The next stage up for review from the 2021 Sheepdog CCP Championship is the stage formerly known as Stage 7, “Kill or Be Killed”. I didn’t take a poll or anything, but I have a feeling this was probably a very popular stage as it really lent itself well to handling as much speed as you could give it.
My plan was fairly straight-forward, but I ended up outrunning my sights and had to take a mid-stage make-up shot. That put me into conscious problem solving mode which not only slowed me down but also ended up causing some delayed pain. You can see it on the 5th target I engaged, the 1st one after the swinger. However, unlike a couple of stages I had struggled on previously, I was able to quickly come up with a new plan instead of riding the broken plan into the ground. However, the new plan didn’t leave me room for any make up shots at the end, and while I acknowledged that fact, I didn’t respect the targets in the last array and ended up tagging the left shoulder of the 8th target on my second shot adding 3 seconds to my time. That ended up being my third scored shot of the day that wasn’t a zero. There would be a total of 4.
Still though, my speed kept me from falling too far back, and I placed 23rd overall on this stage. I have to congratulate my friend Jeff Nelson who took the overall win on this stage by getting through it 1.09 seconds faster than me and with a clean sheet (no added time). Stage wins are a big deal amidst competition like we had at this match.
Check out the video below.
- Movement was awesome
- Reloads were on point
- Plan re-negotiation was done at speed.
- Shot-calling was good even if it ended up initiating a conscious override.
- Trigger speed
- Engagement time on new arrays.
- Turn and Draw was smooth.
- Ignoring pressure to make up time after an unplanned slowdown.
- Discipline to stick to a plan by respecting the shots I don’t want to make up.
See anything I need to add to these lists? Let me know!
Special thanks to Walther Arms for being the title sponsor, and Glock for sponsoring the stage, adding themselves to a long and distinguished list of Sheepdog CCP Championship Supporters in the process.