In Colorado? Come Shoot the Tactical Rifle Match!


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Justin
March 14, 2011, 06:23 PM
This Sunday, March 20th will be the year's first Tactical Rifle Match.

In a nutshell, think of the match as IPSC with a rifle. Paper IPSC targets from close range to fifty yards, steel flash targets, MGM poppers, and a LaRue from 200-425, all field positions.

The match consists of three stageswith a minimum round count of 30ish rounds per stage. Bring extra ammo, though.

This year we'll be changing things up with the incorporation of one open-terrain stage, and the inclusion of V-Tac barricades on alternating months.


Setup starts at 7am (for those who feel like helping out), registration starts at 9am, first shot goes down range at 10am.

Subsequent matches will be held the fourth Sunday of the month until October.

If you've got a semi-auto rifle and want to test your skills, this match is a great way to do it, and lots of fun to boot.

Recommended Equipment:

semi-auto rifle
two-four magazines
magazine carrier (or pockets big enough to stuff extra mags in)
150-200 rounds (no steel core allowed)
hearing and eye protection
knee pads and elbow pads (not a requirement, but nice to have)


The match is held at The Pueblo West Sportsman's Association. Shoot me a message if you're interested or need directions to the match.

If you want to see pictures from previous matches click here. (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=518608&highlight=Pueblo+West)

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Robert
March 17, 2011, 12:12 AM
I will be there!

Hoser
March 17, 2011, 08:00 PM
You bringing that new poodleshooter/mousegun/non-commie-gun of yours?

Dr.Rob
March 20, 2011, 11:14 PM
Just a few teasers:

Gus getting a face full of roll over prone...

Dr.Rob
March 20, 2011, 11:18 PM
Curtis doing stupid Human Tricks before he broke his rifle...

Dr.Rob
March 20, 2011, 11:24 PM
Me wondering just how darn far that target is...

Then picking my way through the puzzle...

Dr.Rob
March 20, 2011, 11:38 PM
Yes, shooting is a dirty sport.

Justin
March 21, 2011, 12:25 PM
Overall, the first match of the year was pretty successful, though we did have to overcome a few difficulties. For the first half of the match, competitors had to put up with howling cross winds of 25+ mph that made it difficult to both hit and score the furthest distance target.

We also had an issue with scoring hits on the furthest target of the match, a steel IPSC target at about 375 yards. This will be corrected at the next match by setting the targets up to activate a strobe light when hit.

Probably the biggest success of the match was our introduction of an open-terrain, non-square range stage that challenged competitors to move down a hill and up and onto a structure.

The introduction of a VTAC wall as one of the stages presented some technical challenges that required shooters to engage a steel target at 125 yards from a multitude of positions. This also threw in the added challenge of requiring competitors to move into and out of position, which is something that not many people (including yours truly) practice with any regularity.

Overall, I think this match was a success, despite some of the bugs, which will be corrected in time for the next match.


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Note the bolt is in the process of ejecting the spent casing.

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RELOAD!

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We introduced a new thing to the match this year. Every other month, we'll be running a standards course using a VTAC wall. Despite the relatively close distance of the target, this proved to be very challenging. The hardest part of shooting through this thing, besides the awkward shooting positions, is transitioning between the ports.

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Flying brass looks awesome.

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Dr.Rob
June 29, 2011, 07:26 PM
Heat, dirt, thirst. My shooting started off pretty good but took a nose dive in stage 2. On stage three I fired almost 140 rounds and the slowest time. Yuck.

Even so, it's a blast to spend a Sunday in Pueblo.

Here's Justin showing you that while camoflague won't improve your scores, it's a useful tactic to work on!

Dr.Rob
June 29, 2011, 07:31 PM
Here's me on the same stage. At least we shot in the shade on 2 positions.

Good time to point out that gloves, knee and elbow pads help with the cactus spines, but don't protect 100%.

Dr.Rob
June 29, 2011, 07:58 PM
Last stage, hot & dirty but still cookin'.

Justin
July 24, 2011, 06:54 PM
A few pics from today's match on the open-terrain stage.

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Dr.Rob
August 30, 2011, 11:53 AM
Great day had by all, just remember to adjust your stock properly BEFORE you start shooting!

