2 – Gun matches are dynamic events that focus on practical shooting skills, giving shooters an opportunity to employ and evaluate their firearms, gear and techniques in a field-oriented environment.
Most stages are fired on steel targets out to 200 yards but IPSC paper targets may be used for shorter ranges and timed movement is required between firing positions. Most stages will generally require the use of both firearms and require the shooter to transition between them. The match will typically consist of 3 stages with an average round count of approximately 50 round of rifle and about 50 rounds of pistol for the match. We plan the round count this way to keep it affordable and you can normally shoot the match with 3 boxes of rifle ammo and 1 box of pistol ammo but it’s always smart to bring extra rounds to cover misses. The scoring is recorded by straight time plus added time penalties for missed targets, failure to engage a target and hits on no-shoot targets. Shooters may register in one of three divisions-Vintage Bolt, Vintage Semi or Open. Vintage Divisions must use firearms that were fielded by any nation’s military prior to 1946. Open Division is basically any firearm and any sight that’s not prohibited by range rules. No binary or FRT type triggers will be permitted.
Positive handgun retention is critical as shooters must move and shoot from unusual positions so you must have an appropriate holster that will positively secure your pistol. No inside the waistband or soft-sided concealed carry style holsters will be permitted due to the need to re-holster during some stages of fire. There will be a quick gear inspection during registration to ensure everyone has safe and appropriate gear. No green tip or other penetrator ammunition will be permitted as it damages the steel targets. In keeping with our objective of field oriented practical shooting, we shoot rain or shine. The only weather that will cause the match to be canceled or delayed is surface ice (winter 2-gun) or lightning. We make every effort to accommodate any interested shooter but it does require a certain amount of physical exertion, solid knowledge of firearms safety and familiarity with your firearms. Please make sure you’re safe and comfortable in that environment.
These are club matches and are not sanctioned by USPSA, IMGA or IDPA.