Unbelievable!

Doug
Doug

October 7th, 2004, 4:39 am #1

There are thousands of ppc shooters and almost no forums for discussion. This is the only one I can find and very few people use it. Unbelievable! I've been shooting ppc for 13 months and have clawed my way to the bottom of the expert class. I'm addicted. There are very few people who know what ppc is and fewer who care to know. I look forward to logging in and finding some good information.
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PPC Master
PPC Master

October 7th, 2004, 2:19 pm #2

Welcome to the sport of PPC. I live in NJ and usual posting during the day 8am-4pm. I am also disappointed that noone uses this sight. If you have questions make a post or just to chat about things also.
Bob
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Doug
Doug

October 10th, 2004, 4:41 am #3

Bob,

We finally convinced the "Brass" to pick up the tab for our trip to nationals. We had a blast. It was a wonderful experience.
We have been shooting the monthly matches at Pearl MS. Phillip Hemphill,Keith Ferguson, Dan Rawlinson, Bobby Reed, Pat Cronin and John Hillhouse all shoot in the matches. These guys are the elite shooters in the sport and each and everyone of them is a class act. Everyone I've had contact with have gone out of their way to help me (the new guy). That is one of the reasons I like the sport so much.

Did you get a chance to go to nationals this year? If so, let me know how yall did.
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PPC Master
PPC Master

October 10th, 2004, 8:03 pm #4

No I have never been to the nationals yet. I have shot in the States and Police Olympics. Planning next year to do States in NJ, NY, PA. Police Olympics, Texas LE Games and the Nationals. Possible International In Vegas and World in Canada. How did you make out in Miss. What types of matches did you shoot. Con grats w/ the Brass. I get help from my PBA though.
Bob
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Doug
Doug

October 11th, 2004, 4:33 am #5

I shot in every match available. Revolver and Semi 1500, both distinguished matches, service revolver, stock semi, off duty revolver, x-team, 2-man revolver, 2-man semi, and the shotgun match. With the possible aggregate matches included, you actually participate in 24 matches even though you only fire 19 matches. I ended up with six 1st place awards, seven 2nd place awards and four 3rd place awards. I really got lucky, because right before nationals I turned in a 1460 and a 1456 at the Mississippi State Championships at Pearl. Those two scores did not get calculated until after Nationals, so I got to compete in a lower class. I'll have a much harder time at Nationals next year in the Expert class. But maybe that will push me to practice more. I hope I find the time. I've never heard of the Police Olympics. What is the course of fire? Where is it held and when? What is your Classification and what guns do you shoot?
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PPC Master
PPC Master

October 12th, 2004, 11:27 am #6

Hey Doug,
Great going at the Nationals! I shoot mainly in NJ, NY and PA. I am Classified as a Master for the revolver and Expert for the Auto. I shoot in the high 1470's to low 1480's these days. Guns: 686 revolver and a Kimber for the Auto. Police oylmpics are held annually in Albany, NY usually in June. Courses are: 900 Bullseye match, 1500 match (only 1), Service Revolver, Service Auto, Speed Challenge and Shotgun. All held in 4 days. What guns do you shoot? Also it takes usually 2 month to get a new classification card. Anyway here from ya soon.
Bob
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doug
doug

October 30th, 2004, 4:32 am #7

I had virus problems with computer and haven't posted in a while. The equipment I've been lucky enough to scrounge up on police pay is a S&W model 10 bull barrel revolver, 4" and 6" 686's for service revolver and distinguished, a glock 17 for stock semi and combat courses which is surprisingly accurate and a 6" S&W PPC 9 for the semi 1500. The S&W PPC 9 is the most impressive firearm I own. In a ransom rest the gun will shoot 1 1/2 inch groups at 50 yds. I know it's hard to believe, but I haven't been able to do that yet. At least I know the gun can shoot a 1500. The jury is still out on me! I guess I'll just have to keep practicing.

Later,
Doug
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PPC Master
PPC Master

November 8th, 2004, 3:17 pm #8

Good to hear from ya Doug. So you really like the S&W PPC 9 Huh. I was also thinking of buying that gun and possible a STI PPC 9/.45 called there target master. I haven't decided yet. Anyway season is over here and looking forward to the 1st 2 mayches in January.
Bob
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doug
doug

November 10th, 2004, 4:15 am #9

I had never held a STI gun before but they had a booth at nationals. Those guns are SWEET and you are right the target master seems to be the cream of the crop. A friend of mine who always seems to have extra money lying around purchased a Springfield PPC Auto with all the extras. He spent about $2700 but that gun is an absolute work of art. Maybe we'll hit the lotto one day and fill our safes with everything we want. I think the first thing I'd have to buy would be a bigger safe.

LATER
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PPC Master
PPC Master

November 16th, 2004, 3:18 pm #10

Hey Doug,
Been on Vacation last week. Anyway the lottery would be nice. After 10yrs shooting I almost have everything I need but of course companies keep coming up with better stuff. Do you reload? If so what are some of the loads you reload.If not what ammo do you buy.
Later
Bob
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