York's first Falling Steel Match is announced!

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.

Think FunShoot on steroids and on the clock!

For more details and the application, go to http://tinyurl.com/York-Falling-Steel

Friday, December 10, 2010

2011 Schedule

2011 Pistol committee schedule, as approved by board of directors 10/05/2010

Sun 1/9 - USPSA Cancelled
Sat 1/22 - Fun Shoot

Sun 2/13 - USPSA
Sat 2/26 - Fun Shoot

Sun 3/13 - Steel Challenge (switched with USPSA due to SC Nationals)
Sat 3/26 - Fun Shoot
Sun 3/27 - USPSA

Sun 4/10 - USPSA
Sat 4/23 - Fun Shoot
Sat 4/30 - 3 man 3 gun

Sat 5/7 - USPSA (switched to Sat to avoid Mother’s day, and we will start late to avoid fishing derby)
Sat 5/28 - Fun Shoot

Sat 6/4 - Youth Field Day, all ranges closed, no set up
Sun 6/12 - USPSA POSSIBLE MASC WEEKEND
Sat 6/25 - Fun Shoot

Sat 7/9 and Sun 7/10 - PA State Steel Challenge
Sat 7/16 - Fun Shoot (switched to avoid BR rifle)
Sat 7/23 and Sun 7/24 - BR rifle, all ranges closed

Sun 8/14 - USPSA
Sat 8/27 - Fun Shoot

Sun 9/11 USPSA
Sat 9/24 Fun Shoot

Sun 10/9 – USPSA
Sat 10/22 – Fun Shoot
Sun 10/30 – Steel Challenge

Sun 11/13 USPSA

Sun 12/11 3 man 3gun

Monday, December 6, 2010

Noteworthy event

The York contingent arrived home this morning after shooting the very challenging Fort Benning 3 gun. Paul Nowotarski, Gary Swope, Brian Cashman, Jim Sheehy and myself all had a blast, and all shot respectably. The match was demanding and fun. We shot pistol, rifle and shotgun (sometimes all together) stages that included rifle out to 420 yards, and up to 22 slugs at a time, and trenches, and barbed wire and all kinds of crazy stuff. We got to shoot a SAW machine gun, an M203 grenade launcher and we got to ride in a Stryker.

But the big news is that our very own Greg Jordan (aka wonder boy, aka slumber boy, aka scarface) finished a very close to winning 3rd overall in a really tough field of competitors. He picked up a Remington/Bushmaster ACR off the prize table for his efforts. And he made it into the FNH shootoff where he won the first round beating Clint Upchurch and won a FN SLP shotgun. He lost the second round by the narrowest of margins to the guy who won the whole shootoffs.

His hard work really paid off and he is on his way to the top. A 3rd place finish will only encourage him to work even harder than he already does. Congratulate him when you see him.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks

Our matches are finished for 2010 and I want to thank all of the shooters and staff who helped make our year so successful.

We're looking forward to another great year in 2011 and we already have some new things planned that should make it even more enjoyable.

Keep checking back here from time to time for the latest Yrork Izaak Walton news. I expect to post next year's shooting schedule very soon.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tip of the day

Buy a 22lr converion or dedicated 22lr AR-15. I bought one of the S&W AR-15 22lr rifles a this year and I love that thing. It works all the time with all kinds of ammo, and feels just like and AR-15. All the controls are in the right places. The only diffence is it's a little lighter. A couple of my friends bought Tactical Solutions uppers and they are great too.

A buddy and I went out and practiced for a few hours yesterday for the upcoming rifle matches and we used our 22lr ARs the entire practice. We simply moved our scopes over to the 22s and shot just like would have with the 223s. We shot 8" plates at 100 yards from various positions, and then practiced movement and transitions up close on bigger steel. We shot over 400 rounds each.

The advantages are:
- Of course it's cheaper. We each saved about $100 on ammo cost for the day.
- We could shoot steel at 20 yards and not punch holes in it.
- We never had to wait for barrels to cool.
- No brass to pick up.

There are bonuses too:
- You can use them for Steel Challenge or Fun Shoots.
- They are quiet and kids and women like that.
- You always need another gun.

At $100 a practice how long would it take to pay for a $400 rifle or a conversion?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Steel Challenge Winners

I'm sure everyone enjoyed the weather and comraderie today. And I'm equally sure everyone would join me in thanking Kirk and his crew for running a great match.

Without further ado, the winners and their times, in order of division size:

Production
Division: Howard Thompson 81.69
B: Mike Shoemaker 115.15
C: Lucito Lara 122.91
D: Glen Mattheu 149.13

Open Rimfire
Division: Ben Thompson 58.16
A: Brian Shanholtz 63.07
C. Robert Orent 76.29

Limited Rimfire
Division: Greg Jordan 59.83
C: Gary Swope 131.27

Limited Centerfire
Division: Greg Jordan 81.67

Carbine
Division: Kirk McWilliams 62.78

Open Centerfire
Division: Ben Thompson 79.36

Our next scheduled Steel Challenge is March 27th, 2011. We hope to see you there.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Round and stage count

Sunday's weather forecast looks great, and we're currently at 50 shooters. Kirk has decided upon 6 stages and 5 strings on each. Therefore the minimum round count will be 150. Keep in mind that is the minimum required. Many of us will shoot 200 and some of you may need 250 if you're being sloppy. Bring plenty of ammo.

We will have hot dogs and drinks available for purchase.

Set up will begin at 8:30am. Registration will be from 9:00am until 9:45am and we will have a quick match briefing at 9:55am. We will begin shooting at 10:00am and should be finished around 2:00pm. We'll ask all of you to help put the steel away real quick and we'll have results ready by the time that is done.

Please drive slowly in and out the lane.

Thanks, and see you Sunday

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Steel Challenge makes you a better shooter

Ask any of the world's best shooters and they will tell you that steel is a key element to your improvement as a shooter. Repetition is actually a very good teacher. The multiple strings in steel challenge really highlights your strengths and weaknesses. Then you have multiple chances to make corrections and try new things. Also, you can really push yourself on steel and find out just how fast you can go without crashing.

Is this an ad for our upcoming match? Kind of, but we're almost full now so I really don't have to push too hard. I just wanted to throw that out there for you. If you're on the fence get signed up quickly.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday's weather, and another thing

60 degrees and partly sunny. Sounds like 6 or 7 stages and a lot of shooting to me. If you're not signed up get on it. We're only taking 70 guns (potentially as few as 35 shooters)

We will differentiate between Limited and Production using USPSA division rules, and pay each accordingly.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Steel Challenge

On Sunday, October 31st we will be hosting a Steel Challenge at the Izaak Walton. We do not know the number of stages or minimum rounds required for this match. We will wait and see what the weather is like and make that decision. Expect 5 -7 stages and between 100 and 200 rounds required. I know that's pretty broad but we will be fine tuning it as the week goes on and planning on shooting as much as the conditions dictate. We're hoping for weather like today.

