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:

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

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:
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 if you are interested in any off them.

- Prochrono Digital chronograph. Asking $80. These sell for about $100 new.

- Railway C-More dot sight, standard. Asking $150. These retail for $209.

- ARMS #5 flat-top riser/mount for AR-15. Makes your scope removable and repeatable. Asking $35

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;

And of course, shoot me an email at with any questions or comments.


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, 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 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.



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.