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The Alaska Police Officers Association hosts a competition shoot every year. It was for pistol and shotgun. (no rifle that part sucked) anyway I got 2nd over all and me and my buddy got the 1st Place team award plus the agency award. I get to bring a huge trophy back to the Chief to show off for a year. Plus me and my buddy got a team trophy plus I got a 2nd place trophy. I also won a Remington 870 and a $50 gift certificate. It was a hoot. 35 cops showed up. I just hoped to be in the top 5 or so but was estatic to get 2nd. Anyway sorry to brag but you all just thought I would share. I am on cloud 9 right now. First time I have been to a shoot with real prizes other than cheap trophies. The shoot was set up by the local USPSA club in Fairbanks Alaska TAPS. So we shot USPSA Rules for the most part. We shot hot range like it should be which was nice plus we used duty gear no stupid restrictions on equipment. I was able to use my laser in the indoor low light stage.
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AlaskaPoPo, Nice work brother!

PropellerHead, Were they just bad shots or were they slow? The reason I ask is because generally military and police are trained to win gunfights not beat a clock. If they were bad shots then shame on them they need to hit the range more.lol
If it was a speed issue I can relate because I am law enforcement and just recently got into this competition stuff myself. I am by no means the fastest guy out there, but I'm not trying to be either. I am more concerned with being smooth in my movements and making sure my tactics are sound.

Since I have started shooting at our club competitively I have seen some very fast civilian shooters, but thier tactics and how they handle thier firearm just flat out suck. I see some of these guys with thier $5,000 custom competition pistols get a malfunction and they just freeze. They stand there and look at thier gun and have no idea what to do next. I also don't see these guys being the most accurate in the group either.

I guess what I am trying to say is we all get something different out of these competitions. For me it's about tactics and accuracy first then speed. For others it's all about the clock and thier ranking.
 

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Good going! Set your sights on # 1 next year.
Unfortunately I can't compete next year they have this clause that who ever the winning team is

(me and a fellow officer took 1st place in the team scoring I got 2nd he got 4th and between the two of us we got first place with our scores added together vs the other teams)
has to organize the shoot the following year and can not compete for prizes. That keeps the trophy traveling around more.
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