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Ready on the Right! Ready on the Left! All ready on the Firing Line!

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Steve Smith, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Alright, folks, don't be shy...let's talk shootin'!

    I'll start the ball rolling (in a Steve Smith kinda way). How many of you folks plan to shoot a Highpower or CMP match this year as a newbie?
  2. Gophfer

    Gophfer New Member

    If you are talking about 2003, I am.

    Right now I am accumulating the necessary stuff. Shooting jacket, better spotting scope etc. Then my CMP Garand are going for a visit. My gun club hosts monthly John C. Garand matches and first I will go to watch then I may try. Any suggestions?
  3. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

    I'd give it a shot if I could find something in North Florida.

    After the reports came back from the last 3-gun match, I'm really interested in that, but we're looking at the same problem...
  4. Gophfer

    Gophfer New Member

    Palm Bay is about 3 hours south of Jax. I make the drive fairly frequently. My son is stationed there (NAS Jax.)

    PMR&PC has installed camper sites for use during matches. (Since I'm about 1.5 miles away I don't know much about them except that they are there and have 50 amp service.)
  5. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines New Member

    Yup. Not as a newbie, per se, but as a manifestly inept rifleman... :D

    Hopefully I'll be able to sneak down to Atterbury and shoot the full 600-yd. course.

    - Chris
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Derek, what town are you in? I'll have you at a match POST HASTE.

    Disregard...you're in Jax...I'm on it.
  7. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    I haven't had a chance to get into CMP yet. This year I'm planning on plenty of 3 gun and IDPA. One of these days I'll try hipower, I just need another 3 or 4 hours in the day. :)
  8. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Derek, here's what I got for you. Let me know if you need more info. Also let me know what I have to do to get your butt out on the line.

    (From the Florida Highpower Forums)

    "Send him to the Gateway club in west Jax on the second Sunday of the month at 9AM. We shoot a 500 point NMC league match at 200 yards.
    Joe Zullo

    To follow up on Joe's post, he can go to the GRPC website and get more info:


    Fred Robbins
  9. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

    Cool. Now I'll check things out and see what rifles are allowed.

  10. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Derek, hope you're still around. I can discuss that with you. Do you have an M1 Garand, M1A, or AR15 WITHOUT a muzzle brake? A bolt gun that you can reload rapidly (stripper clips) will also work.

    BTW, there is a LOT of HP in North Florida.
  11. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

    I _had_ both of the former, now I've got the latter (Armalite M15 upper -- probably counts as a muzzle break).

    I'll see what I can come up with.
  12. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Avoid anything with a brake. The matches like you'll attend aren't really strict on the rules, but that is one that we are all serious about.
  13. mpthole

    mpthole New Member

    Actually, I'm hoping to start both in 2003. I began IDPA matches this past summer and fall and can hardly wait to begin rifle matches.

    Guess I'll have to start hanging out more in this forum to begin learning about high power and CMP matches. Is there a site(s?) that have the basic low-down on required equipment / courses-of-fire and all that?

    FWIW: I'm already planning on purchasing a decent spotting scope and shooting mat (maybe a "drag-bag"/matt combo).
  14. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Well, there used to be a good website for that, but it went Tango Uniform ;) about a year ago. I guess I'll have to make a list of things. I'll try to do that over the course of the next few days.
  15. dj53

    dj53 New Member

    Gainesville, FL also has monthly CMP

    Gainesville Target Range in Alachua County Florida ( grti.ws is the url), hosts monthly high power CMP competitions. The next match is scheduled for Sat Jan4 at 9AM.
  16. MarineTech

    MarineTech New Member

    If all goes well, I should have my M1A loaded version by April. I figure 4 or 5 months after that to accesorize, work up load data, and practice. After that, I'll probably look to get into a couple local matches just for the fun of it. If I actually start doing well, I may considering shelling out more cash and getting into serious competition, but I'd prefer to keep things friendly and within the budget.
  17. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    You only need one accessory for that rifle in Highpower, and that's a good sling. Get on the line Marine!

    (Always wanted to say that!) :D
  18. Neil Casper

    Neil Casper New Member

    Been shooting IDPA all winter so far. Several places shoot indoor matches that are within a one or two hour drive from my home. The closest is about a 45 minute drive and I go there five times a month to compete in local matches.
    Like they say-It's all good!
  19. tcdrennen

    tcdrennen New Member

    I'm planning to shoot some Highpower as well as long Range Rifle at West End Gun Club (San Bernardino, CA) this coming year. I've been concentrating on pistol the last few months, with only a once-a-month 3-Gun match for rifle (and I'm using the M1A for that, which means I'm in it for the experience and practice mostly!:rolleyes: )

    As to muzzle brakes: uh, here in the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Kalifornistan M1A's are legal ONLY with the "CA muzzle brake"; the Evil Flash Hider is Taboo according to the shamans and inquisitors of our State Religion (i.e.: the socialists in Sacramento.) How does that affect us for CMP or 'legit' Highpower competitions?
  20. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger New Member

    steve: thank you for inviting me over here as this looks like a nice site.
    I think I still owe someone a mag but do not have a address yet.

    steve the kowa 821m is on its way already so help me pick out a good stand for it.

    glad no matches this weekend as its to cold and to much snow.

    thanks jon

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