Monday, February 18, 2019

February FunShoot

And now for something a little different:

This Saturday, the 23rd of February, we will be presenting our Monthly FunShoot. Start time will be 10am, signup 'round 9:30am.

I visited a friends' range in Maryland, for their monthly pistol "blast fest", and had a ball, so I though I would try it out on you folks.

There will basically be 2 stages. 

Stage1: One giant stage with 3 plate racks, and all of the non-falling steel I can find, all in a line at various distances. Then we build a common firing line with tables.  The idea is to have shooters at the line at will, to just plink away at will. No official organization. No resets (non falling steel here).
There will be a couple of wandering Range Officer types about to keep tabs on safety.
The safety addition to this, is that I will require chamber flags for pistols on the line. Pistols, and PCC's here, no shotguns.

Stage 2: Man on man, or a single Masochistic individual. We will setup 2 stars, 2 drop trees,  and whatever interesting falling things I can find for a Man on Man stage. Each shooter starts from the outside and works in, until the final double falling plate to determine the winner. Expect 25-30 targets per shooter. Our standard "2 of any 3 guns" rules for this stage will apply. If a single shooter wants to take on the entire array, well then that's just fine too (think PSA practice...)

I may do another stage or two, depending on setup help.

Setup will be this Friday (the 22nd) at 3pm. Success for this idea will be directly determined by the number of folks who show up.

Fee will be $20 for adults, $5 for anyone under 18.

My buddy's range had a grill fired up with hot Brats, 'twas a nice touch. No promises from me, but if someone is interested in being grub master for the morning.....I will supply requested food items for the master. Give me a hollar.

Some Boilerplate follows:

Firearm choice will be designated for the individual stage; standard pistol caliber handgun, standard pistol caliber carbine, or shotgun (7 1/2 lead shot or smaller) are acceptable. You may bring all 3 (or more) to the shoot, and you can change the choice of guns on different stages, but only two guns max per stage.
Yes, .22's are acceptable.

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.

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 little flying bits of metal that can hit you on occasion. There will be eye protection for sale.

cheers

gary
ghswope@gmail.com

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Egg Shoot Feb 2nd

Cancelled, we'll try again sometime.

On Saturday, February 2nd we will be hosting an Egg Shoot on our rifle range.  This will be the fabled long distance 22lr Egg Shoot you may have heard about, but we've never done.  There will 10 egg targets at each of 4 distances: 50, 75, 100, and 125 yards.  You will have 2 minutes per bank on 10 eggs at each distance, and you may shoot from any position including the bench.  You may use bags, rest and/or bipods.  Additionally there will be a large piece of steel next to each bank that you may use for sighters.  However, the sighters will be shot within your 2 minutes.  You will be allowed to shoot up to 15 rounds at each distance and may use them all on the eggs, all on the sighter plate, or any combination in between.  Each egg you hit will be worth one point.  Each unused round will be worth one point.

The point of the sighter plate is that you don't really have to be 100% ready.  If you have a 22lr that will shoot, with a sight that you can see eggs at 125 yards come play.  This should be challenging, unless you're one of Lou's 22lr PRS guys.

Match fee is $20.  Discounts apply if you have earned them.

Set up will be at 9:00 am and we should start shooting by 10:00 am.  We will have this match if it's cold, but we will cancel for serious rain or snow.  We can hide in the stat shack and warm up and we might have a burn barrel or two in the parking lot.

To sign up email yorksignup@gmail.com and let me know if there's anyone you wish to be squadded with.

Monday, January 21, 2019

January FunShoot, Saturday Jan 26th

The weather next weekend is looking stupid cold, but clear, so lets give it a go for something quick n easy.

There are several plate racks out in the bays now. We can add some easy drop trees and stars and just go a plinking for a while. I imagine it won't take long to get " cold enough".

Lets setup Saturday morning at 10 am (let it get at least a tad warmer).  We will throw out whatever the hardy souls that show up feel like putting out. When that is done, I'll take $10 (kids are always $5) for any one who helped out, and we will group up and go play.

Boilerplate follows:
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 (or more) to the shoot, and you can change the choice of guns on different stages, but only two guns max per stage.

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.

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 little flying bits of metal that can hit you on occasion. There will be eye protection for sale.

cheers

gary
ghswope@gmail.com

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mid Atlantic Multi Gun Championship is open

This match is unique in the world of major outlaw 3 gun matches in several respects;

1. You can shoot the whole match in one day. 

2. Prizes are all checks.  This means you don't have to stick around for a prize table.  If you shoot on Saturday you can go home Saturday night.

3. The prizes are generous.  We pay out 50% of the gross.  That is a lot of money.  Over $12,000 last year.

4. We give prizes way down the list in Tac Ops.  By using a modified Lewis class payout scheme if you pick your class correctly and shoot to the best of your ability you have a chance to win hundreds of dollars even if you are way towards the bottom.

5. We're about as far north and east as any major 3 gun.  Only Topton's team 3 gun is farther north or east, and it's a great match but it's not for individuals.  That's why we draw a lot of shooters from the Mid-Atlantic states, the northeast and Canada on a regular basis.

