Bringing Practical Shooting to Maine


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OF
March 12, 2003, 01:06 PM
Howdy,

I'm starting to get involved in an attempt to bring practical shooting to Maine, specifically the Scarborough Fish and Game Assoc'n. I've met a couple other guys who are on board and there appears to be enough of an interest in general to make this happen.

I have never shot in or even so much as attended a match before, and I've only recently moved to this state. I'm thinking the first step is to go hit a match in the northeast somewhere and try to meet some people who can help us get a club started. ASAP.

What I'm looking for is:

- any advice or contacts,
- help with a plan-of-attack,
- suggestions for a northeast club to visit,
- gear we need (other than the obvious - targets, pasters, timers, target stands)
- etc.

...anything related to getting a club going in Southern Maine. Momentum seems to be favoring IDPA, but I'd like to hear opinions. Maine doesn't have any IDPA or IPSC currently (as far as I can see), so this would be the groundbreaker.

The Fish and Game Assoc'n (a nice full-size facility that I've visited only once so far) has, maybe, one range that has berms on 3 sides that looked to be ready to go.

The idea is here, but no real motion has been made yet (I'm not even a member of the club...but that should change soon). Any help or advice is appreciated.

Thanks folks!

- Gabe :D

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Correia
March 12, 2003, 02:23 PM
Here is your IDPA Regional Coordinator:

Name: Tom Yost

Home: 860-896-0883 h

Work: 860-870-9605 w

Mobile: 860-573-0415 mobile

Fax:

Email: http://www.idpa.com/ac_so/no_url.htm

Area: NY; New England

He would be the man to talk to.

WESHOOT2
March 12, 2003, 02:58 PM
We will come (some of us, when we can).

www.gmps.ws
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OF
March 13, 2003, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the contact, Larry. We'll get in touch with Tom ASAP.

Hey, Weshoot, you having any matches at the GMPS in the near future that I could come down and hang out at? You guys look like you know how to do this stuff :)

- Gabe

WESHOOT2
March 14, 2003, 12:59 AM
New Shooters Clinic, May 3rd, USPSA-sanctioned match May 4th.

I'm MD for May. It's our "Classifier" match, where we shoot enough USPSA classifier stages (4-6) for newbies to 'get their card'.

Comstock, runnin' and gunnin', field course classifiers, oh it's gonna be cool.

Schedule, map, details, contacts, etc. at www.gmps.ws

The New Shooters Clininc is open to all, but prior notice must be given.
Be there or be not shootin'.

OF
March 14, 2003, 10:00 AM
That sounds great! I'll be there.

- Gabe

WESHOOT2
March 14, 2003, 11:49 AM
Make sure you contact somebody; should be a way on our page.

OF
March 14, 2003, 12:28 PM
Will do.

- Gabe

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