"Wouldn't Harm a Fly!" e-Postal Match
One of the most common comments I hear about the e-Postal matches is that the targets are WAY too hard to hit. With that in mind, this month's e-Postal match is designed in such a way that the fewer targets you hit, the better you do. HUH? Yup, this is the notorious "Fly Swatter" target from e-Postal matches past, but this time, the idea is to NOT hit the flies! In fact, your score is the number of shots you can fire until you accidentally hit one of the flies, hit the border, or shoot outside of the border.\. You can keep shooting as many times as you like running up your score until you hit a fly, and your score is the total number of misses you fired. You do have to keep all of your missed shots within the shooting area border, though, and if you touch the border, or hit outside of the border, that counts as hitting a fly and you are done.
This month we have seven classes, so there's a place for just about everything.
TARGET: Here's the link to the target. The same target is used in all classes. Download it and print out a bunch of them! It's a PDF file. With some PDF software you might need to select "No Scaling" and other software you may need to select "Fit To Paper" to get the size right. If you get it the right size, the rectangle around the flies measures just over 7 1/2 inches across.
Click here to Download the PDF file "Wouldn't Harm a fly!" It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.
CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS TWO: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS THREE: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS FOUR: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS FIVE: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.C
CLASS SIX: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS SEVEN: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.
If you have something interesting to shoot that doesn't quite fit in the above classes, go ahead and enter anyway.
DISTANCE : 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.
SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted.
SCORING: Your score is the total number of shots fired until you hit a fly, hit the border, or shoot outside of the border. The shot hitting the fly, the border, or outside of the border is not counted in your score. The maximum number of shots you can fire at one target is 25.
TIES: If you are able to shoot 25 shots inside the border and not hit any flies, move the target farther out a bit and shoot it again.Ties will be broken by the farthest distance with the same score.
Mark your score on each target with a legible 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 or other blogs.
I suspect that this match, like most of the e-Postal matches, is a lot harder that it looks. Don't throw away your targets in disgust when you think you did poorly. Send them in! You will probably be surprised to find out that you did a lot better than you thought.
STRATEGY: Beats me.........
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. You can shoot the target as many times as you like, and send in the best one.
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, although I just might give away some Mr. C's Super Sekrit Gun Oil by random drawing to the entries.............
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:
1. Your score.
2. The name 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, Two, Three, four, five, six, or seven.
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 Sunday, April 1st, and results will be posted within seven days, or less. (April Fool's Day - Seems appropriate....)
If you have any questions, leave the question in the comments to this post, or send me an email, or both.
Note to Gun Bloggers: Please post about this match and help to get the word around about it. I'd really like to see a good turnout, and your help will be really appreciated.
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