Or: Eight people can have a lot of fun in the rain.
Turnout was light Sunday due to the weather (and the NASCAR race in Phoenix). Bill and Elaine Tab rejoined us from the soon-to-be-frozen North, and Joe Lancaster rejoined us from his latest tour of the Sandbox. It drizzled on us off and on, and we had a downpour for a few minutes in the middle of the match, but eight of us in total showed up with nineteen guns. First rounds went downrange about 8:30, and we were finished by 11. The competition was pretty fierce, with several ties and several sets going four or more rounds.
The winner in Major was Jim Burnett with his Clark Custom 1911 pin gun. Minor and overall pistol champ was John Higgins with his EAA Witness 9mm. (In the eternal argument between .45 and 9mm, 9mm can be faster in pin shooting.) Revolver had only four competitors this month, and Jim won that one as well with his S&W .41 Magnum, squeaking by John and his Python. I learned firsthand that you should not try to reload your revolver with an EMPTY speed loader. It will cost you the round. I took the .22 rimfire class with my MkII Target. I had a couple of really good runs with it.
The next match is December 11. Hope to see you there!