So to get everyone caught up, a few weeks ago I participated in a IDPA Safety Offices class at The Range in Oxford, NC. So now I am officaly a Safety Officer for IDPA and for ZSA, we are working on getting a class setup for the Range Officers certification for USPSA and that would round out all the games I play. After the class I headed to Raleigh for the Zombie pistol match at Eagle One, as always they put on a good show, John and Mel are great at putting on a good match, and I am not just saying that since I placed first in 8 division. The match was great and the last stage was pretty challenging, it was a 39 round "semi field" course in doors, and I had 40 rounds on my belt, of course all I had was 5 single stack mags. so no big deal, I have one extra shot, well what happens to well layed plans, you guessed it Mister Murphy shows up, After my first mag I though I was doing pretty good, then I had a few feed jams, so dropping a mag with rounds in it was not part of the plan and I ran out of ammo before I was finished, and yes I still managed to place first :). The cause of the feed jams you ask, well I havn't put a trough cleaning on the Springfield in a few weeks and when the chamber gets a little dirty it doesn't allow the rounds to fully seat so it is not going full in to battery. So after a good, field cleaning I was able to make it to the IDPA match the ext day, did not have the same issues, just that I either missed the target or hit a no shoot, but I was in charge of my first squad and I think it ran pretty good. then the next weekend we went to the beach and that brings up to today. Tonight I have the IDPAish match at Durham Wildlife club, then Saturday is the ZAG, or Zombie All Gun match, which under a bit of a sad note I will be shooting pistol only. I will be using this weekend as the last big effort to get get some practice in, you see my friend Willy and I will be heading north next Thursday evening since we are competing in the Virginia Area 8 championships. This is a level 3 USPSA match and from the looks of it it is going to be a really good match. So stay tuned for more info about the Area 8 match and some other great things we are working on.