(Took me halfway through the first COF to realize something was amiss!)

And sorry the first few the camera wasn't set properly (blame Justin) ;)

Dr.Rob
August 30, 2011, 11:58 AM
Great time with good people, with faces familiar and thrills aplenty!

Kenny finally opts some quality glass, while JJ goes IronMench with an HK! (That thing flung brass 20 feet)

Dr.Rob
August 30, 2011, 12:04 PM
Run 3, gotta gear up for safety!

Maybe I should contact Nike, Triple Eight, Wiley, Leapers/UTG, Fox Racing, Swatch and Colt for sponsorship deals? That way I could shoot more!

Dr.Rob
August 30, 2011, 12:11 PM
When you skip a target be sure to hustle BACK just as fast as you hustled OUT.

Note to all: Justin needs a full length sizing die or an 'expectant daddy's factory ammo fundrasier'.

But he still outshoots me everytime.

Dr.Rob
September 25, 2011, 11:37 PM
I promised!

Gus shows his hustle in spite of a duct tape repaired crotch. (duct tape is tactical!)

Rich gets his game face on with a commie rifle and US optics. He lit this course up.

Dr.Rob
September 25, 2011, 11:41 PM
Well you wonder why I always dress in black? It shows the dirt better when i slide face first into a ditch filled with rocks and stumps.

It doesn't slow me down much. Leapin' lizards what an action pose!

Dr.Rob
September 25, 2011, 11:46 PM
One one giant leap for mankind! (We all thought this platform was going to slide out from under us, it was a blast!)

Now slow down and breathe zen like and take your targets in order.

And try NOT to bust your knees on the steps as you hustle!

Dr.Rob
September 25, 2011, 11:49 PM
Run, leap! Watch that excellent trigger finger discipline!

Sometimes action speaks for itself, especially when you're man enough to do it in shorts, with an AK!

Dr.Rob
September 25, 2011, 11:52 PM
Aim small miss small? How about BE small, miss small?

And look before you leap!

Seriously a fun day and challenging stages, a great time was had by all!

Justin
September 27, 2011, 05:55 PM
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This tree caused more than a few malfunctions. :evil:

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Justin
October 24, 2011, 06:30 PM
A few pics from this month's match:

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Close-range stage, note the target sitting just beneath the bush.

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CLANG!
Every time a steel target rings, an angel locks and loads.

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This stage involved a little bit of movement.

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Note the use of the Nordic Components magazine extension.

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I love it when you get a photo with the brass still in the air.

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Testing out the new OP MOD II from Optics Planet. It's a fairly neat piece of kit, and despite being sub-optimal for long range shots, did pretty well. (The rifle it's mounted to, on the other hand...)

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Yeah, we did a bit of offhand shooting. Not so easy with the EoTech.

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RUN!

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Notably, this is the first SCAR that we've had show up at our match.

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Justin
October 24, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Dr.Rob
October 24, 2011, 08:28 PM
Wow my camera was almost empty.. guess we were all trading Justin's around.

Curtis is always a great subject for transitions.... breathe man, BREATHE!

Justin
October 25, 2011, 01:23 PM
I forgot to link to this one:

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I took several shots of a competitor shooting from each position at a stage, and put them all together to give a better idea of what it looks like to take part in one of these events.

Hoser
October 29, 2011, 02:34 PM
A few pics from last Sundays match. I spent too much time on the timer and not enough time taking pics.

Dont be scared, even girls shoot this match. Staying at home wont help you get any better. Get out there and shoot.

Again this year these matches would not happen without everyones support and help. I could not and would not do it without everyone chipping in and helping. Special thanks to Justin for being my Assistant Match Director and doing a great job with setting things up on the shotgun berms. He designed some excellent stages this year.

See you guys next year.



Some tough offhand shooting on the shotgun berms.

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Shooting a little prone on the 400 yard stage. This fellow and his father came all the way from Florida to shoot with us.

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A few pics of John using the various props on the 400 yard stage.

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stiletto raggio
November 10, 2011, 10:02 AM
Damn! I guess I will have to get in on the love in the spring. Maybe I will shoot one with my service rifle (sans weights).