The fee will be $20 per gun, and you may shoot 2 guns max. At least one of the 2 guns must not require a holster if you are shooting 2, and if you are doing that you must have enough mags that you don't have to reload between strings.

We will be recognizing as many different divisions as required by the stuff you bring. The only limitations are: Guns must hold enough ammo to complete the strings. They must not damage our steel. 1350fps max. 150 power factor max. Centerfire handguns start in a holster. Rimfire handguns and all rifles or carbines start at low ready. Any kinds of sights are OK. We will have divisions for scoped and irons for all kinds of guns.

We will be paying by USPSA classes. SCSA hasn't fixed that yet, so we're going to. We want everyone to have a chance to win. Divisions with more than 5 shooters will pay $30. All classes in all divisions with more than 3 shooters will pay $20. Those of you who shoot York know we pay liberally.

Set up will begin at 8:30am and we'll need some help. Registration will begin at 9:00am and close at 9:45am

Shooting will start at 10:00am.

To pre-register or ask questions email us at: yorksignup@gmail.com
Let us know what division(s) you are shooting, your USPSA #, and anyone you would like to be squadded with.

Email invitations will go out tomorrow. You get a head start for keeping up with the blog. Check back for more info and updates.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stuff for sale

One of the guys who has quit shooting would like to pass on some items to someone who might find them useful. I have them in my possession along with the right to wheel and deal. Email me at hkbrt@verizon.net if you are interested in any off them.

- Prochrono Digital chronograph. Asking $80. These sell for about $100 new. http://shootersconnectionstore.com/Competition-Electronics-Pro-Chrono-Digital-P195.aspx

- Railway C-More dot sight, standard. Asking $150. These retail for $209. http://shootersconnectionstore.com/C-More-Slide-Ride-Railway-Black-STANDARD-P1149.aspx

- ARMS #5 flat-top riser/mount for AR-15. Makes your scope removable and repeatable. Asking $35 http://swfa.com/ARMS-5-Multibase-Scope-Mount-P164.aspx

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yes, there is one more FunShoot this year

This Saturday, October 23, I will be presenting modified clays, pinheads, PPC, steel, some kind of popular fall food item, more steel, some paper and the star. I think I even have enough leftover 'lil hugs for the FunShooting gallery.

Round count under 100, open to all standard pistol caliber handguns and carbines, and we are again open to new shooters.

Setup starts 'bout 8:30, registration 'bout 9:00, walkthru brief 'bout 9:45 and shots fired as close to 10:00 as I can manage.

As always, please visit the following links for info and reminders;
http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm
http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html

And of course, shoot me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.

g

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Allow me to brag...

Ben finished 17th Overall in Open at last weeks Nationals in Las Vegas. He was also the 1st Junior. This clinches him a spot in the 2011 World shoot for the US Junior team. There were 30 Grandmasters and 65 Masters in Open.

I also want to thank all of you who helped him along the way with your advice and support. I don't think he would have loved the sport and thrived the way he has without such a great group of people around him.

Greg Jordan finished 15th Overall in L10. That is also quite an accomplishment for a guy who only started shooting 3 years ago.

Both are happy, but not satisfied. They both know they can do better. They are both making plans to work harder and do even better next year.

Monday, October 11, 2010

And another one gone

Yesterdays match was a resounding success, and I do believe a good time was had by all.

Results are posted on our website http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/USPSA.htm, and will be up on USPSA's as soon as their new site will accept them, there seems to be a bit of a bug in the new site, imagine....

thanks to all who came out, 'til next month

team YORK!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Match confirmations?

Tom G. is our hard-working pre-registration guy and he has everyone spoiled with quick confirmations and good communication, but earlier this week a job emergency occurred and he has been unable to help with the pre-registration, especially the confirmations. That coupled with the fact that several of our staff, including myself are in Las Vegas for Nationals means you may not get a confirmation. The match is on and if you signed up you should show up. Thanks and good luck!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October USPSA

We will be hosting our October USPSA match on Sunday, 10/10 at 10:00am. It will be a pistol only, 7 stage match with 4 classifiers and a 140 or so round count.

Classifiers are 99-41, 99-08, 03-09, 99-11.

The match fee will be $25.

To sign up email yorksignup@gmail.com with your name, USPSA#, division, and any squadding preferences.

This match may fill, don't delay.

Set up 8:00am - Help is appreciated
Registration 8:45
Registration ends 9:30
Match breifing 9:45
Shooting begins 10:00

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please drive slowly on club lane.

thanks

gary

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Glock 35 for sale

Greg J. has a brand new unfired Glock 35 for sale. He won it and wants to devote the funds to another project. He is asking $600 for it. Simple transfer for PA residents, and no sales tax. Contact Howard if you're serious and we'll get it set up.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Team funshoot pics

The Bounty

WIN!

PLACE!

SHOW!





Stategy








Teamwork











Bobbers?



Gallery

PPC anyone?


Some of my crack admin staff on a much needed break!
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What you don't see, since I'm an idiot, is the tremendous job Cindy did serving us an incredible lunch, what a way to end the shoot! Thank you so much.
'til next year, maybe you'll show up after all?
g

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Funshoot results

Results are finally out to shooters and the like. They will be posted as soon as our webmaster is able, see http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm for details.

Photos tomorrow, I got the Droid figgered out, thanks to all who emailed help.

Funshoot Update

Sorry gang, results will be posted this evening. I have been wicked busy, and I can't figure out how to get the pics off my new Droid so's I can post 'em.

Somebody send me a teenager!

g

Saturday, September 25, 2010

What a Funshoot!

Great weather, great folks, great time. Tee's, trinkets, ammo and trophies, it doesn't get any better than this; 'cept for lunch, now that put it right over the top, and oh those bergers! Musta been good, we ran out (sorry).

Thanks to my crew; setup, admin and grillmaster. Especial grattiude to the shooters, you guys are the best. Thank you

Photos and final score postings will be a day or two, stay tuned.

g

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Start time for Saturday's Team Funshoot!

Guess you all want to know when to show up?

Registration and qualifying starts 9:00am, Saturday 25 September.

Shooter walk thru at 9:45, teams out at 10:00 - 10:15am.

Don't be late!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Funshoot update

A few more details for Saturdays Invitational Team Trophy Funshooot:

Stages started going up yesterday, we will be using some from the last USPSA match, and some all our own.

