On October 14th and 15th, York will be hosting our first Falling Steel Match. The match will be a half day format, and consist of 6 stages of 25-35 falling steel targets each. There are 9 gun categories, as well as team options, and you can shoot more than one time slot with the same or different guns.
As most of you folks know, I sell range brass for the IWLA junior Chapter http://yorkiwla.org/id2.html, that they police up from the Summer blast, and the range barrels. They do a nice job of sorting, and sell by the 1000 counts, which are all a bit heavy. The monies go 100% to the kids, and the cool projects and activities they do.
You also know, prices for all things shooting are going nuts, and it doesn't seem fair to the kids to not follow suit, although in a much less dramatic way. We have decided that there will be a price increase for the Jr's brass sales beginning in Jan. What we do is research commercial pricing for once fired brass, and sell the Jr's brass for 50-70% of those prices (depending on caliber and demand), as it is sorted, but not tumbled, and not necessarily once fired.
This is advanced notice to loyal blog readers, I will sell what is in stock for 2008 pricing until Jan 1. The kids will be sorting more, so as I run out, it will be replaced early next year. I am currently out of 38 "super stuff". As an added bonus, if you can't get to the range to meet me for pickup, send along another $10/2000, and I will drop it into a USPS flat rate box and send it to you.
Even at the new prices, it is a good deal, at the old prices it is a steal. Drop me a line at email@example.com with your request, and get to reloading, spring is closer than you think.
Phil Strader, who used to shoot at York and is just a great guy as well as great shooter wrote this article on how to get started in shooting competitively. There may not be anything new in it, but it would be very useful for someone interested in shooting but not involved yet. Click here to go to article.
Consider changing parties. Most of you belong to one of the the two major parties. Maybe it's time we change that.
For years the Republican party has been the party that best defended the second amendment. But really what have they done for us? They really let us down by running a candidate this election that could not win against the most verbally anti-gun presidential candidate in history. Honestly, do you think that McCain ever had a chance? He couldn't even win the primary 8 years ago against W. Now he's like a million years old, too liberal for most Republicans, and not a great speaker. If that's the best the Republicans can do it's not good enough.
The Democrats have always been portrayed as anti second amendment, and there is a lot of truth to that. Most of the major anti-gun legislation at Federal, as well as state, and local levels is pushed by the Democrats.
We need to make our displeasure known and I think the way to do it is to change our political affiliations. By seceding from our current party we can prove to them that we aren't going to suport anyone who can't help our agenda. If enough of us leave they will have to change and beg us to come back.
I believe that our government at all levels is too big, too intrusive, too corrupt, and too expensive. Neither of the two major parties seems willing to fix any of it. If they're not going to be part of the solution than they are part of the problem.
Where do we go? Search political parties on the internet. See what the platforms of different parties are. Make a choice based on what you believe in. For me it is the Libertarian party. Which is the third biggest party and has some elected officials now.
Reregister to vote. It's simple and can be doen online or throught the mail in all states. If you're not registered at all now is the time. Don't wait until the last minute.
Our FunShoots are a great venu to introduce yourself, your friends and family to shooting. We don't ask much in the way of equipment or experience, just that you are safe at all times.
Our FunShoots feature a unique variety of targets and shooting options, to accommodate the novice .22 plinker to the pro multigun shooter.
The emphasis is on safety and fun. You can learn more by watching this blog, and just showing up on shoot day. We usually shoot the 4th Saturday of the month.
For more info email Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Match Info
Action Matches are matches where shooters are shooting with movement in timed stages, using centerfire handguns, rifles and shotguns, sometimes separately, sometimes together in sucession. This is probably the most fun you can have on the range.
We encourage all interested shooters to come out and watch (with proper eye and ear protection). If they want to become a "qualified competitor" we are happy to teach them (FunShoots being the most popular inroad). Non qualified competitors can not just show up and shoot.
These matches are generally on the 2nd Sunday of the month.