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 01:37 PM
You have what it takes?

Typical upper stage at start point with 6 targets marked. Photo by Justin.

(My secret: even if you don't shoot well, look like you mean it!)

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 01:39 PM
Transitions tell you a lot of about your gun handling. Note finger is well off the trigger!

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 01:53 PM
You will engage a variety of targets from a variety of positions.

Usual max range is about 425 yards (well within the capability of today's popular 16 inch carbines) but the new additions at the range may change that.

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 01:58 PM
Justin demonstrates the proper use of reverse kneeling to shoot over this obstacle. And why your tactical shirt should remain tucked.

It can be physically demanding: it's hot , it's dirty but we have a lot of fun.

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 02:21 PM
You'll see a lot of purpose built rifles as well as standard AR's and the occasional AK... there was even one Garand shooter this go-round.

Curtis is one of our top shooters but the courses can sometimes even test his resolve.

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 02:26 PM
Ever want to dig a hole to be able to make a shot? It MIGHT have been a good idea on this stage.

That 60 round surefire ran like a top but this barricade made this shot tough even with a standard 30 rounder.

Still, it's not like we'll make you shoot one handed...

Dr.Rob
April 23, 2012, 02:35 PM
Tactial Rifle @ Pueblo isn't so much a 'gear' game as it is about having fun and a little friendly competition in a great setting.

So if you run a tricked out 3 run rig or rode hard stock rifle.. we'd LOVE to have you come out and join us!

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:00 PM
Ah what fun can be had by a bunch of heavily armed friends on Memorial Day weekend in the country?

Oh NO! Zombie outbreak and I didn't take my rifle with me into the outhouse!

Kick the door open and get to your weapon! Use what cover you can to remain concealed while firing. Shoot and move shoot and move!

Now FYI for those of you that have never fired an AR 15 between to empty steel 55 gallon drums... stick your head in a galvanized mop bucket and hit it with a 5 pound sledge hammer. Do it repeatedly til you get all 5 of your targets.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:06 PM
I about knocked the door off coming out of there! (Great pics Justin!)

You don't HAVE to run between positions but you should move with authority. Go as fast as you think is safe for you. Keep your muzzle downrange and your finger off the trigger.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:14 PM
If you're moving hard, it's possible to outrun your Range Officers. Just make sure they see your hits. ;)

That pair of barrels rang like a gong with every trigger pull. Nothing like having your sinuses cleaned WHILE you are kicking up clouds of dirt.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:23 PM
First magazine change. On the run reaching for it.. maybe my back pocket isn't the best place to carry a spare 20. Again muzzle down and downrange, finger off the trigger, Slap it home, get set and finish them off.

I did this stage in 40 shots and 213 seconds. Too bad the REST of my day didn't go so well.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:28 PM
Some new faces out there this weekend and a lot of different ways to set up a rifle.

Wouldn't be possible without the range officers and shooters pitching in to make it go smoothly.

Wait is that.. ROBERT? Yes, yes it it.

Everyone had a blast with the outhouse start.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:48 PM
Check these trick 45 degree offset back-up irons. I had never seen a set-up quite like this before.

We have folks running irons only sometimes. It's more challenging of course, but that's why they call it iron man.

The sights didn't get in the way between the barrels either.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 04:52 PM
I didn't get Robert's thundering door slam start, but trust me when I say it was epic.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 05:04 PM
Next stage I'll call 'death of the ball turret gunner' as shooting from INSIDE that rooftop barricade required all sorts of human origami for many competitors.

But you really see the transitions as people move in and out of these and it usually makes for fun pics.

Of course, Craig made it look easy.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 05:51 PM
Of course if you're built like a Tolkein character, you might find it easier. :neener:

Robert certainly had the stance in here figured out.

Like Sean Astin in Memphis Belle. He looked genuinely comfy in there.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 05:59 PM
It was good to see Robert out there having fun. He's like a little kid with a gas operated semi-automatic 5.56 mm assault rifle.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 06:16 PM
Of course us larger mammals don't have it so easy squeezing through the narrow tunnels of Moria.