Round count is still just under 100.

Sorry, no carbines this month, this match is pistol only, any standard caliber that can hold a minimum of 6 rounds.

Weather for Saturday is looking good, but just in case, the rain date for this event is the October funshoot date (4th Saturday)

I have plenty of room for walk-ons, match fee is still $25, and I ordered some extra tee shirts that will be available while supplies last.

Lunch will be served while we do scores, grilled burgers, dogs and sides, all on the funshoot.

This shoot is invitational to all who have successfully shot with us before, or anyone who has shot successfully at any of our IWLA pistol committee events.

Please review our range rules prior to showing up (http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html), we run a cold range, if you don't know what that means, please drop me a line at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net

see you Saturday.

and thanks

g

MASC videos

One of our guys found these on youtube. Excellent editing. Shows the stages, and one way to shoot them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o36I5bQR1UM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-YsRYjBJpc

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MASC Payouts

I don't know if there's a Section Match in the US that pays any better than we do. Spread the word.

Open
Division Winner - Todd Jarrett $225
1st Master -Bryan Jones $150
1st Law - Ron Francisco $75
2nd M - James McGinty $75
3rd M- Ben Thompson $37.50
1st A - Don Seigle $150
1st Lady - Megan Francisco $75
2nd A - Rebecca Jones $75
1st Senior - Jim Hand $75
3rd A - Kirk McWilliams $37.50
1st B - Rob Karp $150
1st Super Senior - Charlie Fountain $75
1st C - Tim Ryan $150
2nd C - Joseph Roberts $75

Limited
Division Winner - Ryan Snyder $225
1st M - Dave Beam $150
2nd M - Robert Evans $75
1st A - Harry Foltz - $150
1st C - Wayne Hardesty $150
1st B - Matt Sheehy $150
2nd A - Valentino DiMattina $75
2nd B - Dan Lipscomb $75
3rd B - Felix Kogan $37.50
1st Senior - Jim Norman $75
2nd C - Dan Heitzenrater $75
3rd C - Jim Sheehy $37.50

Revolver
Division Winner - Josh Lentz $225

Single Stack
Division Winner - Scott Warren $225

Production
Division Winner - Dave Olhasso $225
1st A - Bob Ariyamitr $150
3rd Pro - Dave Marques $75
1st B - Steve Sherman $150
2nd B - Casey Dudeck $75
3rd B - Tyrus Novak $37.50
1st Senior - Jeff Salzberg $75
1st Law - Michael Keith $75
1st C - Seth Long $150
2nd C - Matt Schappell $75
3rd C - Eric Weimer $37.50
1st D - Mike Jackson $150
2nd D - Simon Alkalay $75

I will start writing and mailing checks as soon as possible. No, we will not issue plaques. We like cash. The total awarded payout for this match is $4425. Not bad for a 133 shooter match with a reasonable entry fee, good stages, great staff and free t-shirts. Makes me wonder about the other matches. Why aren't they doing more for the shooters?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Section Championship

Thanks again to all staff and competitors. What a great match! Even a little rain on Sunday coudn't dampen the festivities. Everything was smooth as silk. Results were posted quickly. After a couple days to make sure there were no errors we'll begin sending out checks.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Section Championship

Today went smooth as silk. A great thanks goes out to all our staff and competitors. Hopefully the weather will cooperate again tomorrow.

As a reminder, registration is 7:30 - 8:30am. Match briefing is at 8:35, and shooting begins at 9:00am.

We will have food and drinks available for breakfast and lunch.

Registration staff should report by 7:15 and ROs by 8:00.

Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 CED MId-Atlantic Section Championship

All systems are go. Today we'll be attending to the last few details. Everything has been very smooth so far and the weather looks like it should be great Saturday, maybe showers Sunday, but we're ready for it even though we don't expect them until after we're finished.

Saturday AM squads must reigister between 6:30 and 7:30 tomorrow and be ready for a 7:35 briefing and shooting by 8:00am.

Saturday PM squads register from 11:30 and 12:30 for a 12:35 briefing and a 1:00pm start.

Sunday AM squads must register between 7:30 and 8:30 for a 8:35 briefing and a 9:00am start.

We will have breakfast and lunch available for purchase both days.

See you there, Howard

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Here they are


The trophies arrived today, if you want a piece of this action, drop me a line at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net
g

Monday, September 6, 2010

Annual, Invitational Team Trophy Funshot

If you have not gotten an email notice to this here event (that is unfortunately closed to new shooters), and you have shot with us before, or feel you should get one, please drop me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net ASAP!

g

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Section Championship Preparation

Preparations for the 2010 MASC are well under way. Our next scheduled work detail is Saturday, September 4th at 11:00am. Come join us if you can.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Aug funshoot

Well we had a wonderful time yesterday, with 46 participating shooters, and 7 stages, including the always popular "Red Dawn". I really wish I had remembered my camera.
Results went out to shooters just now, and will be available on the web http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm within a few days. Stay tuned for more info on this years invitational Team Trophy Funshoot, in Sept.

From the hundred acre wood,
g

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Funshoot events

Our next Funshoot is August 28th, be there or be square.

Round count will be just under 100. Open to any standard caliber handgun that holds a minimum of 6 rounds and pistol caliber carbines (yes .22Lr too).
As always, please visit the following links for info and reminders, and of course, shoot me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.
http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm
http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html

Special Announcement! The Annual Invitational Team Trophy shoot, is scheduled for Sept. 25. This is sure to be a hit. If you have successfully participated in a funshoot before, you are invited, due to the nature of this special shoot, we cannot accommodate new shooters. Stay tuned for details here and in your email.

g

Sunday, August 8, 2010

And another one's gone

Nice weather, nice shooters, nice match. Read all about it at http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/USPSA.htm
Many thanks to all who hung around and helped tear down, it is very much appreciated.

Very special thanks to the York crew, without whom this could never happen.

See you all at the Mid Atlantic!

g

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oh yeah, the 3 man team 3 gun

Was this past Saturday, what a hoot, here are some videos of the fun
http://www.youtube.com/user/AwfulShootingSquad0#p/u
http://www.youtube.com/widff2
BTW - there were a quantity of mags left at the range, I have them. the first to ID them, gets them.

g

Monday, August 2, 2010

August USPSA Match

On Sunday August 8th York Izaak Walton will host a 7 stage pistol match. The cost will be $20. It will require a minimum of 144 rounds, and includes classifier 09-14. There will be one time slot. Shooting will start at 10:30am.

