Due to the FDCC Anniversary Match - we will be cancelling the CFDCC match schedule for 3/17/13.
I know quite a few of you are already going to the FDCC match - but those not yet decided I would encourage you to attend if at all possible. It is shaping up to be a great event and most importantly it is the official roll-out of the US Carbine Association (USCA) sanctioning. It will be a chance to see the new classes and rules in actions - as the CFDCC match will also be sanctioned by the USCA starting in April.
I will be there - running in the new heavy division. I know Martin and the guys would appreciate your attendance and help with the event.
We will resume CFDCC on April 21st.
Thanks and I hope to see you up in St. Augustine!
Our matches take place on the third Sunday of every month. See the Schedule for upcoming dates.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Stage Set-up
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
9:15 AM Safety Briefing
9:30 AM Match Begins
Our stages now include a mix of rifle and pistol with an emphasis on the rifle. In addition to your rifle, please bring the following:
- A rifle sling
- About 50 rounds of pistol ammo
- A good outside the waistband holster drawn from your strong side. A good belt mounted or a thigh rig is acceptable.
*** NO CROSS DRAW OR CHEST RIG MOUNTED HOLSTERS ***
*** EFFECTIVE 8/28/2012 - BLACKHAWK SERPA HOLSTERS HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM USE AT VCGHC ***
This is not an IDPA match, so bring what you got. Suppressors, flared mag wells, after market triggers, tac-lights, and "laser" sights are all acceptable.
Cost is $15 for VCG&HC members, $20 for non-members. You only need an AR-15 style rifle, about 200 rounds of ammo, hearing protection (electronic preferred), three magazines, and a good attitude. A Boonie Packer Chamber Flag is required for every rifle you bring. If you don't have one, they will be available for sale at the range for $3.
We are still looking for volunteer R.O.s. If you are interested, please email ayan AT ayan DOT net. One of the perks of Roing is free admission!
We'll begin setting up the stages at 15:00 the day before. Any help would be greatly appreciated and volunteers will receive $5 off admission .
See you there!!!
We are incorporating an idea put forward by M.Highsmith of Florida Defensive Carbine Club called 'Trooper Class'.
If you choose to participate in Trooper class, please notify your R.O. and they will mark the score sheet accordingly. An icon, like that shown above, will be placed next to your name in the results.
You must complete the entire event according to the following rules in order to qualify:
1. The shooter must transport all firearms, ammunition, equipment, and cleaning supplies with them for the duration of the match from the moment they sign in.
2. The amount of ammunition the shooter begins the match with, is all they are allowed to use for the duration of the match. The shooter may have as much ammunition in their pack, vest, or ammunition carriers as he/she wishes
3. Any back up guns the shooter may wish to use should their primary firearm become inoperable during the course of the match must be carried with them for the duration of the match.
4. The equipment must be carried via any man portable means and in a safe manner. No wagons, wheelbarrows, carts, sleds, etc allowed. The shooter must transport all their equipment to the next stage in one trip. If the shooter fails to do this, they will be made to return to the previous stage and walk back again carrying all their equipment in one trip.
5. The shooter does need to carry all this equipment during the course of fire, they may not ground their rucksack and use only the equipment on their person.
6. Trooper class shooters must start with at least one liter of water on their person or in their rucksack. Additional Water will be provided at all stages. The shooter must carry the container of water for the duration of the match. The shooter must carry any beverages other than water themselves.
7. Any food a Trooper Class shooter wishes to eat must be carried on them. This means not even accepting a piece of gum, candy, beef jerky, or other food item from another competitor. Trooper shooters may ground their gear on a stage when going to lunch, if eating on the range.
8. Safety equipment including ear and eye protection may be replaced if it is lost or damaged during the match. It may only be replaced with equipment of the same general type. i.e. sun glasses may only be replaced with sun glasses, not clear glasses.
9. The only assistance allowed to a trooper class shooter during a course of fire, is verbal direction from the Range Officer only.
10. If a trooper forgets something on a stage, they may hike back with their entire loadout to retrieve it so long as this is done within one stage of where the equipment was unintentionally left at
11. Shooter may ground their gear upon reaching a stage for the purpose of pasting targets etc. But must take their pack with them if they leave the staging area for any reason. Shooter must put their pack back on to shoot the stage.
Changes in Scoring
As you know, we are constantly evaluating how we run the matches... At first, we were at .5 second for a point down on target and after analysis, we moved to 1 second. We increased HNT's to 30 seconds as well. We also added pistol into the mix a few months ago and that has been working well.
The purpose of these matches is a balance of speed and accuracy with the focus on carbine proficiency. Though we started modeling the rules and such around IDPA, we've been deviating a little bit here and there...
After reviewing the past few matches, we're going to implement another change which should help us better emphasize the balance of speed vs. accuracy.
Starting in July 2011's match, the following was put in effect:
(Points Down x 1 ) ^ 1.5 = Points down penalty (CHANGED TO BE AN EXPONENTIAL PENALTY)
Procedurals x 10 = Procedural Penalty
HNT x 30 = Hit Non-Threat Penalty (NO CHANGE)
FTN x 30 = Failure to Neutralize Penalty
Therefore, if you miss your marks, you'll be penalized exponentially for that course of fire.
The shooters that are fast and accurate will fair well. The shooters that are fast and sloppy, will not. The shooters that are slow and accurate need to speed up. The shooters that are slow and sloppy, well.... they need to speed up AND work on their accuracy. :)
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If you would like to discuss the CFDCC, visit the Florida Hometown Forum on AR15.com.
The best way to describe CFDCC is as "IDPA with rifles". It is competative event that strives to exercise practical rifle skills in using well thought out defensive scenarios.
You cannot exercise skills you do not have. In this way, CFDCC is primarily an event for people who have had some kind of formal rifle training or some experience with competitive shooting sports.
This is a competitive event but we'd like to de-emphasize scores and minimize the amount of gamesmanship at the match. Though we rank shooters, you are not competing against each other -- you are competing against yourself. It is okay to push yourself but there is no reason to cut corners or shoot beyond your capability for the sake of having a high score. It is better to shoot within your ability while exercising sound fundamental marksmanship skills, sound tactics, and good safety habits.
We would like to emphasize the practical and defensive aspects of rifle shooting. This is an opportunity to exercise some of the things you've learned in training classes and gauge your performance.