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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

MAMGC Payouts

We made a few adjustments to the results where they were warranted and now we consider them final.

Here are the proposed payouts with division and bracket winners.  We're going to let this up for about 3 days or so and then it will be final also and we'll start distributing checks.

Congratulations to all!

Paul Wiechec n/a 1st Lim 300
David Kim n/a 2nd Lim 60
Brian Miller n/a 1st Open 300
Greg Jordan 100 1st 100 1000
Joe Pitha 100 2nd 100 700
Buddy Knight 100 3rd 100 500
Pierre LeClair 100 4th 100 300
Rick Torres 100 5th 100 100
James McGinty 90 1st 90 700
Rich Yoder 90 2nd 90 500
Dave Olhasso 90 3rd 90 350
Todd Sindelar 90 4th 90 200
Dean Deturk 90 5th 90 75
Garrett Boop 80 1st 80 500
Blaese Romano 80 2nd 80 350
Kevin Downing 80 3rd 80 250
Howard Thompson 80 4th 80 150
Scott Botelho 80 5th 80 50
Andy Snyder 70 1st 70 400
Alma Cole 70 2nd 70 250
Jeremy Riggs 70 3rd 70 175
Shawn Barto 70 4th 70 125
Bruce Crawford 60 1st 60 300
Robert Opsitos 60 2nd 60 200
Jake Degenshen 60 3rd 60 150
Bill Hostler 60 4th 60 100
Mark Matysek 50 1st 50 200
Harry Singh 50 2nd 50 150
Paul Krick 50 3rd 50 50

Monday, June 20, 2016

June FunShoot

This Saturday, the 25th of June, 2016, we will be hosting a 5 stage falling steel FunShoot.

On any stage, you can run any one or combination of two of the following guns; standard pistol caliber handgun, standard pistol caliber carbine or shotgun (7 1/2 shot or smaller). You can change the choice of guns on different stages, but only two guns per stage.

Pistol caliber carbine means any standard velocity pistol caliber, in a small rifle platform; .22LR, 9mm, .357, .40, .45, 300 BO subsonic and the like.  No high power.

Target count will be 100-125 ish. There will be little movement required of the shooter.

Final setup and registration at 8am, safety brief at 8:45, shooting close to 9am.
Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for those lucky enough to be under 18 years.

There will be a setup for this Friday afternoon, the 24th, email me if you are interested in helping out. This one will probably take about an hour.

Unloaded firearms are carried around the range holstered, boxed, bagged, carted or in a sock.  Long guns require a chamber flag, and they will be for sale.

Bring family and friends, we are very new shooter and kid friendly. Spectators are welcome!

Everyone on the range MUST wear eye protection. We will be shooting steel, and it creates shrapnel, little flying bits of metal that can hit you on occasion.

Now for this month's cool thing:

I'd like to ask everyone to stick an extra $20 bill in their wallet for a great cause.  We will be selling raffle tickets to support 31 Heroes.  www.31heroes.org  This is an exceptional organization that supports veterans that suffer from TBI and PTSD.   What makes this one better than the rest is that 100% of the money goes to the cause, there are no administrative costs. This is a volunteer organization, run by some of the best in our sport.

The raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and the prize is a very special Sig Sauer 226 MK25 with 31 Heroes markings and the SEAL anchor.  The MK25 is the pistol carried by SEALS and has special features, including a longer barrel, and light rail.  Only 31 of these special edition pistols were made for 31 Heroes.

We are honored to have one to raffle off and we want to really make some money for this group and the people they can help.  The pistol will be on display Saturday.  Please be generous.  The pistol is cool, but it's really about making a difference for veterans who deserve our help.

For questions, please feel free to comment here, or email me at ghswope@gmail.com

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sensibly Armed Point Series standings

Here are the point series standings following the Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship.  There are still 3 matches to go, and only the best 4 out of 6 still count so many of you still have a chance to win this thing, or at least make the shoot-off.

Is it coincidence that the sponsor of the series is also the points leader's primary sponsor?  No, I don't think so.  Rich has shot very well consistently all year.

The first column of numbers is the place in the last match.  The second column is the number of points earned last match.  The third column is the total number of points earned so far this season.  Keep in mind that the 16th place guy last year, who qualified for the shoot off had 176 points.  It is possible that Rich and I have already clinched a spot.

If there is an asterisk behind your name you are registered as a senior (over 55).  If the are 2 you are a super senior (over 65).

Rich Yoder 3 68 182
Howard Thompson 11 60 177
Rick Torres 8 63 175
Paul Nowotarski 24 47 152
Bob Schmelz 16 55 151
Shawn Barto 14 57 146
Mike Sherman 18 53 144
Robert Tumberlinson 20 51 142
Jason Webb 13 58 140
Gary Swope 23 48 133
Buddy Knight 2 69 129
Joe Padian 29 42 128
Jim Scheler 30 41 127
Todd Sindelar 5 66 125
Dean DeTurk 7 64 123
Rob Burkindine 28 43 122
Kevin Downing 9 62 120
Allen Evler 31 40 120
Garrett Boop 4 67 119
Blaese Romano 6 65 118
Mike Stephens 10 61 115
Andrew Snyder 12 59 110
John Lerch 33 38 109
Jim Liang 36 35 108
Paul Wiechec 15 56 105
Bill Hostler 22 49 105
Joe Curtis 38 33 102
Marty Kalister* 34 37 99
Mike Williamson 19 52 98
Bernie Rhee 37 34 97
Dave Williams* 35 36 96
George Dorbert 17 54 94
Mike Gregorio 21 50 94
Steve Shroyer 25 46 93
Scott Harper 0 93
Jim Stauffer 27 44 91
Paul Scarborough 39 32 90
Lou Levy 0 90
Mark Matysek* 40 31 88
Paul Krick* 41 30 83
Dave Stephens** 26 45 77
Phil Matte** 42 29 77
Jim Gable* 43 28 76
Greg Senft* 0 73
Tom Levenhagen** 44 27 72
Joe Pitha 1 70 70
Chris Davis* 32 39 63
Jeremy Bruner 0 36
Adam Towle 0 19

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship results

The results for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship are available at https://practiscore.com/results/21385

Congratulations to Greg Jordan on his win!  We are especially proud of Greg because he is our hometown hero.  He is hard working and humble to a fault.  He is the perfect role model for aspiring shooters.  However, the competition is creeping up him a little.  James McGinty was closer in second place than anyone has been to Greg at any of our matches in a very long time, and Joe Pitha is no slouch, coming in third.  The competition was stiffer than ever.  There are a few guys who are always in our top ten: Buddy Knight, Rich Yoder, and Todd Sindelar.  Some new guys to the top ten: Pierre LeClair, Blaese Romano and pistol phenom Dave Olhasso.  And one guy who is really an up and comer at 8th place: Garrett Boop who finished 28th last year and hadn't even gotten started by the  2014 MAMGC.

We also want to congratulate Brian Miller for winning Open, and Paul Weichec for his win in Limited.

A big thanks to all of our competitors and staff for making this the best MAMGC yet!

We will wait a few days to call the results final, and then we will post the winners of the brackets, and the amounts won.  We will be mailing checks.

Expect the applications for next year's MAMGC around Christmas time.  We're looking forward to another great match in 2017, and we expect it to fill up quickly.  Don't delay getting yours in the mail.