Final set-up 8:30am
Registration starts 9:15am
Registration ends 10:00am
Match briefing 10:15am
Shooting 10:30am

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

To sign up for this match (required) email yorksignup@gmail.com with your name, USPSA #, division, and anyone you would like to be squadded with.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More MASC news

We now have 110 shooters signed up for the CED MASC. Still plenty of slots for Saturday or Sunday mornings available. Saturday PM is full.

All 6 divisions have enough shooters that we will pay a winner in each. That is $225for a division win! Not bad eh?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Sponsor

The Mid-Atlantic Section Championship now has a sponsor! Competitive Edge Dynamics is supplying timers for the match and has become the sole sponsor. Based right here in Pennsylvania and manufacturer of the best timing equipment in the sport they were a natural fit. We really are stoked to have new timers that will be consistent from stage to stage. If you're in the market for a timer or any shooting equipment be sure to check out their site at CEDHK.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PA state steel challenge prizes

2010 PASSC Payouts

Open
1st KC Eusubio $220
2nd Mike Digennaro $132
3rd Ben Thompson $66
4th James McGinty $22

Limited
1st Jason Koons $230
2nd Rich LaBrocca $138
3rd James McGinty $69
4th Wayne Hardesty $23

Production
1st Greg Jordan $240
2nd Jason Koons $144
3rd Dave Olhasso $72
4th Scott Campsey $24

Revolver Irons
1st Dave Olhasso $50
2nd Josh Lentz $30

Revolver Scoped
1st Dave Olhasso $60
2nd Mike Digennaro $36

Rimfire Irons
1st Scott Campsey $130
2nd Jason Koons $78
3rd Dave Olhasso $39

Rimfire Optics
1st KC Eusubio $240
2nd Scott Campsey $144
3rd James McGinty $72
4th Rich LaBrocca $24

Carbine
1st Greg Jordan $100
2nd Kirk McWilliams $60

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July FunShoot

Is DEFINITELY this Saturday July 17th a week earlier than usual. Ignore all other rumors, especially those started by me.

We will play with our usual friends, with a twist or two, and the IKES Gallery was popular enough, that I will set up another one.
Round count will be just under 100. Pistol caliber carbines (yes .22Lr too) are now standard fare, bring 'em whenever you want.

As always, please visit the following links for info and reminders, and of course, shoot me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.
http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm
http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html

g

Monday, July 12, 2010

PA State Steel Challenge Results

The results are posted at http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.com/SteelChallenge.htm and have been since about 3:00pm yesterday. A special thanks to Rob Burkindine for such fast results. Kirk is mightily relieved to have this match behind him and wants to thank shooters and staff for making it another successful year. The payouts should be posted here in a few days and I promise they will be impressive.

We already have a list of improvements for the 3rd Annual PASSC. We hope to see you all next year.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

PA state steel challenge details

Official Start times for the 2nd Annual PA State Steel Challenge

Saturday AM – 8:30am

Saturday PM – 1:00pm

Sunday AM – 9:00am

** Match briefing 15min before START TIMES.

** Registration opens 45min before start times.

We will have Breakfast sandwiches and coffee for sale early in the morning both Saturday and Sunday. We will have lunch and refreshments for sale both days as well. Come hungry!

SHOOTING TWO GUNS DURING ONE TIME SLOT – PLEASE READ BELOW

Please make sure when you are called to shoot that you have both guns ready and all required magazines loaded and ready to go. You will shoot both guns back to back. On every stage, barrels will be placed next to the shooters boxes for bagged guns and magazines for your convenience.


Thanks,
Kirk McWilliams
Match Director
PA State Steel Challenge
pastatesteelchallenge@verizon.net

Monday, June 28, 2010

3 man 3 gun

On Saturday, July 31st York is planning on holding a special match not previously on the schedule. We will be hosting a 3 man 3 gun team match. If you've never shot one of these before it is a riot. If you have, you know it is a match not to be missed.

We're adding a couple new twists this year:

1. Two shotguns will be used on at least one stage. In years past we only required one shotgunner per team, but we have had requests for more scattergun action, and we agree.

2. We are requiring teams to sign up in advance, by completing the application at this link and returning it and the funds as designated on the entry form. There will be no exceptions, and the 1st 49 received are in.

3. Some stages will require teams to draw cards before the walk-through to see which member will shoot each gun on the stage. This adds an element of luck, and makes things more interesting, as well as ends the era of the specialists. Now every member of your team has to be ready to step up to any challenge. You may draw your optimal order or you may not.

Remember this match has no payout of any kind. You will get your money's worth, but only because it is so fun. We do results, but only for bragging rights.

Do not hesitate to get your app in the mail. We will go by postmark to determine the first 49 apps received.

If you want to shoot and need help finding a teamate or two email me and I'll try to match you up with some.

DVC, Howard

Monday, June 21, 2010

Here we go again

This Saturday is the June (26th) funshoot, Same fun time, same fun place.
I'm gonna tweak things a little this month, just to keep it interesting with the introduction of a new stage and target, shooter inspired. The wicked wheel will be back, as will our usual friends. Round count will be just under 100. Pistol caliber carbines (yes .22Lr too) are now standard fare, bring 'em whenever you want.

As always, please visit the following links for info and reminders, and of course, shoot me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.
http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm
http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html

Be sure to visit the Gunshow at the York fairgrounds afterwards, and be a positive statistic!

See you Saturday!
g

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Missing drill motor

Drill has been found!

A blue RYOBI drill motor and battery went missing at the end of it all on Sunday, I was the last known possessor of said drill motor, and can't find it. It is clearly marked IWLAFS on both the motor and battery. If anyone picked it up, or recalls seeing it, comment here, or drop me a line at iwlfunshoot1@comcast.net.

thanks
g

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wow, what a match!

I wasn't expecting all that excitement. Rain came down in buckets, a lot of shooters quit, Palms got ruined, people got stressed and confusion ran amok. Still, we got through it. People seemed to have a good time, and we found out who the tough ones were. Seems if you had the fortitude to finish the match you dramtically improved your odds of winning. The results went out Sunday evening via email. If you didn't get them then you're probably not on my mailing list. Please email me at hkbrt@verizon.net and tell me to add you.

Thanks to all the staff who got it done, and the few shooters who stuck it out and helped tear down. We'll do even better next time.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2010 Mid-Atlantic Section Championship update

Saturday afternoon is now full. We still have slots available for Saturday and Sunday mornings, but don't wait too long. The application is available at http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/MASC_2010.pdf

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June USPSA matches

On Sunday, June 13th, York Izaak Walton will be hosting both pistol and shotgun USPSA matches. You may shoot either or both. There will be 2 time slots: 10:00am and 1:00pm.

