October 2005 Newsletter

Match Report
The heat relented a bit and the missing returned. RonJ surprised the crowd with two original field courses. Not in the past a great lover of field courses, he seems to be changing his ways. Two stages from Dan and another from Heeday made the five. Derek and Art duked it out with Derek taking the match by a thin half second. They divided up stage wins with Joey taking another and tying Art for one of the field courses. Surprising given Joey’s bum knee. MikeP won the limited division with good consistent shooting, even overcoming a no-shoot on stage 2. Mr. field course Joslin had a good day. Lorn plagued by an intestinal ailment toughed it out until giving in at stage 5. Rich and RonW are off to Australia for the down under regional. We asked Rich to keep an eye on Ron in case they try to soften him up with some drinking match. Failing that, Rich will hide Ron’s club shirt.

The stages: W Scramble: 9 papers set in an inverted W. From the box engage two rounds each, left to right. Repeat any order. Stage 2: (Mr. Field doesn’t care for cute names) Remain seated and hit the six steel. Not an easy thing considering the distance of three of them. Then get the three papers obscured by barrels and the three obscured by no-shoots. Most opted to get closer and some got the no-shoots anyway. Stage 3: Make a beeline dash while engaging the four groups of three targets, each behind barrels. If your trigger finger didn’t keep up with your feet you found yourself out of position. Point or Aim: One paper set at 3 yards another at 20. From the box engage each three rounds, reload, then engage each six rounds. Shots limited. Mil Dot: A small round stop plate closely surrounded by four big rectangles. Problem here was going so fast your not sure which one you hit.

November Club Match
The Wheelburners turkey shoot happens the 12th. We won’t shoot turkeys but we will have five stages designed with no other criteria than fun and originality. Then we’ll have a lunch included in your match fee. Always a crowd pleaser so don’t miss it.

October Northrop Match
With Rich and RonW out, it seemed the Fall Steel Classic match would wither. It almost did but others (including RonJ, Pete, and Derek) were loath to see it so. They stepped forward and the match is on. October 15 at the Steel Challenge range down the road from the Wheelbuners. Lunch is included. Arrive early (no later than 8:30) as the day will be hot and others will be waiting for you to finish. Not sure if the scores will be done at the match but they will be done and it’s about the fun and food anyway.

November Rimfire Match
On the 5th. Three stages of five plate steel. Shot with both 22cal pistol and rifle. Lots of fun and a good cheap practice. At the Wheelburners range.

More Shooting in the Southern Cal Area
Hidden Valley Revolver Club. Now shooting at the Police Pistol Range in San Diego on the 3rd Saturday.

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.