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Cherokee IDPA dodges weather bullet

Shooting behind cover.
Shooting behind cover.

The Cherokee Gun Club monthly International Defensive Pistol Association match dodged the weather bullet on Sunday. Because Tropical Storm Karen stalled in the Gulf for a while, the anticipated rain came later in the day and did not affect the match. The weather was quite pleasant for shooting. There were 55 competitors who turned out, including a record high seven women, and one junior (under 21).

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The initial safety briefing was given at 12:15 p.m. and first shots were fired at 12:30 p.m. Shooting was finished by 4:00 p.m. The rain did not begin until after 6:00 p.m.

There were seven stages, one standard and six scenarios. Stages featured swinging and knockdown targets, with a variety on non-threat targets interspersed. The standard was a challenging shoot and reload on the move exercise. Approximately 100 rounds were required.

The Division Champions were:
• CDP: Howard Horne
• ESP: Ken Park
• SSP: Brad Griffin
• SSR: Noah Teal
• High Lady: Carmen Lout
• High Junior: Seth Horne

Cherokee Gun Club IDPA holds matches each month on the first Sunday of the month. The next match will be Nov. 3. Signup begins at 11 a.m. and closes at 12:15 p.m. Shooting begins at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to watch or participate. First time IDPA shooters should arrive and register by 11:30 a.m. to allow for a new shooter orientation and safety briefing.

Please observe the speed limits posted on the club’s property.

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