The pistol match will be 130 rounds, and the fee will be $20.

The shotgun match will be 55 rounds and the fee will be $20. You will need 7.5, or 8 shot only. No slugs or buck. No serious shot loads that may damage our targets or target holders. We will recognize Limited(tactical) division as guns with no optics, porting or loading devices as per USPSA rules. Pump, which will be limited to 5 rounds at the start signal. Open per USPSA rules, and OUTLAW Open which is anything goes. No mag limits for you Saiga owners, or guys with extended tubes.

You may use pistol caliber carbines (9mm, 40 or 45 for example) and shoot the pistol match with those. (No 223 or 308 of course).

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Plan on being there at least 45 minutes before your first shoot time to get signed up etc. We will start to set up at 8:00. Come help if you can.

To sign up email us at yorksignup@gmail.com with your name, USPSA #, whether you are shooting pistol and/or shotgun matches, which time slot(s) you want to shoot and what division you will be shooting with either or both guns. These are 2 seperate matches so you could shoot Open in one and Limited in the other for instance. Also if there is anyone you wish to be squadded with let us know.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Top Shot

History channel is premiering their new show "Top Shot" on Sunday at 10:00.
Adam Benson is a Master USPSA shooter from Carroll county MD and he used to shoot with us here in York.

Here is a link to a extended promo for the show.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/153686/top-shot-extended-preview#s-p1-sr-i0

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Grounds Closure

A friendly reminder, and heads up:

Be it known here, the ENTIRE IWLA GROUNDS will be closed to all but those participating in the Youth Field Days' activities, this Saturday, June 5.

This event is open only to those who have pre-registered.

Thanks

g

Friday, May 28, 2010

Basic Skills class June 27th

We're preparing for a basic skills class on June 27th. It will be a 4 hour class that will work on the fundamental elements that will make you a better shooter. It is primarily intended for C class, D class, and unclassified shooters. For more details see http://www.yorkuspsainstruction.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Funshot that was

By all acounts so far, a good time was had by all. I got several complaints again that it was too easy, I can fix that.

In all 26 showed, and we had enough carbines to man a squad, that had a ball. If you have a carbine in pistol caliber, .22, 9mm, .40, .45, in whatever platform, I recommend bringing it along.

Scores are posted in the usual place.

see you all next month.

g

Monday, May 17, 2010

Funshoot time again!

This Saturday is the May funshoot, Same fun time, same fun place. No big surprises this month, and since I can't figure out a good theme food for May, I think the Loli pop tree will make a repeat appearance. The wicked wheel will be back, as will our usual friends. Round count will be just under 100. Pistol caliber carbines (yes .22Lr too) are now standard fare, bring 'em whenever you want.

As always, please visit the following links for info and reminders, and of course, shoot me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.
http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm
http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html

See you Saturday!
g

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tip of the day

Keep your bag packed. It sounds simple, and it is, but you cannot overestimate the importance of this. Today it is far to easy too make excuses not to practice or attend a match. Everyday pressures and overbooked schedules prevent us from doing the things we like. If you finally get the chance you've been waiting for to get in a little range time you don't want to dread rushing to pack your gear before heading off to the range.

Ben and I repack our bags as soon as we return from the range every time. We replenish our ammo supply, clean out any trash and spent brass, make any repairs or adjustments and wipe down and oil our guns. Then we close it up and put our holster belt on top, and we are 100% ready to hit the range at a moments notice.

You never know when your schedule will clear up a little or a friend will call or email and invite you to the range. Be ready for it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Results for May USPSA match

The results for the May USPSA match are available at http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/Results2010/York%20May%202010%20Pistol.txt

Thanks to all for coming out and enjoying the day with us.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May USPSA Match

On SATURDAY, May 8th, we will be hosting an 8 stage, 146 round USPSA pistol match which includes 4 classifiers. This pistol match will start at 10:30am. There will only be one time slot and the entry fe will be $25. Please note, this wil be on a Saturday, not Sunday as our match usually is because Sunday is Mother's Day.

To sign up for this match please email us at yorksignup@gmail.com with your name, USPSA #, division, and any squadding preferences you may have. You should receive a confirmation within a day or two after signing up with more details about the match.

Also, it's not too late to sign up for Saturday or Sunday shooting at the PA State Steel Challenge which we will host in July. Friday is closed. Here is a link to that application
http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/PA_State_Steel_Challenge_2010.pdf

Thursday, April 29, 2010

May USPSA Match reminder

Remember, in honor of Moms throughout the land, the May USPSA match is scheduled for SATURDAY, May 8th, rather than our regular Sunday.

This post is for planning purposes only. The official announcement and signup should be out early next week, do not attempt to sign up before then, all such attempts will be scrapped.

g

Sunday, April 25, 2010

PA state steel challenge

Just wanted to announce that registration for Friday is now closed. There are still slots available for Saturday and Sunday, but don't wait too long to get your application in the mail.

Link to the application: http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/PA_State_Steel_Challenge_2010.pdf

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Don't get enough time with your scatter gun?

Bet you didn't know that the York IWLA (that's our club) hosts a Monday night trap shoot. Bring your gun, eyes and ears, and shells and give it a try. Don't have a scatter gun and want to try, I'll bet you can con Chet out of a lesson.


http://yorkiwla.org/id17.html



It's harder than you think, it has to be....


g

Monday, April 19, 2010

Funshoot time again.

This Saturday, the 24th is our monthly Funshoot, since the USPSA folks have started up again, we will be using some of their leftover props and such to give you more of a challenge than last month. There is a new food of the month, in honor of Easter. The wicked wheel will be back, as will our usual friends. Round count will be just under 100.
Pistol caliber carbines (yes .22Lr too) are now standard fare, bring 'em whenever you want.

Please visit the following links for info and reminders, and as always, shoot me an email at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net with any questions or comments.

http://yorkiwlaipsc.com/FunShoot.htm

http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html

See you Saturday!

g

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Match Results posted

We have posted results at http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.com/. Please note the change in address of the site, from .org to .com. Be sure to check the news entry for April 12, then click on USPSA Matches for detailed results.

From all accounts so far, a good time was had by all.

Thanks for coming out, and see you next month.

g

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April USPSA matches, yes there are 2

On Sunday, April 11th York Izaak Walton will be hosting both pistol and rifle USPSA matches. You may shoot either or both. There will be 2 time slots: 10:00am and 1:00pm.

The pistol match will be 112 rounds, and the fee will be $20.

The rifle match will be 75 rounds and the fee will be $20.

You may use pistol caliber carbines (9mm, 40 or 45 for example) and shoot the pistol match with those. (No 223 or 308 of course).

