Friday, February 03, 2006

e-Postal Handgun Match #5 - "Seein' Stars"

UPDATE: Since there will be no regular e-Postal Rifle match this month, I have added a fourth class to this match for Carbine rifles. See CLASS FOUR below for the details.

This month's handgun match is a real challenge, as it's relatively easy to do fairly well, but nearly impossible to max the score.

The name of the new match is "Seein' Stars", and I'm sure some of us will be "Seein' Stars" long after shooting the match!

This month's match has three classes. Depending on the number of entries, sub-classes may also be recognized.

TARGET: The same target is used in all classes. The target can be downloaded from here:

It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. When you print it out, the biggest star should measure 4" inches across. If you print it out and end up with something different, try un-checking "fit to page" in the print settings.

CLASS ONE: Rim fire. Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

CLASS TWO: Center fire. Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

CLASS THREE: Revolver. Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

CLASS FOUR: Any rifle with a barrel 20" or less, any caliber, any un-magnified sight.

Class One, Two, or Three: 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.

DISTANCE - Class Four: First target 25 Yards, second target 50 yards.

FIRST TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted.

SECOND TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Any shooting position - bench rest allowed. No gun vises or clamps. We are testing your skills, not the guns!

PROCEDURE: Ten shots at the first target, un-supported. Ten shots at the second target, support permitted.

SCORING: In each class you are allowed ten shots at each target, twenty shots total. Each star can only be counted once, no matter how many times you shoot it. Touching the black counts as a hit. Each target has a perfect score of 320, for a perfect total score of 640.

Ties will be decided based on the un-supported target score. If it's still tied, it will be posted as a tie. You can re-shoot with a fresh set of targets if you don't like your score and want to try again.

Mark your score on each target with a legible felt pen, along with the class and type of gun used. Don't write your name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the results, as your target may get posted on Mr. Completely.

STRATEGY: Are you better off to risk trying for the fifty point star, 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 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.

PRIZES: Nope, it's just for the fun of it and the bragging rights!

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 and the total of both pages.

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. Class: Class One, Class Two, or Class Three.

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 on Monday, February 27th, 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.

Have fun!!


At Friday, February 03, 2006 1:23:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Another painful target...

Here we go for 2006!!

(Did you vote for me? :) )

At Saturday, February 04, 2006 1:32:00 PM, Blogger carnaby said...

do you ever have matches like this for rifles?

Also, I'm kinda dumb and I don't really know what offhand means. I thought it meant one-handed, until I just read your rules. Now I don't know. And what is offhand for rifles? Argh!

At Saturday, February 04, 2006 10:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, they have rifle matches too. off-hand means standing, unsupported (eg. not leaning against anything).

At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note for Mr. C., Class 4 'Any rifle with a barrel 16" or less' I think you mean 16" or more.

At Friday, February 17, 2006 5:39:00 AM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Posted the contest today.

At Saturday, July 29, 2006 1:16:00 PM, Anonymous HD said...

When Be the next Match???HD


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