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May 2017 Poplarville 3-Gun match reminder

April 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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The next edition of the 3-Gun match in Poplarville is set for this coming Sunday, May 7. Sign up online if you plan to attend. Just click the Register Now button below.

This will be the last match of the Spring season, as we take off June, July and August because of the heat. So, don’t miss out. Sign up now!

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2017 Mississippi Single Stack and Revolver Championship Results!

The 2017 Mississippi Single Stack and Revolver Championship is in the books, and it was a great one.

First and foremost I want to thank the folks that made it possible.

Setup crew George Miller, Lee Frasier, Steve Tannetta, Bill Jackson, Calvin Lindsay, Harrell Balius, and Dwaine Balius. Without these guys this match doesn’t happen.

RO and match staff, Mike Morgan, Brian Dolly, Mike Ramos, Lee Frasier, Gary Kerr, Harrell Balius, Dwaine Balius, Bryant Willett, Ed Chancery, Thomas Heard, Lloyd Marine, Robbie Foil, Gerwin Henn, Roger Henn, David Pape, Chris Davis, Gerald Forbes, and Bill Jackson.

These events are certainly not one man shows, and are the product of an incredible amount of teamwork from the guys above, and other guys who step up at other matches.

Now on the action.

We had 77 shooters registered, but with pending nasty weather in the forecast, we only had 56 actually turn out.

They were rewarded with much better weather than expected, and thanks to efficient squads and implementing the foul weather protocol, we were able to wrap up by 2pm and got done before the bottom fell out and was lucky enough to miss the rain.

It must be all that good karma we’ve built up the past year. 🙂

Stage 1, Quick Six, was a 6 round speed course featuring all poppers shot from behind a barricade. Christopher DiMenna was the man her, with a 5.45 second run in Single Stack, and Mike Settle lead all the shell guns with a 5.83 second run.

Stage 2, Survival, was a 12 shot short course with a mandatory reload. Gerwin Henn lead the pack here with his command of gun handling fundamentals and 55 plus years of wisdom, and a time of 7.87. Dale Craig took the stage win in Revolver with an 11.78 run.

Stage 3, A Little Left, wasa 14 round medium course with a mix of paper and steel. Gerwin Henn lead the bottom feeders with a 9.86 run, with the hot and cold Nick Saucier right on his tail with a 10.05 run. Robert Settle lead the pack in Revolver with a 12.85.

Stage 4, A Little Right, was a 16 round medium course that featured four full size colt poppers. Gerwin Henn established a then here with another stage win at 9.47 seconds. Same with Robert Settle and his 12.03 second run in Revolver.

Stage 5, With Mushrooms, was a 20 round long course that featured forward movement and a mix of paper and four small poppers. Gerwin Henn again showed that Limited skills transfer well to single stack with another stage win, and Mike Settle picked up where his dad left off the previous two stages taking one for himself with a 20 second run.

Stage 6, No Sausage, was a 20 round long course that featured backwards movement, and Roger Henn made it a family tradition with his quick feet taking him to a stage win at 13.90 seconds, while in revolver Robert Settle showed that father knows best with a run of 16.48.

Stage 7, Back Pedal, was a 12 round short course featuring backward movement and two very tight shots on mini poppers. This stage was last shot at the 2016 European Open, and on this day, Christopher DiMenna took the stage with a 5.0847 hit factor, just swirling ahead of Steven Tannetta at 99.79% with a 5.0738 hit factor. Mike Settle took the stage in Revolver with a 4.3732 hit factor. ‘Merica.

Stage 8, Gas Pedal, was a 17 round medium course that require three hits per target. Gerwin Henn laid down a 10.47 second run for the stage win in Single Stack, and Elliot Aysen outpaced the Revolver field with a 13.84 second run.

Stage 9, Surrounded, was the biggest course of the day, a 26 round long course. William Moore put his name in lights on this one with a 19.72 second run, and Robert Settle took the stage in Revolver with a 23.68 second run.

Stage 10, Stomp City, was a 6 round speed course featuring two poppers and a swinger. Roger Henn was quick in the trigger here with a smoking 3.75 second run. In the wheelgun division, Elliot Aysen smoked the stage with a 4.74 run.