When you have to set your rifle down to negociate the obstacle, you know it's not your average barricade. Then again Justin is a tall man.

Still we got through it unscathed save for a little sun and dirt.

Or in my case a bruised ego and a busted scope.

Dr.Rob
May 29, 2012, 06:23 PM
I'm seeing more of these leg-mounted mag carriers showing up at our matches of late, as well and the magazine 'dump pouch'. If you can manuver with them, by all means use them.

I also need to ask this guy (John I think it was) what kind of gloves he's using.

Hoser
September 20, 2012, 08:40 PM
This Sunday is the Annual AK vs AR match. Time to see which rifle is better. The furthest shot will be no more than 200-250 yards and a VTAC wall will also be there.

If you shoot both guns, you only have to pay one match fee of $15.

For this Sundays match and this Sundays match only, steel core ammo is allowed.

More important than anything else, the 425 yard range will be dedicated to Captain Eddie C. Rhodes before the match. Eddie spent more time at the range than any other club member and he was almost always at the 425 yard range. He is one of the Founders of modern 3-Gun as we know it and the man behind "He-Man" division.

So grab a cigar and a couple guns and get out there.

Divisions for this match will be
He-Man
AK
AR
Open

Hoser
September 23, 2012, 09:36 PM
Here is what today was about. Surrounded by Friends and Family the 425 yard range that Eddie spent so much time on was dedicated to him.

We all shared some Eddie stories and got some rifle shooting in.

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Hoser
September 25, 2012, 07:34 PM
Here are a few pics from yesterdays match.

Instead of the normal (200-400 yards) distances, we pulled the targets in closer thinking some or most AK drivers might be using iron sights.

The AK was doing ok (for me anyway) as long as the targets were close and there were no mandatory reloads. Once the targets got further away, the crappy trigger and short stock kinda sealed the deal for the AR...

Up on the shotgun ranges with squad 3. Close target, 90 yards. Far target, 197 yards.

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Squad 3 at the VTAC wall. The target was a full size IPSC target at 140 yards. We even had a SCAR show up.

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I was the only guy on squad 3 shooting a commie gun. Mine might only be a half of a commie gun seeing as how it is a 223 AK. Hard to imagine that a 223 AK could recoil as much as a 5.45 or 7.62 but they do. The slippery buttplate made the awkward positions hard because the rifle recoiled out of my shoulder with every shot.

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And the man that thought up the AK vs AR Match many years ago.

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Next September. Be there. Put on your big girl panties and leave the excuses at home.

Hoser
September 25, 2012, 08:35 PM
Somewhere a Storm Trooper is missing a boot...

I got 4 Prairie Dogs in 20 mins. Does that count?

Nope. Your still a slacker.

At least thats what Dr Rob and Justin said. I tried to stick up for you but they did have a good point.

Dr.Rob
September 26, 2012, 02:32 AM
Had a LOT of fun. It was hot and dusty, and we had something like 30 shooters this time, some running 2 rifles. Thanks to all that run timers and clipboards and pick up brass.

No malfunctions sunday, just need to remind myself to move on if I'm struggling with a single target.

Just a note: dusty mags + sweaty pads/mag carriers = MUDDY mags.

Dr.Rob
September 26, 2012, 02:46 AM
Stage one.. started wih my hat, blew off by 2nd position. I really need a chin strap on that thing. Thanks to the new guys for snapping some pics. (Nice bit of brass in the air.) Note in that shot I forgot to reverse kneel and am on the wong side of the fence post.

Dr.Rob
September 26, 2012, 02:51 AM
Got some running in with Justin, he moves fast and since we had to scramble down a cliff face that's no easy task.

Dr.Rob
September 26, 2012, 02:59 AM
He's copying my derby slide now.

Dr.Rob
September 26, 2012, 03:15 AM
I hadn't met Matt before but he ran two rifles (SCAR and an iron sighted AK-74) and worked his butt off.

Dr.Rob
September 26, 2012, 03:23 AM
If anyone knows Matt I have a BUNCH of pics of his runs.

Robert
October 28, 2012, 12:24 AM
Last match of the season is tomorrow. Set up is at 7. Hope to see ya there.