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Plan on being there at least 45 minutes before your first shoot time to get signed up etc. We will start to set up at 8:00. Come help if you can.

To sign up email us at yorksignup@gmail.com with your name, USPSA #, whether you are shooting pistol and/or rifle matches, which time slot(s) you want to shoot and what division you will be shooting with either or both guns. These are 2 seperate matches so you could shoot Open in one and Limited in the other for instance. Also if there is anyone you wish to be squadded with let us know.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Funshoot dun

Yep, we did it. Lots o' fun, 40 folks, think we'll do it again next month.

Seems there was a perfect score.... I can't let that happen again...... If you are in the loop, you know what happened, if you are not, then you should join us!

Thanks for playing, and for those of you that missed it, there is always next month!

g

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Funshoot

Yep, it's that time again. This Saturday the 27th is our monthly Funshoot. This month I am going to try and make up for that pitiful excuse for a Funshoot I put on last month (thanks again to those what showed, it was still fun). Weather.com says sunny and 65 for the day, and I am getting out all the toys; clays, bowling pins, paper, lots and lots of steel and that new terror we have on hand, the Texas Star. Round count will be under 100. We will be returning to our summer schedule as posted here http://yorkiwlaipsc.org/FunShoot.htm.
Remember our safety rules http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html.
See you on the range.

g

Thursday, March 18, 2010

USPSA Schedule

We had to cancel the March match because of rain, so we diecided that we would have the special classifier match in May. In April we're going to have a 5 stage pistol match and a 4 stage rifle match. You may shoot either or both. Expect the invite for that around 4/3.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rust

Take steel and add rain, like we did today, and what you will get is rust. But we also got a lot of rust off of ourselves. 20 shooters braved the elements today and shot until they were out of ammo. We learned a lot, had a good time and are better for it. Here's Greg ROing Kirk. These are 2 of my faithful crew members. Gary is enjoying his suppressed 9mm AR. He is the #2 man on the York Izaak Walton Pistol Committee and he heads up the Fun Shoots.Here's the surprise I promised which debuted on pit 4. Some of you know it as the Texas Star. Today Mike, the guy in the red in this picture called it the "Bastard Wheel". I think I like that better.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Monthly USPSA match cancelled....kind of

While the weather is not nice, in fact flooding is possible, and we decided to cancel our monthly USPSA match we are very hard-headed people. We have set up 4 pits worth of steel and we're going to shoot anyway. Come play if you can. Festivities start at noon. Here's Dave W. Jim S. and John Z. enjoying the weather and lugging steel around simultaneously.This is most of my dedicated set up crew. Naturally I was taking the picture, and Greg and Gary were out working on a secret project. Wait until you see the surprise they have in store for you tomorrow.
The creek is always our nemesis when it rains a lot like this. Occassional flooding is part of the program at York. This is the level at 2:00pm today. It is still rising. Wish us luck.



Friday, March 12, 2010

The weather?

What will do if it rains? That's what everyone wants to know.

First, we will proceed with the preparations for the match and see what happens. The closer it gets to match day the more accurate the forecast becomes.

Next, we see if we can get set up done tomorrow. We're still planning on set up at 11:00am Saturday, but we're not masochists. If the rain precludes us from doing the set up in an efficient manner than the match is off. But, we won't give up easily. It is even possible to drop a stage or two to get something, which is better than nothing, done Sunday if things are questionable.

Lastly, at some point we will have to make a decision. We may make it late tonight, or sometime tomorrow morning. Either way that decision will be posted here as soon as possible.

So, check back here often to see what the status is. I will keep you informed.

Now the important part: No matter what you have heard or read here CHECK THIS SITE AGAIN BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE SUNDAY MORNING. The final decision may be made as late as 3:00am Sunday morning when I get home from work, but I hope to see you Sunday morning and do some shooting, H-

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pleasant surprise!

Greg Jordan and I went to the range today to clean up the remaining snow in the back pits and it went exceedingly well! So much so that we will be able to do 3 nice long courses with an ample amount of steel in the back pits Sunday. We still had about 6 inches of snow on those ranges and it had condensed down to almost ice, but Greg borrowed his father's skid steer and he was able to scoop it up without disturbing the stone beneath. Is he incredibly good at everything? The bonus was that the ground underneath is not frozen so we can pound nails in to hold down walls etc. We even used the machine to move the steel into it's general locations. I left the club with a totally differnt view of the match. I knew we would have one, but now I know it will be a QUALITY one!

Be sure to thank Greg when you see him. We couldn't have done it without him.

Also, don't forget that we set the clocks forward one hour Saturday night. If you show up late because you're a goofball I'm going to point it out at the match briefing.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Brazos Open Gun for Sale




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Details: The gun is New In Box (Bob fired for tests and shell case only).

Thundercomp Sx compensator
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Lightning portholes
Bar Sto barrel – 38 Super Comp
Slipstream scopemount
Trigger pull 1.5~2. lbs specifications
Tuned for 100% reliability
Ambi safety
Grip and frame cut individually to fit your hand for higher hand position
Includes one Supertuned 140mm magazine
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Thumb blocker
Upgrade to click adjust C-More

Link to Bob’s website: http://www.brazoscustom.com/

The gun has all the options available on it. Brazos is making them for $ 5,360.00 with included options and at 1~2 year waiting period. Selling for $5360.00 + shipping, will need FFL to ship. Any questions please ask.

Kirk M. email: wkmenterprises@verizon.net

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Section Championship

York Izaak Walton is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Section Championship September 11th and 12th. It will be an 8 stage 180 round match and the entry fee will be $75. A T-shirt is included with your entry and the prizes will be very generous cash awards. Applications will be available shortly on the internet and I will link to them as soon as possible.

I will also be sending out applications with the match announcement this weekend. Yes, it looks like the March USPSA match is on! Winter is over and it's finally time to start shooting again!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

We did it.

There was snow, on the ground and in the sky. Paths were shoveled, preparations made. 14 shooters showed, lead flew, holes were made.
Here are a few pics for proof. thanks to all who showed, it was short and sweet, and all were invited to play afterwards, but I think the allure of warmth and a gun show was too much for most.
See you next month.
What the heck are we doing here?



Frosty?



A firing squad?!?!



Poor Frosty....

Combined results:

Greg J 676
Gary S 588
Bill S 540
Rob S 429
Chet W 405
Brad 354
Jared J 352

Friday, February 26, 2010

Funshoot Status Good!

