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October Postal Match

#1 Post by mark » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:52 am

This is open to any pistol with open sites. It is meant to be done from a standing position. All targets are to be shot at a distance of 15 feet. Final judgment on scores is up to me. The prize is a nice new LGC bumper sticker.

October makes me think of fall, fall makes me think of festivals and carnivals. Which leads us to our current match.

There are 2 targets:

1) http://www.tgscom.com/images/sharedimag ... allery.pdf

and

2) http://www.theliberalgunclub.com/upload ... l_star.pdf


Your task:

Target 1) - you are allowed one shot at each duck. Shots in the yellow body of the duck are worth 2 points each. Shots in the red ring are 5 points each, shots in the black circle are 10 points - for a maximum possible 90 points.

Target 2) - You are to try to clear all the red. You are allowed the following # of shots depending on the caliber you are shooting:

.22, .25 or similar = 13 shots
.357, 9mm or similar = 8 shots
.44, .45 or similar = 7 shots

Your score: Anyone clearing more than half of the red gets 5 points. If you clear all of the red you get 10 points. If you clear more than anyone else does then you get 2 bonus points.

3) Additional points -
2 bonus points if you are a member of The LGC
If more than 1 LGC member shoots these together then everyone gets extra points ( 2 extra points for every LGC member that shoots with you).

If anyone other than Paladin wins I will throw in a subscription to American Gun Culture Report (sorry Paladin).

This is a relatively easy competition that I have tried to scale for different pistols. You can shoot at these targets with almost anything. Someone needs to beat Paladin - this is the match to do it in.
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Re: October Postal Match

#2 Post by Paladin » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:19 am

If anyone other than Paladin wins I will throw in a subscription to American Gun Culture Report (sorry Paladin).

This is a relatively easy competition that I have tried to scale for different pistols. You can shoot at these targets with almost anything. Someone needs to beat Paladin - this is the match to do it in.

Always trying to keep a brother down. :x
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Re: October Postal Match

#3 Post by mark » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:22 am

Paladin wrote:
If anyone other than Paladin wins I will throw in a subscription to American Gun Culture Report (sorry Paladin).

This is a relatively easy competition that I have tried to scale for different pistols. You can shoot at these targets with almost anything. Someone needs to beat Paladin - this is the match to do it in.

Always trying to keep a brother down. :x

All the more crappy because the star 'shoot out' was your idea and I failed to give you credit.
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Re: October Postal Match

#4 Post by Paladin » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:27 am

Come on people enter the contest.

I am probably not going to be able to shoot the course.
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Re: October Postal Match

#5 Post by mark » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:38 am

Paladin wrote:Come on people enter the contest.

I am probably not going to be able to shoot the course.

Oh, I didn't mention it but these are all due by midnight on October 31st - which pretty much doesn't bode well for anyone.

What do you mean you can't shoot it ?? You have a month!!

To hell with it, I might enter this one - someone needs to kick your target shooting ass - and I think me and my woodsman can do it :)

I think its going to be difficult to do actually, lets hope I hit that damn star a couple of times. But at least with the .22 I get 13 tries :)
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Re: October Postal Match

#6 Post by Inquisitor » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:32 pm

If it were .177 I could do this in my basement :)

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Re: October Postal Match

#7 Post by DukeNukemIncarnate » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:07 pm

I live in FL - we don't have basements. You lucky bastards!

It's a nuisance. This is a first time in my life that I live somewhere without basement and it sucks. Try making a workshop out of garage - the temperature easily goes into 120+! :shock:
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Re: October Postal Match

#8 Post by Inquisitor » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:10 pm

I have 15 foot and 30 foot target placement in my basement for the .177 and 6mm airguns.

My current club (being woefully restricted) doesn't have a 15 foot target stand for pistols outside or in.

I am looking for a different range to join.

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Re: October Postal Match

#9 Post by mark » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:14 pm

EdGardner wrote:I have 15 foot and 30 foot target placement in my basement for the .177 and 6mm airguns.

