moar dispershun plz.
Looks good. I wish I would have been there :(
Did you guys train for being "slick", or for flaks and kevlars?
I don't know what this "slick" you refer to is, but we did not wear body armor. As most of us were civilians and training from a civilian/police perspective it probably wouldn't make sense to gear up. I did however larp it up in full camo.
Originally Posted by 3moose1
Yeah...we trained without the benefit of armor, or taking into consideration of wearing body armor. Not too many "average joes" have access to body armor...so we trained like we didn't have any--meaning we didn't post up in hallways or try hallway domination schemes as a general rule. We taught a general flow technique in long hallways and cross-door entry schemes on closed-cell room searches.
I played indoor air soft today with my Camp Skeletor skills and had one kinda casual team try to recruit me within 2 hours and then a sponsored team of serious players approached me about joining up with them at the end of the day. Thanks camp skeletor for helping me make a good impression.
Any time, Kat. We're already putting our collective heads together for "Camp Skeletor 2: The Revenge of Skeletor" for next year. Much less emphasis on classroom (although I think we did a good job of trimming that out) and more emphasis on practical exercises.
Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
Airsoft is fun...no doubt; but I was hoping that you would give IDPA a try. You have good instincts on weapons transitions (from what I saw of you on FoF Day and Range Day) and really good reloads on pistols. I think that you would excel at it with just a little bit of practice on your drawing and tactical/combat reloads. IDPA often stresses Tactical Reloads (with retention)--not wasting any ammo/mags and every once in a while, a combat reload.
If you're able to make it again next year, you're gonna see some sick FoF scenarios...I've got all sorts of evil **** planned.
IDPA is high on my to do list. Honestly I kind of want a 1911 before I get into it because I shoot pretty great with a 1911. With a 1911 I can get better groups at 25 yards then I can get with our p226 at 15.
But that's just "i need this new gear to play right' whining so I'm going to make time to get out to an IDPA match in the relative near future even if I have to run a DA/SA 9mm
Last edited by Anna Kovacs; 8/29/2010 1:33am at .
I typically shoot an HKP7M13 or a Glock 17 during IDPA. If I were you, I'd consider a 9mm. It's MUCH cheaper to shoot/train with and won't kick your wallet's ass if you want to go train. I don't particularly care for the 1911...the design itself is faulty and is prone to "fail to feed" malfunctions, plus you're always changing buffers and springs and screwing with the extractor...not to mention, most of the sights are just crappy. That's a lot of badness just to trade off for a single-action trigger pull. It's not too difficult to learn to control a trigger on a Sig or a Glock. In fact, it's pretty easy...it's just that first double-action trigger pull that messes with some people...mostly because they don't train themselves to control the trigger.
Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
You can do it!
Or if worse comes to absolute worst, get your 1911 in 9mm. Less feeding problems with the "pointy" 9mm cartridge, plus--it's affordable to shoot, less recoil, and more controllability.
I usually get completely owned score-wise at USPSA and Steel matches, but I'm slowly getting better with practice. Everyone says "front sight, front sight, front sight", but once you've got that, there's so much more to master because there are so many things that can go wrong after you've got your perfect sight picture.
Actually, I was surprised at Camp Skeletor because I felt my performance was a lot better than I thought it would be. It really boosted my confidence.
EDIT: Malfunction clearance and frequent reloads are part of the reason 1911s are fun to shoot, for me. I feel like it makes the game more mentally challenging. Part of the reason I feel so confident clearing type 3 malfunctions is because I used to get them all the time!
Please elaborate on the latter part of this sentence.
Originally Posted by Lord Skeletor
Originally Posted by Robstafarian
Certainly, my man. This picture should put it into perspective for you:
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