March 2006 Newsletter

Match Report

Our normal match date on the 11th was rained out. Looking for a reschedule, the convenience of having the match after the Northrop match on the 18th had appeal. Many shooters attend both clubs and that saves a drive. As it was, seven of the attending shooters made a day of it by starting at the Northrop match. The long day was broken at 11:30 for a lunch prepared by the Gurules. Three dollars for all you can eat dogs, homemade potato salad, chips and drinks. Thanks guys, that made the whole day go better. Setup went quickly and the shooting began a bit ahead of our projected 1pm. In spite of forecasts weather was good until the last half hour when a light sprinkle began to fall. Bothered no one as we were glad to have pulled it off. Rich brought four prototype classifier stages and Far & Near. John, just back from a trip to China, had a good day, taking the match with a fine run on F&N. Nelson, having a rough time ridding the range of a destructive squirrel, had better luck with the stages, winning two and second overall. Maybe that squirrel silhouette someone drew on a no-shoot helped. Pete at third with a stage win. As you have likely noticed the results show only four stages. The stage with the barricade was shot incorrectly by squad one. Instructions called for two rounds on all paper from each position. The scorer, smelling blood was prepared to hand out misses like door prizes but decided to get Rich in on it to help absorb wrath. Rich, getting soft in his golden years, decided that the problematic nature of the stage made it best thrown out.

The stages: Tight Squeeze; A paper near left and another further at right. Both nearly half covered by no-shoot. A third paper down range center with left and right sides hard covered. The whole setup was arranged to appear that everything was edge to edge. Two rounds on each, reload, and again. Hoser Heaven; An array of two papers with a no-shoot between and partially covering. The right paper was as well partially hard covered. Two more identical arrays left and right. One round each paper freestyle, reload, one round strong, reload, one round weak. Melody Line; Six papers with all but the two on the ends partially hard covered. Turn and engage one round each, reload, and again.

April Rimfire Match
Rimfire steel will be offered again on April 1. Our standard format with 3 stages of pistol/revolver, then repeat with an extra plate using rifle. Juniors pay only $5 so bring the youngsters. Newbies are $10 as usual. Regulars $15. A really good time and lots of fun.

April Match
Our traditional all classifier match. April 8. Need to get classified before the big matches? Don’t miss this one. Usually well attended so plan on arriving a bit early.

SWRRC on April 22 hosted by Team Lopez.
Rimfire Steel on May 27 at Lopez Canyon.
IRC on June 16-18 at the Hogue Range near San Luis Obispo.

More Shooting in the Southern Cal Area
Hidden Valley Revolver Club Looking for a home . . .

Central Coast Wheel Gunners have monthly matches at the Hogue Action Pistol range in San Luis Obispo, the home of the IRC for 2006. On the third Saturday of the month.

Team Lopez has 4th Saturday monthly ICORE matches in the northern Los Angeles area. This year the morning ICORE match will be followed by an afternoon rimfire steel event. Double fun!