The weather was great at the range today, with the temperatures relenting somewhat. We had 43 shooters from three states come out for the Brothers N Arms Special Classifier Match this morning. The stages moved along nicely, with most shooters being finished around noon. As always, thank you to all for the help breaking down afterwards!
Thomas Knight was the overall winner as well as the top shooter in the Limited Division. John Nguyen was a close second overall and the winner in the Open Division. Jason Welch was number one in Production and Chris Brown was the decisive winner in Single Stack. Complete scores can be found here on Practiscore or here on the USPSA site.
Several shooters today did not have their USPSA Member number yet. If you were one of those, please forward it to me as soon as you receive it to ensure that USPSA will accept your scores from today’s match towards your initial classification. Finally, the issue with the May Classifier score appears to have been rectified by USPSA. If anyone is still having problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The club’s email address is email@example.com
Squadding for the 2016 Open/Limited 10 and Limited Nationals is now open. You should have received an email from USPSA if you are already registered.
Registration is open for the August 27 USPSA match at the Brothers N Arms Range in Hattiesburg. This month’s event will be a Special Classifier Match with six classifier stages. This is a great opportunity for new shooters to get their classification fast tracked or for someone to get an additional classification taken care of by shooting just one match. This will have the added benefit of moving the match along at a nice pace during the hottest month of the year
The range opens at 8:00 am. Registration/check-in ends at 8:30 am. No walk-ons after 8:30, no exceptions. There will be a new shooters meeting at 8:30 and a mandatory safety meeting at 8:45.
Payment will be due upon arrival. If you are a member of the Brothers N Arms range, $15 will be due. Otherwise, the entry fee is $20. The registration page can be found here. Or you can click the button…
It’s almost here folks! Only a week away.
On August 28th, 2016 at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club, BPSA will be hosting the 2016 Mississippi CQB Rifle Championship, sponsored in part by Rock River Arms and Burris Optics!
The match is currently full, with the best rifle shooters from around the state and region in attendance, close to 100 competitors in total!
Spectators are welcome!
One Rock River Arms LAR-15 R3 Competition Rifle (MSRP $1,355) will be awarded by random draw at the conclusion of the match, courtesy of Rock River Arms.
One Burris MTAC 1-4x24mm rifle scope (MSRP $479) will be awarded by random draw at the conclusion of the match, courtesy of Burris Optics.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall in Rifle division.
State Champion in Rifle Division (MS residents only)
High Lady, High Senior, High Super Senior, and High Junior in Rifle division.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall in 22LR division.
State Champion in 22LR division (MS residents only)
High Lady, High Senior, High Super Senior, and High Junior in 22LR division.
We will be running an AM and PM schedule.
AM schedule shoots from 9am-12pm.
PM schedule shoots from 1pm-4pm.
Awards and prize ceremony will be held at 5pm in the clubhouse.
Need not be present to win.
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Scoring will be Time Plus.
Two divisions, Rifle and Rimfire rifle.
Chamber flags or cased gun required.
See you at the match!
We had 19 shooters come out to the monthly 3gun match today. We started off in the heat, and about halfway through we had a 40 minute heavy rain delay that cooled things off and we finished the match running around in the mud.
Stage 1 was on the rifle range, and was setup similar to a steel challenge stage, requiring 5 strings at 5 plates offhand at 100 yards. Everyone agreed this was about two strings too much, and it will be the first and last time we do five strings.
Due to the number of strings and length it took to complete this stage, it was make or break for where everyone finished in the overall results due to the other stages being relatively short. The guys shooting limited with no magnification really had it rough on this one.
Steven Mosher took the stage with multiple 7 second string runs on the way to a 40 second overall stage time, gaining him 22+ seconds on those behind him.
Stage 2 and 3 were short quick stages with 6-7 paper each and 8 steel that you had your choice of two guns. For squad 3, the popular choice seemed to be rifle/shotgun on stage 2 and then pistol/shotgun for stage 3. The guys at the top of stage 2 were coming in around 15-18 seconds, led by stage winner Kevin Leonhardt with a time of 15.19. On stage 3 we had four guys throw down times in the 12 second range, led by stage winner Ethan Boudreaux with a blazing 12.16 run.
Stage 4 used all three guns, and rewarded those who could either shoot well on the move, or move really well between the shooting. It required 9 paper to be engage with rifle, the tougher of those headshots at 20+ yards. The shotgun portion had 7 steel plates only 3 inch in diameter and around 10 yards, which turned out to be tricky for a few folks who had open chokes. The pistol portion consisted of 6 large poppers, and one small one tucked behind a barrel that required you to move the length of the bay to engage it. The engagement order preferred by most of squad 3 was to start with rifle first, then move to shotgun and finish out with pistol. Several chose to engage the closer rifle targets while moving, and a few even chose to do the same with shotgun, although the consensus afterwards was that engaging the smaller shotgun targets while posted up was the better choice. The stage winner here again was Kevin Leonhardt who put about 8 seconds distance between himself and the rest of the field, and if not for some difficulty on stage 1 could have ran away with today’s match as he had a very strong showing in the other three stages.
As it was, the overall and tactical division winner today was Steven Mosher, bolstered by the 22 second cushion he built up on stage 1.
Steve White topped the field in Open division, with his stage wins in open on both stage 1 & 3 gaining him nearly 10 seconds of separation from the his fellow open shooters.
David Martian took top honors in Limited division, besting the rest of the limited field by over 50 seconds, most of it on his work on stage 1 winning it by a huge margin, and then his consistency in staying a close 2nd in limited on the other three stages.
Full results at the link below:
Thanks to everyone who came out to shoot, helped setup, and helped with tear down. Also appreciate everyone’s patience with the rain and trudging in the mud afterwards. Any mud you happened to take home today you are welcome to keep.
The BPSA monthly 3-gun match will be this Saturday, August 20th at 9am.
Pre-registration is up at the following link:
Please pre-register if possible, as it allows the match to run much smoother at signup.
Also, please read the pre-registration page for details on the divisions.
We will be using four divisions: Open, Tactical, Limited, and Heavy.
Setup will start at 7am, and anyone that helps setup shoots free.
Gate code is 7000.
The pistol match scheduled for Sunday, August 14, has been cancelled due to the rain and impassible road into the range.