TIGER Valley hosted its 4th annual 4 man Tactical Team Match April 28th-29th 2012
Nine teams competed, including two from Arizona.
Front Row Team Arizona Action Shooters (left to right): Don, Mark, Karl, Russell (author)
Back Row Arizona B-Team (left to right): Paul, Brad, Jake, Reid
The match featured 8 stages that tested team work, physical fitness, and marksmanship. Over all score was based on match points. The fastest time or most targets hit on each stage got a team 100 points; everyone else’s score was calculated as a percentage of the best score per stage.
Dallas SWAT dominated the match winning by 95 match points.
Arizona Action Shooters was 3rd place, and Arizona B-Team was 4th place.
(If anyone that participated wants me to include their team name, send me an e-mail).
Teams were able to pick to a great degree which team members complete which tasks on the stages. This allowed us to play to our strengths. We generally had two guys with long guns (rifle or shotgun) and two guys with pistols on most of the stages. Shotgun was also much more prominently used at the 2012 match compared to previous years. Having two team members with Saiga-12s was of particular advantage because guns had to be completely unloaded until in the shooting area, then cleared again rapidly.
We were able to run 2 POV cameras on team Arizona Action Shooters to get a more complete view of all the stages. I used a ContourHD, and Don used a Vio POV 1 (non-HD). I edited the view back and forth to show what was going on at the same relative time.
Here are all the videos of team Arizona Action Shooters:
Stage 1: 100 Match Points
Stage 2: 100 Match Points
Stage 3: 58.6 Match Points
Stage 4: 68.1 Match Points
Stage 5: 81.4 Match Points
Stage 6: 67.6 Match Points
Stage 7: 97.2 Match Points
Stage 8: 92 Match Points
TIGER Valley’s 4 man tactical team match is a one of a kind event open to the public. There simply is not another venue for this type of competition. Action shooting competitors wanting to take it to the next level, or students of tactical schools wanting a solid annual test should attend this match and compare themselves to the professional teams that show up.