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, April 27, 2012

April Funshoot UpdatER

Just finished final setup, and if you are missing out on the PSA Shootout, or you wanna practice for Sunday you are in luck.  This is now a 120 round minimum mostly falling steel shoot.  We will still have Choose your own clays, PPC and a food I think you will enjoy blasting, but the rest is all steel baby!

See you tomorrow at 8 for registration, shooting by 9:00.

We have plenty of room for walk ons.

g

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Funshoot Update

We are up to 30+ shooters at this point, I know we are loosing some to PSA, but the rest of you need not be skeered, it a lot of fun for all.  Signup up now at yorksignup@gmail.com, its easier than you think, it has to be.

Please not our new start time:  final setup and registration at 8:00am, shooters brief at 9:45 am ish, and first shots as close to 9:00 am as possible.

g

Monday, April 23, 2012

April FunShoot

This Saturday, April 28th, York Pistol will be hosting our monthly FunShoot.

Consisting of just under 100 rounds (Minimum), with targets ranging from steel, to paper, to steel, to gallery to steel and a special FOTM in honor of Easter.  This shoot will be open to all standard pistol caliber handguns and carbines.
We will accept 70 shooters maximum, and there will be 6 gun divisions: Rimfire, centerfire and carbine, each in scoped and iron sighted.
There will be 3 scoring classes;
"Points", where you will be scored by total points in an exact round class, or
"Timed", where you will be scored based on the quickest overall time to smash all targets, regardless of the number of rounds used, or
"I don't care", where you don't turn in a score sheet and you are shooting just for fun with your buddies under the watchful eye of  your Range Officer.

There will not be food or drinks for sale.

Remember, York is a cold range, please have all firearms unloaded and secured when you arrive at the range, including CC permit holders.  Handle firearms only after you register, and only at the safe tables and under direction of a range officer. I want everyone to go home safe.

Pre-register now at Yorksignup@gmail.com

g

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My target bag

I was at the range the other day and it occured to me that not everyone carries a "target bag" to practice.  It is really handy and somehow I assumed everyone had one, but that is not the case.

I have a gym bag kind of thing.  I guess technically it is a cheap fishing tackle bag probably from Walmart.  In it I keep things that really come in handy for practicing a wide variety of things.  Here's my list:

Tan pasters for IPSC targets
White pasters for no-shoots, and lots of other things
Black pasters for hard cover and lots of other things
1", 2", and 3" orange self adhesive target spots which have a million uses
6" round "Shoot and See" self adhesive targets
Plain white paper to put target spots on
Maybe some preprinted targets
A can of white  or grey spray paint
Stapler
Staples
Binoculars (sometimes they're handier than a spotting scope)

From this bag I am pretty self sufficient and can accomodate a wide range of goals from precision to speed, with a variety of firearms at any range up to 300 yards or more.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 7th matches

On Saturday, April 7th we are going to host a 5 stage USPSA match in the back pits, and a 3 stage rifle/pistol multigun match up front at York Izaak Walton. There will be two time slots available for this match. We will finish setting up at 7:30am and we appreciate your help. Registration for the morning time slot will be from 8:00 until 9:00. Mandatory match briefing will be at 9:15 and we will start shooting at 9:30. Registration for the afternoon time slot will be from 12:00 until 12:30. Mandatory match briefing will be at 12:45 and we will start shooting at 1:00pm. You will be able to shoot the front pits match in the AM and the back pits match in the PM, or vice versa. You may not shoot the same match twice.
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There will be 2 options for the back pits USPSA match:
1. You may shoot this match with Pistol only. A minimum of 115 rounds will be required. The cost will be $20 and we will do cash payouts to division and class winners with minimum levels of participation. To sign up for this option email us at yorksignup@gmail.com and tell us your name, "Pistol only", AM or PM, your USPSA #, division, and anyone you would like to be squadded with.
2. You may shoot this 5 stage match with a shotgun and a pistol as a multigun match. Shotgun will be using shot only, 7.5 or smaller. Minimums of 57 shot and 62 pistol rounds will be required. The cost will be $10 for the back pits multigun match and we will NOT be doing any payouts for it regardless of participation. We will be using USPSA rules and scoring in the back pits for everyone. To sign up for this option email us at yorksignup@gmail.com and tell us your name, "Shotgun/pistol multigun", AM or PM, your USPSA #, division, and anyone you would like to be squadded with.
The front pit Multigun match:
Will require a rifle and a pistol. You will not be able to shoot it with just a pistol because there are targets to 190 yards. You can't shoot with just a rifle because it would damage some of the targets that must be engaged with a pistol. This 3 stage match will be scored using time plus scoring and IMGA rules. A minimum of 28 pistoll rounds and 58 rifle rounds will be required. You will need a sling for your rifle. The fee for the front pit match will be $20 and we will pay divisions based on participation. To sign up for this option email us at yorksignup@gmail.com and tell us your name, "rifle/pistol multigun", AM or PM, division, and anyone you would like to be squadded with.
If you are shooting both the front pits match, and back pits match, and don't really care what order you do it in you don't have to put any time slots down. It is actually beneficial to us for squadding if you don't.
This match will fill quickly. Do not hesitate to get signed up. You should receive a confirmation email from us within a day or two. If for some reason you have signed up but will not be able to make it to the match please let us know. Persistent no-shows will not be invited to shoot in the future.
If you have any questions you may email me at hkbrt@verizon.net
Thanks, Howard