Monday, February 20, 2017

February FunShoot

This coming Saturday, Feb the 25th, we will be hosting our monthly FunShoot. The weather looks a little dicey, but the show will go on.

So,

On any stage, you can run any one or combination of two of the following guns; standard pistol caliber handgun, standard pistol caliber carbine or shotgun (7 1/2 lead shot or smaller). You may bring all 3 to the shoot, and you can change the choice of guns on different stages, but only two guns max per stage.

Target count will be around 100 targets. There will be some movement required of the shooter, but not a ton.
This is a free form shoot. I will present shooters with targets, it is up to the shooter to decide how best to engage them, as long as it is done in a safe manner.

Registration is from 8-8:30am, safety brief at 8:45, shooting close to 9am, we should be done by 1pm-ish
Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids under 18.

There will be a setup for this Friday afternoon, the 24th at 2pm. Email me if you are interested in helping out, it will take less than an hour.

York is a cold range. Unloaded firearms are carried around the range holstered, boxed, bagged, slung, carted or in a sock. Long guns require a chamber flag, and they will be for sale. There is no carrying of loaded firearms, open or concealed.

Bring family and friends, we are very new shooter and kid friendly. Spectators are welcome!

Everyone on the range MUST WEAR EYE PROTECTION WITH SIDE SHIELDS. We will be shooting steel, and it creates shrapnel, little flying bits of metal that can hit you on occasion.

gary
ghswope@gmail.com

Friday, February 17, 2017

Amazon Smile!

It always surprises me, how many of us use Amazon, but do not know/forget about Amazon Smile!

Amazon Smile! is this cool thing where Amazon donates a small percentage of your Amazon purchase to a charitable organization. It can be used with Amazon Prime! and doesn't cost you a penny.

Once a quarter or so, Amazon adds it all up and sends us cash.

And its easy.  Goto this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2047305 

 and simply login. Be sure, when you select the charitable organization, you select "Izaak Walton League of America, York Chapter No. 67", There are about a bazillion chapters listed, and an incorrect selection will send your donations to another chapter.
 

Happy shopping, and Thanks.  It really works, we are seeing real dollars coming to the club.

g

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Results

Today was a bit soggy, as in it never really let up much but 25 brave men and women shot, and by all accounts had fun.

Congratulations to match winner Kevin Downing, who not only hasn't shot a shotgun since October, but used a borrowed gun today.

Name Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Total
Kevin Downing 9.53 9.95 14.90 42.35 76.73
Paul Nowotarski 9.50 12.21 9.98 49.84 81.53
Garrett Boop 4.52 17.09 20.05 42.11 83.77
Mike Stephens 3.43 16.45 21.50 57.43 98.81
Mike Sherman 9.35 12.83 21.00 56.41 99.59
Chris Webb 9.00 23.43 10.18 70.91 113.52
Jim Sheehy 15.55 16.44 24.91 65.44 122.34
Dave Williams 9.36 22.88 22.27 67.98 122.49
Josh Metz 8.57 19.05 20.18 76.45 124.25
Gary Swope 4.96 15.29 21.52 83.79 125.56
Lou Levy 11.19 16.03 21.64 85.31 134.17
Greg Senft 10.03 34.48 20.79 71.83 137.13
Richard France 12.59 15.36 28.69 88.13 144.77
Joe Curtis 8.13 36.22 24.01 87.37 155.73
Spencer Peyton 7.91 36.21 14.72 109.05 167.89
Brad Sweimler 16.81 26.64 24.02 108.44 175.91
Kenny Kissinger 9.67 16.12 31.42 91.15 183.70
Lee Hankey 30.51 24.54 31.89 106.56 193.50
Donald Miller 11.02 39.39 26.75 128.61 205.77
Phil Matte 14.27 39.76 31.98 128.69 214.70
Jimmy Scheler 9.80 20.08 16.30 182.96 229.14
Marty Kalister 11.01 135.62 32.20 108.06 286.89
Nancy Webb 12.02 63.76 36.39 183.70 295.87
Natalie Webb 32.50 139.02 39.43 174.27 385.22
Jeremy Bruner 6.75 72.34 16.17 345.31 442.82

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 12th match

We will be having our first action match of the year next Sunday, February 12th.  It will be a shotgun only match held on the trap fields.  Only 7.5 shot or smaller may be used, and less than 3 drams equivalent, or 1200 fps, because they are trap field rules.  Expect to shoot a minimum of 62 rounds, with make-ups quite possible.  Cost will be $15.

