Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gold in 10M and 50M team pistol events

I don't have all of the final scores with me but our 10M team consisting of Edmond Lee, Stan Wills, and I took 1st place. This is the 3rd year in a row that Edmond and I have had the top team at Nationals. It definitely helped getting Stan Wills on our team this year. Our 50M team consisted of John Berta, Edmond Lee, and I. I'll see if I can get the scores all posted up later.

Gotta run.... time to board the plane!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New personal best in 50M Pistol!

I shot a 522 / 600 and a 532 / 600 in the 50M Pistol event at the 2010 Canadian Nationals. The 532 / 600 is a new personal best for me in this event. My scores were high enough to finish 3rd overall in a field of about 30.

This is an event I don't spend a lot of time training for due to the lack of nearby shooting ranges back home where I can shoot at 50 metres. The last time I shot 50M was at last year's Nationals. I will be making more of an effort to train for this event and putting some time into making a few modifications to the grip when I get back.

National Team Trials in 10M this afternoon and then Finals!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Arrived in Granby, Quebec!

Edmond Lee and I got into Montreal yesterday morning after taking a late flight out of Vancouver. *yawn* We met up with John Berta, another BC shooter, who arrived about an hour ahead of us. *yawn* I didn't get any sleep on the plane, but after the drive to Granby, getting some food, and checking into the hotel a small power nap fixed that.

This morning we went to the outdoor range to get our equipment checked and registered. After that we got in some training time on the 50M range which went really well. The weather was excellent, sunny, not too hot, a light breeze... compared to the cold and rainy day yesterday it was beautiful.

Getting my Pardini sighted in at the 50M range

Once we finished up at the outdoor range, we headed over to the indoor range to get some 10M training time in. The indoor range feels a little dark, but it's using similar light conditions to how I train back home so I like it.

After getting some time in on both ranges we went out for some lunch and ate poutine, apparently the best in Granby according to a few reviewers. It was pretty good!

Competition Round 1 begins tomorrow morning - 50M at 9am and then 10M in the afternoon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flying to Montreal next week!

Final training preparations are wrapping up for my trip to the 2010 Canadian National Pistol Championships being held in Granby, Quebec next week.

I'll be shooting my new Pardini FPM in the Olympic 50M event. I decided to retire my old Pardini and picked up this one:

Being a restricted firearm, there is some extra paperwork you need to do to be able to transport it. I sent it all to the Canadian Firearms Program with the RCMP and I received my authorization a couple weeks ago. I am all set!

I fly out late Tuesday night and return on the 31st. I 'plan' to do daily updates while I'm there, but we'll see... I really don't want to be on a computer too much. I do that enough as is. ;)