When the dust settled and the final results were tallied up, the winners were as follows:

SINGLE STACK:
1st Place -Gerwin Henn
2nd Place – Christopher DiMenna
3rd Place – William Moore
MS State Champion – Gerwin Henn
1st A – Gerwin Henn
1st B – Scott Jacob
2nd B – Brian Dolly
3rd B – Russ Smith
1st C – Julio Salado
2nd C – Nick Saucier
3rd C – Jody Jodoin
High Super Senior – DeWayne Gainous
High Senior – Gerwin Henn
High Junior – Blayne Dupuy

REVOLVER:
1st Place – Robert Settle
2nd Place – Dale Craig
3rd Place – Elliot Aysen
MS State Champion – Steven Mosher
1st A – Robert Settle
1st B – Dale Craig
High Super Senior – Robert Settle
High Senior – Elliot Aysen
High Lady – Annette Aysen

MATCH MVP:
Rangemaster Bill Jackson, who went 2 for 4 in calibration challenges.

Full results can be found on Practiscore and USPSA at the links below:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/35092
and
https://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-display-match-results-detail.php?indx=20989

We want to thank all the shooters who came our and supported us and shot. Everyone did an amazing job shooting and pitching in with pasting and tear down. It was an awesome team effort . We certainly hope you enjoyed it as much as we did running it.

See you at the next match!

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2017 Mississippi Single Stack and Revolver State Championship Preview!

MATCH PREVIEW:
The 2017 Mississippi Single Stack and Revolver State Championship takes place this Sunday, April 30th, at Coast rifle and Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS. This is a USPSA sanctioned, level 2 State/Section championship event. Over 75 of the best wheel gunners and 1911 aficionados from around the state and region will come out Sunday to test their skills on ten challenging stages that will be sure to test a variety of skills. The match is full, but spectators are more than welcome. The action will run all day.

Single Stack will feature an impressive turnout of 56 shooters. The competition here appears to be wide open, as none of the competitors are classed higher than A, with 26 of them being unclassified in single stack. The early favorite for State Champion appears to be Russ Smith, a frequent SS shooter and consistent performer at big matches,, but he could get pushed real hard from a set of unclassified guys crossing over into this division just for the match, namely Gerwin and Roger Henn, the father son duo more frequently found stalking the hi-cap divisions of Open and Limited. In addition to those early favorites, don’t count out darkhorse Jamie Humphrey or Nick Saucier. If either of them put together a solid match they are within striking distance. The picture for the overall division title gets just a bit murkier, with those guys mentioned above, as well as out of staters Chris DiMenna and William Moore thrown into the mix.

For revolver division, even with 21 revolver shooters signed up, the picture looks a little clearer at the top. The first and one of only like two or three guys to achieve GM in every division in the sport chose the wheel gun for this one, and Johnny Brister is the early favorite unless he takes a wrong turn on the way down and ends up in Albuquerque. Gerald Benton is the next man up and could be a darkhorse if Brister stumbles. For the overall division title, the competition gets a lot thicker as heavy hitters in revolver from the state next door make their way over. Elliot Aysen is the favorite to take the overall match, with Bill and Jonathan Durocher, and Gary Thibodaux are all set to square off for the coveted podium finish.

It promises to be a fun and exciting match, and we look forward to seeing how it all shakes out!

See you at the match!

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BPSA April 2017 USPSA Results!

We had 68 shooters turn out today for the BPSA April 2017 USPSA match. We had quite a few new shooters come try the sport for the first time, as well as some old hands getting in one last tune-up before next week’s Single Stack and Revolver State Championship.

We had a little rain shower before the match got underway, but after that it was smooth sailing, although the high winds caused a few reshoots knocking over some of the poppers.

Now on the the action:

Stage 1, Can You Count, was a 20 round classifier that tested your ability to shoot really fast, really close, and count to five. Steven Mosher was a loose cannon on this stage with a 11.99 hit factor in production, followed closely by David Pape in Single Stack with a 11.76 hit factor.

Stage 2, Popup Blocker, was a 21 round stage that did not feature any popup targets, but required some backward movement from the start. Ethan Boudreaux took top honors here with his Carry Optics rig with a 15.22 second run, and Stanley Wade and Paul Jaccod were right behind him in Limited with 16 second runs.

This was also known as “the only stage that matters” for both Ruth Mahley and CJ Williams, as they both beat their husbands on this stage. They say it’s always good to try hard and leave it all out on the field, and for Bill and Adam they left a little piece of their manhood out on Stage 2 today.

