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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 24th FunShoot

This Saturday, the 24th of September, 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.
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.
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 a setup for this Friday afternoon, the 23rd around 2pm, 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.


This will also be the last FunShoot chance to buy 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, September 11, 2016

September 3 Gun results

Well it took a while, and was aggravating but with a little help from a friend we were finally able to get the results up.  Great weather, and it was awesome to shoot with all of you again.  Here are the match results: https://practiscore.com/results/new/25664

And here's what the final Sensibly Armed Point Series totals look like:
(if you shot today, but have no points for September that's because it wasn't one of your best 4)

SHOOTER FINISH SEPT TOTAL POINTS
Buddy Knight   0 247
Joe Pitha 1 60 244
Rich Yoder   0 238
Howard Thompson   0 235
Kevin Downing 3 58 234
Rick Torres   0 233
Blaese Romano   0 232
Dean DeTurk 6 55 229
Mike Stephens 2 59 227
Garrett Boop 7 54 225
Shawn Barto 10 51 216
Andrew Snyder 9 52 212
Mike Sherman   0 207
Robert Tumberlinson 11 50 201
Bob Schmelz   0 199
Paul Wiechec 15 46 197
Paul Nowotarski 23 38 190
Mike Gregorio 12 49 188
Mike Williamson 0 188
Todd Sindelar 0 185
Jason Webb 20 41 184
Gary Swope 16 45 181
John Lerch 24 37 176
Lou Levy 21 40 171
Jim Scheler 19 42 169
Scott Harper 25 36 169
Allen Evler 0 166
Dave Stephens** 17 44 166
Rob Burkindine 0 163
Bill Hostler 0 162
Jim Stauffer 0 160
Marty Kalister*   0 148
Greg Senft* 28 33 145
Chris Davis* 27 34 140
George Dorbert 14 47 140
Joe Curtis 30 31 135
Jim Liang 0 132
Bernie Rhee 32 29 131
Joe Padian 0 128
Dave Williams* 0 124
Paul Scarborough 29 32 123
Mark Matysek* 0 122
Paul Krick* 119
Jim Gable* 36 25 109
Phil Matte** 37 24 103
Steve Shroyer 0 93
Jeremy Bruner 31 30 91
Adam Towle 38 23 88
Tom Levenhagen** 0 72

The top 16 go to the shoot offs October 2nd along with the top two seniors* and super seniors**,  Congratulations to all of you who made it!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September 3 Gun match


Match is now full.  Amazingly it took 4 days to fill this one.  Historically things do tend to slack up towards the end of the season. 

Sign up for our September 3 Gun Match has started, and if you're late there are still slots left as of now.

We will be hosting our September 3 Gun Match on Sunday, September 11th.  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
The rules we will be using this version of the 2016 FN Rules.  You may find them at http://nebula.wsimg.com/5e96a97e441b0f52e6a0e8c4950426be?AccessKeyId=AA5794DCCFFD38D924E2&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
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 ishttp://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-