Dr.Rob
October 28, 2012, 08:34 AM
I am feeling awful this morning.. insomnia is kicking my behind. Going to stay home today. :(

The rest of you go outshoot everyone on the internet ;)

Robert
October 28, 2012, 06:14 PM
That we did, but alas no pics since our photographer was home sick.

Lucky Derby
November 24, 2012, 07:02 AM
Just moved to CO over the summer. Havn't been on THR in quite a while. Just now stumbled into this. How would I get involved come next spring?

Robert
November 24, 2012, 09:11 AM
That is easy, just show up. We have the competition at the Pueblo West Sportsman's Assoc range on the 4th Sunday of the month. I believe the first match is in April. The fee is $10 or $15. Setup starts a little after 7 and we could always use an extra hand. Send Hoser or Justin a pm for directions and the gate code.

Justin
November 24, 2012, 04:12 PM
Match fee is $15, which works out to $5/stage. Pretty screaming deal.

If you use a calendar program, be sure to set it to give you a reminder for next year so you don't forget.

If you need directions to the range and a gate combo, send a PM to Hoser, Me, or Robert.

Hoser
May 23, 2013, 12:25 AM
This Sunday.

Be there.

Dr.Rob
May 23, 2013, 03:16 AM
I will probably NOT make this Sunday. Roller Derby and family commitments.

Robert
May 23, 2013, 09:29 AM
Boo. We are you family. Here have some Kool-Aid.

I will be there as long as Sara does not go into labor.

Hoser
May 26, 2013, 07:16 PM
I will be there as long as Sara does not go into labor.

Cough. Nancy. Cough cough.

Robert
May 26, 2013, 07:37 PM
Yeah and not even a kid to show for it...

Hoser
June 21, 2013, 12:08 AM
This Sunday.

Be there.

Dr.Rob
June 21, 2013, 03:25 AM
Going to be a no show on Sunday. I am needed in Crested Butte this weekend.

Robert
June 21, 2013, 08:05 AM
I will be there.

stubbicatt
June 22, 2013, 08:33 PM
The ECOUSPSA says it was on Saturday, today. For sure it is tomorrow Sunday? Gotta drive down from Westminster... Would hate to spend all that money and gas if it happened today, Saturday...

Robert
June 22, 2013, 11:05 PM
It is always on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Hoser
June 23, 2013, 07:37 AM
The ECO site is pretty much worthless.

As always, go here for more info... http://www.ar-15.co/forums/114-Shooting-Sports-and-Events

stubbicatt
June 23, 2013, 12:36 PM
Oh thats great. Driving here and the gate is locked.

ETA: Thanks Hoser for driving out so we could get in.

Was really swell meeting you guys. Hope to come and join you when I get healed up.

Regards,
Stubb

Trent
July 1, 2013, 08:51 AM
I also need to ask this guy (John I think it was) what kind of gloves he's using.

Look like a pair of motorcycle gloves I use. Many of them have reinforced knuckles and padded kevlar palms to help protect your hands in a crash.

Robert
July 26, 2013, 07:24 AM
Match this Sunday in Peublo West! If you have questions or need directions pm me, Justin or Hoser. Hope to see you there.

Dr.Rob
July 26, 2013, 06:10 PM
I have both rifles sighted in.. thing is I MIGHT want to put the 1/9 Model 1 upper on my Colt lower.. the Model 1 trigger is still very stiff.

Dr.Rob
July 29, 2013, 09:17 PM
Great fun on the 28th!

Shotgun berm with 5 positions on a steep hill face as if you were falling back and taking cover.

Lots of up and down hill, changing light conditions but thankfully little wind. Still hot and dirty, just not 100 degrees hot.

Justin had a good run with iron sights as well as a scoped AR.

Dr.Rob
July 29, 2013, 09:20 PM
Fun day shooting and we had the standard 'obstacle course' of odd barricades to shoot through and over.

Some were deceptively difficult.

Dr.Rob
July 29, 2013, 09:29 PM
Keep your feet in the box.. while the loophole in the wall provided a firing port the 'wall' wasn't set securely--on purpose.

Then there was the matter of the 'small prone' platform.

And why your competition rifle might get scratched up.