Stage 3, In Sync, was an “N” shaped array of tight targets with a mix of steel. Bill Mahley sought redemption here and found it, lapping the rest of the field by more than 20% with a 10+ hit factor. Stanley Wade was the next competitor in sight, with a 8.11 HF in Limited.

Stage 4, Right Turn Clyde, was a 20 round medium course with a mix of partial targets and steel. Bill Mahley continued down the war path with another 20%+ stage win here with an 8.8 hit factor, with Michael McDonald (the shooter, not the singer) next in line with a 7.0 hit factor.

Stage 5, The Little Things, featured a swinger and our two newest target additions, two little 6″ square plates that were sure to frustrate many. Bill Mahley again took this stage, albeit not by as big of a margin. His 5.0 hit factor was just 8% ahead of Paul Jaccod’s 4.7 in Limited.

When the final results were calculated, the division winners were as follows:

Ethan Boudreaux took first out of five in Carry Optics by nearly 18% over second place Matthew Dozier.

Stanley Wade shot Limited Minor and took home the 1st place win out of 16 in the division and 3rd overall out of 68th. Paul Jaccod was 2nd just 4% behind.

Bill Mahley took 1st overall and 1st in open by nearly 19%. Lee Frasier took 2nd here.

Gary Kerr won 1st in PCC by 16% out of a record high seven that showed up to shoot long guns. Calvin Lindsay debuted his new toy and took 2nd place.

Steven Mosher took Production, with Ken Cornwall right behind him by 3% for second place out of twenty Production shooters.

Gerald Benton took 1st in Revolver out of one. I guess it’s safe to assume no one else felt they needed to practice Revolver for next week. We’ll see how that works out for them.

Single Stack saw a surge in turnout as folks prepped for next week. Out of 13 shooters, David Pape came out on top with Steve Tannetta right behind him. Both these guys are normally limited shooters, but I guess you could say they give zero stacks whether they are shooting single or double stack, it’s all the same.

Full results can be found on practiscore here:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/35030

And on USPSA here:
https://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-display-match-results-detail.php?indx=20923

Huge thanks to everyone that came out and shot, helped paste and reset, RO shooters and tear down. It truly is a team effort.

Special thanks to Kyle Watkins, Lee Frasier, George Miller, Tommy McGuire, Chris Zeeck, and Joe Borgstede who came out and setup the match. Couldn’t have happened without you guys!

See you at the next match!

April 2017 Brothers N Arms USPSA Pistol Match

April 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Well, it’s official.  The Brothers N Arms USPSA Club has a full year under it’s belt.  I for one, feel privileged to be a part of both this organization and of USPSA.  The knowledge, skill, and friendships gained is irreplaceable.  Thanks to everyone that has helped make it happen – Cliff Gaddis, Greg Hammer, Jamie Humphrey, the Green Family and Brothers N Arms – but most of all, thanks to you, the shooters. You have helped us setup and tear down, but most of all, you showed up!  Without that, nothing else matters!!

Even with the Area 6 event underway, 44 folks turned out today to shoot 7 Read more…

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BPSA April 2017 USPSA Match, Sunday April 23rd!

April 17, 2017 1 comment

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The BPSA April 2017 USPSA Pistol Match will be held April 23rd, 2017 at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS.

MATCH FEE:
$15 CRPC Members
$20 non-CRPC members
Juniors shoot FREE.
Payment will be accepted at registration.

SCHEDULE:
Registration opens at 8:15am. Shooter meeting at 8:45am. Shooting starts at 9AM sharp.
MATCH DETAILS:
The match is a USPSA handgun match with 5 stages, including a classifier.

Stages -> BPSA_Apr2017

Regiater at -> https://practiscore.com/bpsa-april-2017-uspsa/register
See you at the match!

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April 2017 Brothers N Arms USPSA Pistol Match – Happy Birthday!!

April 16, 2017 Leave a comment

The Brothers N Arms USPSA Club will be officially one year old this Saturday.  Thanks to you, the shooters, we have had a wonderful first year and our heartfelt thanks go out to you!  Thanks goes out to the people at the Brothers N Arms range as well.  From the admin support, to the storage facilities to the six, full size, dedicated, USPSA bays, we wouldn’t be here without the Green family and their support!!  All of that being said….

Registration is open for the April 2017 USPSA Pistol Match at the Brothers N Arms Range in Hattiesburg. This month’s event will have at least 5 stages, including  a classifier.

Setup starts at 7:00 am and 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.  To register, just click on the big button.

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