Some pictures from V-S Suomen Talvi SRA, a local reservist 3gun match.
Some pictures from Laitila Pimeä SRA 2015
Two Special Squadders and one prospect took part in Uudenmaa court SRA qualifications competition.
The weather was great for the date ( October 25th) and the stages were mostly pretty nice to shoot, with only few complaints: the plates on the plate-rack on stage1 were very heavy and it was not easy to tell a hit from 300m and 150m metal targets (stage4 and 5).
First we had to wait pretty long for the stage officials to finish their pre-match, but after that, the timetable held and we could quickly move to next stage after the previous one was shot.
After last stage we had some car problems but managed to get to awards ceremony in time to collect the medals for 1st and 2nd in Open Division.
Third component match of Vares Cup 2015.
Everything did not go so well, but fortunately the long rifle stages were successful and gave enough points to compensate for the malfunctioning shotgun and the lack of pistol skills.
Probably the best IPSC rifle competition that we have so far attended, the yearly Estonian Open Rifle, is less than week away.
Last year we shot in Semiauto Standard division and now it is time for Semiauto Open division!
Here are some videos from the last year ( or as a playlist: EOR 2014 )
Special Squad took part in Finnish IPSC Minirifle Championships as match officials, providing significant work contribution in form of a CRO, two ROs and one general official.
As officials we shot in the pre-match and thus took some handicap: when in pre-match, besides shooting the squad must also do all the necessary stage work and there are always some differences on the found ways to solve the stage challenges. For example on stage 2 we did not shoot the 10cm plates from prone (the stage was designed this way, but the main match showed that there were some faults on prop placement, allowing the prone position) and on stage 10 we actually stood normally on the start, instead of putting the barrel into the hole (this was apparently allowed in the main match).
Two of us shot with the NEA15-22 which was tuned as described in the NEA15-22 saga and we had zero failures, i.e. all rounds fired and no ejection problems. There was 12 stages and minimum rounds per shooter was around 165, actual count was of course higher.
Pictures from the part three of the Loimaa Cup 2015 (Shotgun match).
Shot on 2015-05-09, ordered by stage numbers (shooting order was: 5-6-7-8-1-2-4-3).
Pictures from the part two of the Loimaa Cup 2015 (Pistol match).
Shot on 2015-05-03, ordered by stage numbers (shooting order was: 3-4-5-6-1-2).
Some pictures from Loimaa Cup 2015, first match (rifle).
Shot 2015-04-26, ordered by stage number.
Few pictures from a small SRA competition, videos will follow later.