We thought we were showing up for PPC but turns out we got the dates wrong, and it was Indoor Action! Which is even more fun! We also finally got our membership. I can get to the range and practice without attending a competition.
This was the first time I’d taken my new PPQ out to an event. Meanwhile, my husband took over my P22 for a change.
There were fewer people at this event because it was sort of cancelled at such a last minute that only half of us got the message. It’s amazing how little time it takes to set up a quick and dirty stage when you’re in a hurry.
I finally get up there, and on the first stage, the first thing I’m supposed to do is shoot over a metal barricade, but below the metal railing that is above it, thus shooting through a rectangle.
As I mentioned before, the PPQ had way more kick than I expected. So when I came to this event, the first shot goes off and the gun flips up, smacking into the railing. I was pretty surprised and it stuck with me through the event. The guy keeping time was very helpful and gave me advice after each of the four scenarios we went through.
In the sidelines there were a couple comments suggesting I had ‘too much gun’ and I should downsize.
Whatever. I can handle it, I just need to learn how to get that good grip.
For the most part, these guys are friendly, helpful, and encouraging. But some of them are a little socially awkward.
Two different people had to ask why the girl had the .40 and the guy had the .22 and while a little teasing might be ok, a pattern is not so much. The first time I attended this event, the guy doing introductions reassured me that there usually are other girls around. Well, this is why they’re not as around as all that.
I’m even more determined to stick with the gun I picked. I’m not out to win anything. I’m not out to prove something to anyone else.
Now I just got to find the right sights for Bruce.