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2017 Freedom Gunworks Mississippi Limited State Championship!

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The 2017 Freedom Gunworks Mississippi Limited State Championship will be held September 23-24th at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS. This is a USPSA sanctioned, Level 2 State/Section championship match.

MATCH DETAILS:
The match will be 10 stages shot in a half day format. There will be four schedules to choose from, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, and Sunday PM. Squad size will be strictly limited to nine shooters. There will be complimentary lunch provided each day. Award ceremony will be Sunday evening. Division will be Limited only.

RANDOM PRIZE GIVEAWAY:
One CK Arms Limited gun (MSRP $3,000) courtesy of match title sponsor Freedom Gunworks to be given away by random draw at the awards ceremony.

PLAQUE RECOGNITION:
State Champion, open to MS residents.
1st-3rd place overall, open to everyone.
High Lady, High Senior, High Super Senior, and High Junior.
Class awards based on number of entries.

ELIGIBILITY:
Registration will open at 7pm CST on June 6th on Practiscore at the following link:
https://practiscore.com/2017-freedom-gunworks-mississippi-limited-state-championship/register

Limited to the first 180 shooters. Any registration after that will go to the waitlist.

MATCH FEE: $60
Once registered you will be allowed to squad. Once approved you will be sent payment info. You have 14 days from registering to pay or you will be removed from the match. Refunds will be given up to 30 days prior to the match.

STAFF PACKAGE:
We are in need of 60 RO slots to run the match, 15 each session. Three staff members will be assigned per squad, and will have the option to shoot as embedded RO’s within the squad or shoot one session, work another. Need not be a certified RO to volunteer, but is recommended. Staff will shoot FREE.

If you prefer to shoot and work together, just register as normal and select your staff schedule preference, I will squad you during that session.
If you prefer to shoot and work separate, then sign up two entries. For the one you want to shoot select “NO” to staff and pick your squad, on the second entry, select “Ro Only” for division and the staff schedule preference you want.

For example, if you want to shoot Saturday AM and work Sunday AM, sign one entry up as normal and select “NO” to staff, then squad on Saturday AM. Sign up a second time and pick “RO Only” for division and “yes, Sunday AM” for staff, and I will squad you as staff Sunday AM.

If you want to volunteer to RO even more, then sign up a third account, etc with another staff schedule preference. We’re giving a $40 per diem for ROing any extra sessions after your first one.

Please note, not all applications may be accepted once we have 60 staff positions filled. You will receive email confirming if you have been selected as staff.

We are also in need of setup crew members to setup the match. The match will be completely setup the Friday evening before. Setup crew will shoot FREE. If you would like to volunteer as setup crew, check the box indicating so on the registration form. Please note, not all applications may be accepted once we have all setup crew positions filled.

You will receive email confirming if you have been selected as setup crew.

SCHEDULE (both days):
8:00 – 12:30pm AM session
1:00 – 5:30pm PM session
6:00 – 6:30pm Award Ceremony (Sunday only)

Complimentary lunch available in the pistol clubhouse on both days.

See you at the match!

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2017 Mississippi PCC, Carry Optics, and Limited 10 Championship Results!

The 2017 Mississippi PCC, Carry Optics, and Limited 10 Championship is in the books, and although we started the morning out with a little rain, and endured a shower around lunch, it ended up being a pretty nice day, and we had a blast shooting.

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who came out and shot with us, helped past and reset, tear down, and most of all those who helped RO and setup the night before. Without these guys help, these matches just don’t happen, and I like to thank them first. Lee Frasier, Ken Hablitzel, Harry Williams, Mike Ramos, Nick Saucier, Gary Kerr, Mike Strong, Trey Nicholson, Aaron Fitgerald, Bryant Willett, Robbie Foil, Jonathan O’Brien, Gerwin Henn, Roger Henn, Brian Dolly, Stephen LaSavia, Rafy RIjos, Steve Tannetta, David Pape, Bill Mahley, Ruth Mahley, John Nguyen, George Miller, Calvin Lindsay, Kyle Watkins, Ethan Boudreaux, Jeff Blitch, and Dani Blitch.

That team of folks makes the match what it is, so when you see them around give them a big high five. It’s also worth noting that a lot of the same names are at the top of many of the leaderboards today. It says a lot when your top guys are also putting in work. Other places I’ve been the local heat expects the superstar treatment and I’m pretty darn proud that none of our guys are too proud to pick up a hammer and pitch in.

Now on to the action:

Stage 1, Swinging Steel, was a 12 round short course that had you shooting 8 small pieces of steel at a pretty healthy distance, then a swinger and a tight partial with a mandatory reload mixed in. This one was a lot tougher than most folks expected, and it tanked a lot of folks matches today. Max Michel Sr. didn’t have that problem in Carry Optics with the stage win in 12.63 seconds, Gerwin Henn leveraged his solid fundamentals here for the L10 stage win with a smoking 10.79 run, and Joshua Mazzola blazed through this one with ease in PCC with a time on 8.73.

Stage 2, Swinging Bill, was a 12 round Virginia count stage that required 6 shots on the swinger, and 6 on a partial. John Nguyen took the stage win in CO here with a 10.87 run, Gerwin Henn took the stage in L10 with a 8.41 run, and Fernando Almeida took PCC with a 7.65.

