It's finally springtime in Piru and a superb shooting day for a change. As expected, a bumper crop of shooters getting current on classifications. This in sharp contrast to the week before when only a hardy 5 souls turned out for the Rimfire Steel match. (see below) It was satisfying to see new ICORE members Fred and Sharon come up to shoot with us. They arrived early and also helped set up the stages. Thanks to both. Also welcome to new shooter Jaime who Cedric recruited. Some familiar faces reappeared - even Joe got a day off to come out and get current. An extended absence did not appear to hurt Mike's shooting speed as he finished 4th overall. Thank you to each and every shooter who took the time to come out and support the club.
The stages: CS-003 Bill Drill to the Third Power; Just like it sounds. 3 papers arrayed in very close spread. Starting with hands up, put 6 rounds only in each target with mandatory reload between targets. Emphasis on reloading and keeping your trigger finger from cramping up. Mike Denney claimed this Shots Limited stage with a fast clean run. CS-022 Phoenix Triangle; Three boxes and 7 paper targets arranged in two diagonals with 1 target centered at max distance to fill in the 3rd leg of the triangle. Standing with hands down, shoot the left diagonal, reload and shoot the right diagonal. Move and shoot the nearest 2 targets and the rear center one. Move to the last box and shoot the farthest targets and the center one. 24 Shots Limited rounds if you were counting. Derek was both fast and accurate as won by a comfortable margin. Fast Near & Far; Nelson's interpretation of the classic Far & Near. Shooter stands still and the targets are set at distance. Each target gets 6 rounds, so get the sight picture and just drill holes. Same shot count as F&N, but one continuous string. Optional to go prone for the lone 50 yard target. A balance of speed and accuracy which Derek solved best with his 28 x-count. Only his 50 yard target was shot without an X. New shooter Jaime didn't bring enough ammo to the line and ran out after the first 5 targets. Encouraged by RO Dan, Jeff loaned him a 7-shot clip and Jaime flopped down to complete the stage for practice only. CS-020 Vic's Brain Dead; A rare Shots Unlimited stage, designed to tempt the careless. 5 targets behind a barricade with a box half way downrange, 3 more off to one side. Start in the barricade box, holding on for dear life. Engage the 5 targets 2 rounds each, move to the side box and engage only the 3 targets with 2 rounds each. Move to the last box and each of the 5 gets a single round. Plus any "make up" shots. The 8 shooter crowd had an advantage on this as the first two boxes could be done with only 1 reload. Derek used this to his advantage with the top time. It would have been even faster without the reluctant round which forced him to cycle the cylinder completely around to get the last one to go bang. CS-016 Dam dem Feruns; Deceptively simple Shots Limited stage. Another barricade and a single box. Three targets, three strings. Simple enough - just shoot the targets 2 rounds each. First around the left, then around the right, then from the box. Oh, did we mention the distance was 25 yards? Hence the origin of the "Okie speak" name which translates to Far Ones. Art actually aimed while shooting fast to get the stage win with an A score.
Lost and Found - a handful of moonclips on Bay 2. If you can identify the ammo type and the moon clip round count you can reclaim at the next match. Ron W has them secured.
April Rimfire Match
May Rimfire Match
May ICORE Match
June ICORE Match
Stage Contribution Contest
More Shooting in the Southern Cal Area
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. The morning ICORE match is followed by an afternoon rimfire steel event. Double fun!