As I prepare for the 2014 IDPA Nationals, a big part of that is reviewing previous stages from previous matches. Here’s stage 7 from last year’s Nationals:
That was actually a pretty good run for me, I finished 4th overall on the stage. This stage, like many in IDPA, puts a heavy premium on accuracy. With only 12 shots, a single down -1 hit can have a dramatic affect on your stage time. I shot the stage in a raw time of 16.64, but dropped three points for a final stage time of 18.14. The shooters who beat me on this stage dropped 1 point. I gave it away by not pushing for more accuracy on a stage where most of the shots were pretty easy.