Still it was a GREAT day of shooting in a friendly competition in a great location.

Hoser
July 29, 2013, 10:57 PM
Great pics Rob. Thanks for sharing.

Trent
July 29, 2013, 11:27 PM
Damn those look like good times!

A little jealous of your terrain. :)

Dr.Rob
July 30, 2013, 02:21 AM
The people are pretty darn cool too. Everyone tends to stick around and help with tear down even if (like me) they can't make it for set up. SOME of them even bring cool toys for show and tell...

like some one brought a tricked out MKA 1919 with a muzzle brake on the barrel like a dang boar spear. Whoa.

I LOVE the new shotgun berm range.. it allows us a LOT of varied terrain and very long shots.

Robert
July 30, 2013, 09:40 AM
Whats that gorilla doing with a FAL...

Hoser
July 30, 2013, 09:51 AM
Whats that gorilla doing with a FAL...

Wishin' it was a box of donuts.

Justin
July 30, 2013, 12:24 PM
Rob, great pics! Thanks for picking up my slack on the photos.

This month's match turned out quite good, and our access to the open terrain lets us do some unique things with regard to stage design.

I hope we can continue to get new shooters to come out and give it a try.

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Robert
July 30, 2013, 03:37 PM
So I met this month's goal, I completed a stage. Next month my goal is to complete the match...

Dr.Rob
July 30, 2013, 03:44 PM
Amazed I got any pics on the shotgun berm as I couldn't see the viewfinder very well at all.

Hoser
August 7, 2013, 12:32 AM
Both the Prairie Dog and Tactical Rifle matches for August 2013 are cancelled. I am hoping to be able to resume both matches in Sept.

Sorry.

Don McDowell
August 7, 2013, 12:48 PM
Just a bit of a different shoot, but I am planning on being at the CRC for the Rocky Mtn Regional bptr matches in a couple of weeks.

Dr.Rob
August 8, 2013, 06:03 AM
Sorry to hear that Hoser.. anything we can do?

Hoser
August 8, 2013, 11:25 AM
It is a scheduling issue at the range. We should be back on track next month for the annual AK vs AR match.

Hoser
September 17, 2013, 07:01 PM
This Sunday is the annual AK vs AR match.

This is the **ONLY** match where steel core and stuff like it is allowed.

Contact Justin, Robert or myself for the new gate code. And when you come, bring extra donuts for Robert. No longer is it a way of life, now it is a condition of employment.

Dr.Rob
September 17, 2013, 07:06 PM
wait the gate code changed again?

Hoser
September 17, 2013, 07:20 PM
Yup.

last week.

PM sent.

stubbicatt
September 18, 2013, 07:51 AM
Does it have to be an AR or an AK?

Hoser
September 18, 2013, 10:33 AM
The purpose of the AK vs AR match is to allow people to compare the two rifles at the same match on the same day.

Nothing says you have to shoot both.

Last years results were the closest they have been in years.

The AK was a 223 AK with a 2 MOA Micro and the AR also had a 2 MOA Micro.

stubbicatt
September 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
The purpose of the AK vs AR match is to allow people to compare the two rifles at the same match on the same day.

Nothing says you have to shoot both.

Last years results were the closest they have been in years.

The AK was a 223 AK with a 2 MOA Micro and the AR also had a 2 MOA Micro.
Cool. You guys have a blast. I may venture down to watch then. What about a SKS?

(Aside from timing out on nearly every stage, it could be fun?)

Justin
September 25, 2013, 11:05 PM
You're more than welcome to shoot about any rifle you want at this match.

We had one shooter run a Tavor, and I had planned to run an SKS, but didn't because I forgot to bring stripper clips.

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 4

Dr.Rob
March 11, 2014, 08:34 PM
MARCH 23rd is our next match.

Fourth Sundays, March thru Oct. Pueblo West Sportsmans Assn, 600 East Loma Drive, 81007. We start setting things up around 7:00 and start shooting no later than 10:00.

Hoser
March 22, 2014, 09:32 PM
Just talked with the man on the ground and the range got a lot of snow. Tomorrow is going to be wet, muddy and cold.

Cancel.

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