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, August 22, 2016

August 27, 2016 FunShoot

This Saturday, the 27th of August, 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 may bring all 3 to the shoot, and you can change the choice of guns on different stages, but only two guns per stage max.

To us, a pistol caliber carbine is any standard velocity pistol caliber, in a small rifle platform; .22LR, 9mm, .357, .40, .45, 300 BO subsonic and the like.

Target count will be 100-125 ish. There will be some movement required of the shooter. This is a free form shoot. I will present shooters with targets, it is up to the shooter to decide how best to engage them, as long as it is done in a safe manner.

This months fun stage will be RED DAWN!, a particularly shotgun slug friendly stage......


Registration is from 8-8:30am, safety brief at 8:45, shooting close to 9am, we should be done by 1pm-ish
Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids under 18. There will be no food or drink available, so bring plenty to stay hydrated and fed.

There will be a setup for this Friday afternoon, the 26th around 2-3pm, email me if you are interested in helping out, it will probably take about an hour.

York is a cold range. 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.

There is no carrying of loaded firearms, open or concealed.

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.


Once again, 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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Point Series Results

SHOOTER FINISH AUG TOTAL Best 4
Buddy Knight 2 59 247 247
Rich Yoder 5 56 291 238
Howard Thompson 7 54 289 235
Rick Torres 3 58 288 233
Blaese Romano 4 57 232 232
Kevin Downing 6 55 231 231
Mike Stephens 8 53 217 217
Shawn Barto 9 52 245 212
Mike Sherman 12 49 244 207
Andrew Snyder 11 50 206 206
Bob Schmelz 13 48 247 199
Paul Wiechec 15 46 196 196
Robert Tumberlinson 10 51 193 193
Paul Nowotarski 25 36 222 188
Mike Williamson 14 47 188 188
Todd Sindelar 0 185 185
Joe Pitha 1 60 184 184
Jason Webb 17 44 184 184
Mike Gregorio 16 45 183 183
Gary Swope 19 42 213 175
Dean DeTurk 0 174 174
Garrett Boop 0 171 171
Lou Levy 20 41 168 168
Allen Evler 24 37 193 166
Rob Burkindine 27 34 197 163
Bill Hostler 18 43 190 162
Jim Scheler 28 33 160 160
Jim Stauffer 32 29 160 160
Dave Stephens** 23 38 154 154
Marty Kalister* 22 39 168 148
Greg Senft* 26 35 141 141
John Lerch 31 30 139 139
Joe Curtis 34 27 161 134
Scott Harper 21 40 133 133
Jim Liang 37 24 132 132
Bernie Rhee 30 31 156 130
Chris Davis* 29 32 130 130
Joe Padian 0 128 128
Dave Williams* 38 23 146 124
Mark Matysek* 33 28 145 122
Paul Krick* 35 26 140 119
Paul Scarborough 0 116 116
Jim Gable* 40 21 122 105
Jim Gable 40 21 122 105
Phil Matte** 41 20 97 97
George Dorbert 0 93 93
Steve Shroyer 0 93 93
Tom Levenhagen** 0 72 72
Adam Towle 39 22 65 65
Jeremy Bruner 36 25 61 61
Ralph Webb 0 0 0
Robert Halye 0 0 0

August 3 Gun Results are up

Actually they have been up since around 5:00, maybe earlier.  I had to wipe the sweat off my guns.  Wow, was it hot!  See you next month.

https://practiscore.com/results/24344

Friday, August 5, 2016

August 3 Gun Match

The match filled in less than 2 minutes.  We have started a waiting list.

Sign up for our August 3 Gun Match starts soon.  Be prepared. We will not accept sign ups  until Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.

We will be hosting our August 3 Gun Match on Sunday, August 14th.  It will be 6 stages and all 3 guns will be used.  We will be using slugs, rifle and shotgun 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 yorksignup@gmail.com 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.

Also, of possible interest:  The application for the October 16th, 3 man 3 gun is available. The link to that application is http://tinyurl.com/york3MT3G. We are accepting applications for this match immediately.  Mail it or bring it to the match with you.  There will not be a regular 3 gun match in October.  We switched out our October 9th date due to 3GN nationals and USPSA nationals.
If you can't get a team together let me know.  I always have a list of people looking for teammates.

Thanks, H-

August 3 Gun Match

Sign up for our August 3 Gun Match starts soon.  Be prepared. We will not accept sign ups  until Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.

We will be hosting our August 3 Gun Match on Sunday, August 14th.  It will be 6 stages and all 3 guns will be used.  We will be using slugs, rifle and shotgun 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 yorksignup@gmail.com 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.

Also, of possible interest:  The application for the October 16th, 3 man 3 gun is available. The link to that application is http://tinyurl.com/york3MT3G

 We are accepting applications for this match immediately.  Mail it or bring it to the match with you.  There will not be a regular 3 gun match in October.  We switched out our October 9th date due to 3GN nationals and USPSA nationals.

If you can't get a team together let me know.  I always have a list of people looking for teammates.

Thanks, H-

August 3 Gun Match

Sign up for our August 3 Gun Match starts soon.  Be prepared. We will not accept sign ups  until Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.

We will be hosting our August 3 Gun Match on Sunday, August 14th.  It will be 6 stages and all 3 guns will be used.  We will be using slugs, rifle and shotgun 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 yorksignup@gmail.com 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.

Also, of possible interest:  The application for the October 16th, 3 man 3 gun is available. The link to that application is http://tinyurl.com/york3MT3G  We are accepting applications for this match immediately.  Mail it or bring it to the match with you.  There will not be a regular 3 gun match in October.  We switched out our October 9th date due to 3GN nationals and USPSA nationals.

If you can't get a team together let me know.  I always have a list of people looking for teammates.

Thanks, H-

Monday, August 1, 2016

New accessory warning

So I just found out about this thing: https://www.stagezeroshooting.com/shop/ar15-accessories/magazines/mbx-extreme-ar-basepads-coupler-stabilizer/ And it is really cool, but let me warn you: If you use it as a supporting device in any division other than Open (like use it to shoot prone off of) you will be moved to Open at York or FN.

You will not be able to use it at the start either.  All of the descriptions say "gun lying flat on staging table".  Up on this thing is not flat.  If the RO tells you no, and he should, that is cool.  If somehow you get away with it and I find out I will add a 60 second penalty to your time for violating rule 6.1.10.2 "If it is determined by the Range Master that a participant started a stage in a position other than that as stated in the stage description, a procedural penalty shall be applied and if the opinion of the range master a competitive advantage was gained a 60 second procedural penalty shall be applied. Either penalty shall be applied without consideration of the participant being given a reshoot."

I may also tell you that stages will be designed so there is no advantage to magazines over 30 rounds in rifles.  Either they will require far less, or have plenty of time to do a reload without any disadvantage.

Spend your money on practice ammo instead.

And spread the word to your friends.  I don't want a lot of disappointed people at our matches.