Sunday, June 04, 2006

e-Postal Match "Fly Swatter II"

A portion of the actual target

The very first e-Postal match I put on was "Fly Swatter", and we had so much fun with it I decided to revisit it, but with some changes. Here's the new rules:

Target: Download it here:

Or go to It's target number 20015

This target will print out perfectly on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. You may need Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print the target. If you do, it's available for free here.

Distance: 25 feet or ten yards depending on what target stands are available at your range.

Handgun Type: Any handgun with a barrel not over 12" long.

Shooting Position: Standing, un-supported. One or both hands on the gun.

Sights: Any type of sight provided there is no magnification.

Caliber: Any caliber.

Procedure: You get twenty shots per target. If you don't like your score, throw the target away and shoot another one! We want to see what's the very best you can do. From my experience, after about three tries, you start getting worse!

Scoring: Hitting any part of the fly counts as a hit, and counts as one point. Hitting the same fly twice still only counts as one point. You can only count each fly once. A perfect score would be one shot per fly for twenty points. Ties will be posted as ties. Don't be discouraged if you don't shoot as well as you think you should do. The highest score in the first Flyswatter match was 9 flies! This is a lot tougher than it looks.


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: Air Pistol: Any air or spring powered pistol, any sight.

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 each shooter 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. A .22 conversion on a .45 frame counts as a second gun, so you can take off the conversion and shoot the .45 too.

Prizes: Nope! Just bragging rights.

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:

1. Your score.

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, Class Three, or Class 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

Please put "Fly Swatter II Entry" in the email title so it goes into the correct mailbox!

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.

If you have a blog or a website, you can post the target pictures on your site, then email me the rest of the information (items 1 through 5 above) excluding the pictures.

Be sure to include the URL for your website pictures.

This works well, saves some email bandwidth, and helps to publicise the matches.

The rules are subject to revision as needed, should the need arise.

All entries must be received by Midnight on Monday, June 26th, and results will be posted within seven days, or less.

If you have any questions, leave the questions in the comments to this post, or send me an email, or both.

Bloggers: Your support in promoting this e-Postal match is greatly appreciated. If we don't get a decent turn-out in this match, this will be the last one. Thanks!

Have fun!!


At Monday, June 05, 2006 6:28:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...


The target that started it all for me....

You do realize, this is the target that got me shooting again after years of little or no shooting, and now 1000's of dollars later and a competitive league later, I can't get enough!

Blast you Mr. C!!! ;)

(Of course, I will post about this latest contest!)


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