My current club (being woefully restricted) doesn't have a 15 foot target stand for pistols outside or in.

I am looking for a different range to join.

Have you seen this? http://130.94.182.159/rangesma.htm
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Re: October Postal Match

#10 Post by mark » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:17 pm

or this from the NSSF:

http://www.wheretoshoot.org/
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Re: October Postal Match

#11 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:53 am

Yeah, seen most of hte clubs on those lists. I think I may have joined the only one within a reasonable distance that does not require an NRA membership.

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Re: October Postal Match

#12 Post by Inquisitor » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:05 pm

I just realized this was for any pistol. I may take that definition liberally and use a .177 in the basement, since thats the only place I can shoot at 15 feet.

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Re: October Postal Match

#13 Post by mark » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:06 pm

EdGardner wrote:I just realized this was for any pistol. I may take that definition liberally and use a .177 in the basement, since thats the only place I can shoot at 15 feet.

Sure.... I will even give you an extra round to use vs the .22. Have fun. Too bad I am winning this one. :)
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Re: October Postal Match

#14 Post by Inquisitor » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:55 pm

I have shot this with a .177 pistol.

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Re: October Postal Match

#15 Post by Paladin » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:02 pm

EdGardner wrote:I have shot this with a .177 pistol.

I am going to see if I can get out of trick or treats next week to shoot this, even though I will have to turn my site off tho do it.
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Re: October Postal Match

#16 Post by Inquisitor » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:05 pm

I shot it with this:

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Re: October Postal Match

#17 Post by mark » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:49 am

Ok kiddies, remember you have one more day to shoot this. Its quick, easy and fun. Turn out has been light - give it a go (even if you suck) you might win something. Plus, you are only mailing it to me - I won't tell everyone that you can't hit the broad side of a barn, its our little secret ;)

Remember, this is supposed to be a way to get you to the range to improve your skills. Sometimes they are just fun and sometimes they are focusing on certain skills - in other words, doing these might actually improve your shooting. Give em a go.

AND..... this can be done with ANY handgun without a scope. There is no excuse. Everyone here has a handgun.
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Re: October Postal Match

#18 Post by Inquisitor » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:18 am

I shot it :)

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#19 Post by Paladin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 am

Alas it does not look good for me to shoot this.

But november I will be back.
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#20 Post by mark » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:33 am

Paladin wrote:Alas it does not look good for me to shoot this.

But november I will be back.
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#21 Post by DukeNukemIncarnate » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:39 pm

I shot it, but I'm too embarrassed with the score. Both with .40 and 9mm I had about 43 points and with star, well - less than 50%.
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Re: October Postal Match

#22 Post by Inquisitor » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:00 pm

Depending on how Mark reconsiles my score, that's not terribly different from me. I am so not a precision shooter :)

I can hit chest sized targets to 25 yards with most pistols I have fired. But that particular shooting skill is different from what is required in most of these events :)

So submit your target :)

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#23 Post by DukeNukemIncarnate » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:04 pm

Same thing with me. I just don't have a patience, nor physical ability to completely calm my body. There's too much tremor and jerking going on. Of course, I'm talking about unsupported, standing two-hand grip. I already threw away those targets. I might go tomorrow again and make one more try.
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Re: October Postal Match

#24 Post by Inquisitor » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:08 pm

Do it!

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Re: October Postal Match

#25 Post by Paladin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:15 pm

mvelimir wrote:Same thing with me. I just don't have a patience, nor physical ability to completely calm my body. There's too much tremor and jerking going on. Of course, I'm talking about unsupported, standing two-hand grip. I already threw away those targets. I might go tomorrow again and make one more try.

You are way over thinking your shots.

Whenever I start shooting I send a target 15-20 ft away and just point and shoot 10-15 shots gets the jitters out of you.

Then I start to focus in on scoring.

You would be surprised how close your first point of aim is, I try to squeeze off my shot as soon as I think I have it on target if I wait and F around it is off.

Take that for what it is worth most people think I shoot too fast.
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