Well, maybe I didn't do quite as bad on the pistol match portion as I had thought. While I wasn't great, they penalized 10 seconds for misses. Cleaning a stage smoothly can end up scoring you higher than you really thought you would. I managed to rank in the top quarter of the shooters. With pistol, that is.
Uh, with rifle, it was a different story. Thank Gawd for that guy whose new carbine broke down on him, altogether, or I would've been plum last. (Apparently "cool factor" doesn't even merit an asterisk.)
As soon as I've put a year in of shooting matches with my P.D. issue firearms, I think I'll go back to carrying my personal firearms in, and see how I fare:
Old School: Kimber Stainless Classic 1911A1 .45 acp, GM M1 Carbine 1943