I was at the range about an hour ago, and the road to the range is clear and quite passable, someone kindly cleared it for us today. There are a couple of inched of new snow, and the lanes on pit 2 did not drift over. Barring catastrophe overnight, I will be at the range tomorrow at 9:00am to setup, and we will start shooting as soon as there are people to shoot stuff.

Parking is still at a premium, and the road only has 2 places to pull over for passing, so carpool from the clubhouse if you can (keep all guns in bags/cases etc until you get to the back and at a safe table). I have a shuttle vehicle ready if we need it.

see you in the morning

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today's tip

Know where you are hitting at different distances. You can bet that Max, Dave, and Robbie know exactly where their bullet is going 100% of the time. You should too. This is one advantage of shooting our fun shoots.

I'll explain. The "fun shoot" is an accuracy sport. Much more so than most of think USPSA is, though you're wrong to think that. Fun shoots are untimed, so there is no focus on time in them like there is in USPSA, but to be good at either you have to have the same foundation ACCURACY.

If you prepare properly for a fun shoot you will sight in at a particular distance. I like 15 yards because it is kind of an average distance for both the fun shoots and USPSA. At 15 yards I like my point of impact to be exactly the same as my point of aim. Then I shoot at 5, 10, 20, and 25 yards holding the same point of aim. Typically, the point of impact will be different at some or all of these distances, depending on the sights and caliber, due to the trajectory of the bullet and the difference of the sight plane and the center of the bore. I note these differences on paper and then calculate exactly where I need to hold the sights to hit dead center. I test and ammend these notes as needed until they are perfect. These hold offs are very important if you want to shoot a high score at a fun shoot, but you should know them for USPSA too. Particularly if there are no-shoots or hard cover. I'll bet very few of us do this and that's why I think the fun shoots are so valuable for USPSA shooters. And they're fun.

By the way the gun show is in York this weekend. Come shoot the fun shoot Saturday and do the show afterwards, or hit the show on Sunday. It's at the fairgrounds Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 9-3.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Feb Funshoot is on!

Thanks to herculean efforts, we have pits 1 and 2 available for use. We can make a shoot out of that! The weather this week is a bit dicey, but Saturday looks like a potential heat wave. That will of course mean lots of mud, so come dressed for that.

I am going to run a short, 4 stage course of clays, 2 kinds of paper and a surprise target, consisting of 36 to 42 rounds, and charge $10 to shoot for score. After you shoot it for score, you can shoot it for fun for another $5, as many times as we can fit you in. We may change up some of the targets, like Bullseys vs. ppc vs. critters vs. cans etc. just to keep it interesting, and you can run clays several times to practice for next month.

I'll be at the range by 9:00am to setup, such as it is, and I will form and send out squads one at a time, with individual briefings, as folks show up or return, until 12:00 or 1:00 or so, depending on interest. We did this at last months' Steel Challenge, and it worked pretty well for this type of format.

If at all possible, car pool, parking in the back is limited, and the access road is only 1 lane, with one pull off for passing at the trap house. You can park at the clubhouse and join up to go rearward. I was going to run a shuttle bus, but it broke down, I'm working on an alternative, but I don't know if I will succeed.

For any questions, comment to this posting, or email me at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net

g

Friday, February 19, 2010

gary's plan, step 2

Find some enterprising young man with a snowblower to wittle out trails and shooting lanes on pit 2.

Accomplished! Many thanks and cudos to Bernie!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tip of the day

The most popular and available bullets for sport shooting these days are the Montana Gold Bullets. I've used them for years ,and I like them. Of course you can get them from Montana Gold Bullets directly, but I recently discovered you can get them cheaper from Manny Bragg at www.mannyusa.com The catch is that you have to buy 6 cases. That's really not that many if you shoot multiple calibers like most of us do. You can also team up with a shooting buddy or two to get to the minimum. The trick is to email Manny and ask for mix and match, because the website wants to put 6 cases of a single kind in your shopping cart. He may even offer you a special deal on shipping like he did a buddy and I recently.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gary's plan, step 1

Get the road to the ranges cleared.

Accomplished! Caretaker Matt completed this task. He is obviously very insightful, and anticipated this crucial detail of my grand plan.

Many thanks Matt

Stay tuned.

Monday, February 15, 2010

February USPSA match photos

Sunday, February 14th, Ben and I rode up to the club to check conditions. The road to the ranges hadn't been touched so we had to park at the clubhouse and walk back. It had been 5 days since the last snow and no one had been to the ranges since. Those are our tracks from where we had to leave the truck. It was a much more challenging hike than we expected. Snow was often over our knees.
We cut across the rifle range and this is the view in throught the gate between the rifle range and the back pits. As you can see it is still quite deep, and barring a radical change in the weather we might be quite a while before we are using the ranges again. Can you say Spring?
Then we had to walk back out. Luckily we were able to follow the trail we had cut on the way in. Here's Ben crossing the rifle range.
Better days are coming!


Monday, February 8, 2010

February USPSA match cancelled

Due to the 2 feet of snow we got last weekend, another storm on the way that has the potential to be up to a foot more, and still the possibility of yet more snow next weekend, coupled with the fact that this much snow won't melt in our back pits for a month anyway, I am cancelling our February USPSA match. Hopefully things will melt in time for our Feb. 27th fun shoot.

Meanwhile stay warm, don't hurt yourself shoveling, load some ammo. and as much as you hate it dryfire anyway.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Steel Challenge results

The Steel Challenge was a success today thanks to my dedicated staff and 40 brave shooters who proved that being hard-headed trumps temperatures in the teens. Quick set up and 17 degrees led me to the decision to send some squads out early and we had some shooters finishing up around noon. By 1:15pm we were putting stuff away and the last shooters to hit the ranges were wrapping up, and no one froze to death. I believe a good time was had by all.

Our January Steel Master was Greg Jordan completing all 6 stages in a combined 67.75 seconds. He won Iron Sighted Rimfire.

Ben Thompson wasn't far behind in either of the two divisions he shot, posting 70.27 seconds in Scoped Rimfire, and 71.50 in Open.

Chris Rhines won Carbine Optics with a 72 flat against stiff competition in that division.

I got lucky and won Production with a total time of 82.54 seconds. Not too shabby for an old man with a tupperware gun.

Brian Shank won Limited with a total of 140.18 seconds.

The full results should be posted to our website http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.org/ soon, and I have them available now as a word document. If you haven't received a copy by email yet, but would like one let me know.

Thanks again to all involved, H-

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Steel challenge is still on

We hope to see you in am, but we understand if you can't make it. Real men will be there!

Friday, January 29, 2010

We're definitely on for Sunday

Sunday is all systems go. Dress warmly, although I believe this will go quickly. We will set-up at 9:30am get everyone signed up and explain the rules real quickly and we'll be shooting not later than 11:00am I promise. With squads of 6 and 7 I think we can get this done in 2 hours if everyone keeps things moving.

