e-Postal Handgun Match "Seein' Spots" Rules
The name of the new match is "Seein' Spots", and I'm sure some of us will be "Seein' Spots" long after shooting the match!.
This month's match is two separate divisions, with individual classes in each of the divisions. You can enter either division, or both, and in as many of the classes as you like.
TARGET: The same target is used in both divisions. The target can be downloaded from
It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. When you print it out, the biggest circles should measure 2" inches across. If you print it out and end up with less than two inches, try un-checking "fit to page" in the print settings.
DIVISION ONE: Ten yards, un-supported, standing, no magnifying optical sights, but red dots without magnification are allowed.
DIVISION TWO: Fifty yards: Any sight, any shooting position, using a bench rest permitted, but no gun vises or anything that clamps the gun. We are testing your shooting from a rest, not just the gun itself!
(New Distance added)
DIVISION THREE: 25 yards: Any sight, any shooting position, using a bench rest permitted, but no gun vises or anything that clamps the gun. We are testing your shooting from a rest, not just the gun itself!
CLASSES: For this match, the classes will be by caliber, or bore diameter as follows:
There will be four classes, based on the first digit of the diameter of the bore,
Class One: 0 through .199 inches
Class Two: .200 through .299 inches
Class Three: .300 through .399 inches (includes 9mm.)
Class Four: .400 or larger (includes 10mm.)
If there are enough entries of a particular type, such as revolver, a separate sub-class may be created.
DIVISION ONE DISTANCE: Ten yards.
DIVISION TWO DISTANCE: Fifty yards.
DIVISION THREE DISTANCE: Twentyfive yards.
DIVISION ONE SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand.
DIVISION TWO SHOOTING POSITION: Any shooting position - bench rest allowed.
DIVISION THREE SHOOTING POSITION: Any shooting position - bench rest allowed.
DIVISION ONE SIGHTS: Division One - Any type of sight provided there is no magnification.
DIVISION TWO SIGHTS: Open sights, red dot sights, telescopic sights allowed.
DIVISION THREE SIGHTS: Open sights, red dot sights, telescopic sights allowed.
CALIBER: Any caliber handgun, including air pistols.
PROCEDURE: You only get to ENTER one target per Division/Class entry. Shooting another target for a better score with the same gun is permitted.
Practice all you want, but not on the match targets. When you are all warmed up and sighted in, hang the first target and go for it! Sighting in and warming up between entries is permitted.
SCORING: In each division/class you are allowed twenty shots at the target. However, there are only nineteen spots, so your best nineteen shots are counted. Each target has a perfect score of 365. Each spot can only be counted once, no matter how many times you shoot it. Ties will be posted as ties.
Mark your score on each target with a legible felt pen, along with the division and class. Don't write your name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the results.
STRATEGY: One hole in each spot is what you want, but are you better off to risk trying for the forty spot, and risk missing it, or should you play it safe and be sure to get the easier ones of lower value? That's part of the challenge!!
MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take a buddy to the range, get him entered, then borrow his gun and enter that! The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Division/Class.
Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered.
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:
1. Your score for each target page, total of both pages and if a team entry the total of all 4 targets.
2. The name(s) you want used when we post the results
3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, black powder, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights
4. Division One or Two or three, and Class One, Two, Three, or Four.
5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.
Email it all to b l o g (at) w h i d b e y (dot) c o m
If you can’t scan or send target pictures, send everything else to me in an email, and we’ll arrange for either fax or snail mail for the targets.
The rules are subject to revision as needed, should the need arise.
All entries must be received by Midnight Monday. November 21st., and results will be posted within seven days, or less.
If you have any questions, leave the question in the comments to this post, or send me an email, or both.