I've been away for so long I feel like a new member
Anyhow, myself and my boys have been doing some shooting, most notably the Australian IPSC Handgun Nationals in April and the New South Wales IPSC State Titles also in April of this year.
I took my TMII to both matches and I'm sad to say the it became a 'pump action 1911'. As it turns out though it wasn't the guns fault, my thumb was riding the slide and slowing it down. None the less, at the Nationals I placed 8th in Classic division, shooting B grade and was (still am) very happy with that.
The Nationals was the first actual match my youngest, he's 13, had shot and he did really well with his ST II. His aim was to get through the 3 days without being disqualified, he managed to get through and even showed some older hands up.
We faired a lot better at the New South Wales match, I grabbed 2nd place but the young lad did even better, he took out 1st junior in D grade and also the Classic division junior state champ.
As for my eldest lad, well he shoots a CZ,
he got through both matches as well and took 2nd junior in C grade Production division at the New South Wales match.
Going away and shooting with my kids is great, seeing them start to excel in their sport is better, but the best thing is when others comment on their safety and abilities - yep you guessed it, I'm one proud dad!
Here is what the youngest brought home.