Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Keystone Munitions Point Series hosted by York IWLA #67

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.

To enter our Point Series all I need you to do is mail a check made out for $100 to “York Izaak Walton #67” to Howard C. Thompson 53 N Main St.  Stewartstown PA 17363.  If you're a senior, super senior, lady or junior let me know on a quick note in the envelope.

If you haven’t sent in your application for the Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship in June you may send them together.  It is very close to full.  This match is an optional component match of the Point Series, has it’s own generous payouts and is filling up quickly. If you don't get in you may still shoot the point series.  You only need 3 of 6 matches.  Don’t miss out.  The application for that match is

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. 
Mike Stephens
3GN Match Director

Dates for York's 3 Gun matches in 2017

February 12th - Depends on the weather what we do, if we do anything.  Watch this blog for details.

March 12th - Likely a PCC optional match, but 3 gun works too.

April 9th - First real 3 gun of the year.  A point series match.

April 30th - PA State 3GN Championship - Advance registration required. Link to registration

May 21st - 3 Gun. A point series match.

June 10th and 11th - Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship.  A point series match.  Advance registration required. Link to application:

July 9th - 3 Gun. A point series match.

August 13th - 3 Gun. A point series match.

September10th - 3 Gun. A point series match.

October 8th - Team 3 gun

November 12th - Likely a PCC optional match, but 3 gun works too.

Details for all matches are posted to this blog, usually one week in advance.  All matches require email sign up ahead of time.  Check this blog regularly. or better yet subscribe to receive posts by email.

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship Applications now available!

The applications for the 2017 Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship Applications are now available!

Here is that link:

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. Either Saturday, or Sunday.
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.  Nearly $10,000.  Which isn't bad considering there are only 154 shooters.
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 northeast and Canada on a regular basis.
6. We keep our squads to a reasonable size and there's not a lot of standing around.  We run our matches much more like USPSA than 3GN or typical outlaw matches.

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

If you have questions please comment and I will answer them here so everyone can see the answer.  If you want to know others probably do too.

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 2016 FunShoot? Why not?

There will be a brief setup, Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm. It won't take long, or be complicated.


I sat for the last 36 hours or so listening to the wind howl, looking at frozen water and snow, and looking for inside jobs to keep me from venturing out, I thought "what a better time to have a FunShoot!"
Yes, its a holiday weekend, the first day of deer rifle in Md, and if I read it right, it is the last day for bow in parts of Pa. I'm gonna be on the range anyway, so I though I'd invite a few friends. The weather is looking much milder by then, well relatively speaking, it is the end of November after all.

Read below for the usual boilerplate. See some of you this Saturday the 26th.

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 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 25th at some point, and it will be short. Email me if you are interested in helping out, it will take less than an hour, and I will post the time here Thursday evening.

York is a cold range. Unloaded firearms are carried around the range holstered, boxed, bagged, 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. We will be shooting steel, and it creates shrapnel, little flying bits of metal that can hit you on occasion.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

November results are up!

Well, they've been up since about 2:00, maybe earlier.  Remember when you go to practiscore to look for our results the word "York" is always in the title.  Usually first.

Here's the link

Thanks for coming out this year.  Keep an eye on this blog for our activities.  We don't shoot much over the winter but if the weather is unseasonably nice you never know what we might do.

The best practice is to subscribe, follow, or join this blog.  We don't use it for much else so you won't be getting a lot of emails, but you will get timely notices of match announcements, results, and application releases for our Point Series, MAMGC, and Team three gun.

Friday, November 4, 2016

November 3 gun match, well, kind of...

Sunday, November 13th we will be having our monthly match.  However, being it's towards the end of the year we're going to tone it down a little.  We're going to have 6 stages like normal and a round count of 150-200 rounds, but this time we're going to limit the shooting to pistol caliber carbine or pistol.  One gun.  No provision for multi-gun.  No provision for shotgun or rifle.  We will use the same rules as usual, more or less, and it will be timed and scored, but it will likely be a little more relaxed than usual.  The match fee will be $30.

The match day schedule is as follows:
7:30 finish set up (help is always appreciated)
8:00 registration begins
8:30 registration ends (anyone arriving after 8:30 is a spectator)
8:45 mandatory match briefing
9:00 shooting begins

The divisions will be:
PCC Lim - like our rifle rules for Lim.  One optic with no magnification, 30 round mags after         the start signal, etc.
PCC TO - like our rifle rules for TO.  One optic, magnification allowed, 30 round mags after         the start signal, etc.
PCC Open - like our rifle rules for Open. Multiple optics, unlimited magazine capacity.

Pro - Think USPSA Production pistol.  Safe Action, DA, semis with 10 round mag limit.
Limited - Think USPSA Limited without the power factor.
Open - Think USPSA Open without the power factor.

Others?  If you see a niche you want a division for let me know.

As we always do for the 3 gun matches we will start sign up at 6:00 pm Sunday the week before.  (November 6th).   Email me at with your name, division, and anyone you would like to be squadded with.