What can you do to help keep running smoothly?
-Have your mags loaded and gear organized when it is your turn to shoot.
-As soon as the range is declared "clear" get down there and paint the steel.
-Volunteer to run the timer if you know how. If you don't watch and learn, it's really pretty easy.
-Take your turn with the clipboard. Writing down the times is really simple and anyone can do that.
-Don't pick up brass until after the shoot is over. Afterwards you may pick it up.

See you Sunday

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Steel Challenge Clarifications

-There was a contradiction between my email and this website. The email said only one gun and this blog said two are allowed. You may use two different guns Sunday. You must have enough mags for both (5) and be ready to go when it's your turn. You must also pay the full registration fee for each.

-As to power factor; we are limiting the power factor to 150, and velocity to 1350 fps on all ammo ( primarily for hyper velocity 22lr ) to protect the steel.
Let me be crystal clear here, if we believe that your ammo exceeds this and is damaging our steel we will take you and your gun to pit 8, set up a chronograph, and shoot 3 rounds through it. We will take the average velocity in feet per second multiply it by your bullet weight, and divide that number by 1000. If that number, also known as power factor is greater than 150, you will be disqualified for the day. You will not get a refund, and you cannot change to a different gun or ammo. Maybe, depending on your attitude and/or the level of damage you caused, you will not be allowed back to our club. You will have messed up by ignoring all the warnings, and probably have damaged our $6500 set of steel. All you need to do is make a mark on the steel, not run a round thru it.

-There will be a chronograph setup on pit 1, the morning of the shoot that all may use (when supervised) to check the power factor and velocity of your ammo, if you need to. Remember most box .40 and .45 will be too hot, so plan accordingly.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Steel Challenge

It looks like the January Steel Challenge is on. The weather is supposed to be OK, so at this point we are moving forward with the Jan. 31 Steel Challenge at York.

It will be 6 stages and about 150 rounds minimum. Remember that full house loads are not allowed for many calibers. Most standard velocity 22lr is fine, most factory 9mm is fine. Most factory 40 and 45 is not. No magnum calibers for sure. We will chrono and disqualify any ammo we think may damage our targets.

The fee will be $20 and we will do generous payouts. There will only be one time slot, 11:00am. Sign up will begin at 10:00.

We are going to allow people to shoot 2 different guns, and we are going to allow both centerfire, and rimfire carbines, as long as they are not using ammo that will damage our steel.

The invite emails will go out tomorrow(1/26), and sign up will begin then at our email address yorksignup@gmail.com

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Smokin' funshooters!

All I can say is Wow! What a day, even with temps in the mid 20's and low 30's all day, a big bunch of shooters showed for an easy fun day of shooting. There were 20 new shooters, and I don't believe there were any problems. That in itself is a testimonial to all the regular shooters, you all helped the new folks learn the ropes, and kept things running smooth.

I look forward to what February brings, and I'll see if I can have a few more things for you to shoot at.

Scores will be sent to shooters this afternoon, and posted on our website in a few days. I'll let you know when the website is updated.

Don"t forget, Steel Challenge next Sunday, always a good time!

Thanks so much

gary

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Funshoot Clarifications

To answer a few of your questions:

1) No advance registration is necessary, just show up.

2) Carbines should be bagged if possible. Optionally, slings with chamber flags can be used, with EXTREME awareness of muzzle control.

3) I will be there in the cold, rain, snow (front wheel drive car friendly) or shine, Saturday morning at 9:00am. My setup crew didn't do it for nothin'.....

4) Those USPSA guys are pansies.

g

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Funshoot fun!

Welcome to the 2010 season, this year is planning out to be our best and most exciting yet, stay tuned!

The long range forecast looks good, so the funshoot for next Saturday the 23rd is a go.

Many thanks to the hardworking setup crew that showed today, the 3 of us got a lot done. The shoot will be about 1/2 steel. The rest will be the usual variety of stuff, but for a very evil mover we have never used before.

Round count will be between 50 and 100, and this month is open to pistol caliber carbines.

The schedule is like this, I'm starting a little later, to let the sun do a little more warming
9:00 setup
10:00 registration
10:45 walkthru
11:00 noise

There will be food and drink for purchase.

As always, we run a cold range, please review the range safety rules at http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2009/03/range-safety.html.

For more info, read the sidebar on the right hand side of this page.
For even more info, drop me a line at iwlafunshoot1@comcast.net

See you Saturday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Correction to Fun Shoot set up

Gary has informed me that the fun shoot set up will be this Saturday (16th) at noon, not Thursday(21st) as I had said in the previous post.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gazing into my crystal ball....

I see the future. Not too far off on the 23rd we have a fun shoot scheduled. The 15 day forecast, as much as it can be trusted, is forecasting temps in the 40s. That is very shootable. So it looks like the fun shoot will be on. Start getting geared up for that now. Even you USPSA shooters can benefit from the fun shoots. The emphasis is on accuracy, and that's a great thing this time of year, and just breaking the rust out would be good for you too. Bring your friends to this one. Even the non-shooters. The relaxed atmosphere, and safety oriented structure is perfect for novices.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January match cancelled

I just sent out the message below to our mailing lists. If you didn't receive it then your current address is not on the lists. Please email me at hkbrt@verizon.net and request to be added.

" For the record, we are cancelling the match we have scheduled for this weekend. Yes, it may seem wimpy but we're not willing to set up a match in this cold to find out that only 6 people are hard-headed enough to shoot in the freezing cold. It's not what we call fun. Maybe we'll catch a break in February. This global warming isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Also, please note that Topton is hosting a 3 man 3 gun on June 20th. Dean has posted the announcement on Brian Enos. Here is a link to that thread http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=97874&st=0 If you've never shot 3 man 3 gun you're missing out. It is the most fun shooting you can imagine. We pioneered this at York a few years ago and we are very pleased that another club has joined us in this adventure. Topton is running this as a serious match with a respectable entry fee, but they put on a first class show, and they pay genorously, and deep into the results. Dean has also said they are doing some random draw prizes in addition to the traditional prize table. He really knows how to stroke the sponsors.

Stay warm, H- "

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

List of matches

Jim Norman has spearheaded a thread on Enos that has all the match dates for every kind of major action match in the country. It is a great tool and you should check it out. http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=98334&hl=york

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not quite time yet

We gave it serious consideration, but due to a bleak weather forecast we have decided to pull the plug on the January 10th USPSA match. Hopefully we'll be luckier for the fun shoot.