I shot my normal competition gun (a Springfield Armory XDM 9mm) and have a C classification. The match was a ton of fun and I'm glad about that because I did not shoot very well.
Here is a video of the match.
Here are a few stats regarding my performance at the match.
2014 Production Nationals
Overall Production Finish: 141st place
C Class Production Finish: 15th place
Match Percentage: 51.14%
Points shot less penalties (3,135 possible): 2,447 or 78.05% of possible
Total Time: 658.17 seconds (166% of 1st place)
Alpha %: 66.99%
No Shoots: 4
Not bad for me, but certainly not great. I've got a lot of areas to improve on.
I also shot the Production Nationals last year and comparatively I did a slightly better job this year. There were more shooters at last year's Production Nationals match.
2013 Production Nationals
Overall Production Finish: 222nd place
C Class Production Finish: 17th place
Match Percentage: 46.03%
Points shot less penalties (1,830 possible): 1,386 or 75.74% of possible
Total Time: 357.30 seconds (174% of 1st place)
Alpha %; 58.47%
No Shoots: 1
I can see improvement over last year, but I had hoped for more improvement. I am going to continue to work on losing weight and becoming more active and know that will help with my shooting ability. I also plan to start a training program that will include dry fire drills and live fire practice. Let's see if I can have an even better showing at next year's match.
The drive out and back was long, but the scenery was beautiful. I had never been out to that part of the country and I'm glad I went. Here are a few pictures from my visit to Zion National Park.