Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 FunShoot!

No advance registration required, just show up.
Max .22 velocity is 1300 fps.

Yep, we gonna do it. This Saturday January 28th, York will be hosting a FunShoot. I'm thinking of a hybrid, some rimfire only, and some centerfire only.....

Some of you may know of the debut of Howard's latest brainchild, egg shooting with .22rimfire. No not eggs FunShoot style, but steel targets the size and shape of eggs.

We had a trial run this past weekend, and now it is up to the FunShooters to show how it is done.
There are 10 knockdown targets in each array, and they are engaged at a variety of seemingly achievable distances. We will setup several arrays.
The eggs are .22 rimfire, standard velocity only.

Then for the pistol caliber centerfire folks, there is a pit with our plate racks on them, and maybe the tree.
And then probably a pit with an old fashioned stake shoot (two boards sticking up in the air, 2 shooters or teams of shooters, the first stake to be shot in half and fall wins).
Pistol caliber handguns and carbines, and shotguns. Bring slugs for the stake shoot.....

Feel free to bring it all, and play all rim and centerfire pits.

Start time 10 am, fee $20. We will shoot til we drop.

I will have a setup at 3 pm on Friday the 27th. The pits are mostly bare, from winter maintenance, so the size of this event will be directly proportional the the number of folks that show up Friday afternoon......



Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Keystone Munitions Point Series hosted by York IWLA #67

The series is full.  Please do not expect to get in if you haven't previously mailed your entry in.  Sorry.

You may now sign up for the 2017 Keystone Munitions Point Series hosted by York IWLA #67.   There are only 60 slots available for the point series.  I expect it to fill very quickly.  I will be going by post mark to determine who is in and who is on the waiting list.   The last two years were very successful.  It was fun and made our matches much more interesting, and our very generous sponsors and great competition gave the shoot-off at the end a bit of real excitement.

We’re making some changes for this year:
- There will still be 6 matches, April through September, but only 3 will count.  You may use your best 3 of the 6, or you may miss 3 without penalty.
- None of the component matches are included in the Point Series entry fees, but you will get an early chance to sign up for the matches so you don't get shut out (with the exception of June, and those apps are already out).
- The point structure will change a little.  Most matches will be 6 stages and thus worth 60 points.  The June match or Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship will be 7 stages and be valued at 65 points, making it slightly more important.  If we have any 5 stage matches (due to weather or circumstances beyond our control) they will be worth only 55 points.
- The entry fee for the Point Series will be $100, and does not include any entries to individual matches.  This will give us additional funds for supplementing the Point Series prize table and for Shoot-Off payouts.
- The prize table will be for the Point Series (not the Shoot-Off) and everyone in the Point Series will be eligible for prizes in order of finish.  Prizes will be given to everyone who participates in order of finish first to last. If you can’t be there someone will be allowed to pick for you.
- Shoot-Off prizes will be cash, and will be generous.  We have not determined the exact structure of payouts yet, but the Point Series and Shoot-Off are to be 100% payback.  We won’t keep any of this money for the club.
- The top 16 Point Series finishers will be invited to take part in the Shoot-Off, as will the top 2 Seniors, Super Seniors, Ladies, and Juniors.

We have already heard back from a lot of sponsors this year.  Many of last year’s sponsors are returning, and we have some new ones already.  If you have a lead on any others who may be interested in sponsoring our Point Series please let me or Sponsor Coordinator George Dorbert know as soon as possible.  Every year the prize table is a little more impressive and we want to eclipse it again this year.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

PA State 3GN Championship

Match Registration for the Pennsylvania State 3 Gun Championship is now open!
On April 30th, 2017 York IWLA #67 is holding the Pennsylvania State 3 Gun Championship.  This will be a special event 6 Stage 3 Gun Nation match that will include (2) Classifiers, a big shotgun stage, & a rifle stage on our 200 yard range. 

We will honor all centerfire 3 Gun Nation divisions & classifications.  This match will be PCC & Heavy Metal friendly.   We will not have division minimums so shoot whatever division you want for a shot to be crowned the Pennsylvania 3 Gun Champion.
You do not have to be a 3 Gun Nation Member to shoot this match.  If you are not a 3 Gun Nation member, please select “unclassified” for your classification.
Match will fill FAST.  Please don’t hesitate. 
Payment is due at time of registration. 
Mike Stephens
3GN Match Director

Dates for York's 3 Gun matches in 2017

February 12th - Depends on the weather what we do, if we do anything.  Watch this blog for details.

March 12th - Likely a PCC optional match, but 3 gun works too.

April 9th - First real 3 gun of the year.  A point series match.

April 30th - PA State 3GN Championship - Advance registration required. Link to registration

May 21st - 3 Gun. A point series match.

June 10th and 11th - Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship.  A point series match.  Advance registration required. Link to application:

July 9th - 3 Gun. A point series match.

August 13th - 3 Gun. A point series match.

September10th - 3 Gun. A point series match.

October 8th - Team 3 gun

November 12th - Likely a PCC optional match, but 3 gun works too.

Details for all matches are posted to this blog, usually one week in advance.  All matches require email sign up ahead of time.  Check this blog regularly. or better yet subscribe to receive posts by email.

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship Applications now available!

The applications for the 2017 Invictus Practical Mid-Atlantic Multi-Gun Championship Applications are now available!

Here is that link:

This match is unique in the world of major outlaw 3 gun matches in several respects;

1. You can shoot the whole match in one day. Saturday is still available at this point, Sunday is full. 1/17/2017
2. Prizes are all checks.  This means you don't have to stick around for a prize table.  If you shoot on Saturday you can go home Saturday night.
3. The prizes are generous.  We pay out 50% of the gross.  That is a lot of money.  Nearly $10,000.  Which isn't bad considering there are only 154 shooters.
4. We give prizes way down the list in Tac Ops.  By using a modified Lewis class payout scheme if you pick your class correctly and shoot to the best of your ability you have a chance to win hundreds of dollars even if you are way towards the bottom.
5. We're about as far north and east as any major 3 gun.  Only Topton's team 3 gun is farther north or east, and it's a great match but it's not for individuals.  That's why we draw a lot of shooters from the northeast and Canada on a regular basis.
6. We keep our squads to a reasonable size and there's not a lot of standing around.  We run our matches much more like USPSA than 3GN or typical outlaw matches.

This 7 stage match will fill up quickly.  Do not hesitate to sign up if you want your choice of days.

If you have questions please comment and I will answer them here so everyone can see the answer.  If you want to know others probably do too.