Stage 3, Four by Four, was a 12 round short course that featured four popper on the left side, and four paper on the right. The only real decision to be made here was which way to go first, and then rely on execution. AJ McCartney picked the right choice and made it happen in CO with a smoking run of 9.70, Rafy Rijos took L10 with a 11.50, and Joshua Mazzola took the stage in PCC with a 10.21.

Stage 4, No Step on Snek, was a 24 round long course that featured four big colt poppers, and two deceptively small and distanced lollipops. Roger Henn was the man here in CO, with a 13.72 run, his old man Gerwin took it in L10 with a 13.37 run, and Joshua Mazzola ran the table in PCC with a 12.61 run.

Stage 5, Double Time, was a 14 round medium course that had only two steel, and a few tight partials. Roger Henn again won the stage in CO with a 9.54 run, Steven Mosher won L10 with a 11.80 run, and Bryant Willett won PCC with a smoking 8.61.

Stage 6, Triple Time, was a rehash of the previous stage, only this time it was three rounds per target, and ended up a 20 round long course. John Nguyen took it down in CO with a 11.39 run, Steven Taylor won L10 with a run of 13.48, and Joshua Mazzola won PCC with a 11.05.

Stage 7, My Way, was a pretty straightforward 24 round long course that featured two poppers. John Nguyen took the stage in CO, Gerwin Henn took L10, and new PCC shooter Woody Landry set the tone on this one in PCC.

Stage 8, The Highway, was the same stsage, with the added twist of an unloaded start and all mags staged on barrel. This didn’t change much for the high cap guys, but it altered the L10 guys plans significantly, as well as sending a couple people home anytime you do gun and mag handling off barrels. John Nguyen repeated his stage win in CO, Rowdy Bricco took the stage in L10, and Joshua Mazzola took the stage in PCC.

Stage 9, Wide Open, was the largest course at 32 rounds, and easily covered the most ground. This one really rewarded those guys who could cover ground quick, as evidenced by your fast-footed MD Steven Mosher taking the stage win in L10, with Roger Henn taking CO and Joshua Mazzola taking PCC.

Stage 10, Split Second, was an 8 round speed shoot that featured an optional drop turner, two poppers and tight partial. Roger Henn took the stage in CO at 4.93, outpacing the field by nearly 25%, Jonathan Jones blazed the stage in L10 with a time of 3.85 for the stage win, and Christopher DiMenna smoked a 4.51 run in PCC.

When all the results were tallied, your final leaderboard looked like this:

Carry Optics:
MS STATE CHAMPION – Roger Henn
1st Place – John Nguyen
2nd Place – Roger Henn
3rd Place – Jason Welch
High Junior – Blayne Dupuy
High Senior – A.J. McCartney
High Super Senior – Don Evans
High LE – Herman Cox

Limited 10:
MS STATE CHAMPION – Gerwin Henn
1st Place – Gerwin Henn
2nd Place – Rowdy Bricco
3rd Place – David Pape
High Junior – Jonathan Jones
High Senior – Gerwin Henn
High Super Senior – Lee Frasier
High LE – Julio Salado
High Military – Chris Lewis

PCC:
MS STATE CHAMPION – David Martian
1st Place – Joshua Mazzola
2nd Place – Fernando Almeida
3rd Place – Woody Landry
High Junior – Piper Hattox
High Lady – Piper Hattox
High Senior – Trey Nicholson
High LE – Christopher DiMenna

MS PCC, CO, L10 MVP – Kyle Watkins
Springfield 1911 drawing winner – Stephen Russo

Full match results here:
Practiscore – https://practiscore.com/results/new/36605
USPSA – https://uspsa.org/uspsa-display-match-results-detail.php?indx=21393

Again, want to thank everyone who came out and shot, we certainly hope it was worth the trip, and as we are always striving to improve our match experience, I’d also ask that you please email me with any suggestions and/or constructive after action reports so that we can continue to improve our match.

See you at the next match!

Categories: General

May 2017 Brothers N Arms USPSA Pistol Match Results

May 27, 2017 Leave a comment

The day dawned overcast and misty but shaped up to be a beautiful May Saturday for 62 shooters at the May Brothers N Arms USPSA Pistol Match.  I’ll have to check, but that may be a tie for the highest attendance at the club so far!  I’ll get to the results shortly, but please indulge me for a short personal observation.

In the short 18 months or so that I have been involved in this sport, I have learned an incredible amount.  Most of this knowledge has come from being around you, the shooters, and by keeping my ears open.  One thing I heard some time ago that stuck with me came from a much admired friend and mentor, Read more…

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May 2017 Brothers n Arms USPSA Pistol Match

May 21, 2017 Leave a comment

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

Though it is still technically spring, summer temperatures are already starting to creep in on us.  That being said, we have added some new awnings to make sure there is ample shade for everyone at each stage.  We have also had a few requests to add Pistol Caliber Carbine to our match and the decision has been made to do so.  You’ll find it now as an option on the registration form.  If you are shooting PCC, it goes without saying that you should be familiar with and clear on the rules in the addendum.