To sign up I need your name, division, and if you have a squadding preference.  Pay attention here:  squadding preference is by time.  The choices are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00.  If things go as planned it should only take you an hour to shoot, although I want everyone ready to go at least 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled time, and if they are much earlier to help out the squad ahead that would really help things along.  The 10:00 squad should plan on being there at 9:00 to help me set up.  That's all it should take.  The 2:00 squad should plan on tearing down and putting everything away.  It shouldn't take long either.

You may should always email sign up emails to yorksignup@gmail.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 FunShoot!

Edit: 
No advance registration required, just show up.
Max .22 velocity is 1300 fps.

Yep, we gonna do it. This Saturday January 28th, York will be hosting a FunShoot. I'm thinking of a hybrid, some rimfire only, and some centerfire only.....

Some of you may know of the debut of Howard's latest brainchild, egg shooting with .22rimfire. No not eggs FunShoot style, but steel targets the size and shape of eggs.

We had a trial run this past weekend, and now it is up to the FunShooters to show how it is done.
There are 10 knockdown targets in each array, and they are engaged at a variety of seemingly achievable distances. We will setup several arrays.
The eggs are .22 rimfire, standard velocity only.

Then for the pistol caliber centerfire folks, there is a pit with our plate racks on them, and maybe the tree.
And then probably a pit with an old fashioned stake shoot (two boards sticking up in the air, 2 shooters or teams of shooters, the first stake to be shot in half and fall wins).
Pistol caliber handguns and carbines, and shotguns. Bring slugs for the stake shoot.....

Feel free to bring it all, and play all rim and centerfire pits.

Start time 10 am, fee $20. We will shoot til we drop.

I will have a setup at 3 pm on Friday the 27th. The pits are mostly bare, from winter maintenance, so the size of this event will be directly proportional the the number of folks that show up Friday afternoon......

cheers

g

Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Keystone Munitions Point Series hosted by York IWLA #67

The series is full.  Please do not expect to get in if you haven't previously mailed your entry in.  Sorry.

You may now sign up for the 2017 Keystone Munitions Point Series hosted by York IWLA #67.   There are only 60 slots available for the point series.  I expect it to fill very quickly.  I will be going by post mark to determine who is in and who is on the waiting list.   The last two years were very successful.  It was fun and made our matches much more interesting, and our very generous sponsors and great competition gave the shoot-off at the end a bit of real excitement.

We’re making some changes for this year:
- There will still be 6 matches, April through September, but only 3 will count.  You may use your best 3 of the 6, or you may miss 3 without penalty.
- None of the component matches are included in the Point Series entry fees, but you will get an early chance to sign up for the matches so you don't get shut out (with the exception of June, and those apps are already out).
- The point structure will change a little.  Most matches will be 6 stages and thus worth 60 points.  The June match or Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship will be 7 stages and be valued at 65 points, making it slightly more important.  If we have any 5 stage matches (due to weather or circumstances beyond our control) they will be worth only 55 points.
- The entry fee for the Point Series will be $100, and does not include any entries to individual matches.  This will give us additional funds for supplementing the Point Series prize table and for Shoot-Off payouts.
- The prize table will be for the Point Series (not the Shoot-Off) and everyone in the Point Series will be eligible for prizes in order of finish.  Prizes will be given to everyone who participates in order of finish first to last. If you can’t be there someone will be allowed to pick for you.
- Shoot-Off prizes will be cash, and will be generous.  We have not determined the exact structure of payouts yet, but the Point Series and Shoot-Off are to be 100% payback.  We won’t keep any of this money for the club.
- The top 16 Point Series finishers will be invited to take part in the Shoot-Off, as will the top 2 Seniors, Super Seniors, Ladies, and Juniors.

We have already heard back from a lot of sponsors this year.  Many of last year’s sponsors are returning, and we have some new ones already.  If you have a lead on any others who may be interested in sponsoring our Point Series please let me or Sponsor Coordinator George Dorbert know as soon as possible.  Every year the prize table is a little more impressive and we want to eclipse it again this year.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

PA State 3GN Championship

Match Registration for the Pennsylvania State 3 Gun Championship is now open!
 
On April 30th, 2017 York IWLA #67 is holding the Pennsylvania State 3 Gun Championship.  This will be a special event 6 Stage 3 Gun Nation match that will include (2) Classifiers, a big shotgun stage, & a rifle stage on our 200 yard range. 

We will honor all centerfire 3 Gun Nation divisions & classifications.  This match will be PCC & Heavy Metal friendly.   We will not have division minimums so shoot whatever division you want for a shot to be crowned the Pennsylvania 3 Gun Champion.
 
You do not have to be a 3 Gun Nation Member to shoot this match.  If you are not a 3 Gun Nation member, please select “unclassified” for your classification.
 
Match will fill FAST.  Please don’t hesitate. 
 
Payment is due at time of registration. 
 
 
Thanks, 
Mike Stephens
3GN Match Director