Well, just got back from the match. Wow, that was a *lot* of fun!
Spent the day there with one of my roommates, who shot his G17 in the Civilian division.
Got the Glock 21 checked out by the armorer, got a free detail strip cleaning and some advice for future cleaning which was very helpful plus the armorer was a hoot. Every time he saw something, he'd look up with that 'gee, I've never ever seen this issue before' look. Had me in stitches.
Shot okay! Didn't suck. Won't be winning a performance award, but didn't suck!
Those who have never gone before but are thinking about it - go with a friend or two (even if they don't shoot also, it's a lot more fun going with someone else). It's shocking just how much your sight picture shakes once that timer starts.
On the day, missed one regular target, and 5 plates (all in major sub division). Just plain ran the magazines dry on major sub at the plates, and there were still a few standing. Very pleased with results considering this was my first ever competition, along with first time at shooting steel targets of any kind. Was a little disappointed they didn't have a steel rack set up there to practice on - they had a steel demo area but it wasn't a plate rack, so I didn't bother.
Breakdown of my final scores after penalties added in:
Civilian (G21): 170.35
Heavy Metal (G21): 182.04
Major Sub (G30): 161.64 (Nasty hit on the plates with 50 seconds added on)
Very glad I got out to a GSSF meet, because it was a beautiful day (low 80's when it's typically in the mid to upper 90's this time of year), and a huge amount of fun.
Went home about 30 pounds lighter, shooting all that .45 ACP
Zen moment of the day: Went to the car for more ammo after shooting a station, and on the way to the car asked the registration booth about the first time shooter Glock drawing. They forgot to put out the sign up sheet in the morning. So my roomie and I were the first 2 to sign up for it and it was 3 in the afternoon. So maybe we each have a 50/50 shot at winning a new Glock lol.