a pleasure to shoot and one of the favourites in my match-calendar! Why? That´s easy to answer – this match is pure fun – very smooth to shoot, nearly always more than one way to solve a stage, build, to think about! Fantastic! Organization was well prepared, Score sheets already in right order at each stage etc. etc. This match has it´s own spirit! But enough about this already very well known match and more about  my shooting :

This year, I shot the match in the prematch, because we wanted to start a vacation on saturday (after all, we couldn´t go, but this is a different story). My first stage was Stage 17 – a 32 rounds long course including 3 moving targets, enganged by a popper, to shoot after changing position while reloading. They could be seen in the end-position only from far behind. I was the first on this stage and decided to shoot the offensive way, after engaging them by shooting the popper, change position and reload and shoot all three targes through the front window as foreseen. But – I was too slow and got only 5 shots on the mover before it went away. Shit. Plan B – shoot to the end of the stage and then move all back to the start and shoot the last moving target from behind. Unfortunately, I overlooked a wall and crashed with my gun into it and felt down. Puh, luckily, gun pointed to save direction and I could continue shooting the stage (after realizing all what happend, what tooked my some seconds)  – and the match! The next stages and the whole match at all went quite well and I could get back what I´ve lost there. All in all, I did quite well and had some very nice runs. The match was a lot of fun! Of course, there´ve been also some stages, where things went not so fine, but – who cares 😉

I can write this now very relaxed. At matchday, I had the strong feeling, that my teammate Markus was often a little bit better than me – a few seconds faster here, better hits there etc. Of course didn´t I give up and continued positive thinking, but in the evening, after the last stage (and more than 420 rounds fired that day!), I thought that I finished only second. First, when I got the verifiers, I realized, that it was me, making the big points, winning the major stages. So in the end, I finished first, 1.15% before Markus! 🙂

Infinity Euro Open 2011 – I´m coming!

And here are the Results:

Infinity Euro Open 2011 – Overall

Infinity Euro Open 2011 – Stages