Sunday, August 16, 2009

ACTS What is it

Just in case you all are wondering what ACTS is here is the mission statement and a couple of videos that might help out.

American Confederation of Tactical Shooters

Purpose - To provide a sport in which Civilian rifle owners along with Military and Law Enforcement professionals can practice 'real world' shooting skills in a sporting venue that has not been offered by any other shooting discipline or association.
To promote the safe practical, proficient use of rifles. To foster sportsmanship and camaraderie among rifle owners, and to support and defend the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Here are some videos from what I missed

STAGE 1 - Shooting on the Move

This stage had a pure emphasis regarding shooting on the move.

Shooter begins at table. At buzzer, shooter must engage all paper on the way to the first barrel, then while maintaining forward movement, strike the rifle steel 3 times on the way to the tire. At the tire, shooter drops rifle to retention, draws their sidearm and clears the poppers.

There is no cover and the shooter can not stop. They must move or receive a cover penalty.

Stage 2 - North Hollywood

Stage 2 was loosely based on the North Hollywood bank heist shootout. Shooter begins behind car and must hit FBI-Q steel target (about 45 yards away) 6 times with their side arm. Shooter then goes to table, and re-engages steel for another 6 hits with their pistol. Shooter will then open the box, reload their empty rifle magazine from loose ammunition in the box, and ready their rifle. With rifle, engage Q target twice. Move back to car and engage 50 yard "lollypop" steel targets 1 shot each.

Stage 3 - Vtac Firefight!

This stage was definitely a technical challenge. The shooter starts behind a short wall about 130 yards from two steel targets. Each steel must be hit one time each.

Shooter then moves to V-tac barricade about 110 yards from the targets.
Shooter must engage both targets 1 time each from each position, transitioning shoulders on each side of the barricade to maintain cover. IE: Fire from left shoulder on left side, right shoulder on right side.

These positions also included some very challenging low prone/roll over prone holes at the bottom requiring shots angled uphill!

Here's a first time ACTS shooter masterfully handing a 30-30 levergun on our V-tac Firefight stage.

These matches afford the opportunity to use all sorts of types of rifles and gear, and this is great evidence of that!

Great job!

I have not been bloging like I should but here is an update. Since my last posting I have tried out for supervisor at work I didn’t make it, however I don’t feel bad since there were 15 new persons that tried out and only three went to interviews. I was one of the three. I will keep trying.

I didn’t make the last acts match booooooo my ride didn’t go I don’t know what happened but I hope to make it next month. I also have decided to work on getting my vehicle problem solved asap. I am tired of the bus and relying on others

I will be posting more soon and more often

Saturday, August 1, 2009

well this week is done class is finished. I got my new EMT card yesterday and now am good for 2 more years.

I turned in my application for a supervisor placement yesterday I have a very good chance to get the job. I want the job it is time for me to move up. I will post it if and when I get the job