September 2004 Newsletter

The 2004 ICORE postal. The weather as predicted was hot. The four postal stages had everything and did a nice job of testing overall abilities. About the only thing missing was steel so we filched a steel stage from the 2003 SWRRC to bring the match up to five stages. Many shooters seemed to have problems. Perhaps it was the heat or maybe end of big-match season let down. Whatever the reason the score sheets indicate more then the normal amount of misses, procedurals and C hits. Some rose to the occasion though and as expected they percolated to the top of the results. Ron W. had a good match taking overall and three stage wins. Art came in second and won a stage with nice consistent shooting. Cedric had a very nice match winning limited at 3rd overall. Mike, who had a stumble, pulled it together to win the steel stage handily. Bob also seemed to have a good day. If you’re not happy with your performance, you can shoot the postal again. Yep... you can shoot it again with one of the other clubs and your name will appear twice. Which one is better is up to you. Don’t get impatient to see your name in lights on the ICORE page. It takes a bit for all the clubs to shoot it and get the scores in. We’ll let you know when the scores are up in a future news letter. The stages are presented in order of the number given by ICORE as opposed to the normal method of bay setup order. All stages were shots limited. Line Them Up; Bay 2. Six papers in a row heading downrange and two boxes on the horizontal. Start in the box of your choice and engage each with two rounds. Move to the other box with a mandatory reload and do it again. Triple Treat; Bay 3. Three groups of two papers each, on a horizontal. Three boxes angling downrange. From the first box engage its two papers three rounds each. Move to the second box and engage its two papers three rounds each strong hand. Make a reload and engage them three rounds each weak hand and x’s count on only these papers. Move to the last box and engage the two papers three rounds each. Move Or Not; Bay 1. Three papers zig zagging downrange and a box near each. Start in the first box. All paper to be engaged six rounds each and you must be in a box to fire. They’re All Hard; Bay 1. Six papers in an unsymmetrical zig zag down range. Each has a section hard covered. From the box engage each two rounds in order from nearest to furthest. String two engage each two rounds in reverse order. Steel; Bay 3. Not part of the postal match, just something we threw in to round out the match. A big rectangle with a round plate below it. A round plate left and another right. The rectangle is both start and stop plate. Best four of five.

Club Match: The next club match will be October 9th. Rich is the match director but I’m sure he would appreciate a stage or two from any of you that want to get some more chits in the year end drawing. It does appear the prize will be a reloading press and there is also some likelihood there will be one or two smaller prizes. The November match will be our annual turkey shoot. Featuring unusual targets and often unusual arms and of course food. It’s all about fun so don’t miss it. The December match hasn’t quite been fleshed out so more info next month.

More Shooting: Here’s some info on other South CA revolver matches. Hidden Valley Revolver Club (HVRC) ICORE match on the 4th Sat. at the Escondido Fish and Game (EFG) Assn. Go to for directions and information. Team Lopez has monthly ICORE matches in the northern Los Angeles area. For more information and a contact, go to .