The more I read about this from forum members the more intrigued I am.
I guess I need to check the web site out and see about getting hooked up.
There a real hoot. Its sort of a entry level competitive type of shooting. 5 Stages, 5 runs on each one. Typically 5 targets on a stage, sometimes a 6th. Hit each one once. Time starts at the buzzer ends on your last shot. +5 seconds for each plate not hit, maximum 30 second time per a run. Drop your lowest time on each stage, sum up the rest. Shooting is done from a standing position in a 3x3 box.
No moving and no mandatory mag changes, but some shooters change mags either due to small mag capacity or needing more rounds. The 3rd Sunda matches are the best ones to come too as a new shooter, while the 4th Sunday matches are more technical and require some more skill to shoot well in.
The matches are open to anyone ($15 fee for nonmembers) bring at least 250 rounds (I usually use between 150 - 200 a match). Extra mags and speedloaders are a good idea, they recommend atleast 4 single stack or three hi-caps, but a few more never hurts.
Shooting starts at 9:30 typically so getting there around 9 is a good idea, and usually runs until about 1 - 1:30 when there are a lot of shooters. Typically there are 35 - 45 shooters, and they run in 5 squads of up to 15, but usually around 7 - 12.
Shooters are ranked by weapons - stock or auto open, stock or open revovler, and stock or open .22. A gun is open if its got a dot or a comp/porting. Within the types are novice, D, C, B, A, AA shooters. Novice shooters shoot from the low ready, all others draw and fire from a holster.
If you are really interested in checking it out come on out and give it a try. Its really a good time.
Definitely a good time as usual. I've been doing the Real Steel matches (4th Sunday) since Oct. of last year and the Metal Mania matches (3rd Subday) since November or December of last year. They get sort of addicting, but fun as heck. The Real Steel Match is the more technical one, while the Metal Mania is more laid back in the layouts I think. Both are super fun though.
If you are the only Steve listed on the final score sheet (its posted on the DPC website now) you didn't do to bad. Which squad were you in (which bay you start in)?
malladus (aka Robert)