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. The match starts promptly at 9:00 am.

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 here  or on the big button below.

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BPSA May 2017 3GN Multigun Results!

We had 35 shooters come out for our the May 3GN monthly multigun match. This was our first 3GN affiliated multigun match, but the learning curve was easy. We also offered some custom pistol only and PCC only divisions for anyone that wanted to try them. Rain was in the forecast, but it never came, and it ended up being a nice day.

Now onto the action:

Stage 1, Steel Gallery, was a shotgun only speed course that required a slug shot on a drop Turner, and featured 12 poppers. No surprise here, but unlimited shotgun guys lead the way here with the higher capacity, with Jeret Howard setting the pace at 11.83, with Clayton Daigle right behind him at 12.18. For the Practical guys who required a reload, Daniel Luxich set the pace with 12.55. For the pistol/PCC only crowd, not having to run the shotgun made a big difference as Roger Henn was out frinybhere with a 6.73.

Stage 2, A New Twist, is a 3GN multigun classifier that required engaging three paper with rifle and then six poppers with pistol. Daniel Luxich set the bar high here in Practical and overall with a 7.56 run. In Pistol only, not gun transition was required and that propelled Roger Henn to a 5.64 run.

Stage 3, Your Way, was a rifle or pistol choice on a 11 target field course. Jeret Howard lead the pack here again with a 11.63 run, with Roger Henn right behind him in Pistol Only with a 11.63.

Stage 4. Tiger Balm, was a big field course that required all three guns. This was the make or breaker for most people’s matches today. Dustin Stevens laid down a smoking run of 33.04 to lead the way in Practical and Overall, with Jeret Howard right behind him in unlimited with a 33.83. In the Pistol Only category, Roger Henn lead the way with a 24.44.

With the final results came in, here is how it stacked up:

Jeret Howard made to switch from USPSA Limited to 3GN Unlimited and it paid off, with both the unlimited and overall match win with a total time of 68.07.

Ivan Deroche was next Overall, and first in Practical with a 78.64. Daniel Luxich was right behind him at 79.24.

Calvin Lindsay took the win in Heavy Sport, and Jim Francis won the Unlimited PCC division.

In the Pistol Only category, Roger Henn took the win over his dad Gerwin. Ken Hablitzel was third.

In PCC Only, Bryant Willett edged out Gerald Benton, with Roger Follette and Ronald Hinton 3rd & 4th.

Geneva Williams won Rimfire Rifle Only.

Full results can be found at the link below:

https://practiscore.com/results/new/36399?q_division=0

We thank everyone who can out to shoot today, especially those who helped setup and make the match happen. It was a big team effort today.

Reminder that the next June 2017 3GN match will be single gun Pistol/PCC, and then in July we’ll be back to our regular schedule of 3gun matches.

See you at the next match!

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BPSA May 2017 3GN, Saturday May 20th!

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The BPSA May 2017 3GN Match will be held May 20th, 2017 at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS.

MATCH DETAILS:
The match is 4 stages of 3GN Multigun with Time Plus with Points scoring. There will be a 3GN classifier if you are a member.

REGISTRATION:
https://practiscore.com/bpsa-may-2017-3gn/register

MATCH FEE:
$15 CRPC Members
$20 non-CRPC members
Juniors, Ladies, and setup crew shoot free.
Payment will be accepted at registration.

SCHEDULE:
Setup starts at 7am. Registration opens at 8:30am. Shooter meeting at 8:45am. Shooting starts at 9AM.
Gate code is 7000

DIVISIONS:
We are using 3GN divisions as listed in the Quick Reference Guide at the following link:
http://3gunnation.com/Portals/0/3GN%20Divisions%20Reference%20Chart.pdf

In addition, also going to offer the following custom divisions: PCC Only, Rimfire Rifle Only, and Pistol Only.

These divisions are unlimited and will not use the single gun scoring method, however. 3GN multigun scoring will be used for all divisions (2 anywhere or 1 In 8″ center to neutralize)

See you at the match!

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May 2017 Poplarville pistol match results

May 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Dawson PrecisionMother’s Day is usually a light match for us. For the past 7 years, the May match has averaged just 17 shooters. Today was a reflection of the renewed interest in the Poplarville club over the past year or so, and we saw 37 shooters competing. Quite a few were shooting a different division than they normally do. Most of those were practicing for the upcoming Mississippi State Limited 10/PCC/Carry Optics Championship match in Biloxi in two weeks. But everyone had a great time!

We shot just 5 stages today, so we could all get home early. The stages were supposed to be quick and easy, but a couple of them turned out to be a bit more challenging that expected. Those regular Open/Limited shooters practicing for the L10 match found that reloading all the time isn’t exactly fun or even easy. When shooting Open or Limited, one reload is the norm for most stages. Today, having to reload up to 4 times was a great test for what may come. It also pointed out just how little practice we get doing this on the clock. Shooters, you are welcome!

Ok, let’s move on to why you’re all here. Today’s match winner is no stranger to the top spot. However, he did it the hard way today. The overall winner and Limited 10 winner was  Read more…

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