How fast the time flies! Already April again and no update of my website yet… I’m so sorry! But I’ve been pretty busy with testing new parts for the upcoming season! After the Worldshoot last year, I’ve took a much needed brake. I didn’t touch my Revolvers up to this years January. But now, I’m back in the game! Continue reading “IPSC Rifle Area 5 Championships”
Part II of my WSXVIII Report
After the second match day, I was very curious to see, how the results would be. Not knowing, how the other top guys from the other revolver squad would have finished (The German Revolver Team hadn’t finished in the top three at the last World Shoot in Florida 2014 – because of that, we were scheduled in Revo Team Squad “two” this time. On squad one have been the Teams from USA, Austria and Brazil). I guess, you can understand how excited I was, when I saw, that I had taken the lead after day two! Again, that night was not the best for a deep and relaxing sleep… Of course did I tell myself to calm down and relax and not to think too much about the results. I wanted to just shoot the same style like the days before. Continue reading “IPSC WSXVIII Chateâuroux / France — Part II — Matchday 3 and 4”
It´s been a while since I posted my last update here – I´m sorry, but the last months have just been incredibly packed. Where shall I start… after the early season matches like Munich Open and Steelchallenge, with the Infinity Open (again a fantastic match with great stages and a good score for me), the German Nationals Revolver (this time, a DESASTER match for me, but this is another Story…) and the French Nationals, the season came closer to the really big one. The Worldshoot XVIII 2017 Chateâuroux, France was right ahead. As everybody, I was curious how the new range in France will look like and how the organization will be – everybody had still the many problems in Hungary at the EHC in mind. As a preparation, I had signed up for the French Nationals held on the same range, just 4 weeks in advance – a very good idea as it turned out after my disaster match at the German Nationals. Continue reading “IPSC WSXVIII Chateâuroux / France, French Nationals, HK Masters, Infinity Open… I´m far away from being actual…”
…the last weeks have been unbelievable packed – I hope, to be able to write some lines about these matches soon – so far just some results and some pics… Continue reading “breaking — Phantasy “strong” LIII, Deutsche Meisterschaft IPSC Rifle, European Steelchallenge 2017″
Maybe interesting for the one or the other – if you don`t have a chrony but you want to use a ballistic calculator – Here, some new measurements out of my new DAR-15 IPSC with a Lothar Walther 16,75″ barrel Continue reading “Measurements Geco .233 ammunition”
alright – guns are checked in, ammo is clipped and bag is packed – I’m ready for the 2016 European Handgun championships in Hungary! Let the games begin! Today the opening ceremony and tomorrow, the match starts. I’m scheduled to shoot Monday and Wednesday in the afternoon and Tuesday and Friday in the morning. 4x6Stages. Let’s see, what the match brings… 🙂
time flies! A lot has happened in between and no time for writing blog posts… I´ve used the time to restore and to work on the new blog page. As the hack of my original page has left a lot of damage, I´ve decided to build a complete new one and I was at least able, to transfer a lot of content from the old database to the new one. Unfortunately, it seems, that the nextgen picture galleries of the old blog have been damaged and so far, I was not able to transfer them. But I still keep trying to get them back working here also!
Regarding my shooting a lot has been going on – I´ve shot the German Nationals Revolver, the German Nationals Rifle in handgun caliber and finally the last preparation match for the upcoming Europeans, the Geco Masters.
All in all, the preparation is proceeding and I´ve improved my shooting a lot at the Geco compared to the Nationals Revo! But one after the other…
Nationals are always some kind of special – OK, it´s just a Level III as a lot of others. International competitors, some tough props and so on. But – it´s the Nationals… This year, we spend our family vacation the weeks before the nationals. We came back just two days before – and as we`ve been in the US this year, this meant 3 weeks no practice and a huge jet lag to cope with. Not the best preconditions. The match this year was some kind of different compared to the years before. The last years, Nationals have been sometimes a bit easy set up. Hard to describe. Not really easy, but they’ve lacked some alternatives in stage planning, interesting probs and so one. This year, the match was very challenging! Tough setups, alternatives and all in all a very challenging one. The most stages didn`t really give an advantage to the 8-round revos so shooting precise was substantial! As my preparation wasn`t the best, I had a really hard time on the first stages – dexterity and coordination weren´t the best. We had to start with an weak hand only and a stron hand only stage in the morning – man, was this hard to get down the two small poppers on 20m… 🙁
Luckily, I was able to raise my performance from stage to stage and finally, I´ve earned my 11th National title! But interesting lesson again – never give up, even when the first stages went badly. Results are calculated in the end.
Just three weeks later, Nationals Rifle in handgun caliber (9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP) took place. The last years, my Sabre XR15 9mm bothered me a lot with jams – caused by a travelling extractor pin. Before the NAtionals last year, I´ve fixed that issue and this match went pretty good. So I thought, just a minor preparation had to be enough as my main focus was the preparation for the Europeans. I took the rifle only once for practice – already in this practice session, I had again some jams – not extracting ones, this time feeding ones… 🙁
It got better with cleaning and oiling so I didn`t spend more time on that. Maybe a mistake… In the match I had to cope with jams on 8 out of 12 stages. This sucked! It was so hard to stay focused and to get along with that! Anyway, somewhen, I just wanted to finish this pain. But again – keeping fighting saved me a third place in the end! But next year, either I have to prepare better or to stay at home!
Finally, the last big preparation match before the big one came up – the Geco Masters. As Geco is my main sponsor, of course I wanted to finish as good as possible. As my preparation with increased practice went on, I felt pretty good prepared. I´ve spent some work on shooting small and partial targets on long distances and calling my shots more than before. This payed off, as this match was a pretty hard cookie! Far away targets, some warp speed swingers and some hard to shoot small plates – very interesting! As I was focused and well prepared, I had some very, very nice runs! Gun worked good, ammo loaded with new brass, new HearthCo clips and especially adapted magnet holders worked very nice together. Though I also had 4 Mikes in this match (I´ve stayed clean the last three or four matches so far!) I finished first again by a solid lead of 11%. Of course, I´m never 100% satisfied – there’ve been some unnecessary D’s and bad shots – so still a lot of work to do the next two weeks! Onwards and upwards!2016 Geco IPSC Masters results 2016 Geco IPSC Masters stageresults
Beside the match stuff going on, I finally got my new DAR Rifle! What a beauty! The rifle is so accurate manufactured and so tight fittet that its a pleasure to handle it! I haven’t shot it yet, but I’m sure, it will work as nice as it is looking!
I’m very excited!