Sheepdog 2021 – Stage 6 “Kill or Be Killed”

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.

I love it when an on-the-fly back-up plan mostly comes together!


  • 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.
  • Accuracy!
  • Turn and Draw was smooth.

Needs Work

  • 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.