Sunday, July 17, 2005

e-Postal Handgun Match #1 - "Fly Swatter"

A portion of the actual target

I decided to start out the handgun e-Postal series on sort of a fun note, with a novelty target. The next e-Postal Handgun Match, however, will be far more conventional.

Target: Download it here: 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. ONLY download the reader, skip the other stuff they want you to download at the same time.

Distance: ten yards

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

Shooting Position: Standing, un-supported.

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

Caliber: Any caliber.

Procedure: You only get two targets. Practice all you want, but not on the match targets. When you are all warmed up and sighted in, hang the first target, and try to hit all twenty flies, one shot per fly. You get twenty shots per target. Hang the second target, and take twenty shots at the second target. No practice in between. You are done.

Scoring: Only one target is scored. The other one is your "mulligan". Hitting any part of the fly counts as a hit, and counts as one point. Hitting the same fly twice only counts as one point. A perfect score would be one shot per fly for twenty points. Ties will be posted as ties.

Classes: All entries will be scored together, from first to last. However, sub-classes will also be scored in the following possible categories, provided there are five or more entries in the specific category. For example, if there were enough entries to form a center fire revolver sub-class, you could end up first in Center fire revolver, and fourth over all. Here are some possible sub-classes:

Rim fire
Rim Fire Revolver
Center fire Revolver
.45 Caliber

I expect most of the entries will be semi-auto's, so there won't be a separate class for them. I also reserve the right to add additional sub-classes if entries warrant it.

Multiple entries: You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given caliber of semi-auto, or any given caliber of revolver. Different calibers in the same gun count as one caliber. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG.

Prizes: Nope! Just bragging rights. --Maybe-- some certificates like the rifle e-Postal matches, if I can get AnalogKid to do 'em for me....

Submitting your entry: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your target, and email the picture, your score, type of handgun used, type of sights, and caliber, to Be sure to include your email address, and what name or nickname you want used when we post the results.

All entries must be received by Midnight Monday, August 8th, 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. Check every so often for updates and clarifications to the rules, if any.

Even though this is a novelty target, this is not all that easy. I expect perfect scores to be rare, indeed!


At Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:16:00 AM, Blogger Gina said...

hey great targets ... saved them thanks ..

At Friday, July 22, 2005 10:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just damn! I keep running into my range's rule about non-standard targets. I wish you would allow some creativity, such as use a standard NRA target and put "easy-to-see" spots on it at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock, or put magic-marker blobs of a certain size, or something where I can shoot one.


At Friday, July 22, 2005 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

The next e-Postal handgun match is planned for a more standard target, but it's not been selected yet.......

At Friday, July 22, 2005 5:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unusual targets - but should be fun.
I only have 15 yds available, hope that is OK. Also, I have no digital abilities at all, so will have to mail in the targets.

At Friday, July 22, 2005 6:00:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Merle: If you have access to a fax machine, you can photocopy the target and fax the copy to me too. Otherwise I can email you a mailing address.

15 yards is fine, but it's tough enough at ten!!

At Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a tough one. I just sent in my results and posted them on my site. I got 3 with a Kimber .45 and 5 with a little Taurus .38

Our range (Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club) has restrictions, but they are reasonable -- no shooting pictures of people and no shooting at 'stuff' only paper targets (or steel).


At Sunday, July 24, 2005 3:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was really hard! I'm used to shooting at FBI Q Targets and paper plates. I shoot in terms of "shooting to stop" and as rapidly as I can. Oh, well, maybe I'll win next time!!


At Monday, July 25, 2005 8:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should clarify about the non-standard targets rule at my range, The Place to Shoot in Delta Park, Portland, OR.

As the rangemaster explained it to me, when 8 1/2 X 11 targets are used, it subjects the target carriers and the carrier wires to an unacceptable amount of misses that damage said equipment, so the use of small targets is banned.


At Monday, July 25, 2005 1:16:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

cREbralFIX: This is proving to be a difficult target, and all the scores are running low. Send in your score!!

Rivrdog: Tape the 8.5 x 11 in the center of a piece of paper large enough to keep them happy at the range. If that's not OK with them, swing by a photocopy place and photocopy the target into the center of a big piece of paper. Thar oughtta keep 'em happy!!

At Friday, August 05, 2005 2:18:00 PM, Blogger Ogre said...

Nice Targets. I stink:


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