Wednesday, June 27, 2018

July 8th 3 Gun Match signup


We will be hosting this month's 3 Gun Match, July 8th.  It will be 6 stages and all 3 guns will be used.  We may be using slugs, rifle and shotgun slings this match, and we do expect to use most of, if not all, of the 200 yards available on the rifle range.  The match fee will be $30.

The match day schedule is as follows:

7:00 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

To sign up for this match email us at
 yorksignup@gmail.com with your name, division, and squad requests.  You should receive a confirmation early next week.

Don't take too long to sign up.  We do have a maximum number of shooters we will take for each of our matches and we do expect the matches to fill quickly.  Conversely, don't sign up if you don't intend to shoot, and if something comes up and you're not going to make it please let us know as soon as possible.  The Thursday before the match at midnight is the cut off for backing out without penalty.  People who persist in not showing up after signing up will not be invited back.  We want to benefit as many shooters as possible this season.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Egg Shoot Results

Well, you can tell by the time I'm posting the results that the Egg Shoot went quickly!  Set up took about 10 minutes if you include putting canopies in place. We couldn't start shooting until 9:00 am per range rules and squads were finishing up by 10:00 am.  Tear down took even less than 10 minutes.  We beat any chance of getting rained on, and even got out of there before it could get hot.

Even though this is a simple match everyone agreed that it is not easy, but it was a lot of fun.  Challenging, but enjoyable. I think a lot of people will be be much better prepared for the next one.   Being sighted in properly is extremely important.  Knowing where to aim at certain distances is equally important.  Of course all of the basics like proper sight alignment, trigger squeeze and follow through cannot be underestimated.  This is truly an accuracy sport.  I expect a lot of the guys who shot today will see great improvement next time.  I've even heard talk of equipment upgrades from some of the people who were there today.

Speaking of which, the next Egg Shoot will be on Saturday, August 4th, and there will be another Saturday, October 20th.  You can also expect at least 4 of them in 2019.

Without further ado here are the results:

Howard Thompson  P I 28
Mark Cooper  P I 25
Dave Williams  P I 23
Tom Levenhagen  P I 21
Allen Evler  P I 11
John Faroane  P I 5
Andy Faroane  P I 3
Greg Senft P R 27
Grant Senft P R 26
Joe Clark P R 22
Andrew Senft P R 16
Paul Mason P R 12
Howard Thompson  R M 38
Dave Ragland  R M 22
Phil Matte    R M 19
Harley Green   R M 17
Chet Wise  R M 12
Paul Scarborough R R 20
Jeff Patton R R 18
Joe Clark R R 18
Paul Mason R R 2

PI = Pistol Iron Sights
PR = Pistol Red Dot

RM = Rifle Magnified Optic
RR = Rifle Red Dot

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Egg Shoot videos

If you wonder what an egg shoot is watch the videos.  It's really simple.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=13TiViU6uOTXH0pE81UAdi4Ynr3MOwSdp

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HuBWBRTF6wxVitDpvR4llgvkvc4JoFKx

For more info about the shoot Sunday 6/24 see the post at https://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2018/06/sunday-june-24th-egg-shoot.html
There are still openings.  In fact, we will be taking walk ons this time.

Monday, June 18, 2018

June FunShoot

This Saturday the 23rd of June, we will be presenting our monthly FunShoot.

Expect 100-130 or more falling steel targets, in 6-7 stages.
This is a casual, 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.
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.

 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 this Friday afternoon at 3pm. Please Email me if you are interested in helping out.

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.

We will be having a guest Match Director this month, please be gentle......

  gary
  ghswope@gmail.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018

PA State Falling Steel Championship

On September 29th and 30th Izaak Walton will be hosting the first PA State Falling Steel Championship.    This match will consist of 6 stages of steel targets that must fall to score.  Each stage will have 25-35 targets and the shooter, or shooters, will have 60 seconds to knock down all that they can.  I say shooters, because it is possible to shoot this as a two person team, with both shooters attacking the same array simultaneously.

The cost is $30 per time slot and you may shoot as many time slots as you like, but only once per time slot.  You may even reenter in the same division more than once if you like.  The cost is the same for a team as it is for an individual, so that's only $15 per person.

We've done these type of falling steel matches for a couple of years now and they are fast and fun.  There is no movement allowed and no holsters.  A minimal amount of equipment is required.  To increase your speed and have even more fun find a partner and shoot as a team.  It is a crazy good time.

This is a great match to shoot with your kid, spouse, or non-competitive shooter as a teammate, but it's fun for singles too.  There won't be any type of payout so what difference does it make?  Just be safe and have a good time.  That's how and why we keep the entry fee low.

We have 2 new divisions for this match.  TO Shooter's Choice and Open Shooter's Choice.  These divisions allow you to pick which type of firearm you (and your teammate if applicable) shoot on each stage.  Maybe a shotgun or two is better on one stage, where a PCC is better on another.  Mix and match til your hearts content.

All of the old divisions still exist including the 10 round divisions that the PSA uses.  We have several more which allow you to shoot faster including the very popular PCC.

Another new feature for this year is to pay using PayPal (as a personal payment please) and email us your application.  Mail and checks seem to be coming obsolete, but we still take those too if that's your thing.

The application and rules are available at http://www.yorkiwla.org/pa-falling-steel-championships.html

We will take a limited number of shooters so don't hesitate to get your application in as soon as possible.

We hope to see you there, Howard

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sunday, June 24th Egg Shoot

 On Sunday, June 24th we will host an Egg Shoot which you can shoot with a 22lr rifle, and/or pistol.  The targets are steel about the size and shape of a large chicken egg.  With a pistol you shoot 10 of them at 7, 9, 11, and 13 yards for a total of 40 targets.  You only get one shot at each.  So this is not an ammo intensive sport.  It's really not timed either, although you don't have all day to get it done.  With a rifle it is the same game except the distances are 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards.  Done standing unsupported.

There are divisions for iron sights, red dots, and magnified scopes for either type of firearm, and this year we are going to let you shoot two times with different firearms in the same time slot.  So you can shoot pistol and rifle.

This is actually a very quick day.  We'll start shooting around 9:00 am and we should be done by noon.  This does not require expensive equipment or a lot of practice.  It's a great thing to bring your kids, spouse or friends that aren't really serious about competition to.  It's a lot like a 22lr fun shoot.

Entry fee will be $20 and $5 for those under 18.  If you're a committee member who has earned a discount you may use it.

You can sign up now at yorksignup@gmail.com, and you should receive a confirmation within a day or two.  Get those 22s ready to go!