We attended a recent USPSA event at the Golden Triangle Gun Club in Beaumont, TX to prepare for the SETPSA “Area 4” Club Championships on June 22 in Orange, TX. (Don’t worry, I won’t show you any of my “shooting”!) The stages were set up very interestingly as well as presenting the shooter with some really challenging shots. Whoever the Soldier of Hades is who decided to include the “Texas Star” in the match should be drawn and quartered in the town square…just sayin’.
As with many practical shooting events across the country, more and more people are becoming involved. We saw young people, older people and men and women competing, where the folks a little longer in the tooth continuously schooled those of us younger shooters on each stage. The cool thing about USPSA is that everyone is so helpful no matter what your skill level. There’s a lack of egos that typically persist in competitive sports when shooting USPSA and it’s refreshing – not to mention helpful – to someone like me who’s new to the sport.
If you’re interested in learning more about USPSA go to www.uspsa.org.
The final stage was a combination of the previous three stages we shot that day. Here’s a little video of Mr. Dave Campbell showing us how to run this stage efficiently even at the tender age of 60-ish!