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

Monday, February 25, 2013

Scoring and Rules quiz 2

The second in our series of quizzes on rules and scoring.  The answers are in the comments.

1. Competitor X engages the required targets with his shotgun and safely grounds it in the same barrel where he had previously grounded his rifle.  Is this allowed?  If not, what is the penalty?

2. Can you use a 48 round mag in Tac Ops division?

3. Competitor Y thinks the firing pin in his rifle is broken and wants to take his bolt carrier group out and check it.  Where should he do this?

4. A claybird, correctly engaged with a shotgun only has one pellet sized and shaped hole in it.  Is it a hit or a miss?

5. Competitor Z shoots stage 7 in 48.80 seconds.  Upon checking his targets you notice one of the paper targets has no "A" hits and only one "C" hit.  What is his total time for the stage?

From York's lost and found.

Recovered this a while ago. I'm sure the owner would like it back

Friday, February 22, 2013

Spring 3 Man 3 Gun

We are now taking applications for the Spring 3 Man 3 gun at York Izaak Walton.  This match will be held on Sunday, April 14th and is always a crowd pleaser.  Find a couple buddies and get your application in the mail.  It will fill up fast.

Link to our application http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/York_3m_3gun_Spr2013.pdf  Print it, fill it out and mail it in with your check.  All teams must be paid in advance.  Note that if you want to play for cash prizes you must include an additional $90 for that.  This is not winner take all.  We pay back 100% of the additional money and it goes deep.

I also know that Dean is taking applications for his Colt Team 3 gun series.  It costs a little more but he has a ton of prizes to give away. Here's a link to his page  http://www.toptonfga.org/IPSC/taps_3m3g.html

If you're not sure what 3M3G or team 3 gun is check out youtube.  There's a ton of videos.  Search for York 3M3G or Colt series team shoot, or some combinations of those terms.  I don't think you can have more fun shooting than 3M3G.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pistol Committee email list

I just sent an email to my new improved Pistol Committee list a few minutes ago.  It is titled "email test" and dated 2/17/2013.

If you did not receive it and would like to be on the pistol committee list please email me and ask to be added.

The Pistol Committee list is not the match announcement list.  The Pistol Committee list is about set-ups, work details, etc.

Thanks, H-

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Look at what you missed!

Our new PR Videographer Ethan, was at it again on Sunday.  Here are the games we played.
Nice work Ethan, thanks!



Monday, February 11, 2013

Rules and Scoring Quiz 1

Here is my first rules and scoring quiz.  This is a short self-graded test that will help you familiarize yourself with the rules and scoring that we will be using at York Izaak Walton and the 2013 FNH Championship in September.  My intent is to post a quiz for you every two weeks or so until we know these rules inside and out.   It will help you as both a shooter and a staff member to take these quizzes.

The link to the rules we will be using is http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/3g%20MATCH%20RULES%20Final.pdf You should print yourself a copy to use for the quizzes and to have for future reference.

The scoresheets we will be using at York this year will be the following: http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/3g%20score%20sheet%20front%20pits.pdf and http://www.yorkiwlaipsc.com/forms/3g%20score%20sheet%20back%20pits.pdf  It would probably be helpful to print each of these for the quizzes and to be familiar with them for our matches at York.  The scoresheets for the 2013 FNH will also be similar.

I will post the questions below and the answers in the comments.  Be honest.  Try to figure them out for yourself using the rules and scoresheets.  If you have a question or need more detail email me or ask in the form of a comment.  Good luck, H-

1. You happen to look back and notice a competitors child doesn't have their eye protection on.  Should you say something?

2. A competitor doesn't like the Range Officer's decision on a given call.  He asks the Chief Range Officer for their opinion and they agree with the Range Officer.  The competitor then appeals to the Range Master who says the RO's ruling is correct and the correct penalties have been applied.  Is there anything else the competitor can do?

3. A competitor's handgun falls out of his holster during the course of fire.  You know it's not loaded because it was unloaded at the start, and he was shooting rifle first and when he got up from prone it tumbled out.  What should you do?

4. What is the required power factor for Tactical Optics division?

5. A competitor shoots a stage and although he has all the required hits up until the last position which is the only place he can see the last two handgun targets and he doesn't have enough ammo to engage them and does not.  The timer shows 61.01.  What is his total time?