This 7 stage match will fill up quickly.  Do not hesitate to sign up if you want your choice of days.

Lunch is included for all shooters.  Additional food and drinks are available for purchase.
Shooters registered before 4/1/18 get a t-shirt included in their entry fee.
$125 is very reasonable for a major match.

https://www.practiscore.com/2019-invictus-practical-mid-atlantic-multi-gun-championship/register

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Point Series hosted by York IWLA #67

One spot left. who's it going to be?

The entry fee for the Point Series will be $100, and does not include any entries to individual matches. Only finishes in Tac-ops and Limited will earn points for the series.  The prize table will be for everyone in the Point Series in the order of finish.  If you can’t be there someone will be allowed to pick for you. 

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. Shoot-Off prizes will be cash.  The payout structure will be the same as last year for the shoot-off. 

We've heard back from some sponsors and the list is growing every week.  Wolf Vs. Goat has agreed to be a match sponsor again and donate the series shirts again this year. (those of you that have them know how nice they are.)

Dates for Point Series matches:
April 14th
May 19th
June 8th and 9th Invictus Practical MAMGC (signup will open soon)
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
All matches are worth 70 points except for the Invictus Practical MAMGC which is worth 75 points.

Your best 4 of 6 matches count.

The prize table and shoot-offs are October 6th. 
The Shoot off payouts are:
1st $1,000  
2nd $600 
3rd & 4th $300 
5th-8th $100
The Point Series and Shoot-Off are to be 100% payback.  We won’t keep any of this money for the club.

To sign up for the point series send me a email to yorksignup@gmail.com with the following information:
· Name
· Class- Senior(55), Super Senior(65), Junior(<18) and or Lady  (all ages on or before April 14th)
· Shirt size
· Email (if different than the one you are responding from) 
· Method of payment- PayPal or Check

There will be 2 ways to pay for the point series this year. 

1st and preferred.
You can send payment by PayPal to yorksignup@gmail.com If you choose this method please send it gift (friends and family)  That way they don't take a fee and we have the full $100 to put in the pot. If I haven't received payment by 1/18/19 your will forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list. 

2nd
You can send payment by check. 
Make payable to   York Izaak Walton #67   Include a note of who the payment is for. If I don't receive your check by the 1/31/19 you will forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list.

Mail Check to:

Buddy Knight
22 Jonquil Rd
Delta, PA 17314

Refunds 
100% up to 2/28/19
50% up to 3/31/19
No refunds after 4/1/19


Buddy


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Plate Rack Challenge Results

The weather held out just enough.  I think everyone had a good time.  The match was fast, and simple but challenging.  Thanks to all of you who came out.  If you want more complete results email me at yorksignup@gmail.com

Name Division Total
Phil Gray Open 46.42
Peter Miller Open 73.56
Scott Sarine Open 96.57
George Drummond Open 133.77
Don Vetter Open 140.77
Joe Curtis PCC 50.55
Paul Nowotarski PCC 56.33
Phil Matte PCC 59.47
Tom Levenhagen PCC 88.72
Howard Thompson Stock 46.82
Jeff Willi Stock 62.54
Lou Levy Stock 62.73
Chris Webb Stock 75.19
Tom Symonds Stock 77.60
Grant Senft Stock 81.86
Dave Williams Stock 81.97
Nancy Webb Stock 93.58
Greg Senft Stock 96.77
Justin Hartman Stock 97.84
Aaron Lewis Stock 170.00
Neil Strand Stock 186.87
Jacob Tacka Stock 209.14
John Faraone Stock 216.29
Andrew Senft Stock 291.35

Sunday, December 30, 2018

January 5th Falling Steel

Assuming the weather is not wretched, and right now the forecast looks peachy, we will have a Falling Steel match next Saturday.  We will use 4 pits, each with it's own plate rack, each at a different distance.  You shoot each rack 4 times and only the best 3 count for score.  We add the times up and that's the match total.  96 rounds required.  Extra shots possible.

For pistol the distances will be 9, 12, 15, and 18 yards.  For PCC the distances will be 12, 18, 24 and 30 yards.  All firearms will start at low ready.  30 second time out.  5 seconds added for each plate left standing.


Pistol divisions will be stock and open.  Open is any handgun with porting or optic sights.  Nothing else matters.   PCC will be anything not a typical handgun.  Centerfires only.  Start time is 9:00 am.  Please be a little early.


You may sign up now at yorksignup@gmail.com.  Be sure to tell me your name, division and who you would like to be sqaudded with.  Entry fee will be $20.


If you'd like to shoot a second division let me know that too. If we don't get 40 different individuals I will allow it.  For and additional entry fee of course.


We'll get back to more normal falling steel matches as the weather improves.  Ones with more steel, more options and even partners.  Our scheduled falling steel matches for this year are March 2nd,  May 4th, July 6th, September 7th, and November 2nd.  The September 7th one will likely be a bigger one with higher entry fees and cash payouts. 


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