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2016 Classifier -Finally

Posted: June 25, 2016 in Stronghold News

We managed to shoot at BGSL again last Saturday. It happened to be their yearly Classifier as a Level 1 match weekend. That totally took the stress of calling around and finding one out of the equation.  Lee and I geared up, grabbed some Cokes and sausage biscuits, and headed over. The weather was scorching hot, low 90’s, but full sun.  Those pits heat up quick, as do our hands, turning them into slip’n’slides. Our bricks of choice were the Sig 229 Legions. The Glock almost got a showing, but the new Blackpoint holsters we are running with the Sigs are just too smooth.

My classifier went better than expected. The one and only I ever shot was in 2012.  I went deep into Marksman, but came just short or Sharpshooter in ESP. This weekend proved that even when you can’t get to the range, regular dry firing will keep you sharp. My relationship with dry practice began last winter. I’ve put just shy of 1500 clicks at my hanging IDPA target in the garage. But that translates to 1500 DA trigger pulls, almost as many draws, and hopefully one or two good sight pictures in there somewhere.  Running in CCP, I managed a 124.21, even with way too many dropped points. 73, to be exact.  Lotta shots in the -1, a few -3.  Dropped two completely on stage 3 for a total of 88/90 on paper. No complaints, it’s consistent with my skill.  Not a breakout score in either direction. Just shy of expert on the second match I’ve ever shot a DA trigger, and only my second classifier. Smiles and celebratory Cokes all around! It did put me 5th overall, first in Div/Class and Div. 2nd in Class overall.  The printed numbers got that last one wrong, as it let a penalized shooter take a 90 sec. Stage time with 0 down for a reshoot.  It hurt all the statistics, but we have since sifted through that error.  Dry practice and a smooth Sig are the two biggest contributors to feeling confident out on the Stages. Looking forward to some more strong runs, maybe shoot for Expert at the end of the season… guys gotta have goals, right?


Wow. What a pistol. It is by far -and everyone is in total agreement- the smoothest all round packaged shooter we have ever handled. Sure, theres some allure to the custom 1911. But to tell you how good this baby is, two old stable fillers have walked off to make room for two Legions. From the front sight that remains the perfect size in every lighting condition, to the hyper-short “SRT” with polished action. This baby shoots. We put several hundred rounds through it Friday. Everything from full power Hornady Critical Duty to the dirtiest Federal Bulk from Wally World. It cycled flawlessly. Thanks to the weight, there is little discernable difference in soft and full power loads. They all work. Soooo…. perhaps that new Range Officer will have to wait a minute before it gets some IDPA face time. This Sig will fit perfectly in the CCP class. Perhaps ill do a proper write up on this beauty post BGSL classifier…..

March IDPA

Posted: March 6, 2016 in Stronghold News

Ok, two weeks until the March IDPA match at Wilmore. Big house move next week, hopefully a quick dust off of the new Sig P229 Legion in the afternoon, and then Wilmore on the 19th. See you there!


Posted: January 9, 2016 in Stronghold News

Third Saturday of each month. The next event will be held on January 16th. BGSL rarely cancels a match (2 ever) so expect to shoot regardless of rain and snow. A little extra CLP should cover it.. 😉

And we’re back!

Posted: January 9, 2016 in Stronghold News

After an almost three year hiatus of scattered shooting, sometimes no shooting, life has shifted again and allowed us to compete once more! Lee has been busy with NRA certifications and offering courses of his own, training up another group of shooters. My adoption is finalized, home is sold, and job has evened out (mostly).  This has freed us up to practice and compete on a more regular basis. December saw us stumbling all over the course…. but a little time and we will hopefully rock the next classifier. In between the madness, Lee managed to classify up to Sharpshooter is SSP. Congrats!

IDPA Video

Posted: April 2, 2012 in Stronghold News

Great video for IDPA information.