Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Action Match

Weather?  We shoot in all kinds of weather.  Ask the brave souls who shot in rain for hours last month.  If it snows Saturday we will shoot Sunday.  The most likely forecast is for a maximum of 1-3" Saturday which should not even lay on the roads.  Even in a worst case scenario the roads should be bare by Sunday.  We will start on time Sunday.  If there is snow on the ground you should wear boots or more aggressive tread on your running shoes.  Maybe you have to move a little slower.  It is likely temperatures are in the 40's Sunday so dress accordingly.

That being said I think some of the weather men are sensationalizing and everything will be fine.

A new record!  The match filled in less than 3 hours. You may still email to request a slot, but it is extremely likely you'll be placed on our waiting list.

If you're in, you should have received an email stating that.  If not you'll be getting one telling you where you are on the waiting list.

If you got in, but need to drop out for some reason I must know by midnight Thursday night or you will be counted as a no-show.  You don't want to be on that list.

If you're on the waiting list you will be notified as soon as possible if you get in.

Some of you may be wondering why we limit how many people can shoot.  We have chosen to hold squad size to 10 people.  We actually sign up a few extra knowing there will be no-shows.  Our last match took more than 7 hours.  I was the last one out at after 5:00 pm (we started shooting on time at 9:00 am).  There was rain and it was the first match of the year, but we still would have been around 3:00 or later getting done if everything went well.  More people would mean matches longer than that and at that point I'm not sure they're fun anymore.  You have to draw the line somewhere.  We run a high quality match and draw shooters from several states for our monthly matches.  We are not prepared to give up quality for quantity.

We will be hosting our April action match sponsored by Geissele Geissele Automatics | Quality Triggers for the Warfighter and Competitor on Sunday, April 10th.  It will be 6 stages and all 3 guns will be used.  We will be using slugs and rifle slings this match, and we do expect to use most of, if not all, of the 200 yards available on the rifle range.  The match fee will be $30.

The match day schedule is as follows:
7:30 finish set up (help is always appreciated)
8:00 registration begins
8:30 registration ends (anyone arriving after 8:30 is a spectator)
8:45 mandatory match briefing
9:00 shooting begins
To sign up for this match email us at with your name, division, and squad requests.  You should receive a confirmation within a day or two. 

Don't take too long to sign up.  We do have a maximum number of shooters we will take for each of our matches and we do expect the matches to fill quickly.  Conversely, don't sign up if you don't intend to shoot, and if something comes up and you're not going to make it please let us know as soon as possible.  People who persist in not showing up after signing up will not be invited back.  We want to benefit as many shooters as possible this year.


Matthew said...

If a match is selling out in less then 3 hours then maybe it's time to have 2 action matches a month.

Kevin Downing said...

There will be some 3 gun nation matches throughout the year in addition to the action matches and I'm sure we could get another date if someone wanted to be the match director. I know I don't have the time to do it though.

Howard C. Thompson said...

I don't either but I like the idea.

Robert Fanjoy said...

Could we occasionally do a smaller entry Saturday afternoon/evening match after setup with the bigger Sunday match? Perhaps, the Saturday match would not have a rifle stage (any appeal?). We have limited volunteers and another weekend match means another weekend and possibly another week that the back pits would have limited availability. Still need someone(s) as MD.

Howard C. Thompson said...

That's an interesting idea Bob. The reason we can't run a two day match is because we can't use pit 1 or the rifle range a second day. We could run a back pits only version of the match some time after the main match. I'd be afraid to do it before because if we break something needed for the match it would be an issue.

Maybe a 4 stage match in the back pits recycling the stages on Thursday evening? People who did not get into the main match would have first priority, but since we need the experienced people to help run it, and it is not official they could shoot it too. I could see 4 squads of 8 getting done before dark pretty easily and virtually no set up.

Gary S said...
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Gary S said...

Here is an idea, how about FunShoot that recycles the 4 back stages and maybe rifle two weeks after the main match?......

just sayin....