Monday, September 19, 2005

e-Postal Handgun Match #3 "Jack-N-Jill"

Here's the target, basically easy, but strategy makes it interesting to go for the top scores!

e-Postal Handgun Match #1 - "Jack-N-Jill" Rules
(revised 09/26/05)

Revision to closing date: All entries must be received by Midnight Monday. October 10th., (instead of October 3rd.), and results will be posted within seven days, or less.

This month’s match is much more conventional, and is actually several matches in one.

As you can see, the name of the new match is "Jack-N-Jill". Like previous matches, there will be a "Featured" class, but also just about anything else can be entered too.

This time, the featured class will be a team event! YUP! One guy and one lady comprises a team. Now, if you are thinking about grabbing the best shootin' guy or gal you know, it's not going to work that way, Sorry, no ringers!

Here's how you select your team member. Start from the top of the list, and work your way down until you get a team-mate. Your team-mate must be opposite sex:

1. Spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend/ or significant other.

2. Member of your immediate family, father, mother, brother, sister, son or daughter.

3. A new or recently new shooter who you have been helping get into shooting.

There's a lot of flexibility here, so I'm sure you can all find a team-mate. Here's a chance to get someone out to the range that normally wouldn't go.

Multiple entries will also be encouraged, and you can enter individually, too. You are not required to enter as a team, but you are encouraged to do so, and also enter individually too.

You can also enter the same team more than once, if you enter with different handguns so you are in a different class. You can also enter with a different team-mate in the same class.

TARGET: The target can be downloaded from

It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. When you print it out, the outer circle should measure 7 1/4" inches across. Each shooter needs two targets.

CLASSES: For this match, individual classes will be by caliber, or bore diameter as follows:

There will be five 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 through .499 inches (includes 10mm.)
Class Five: .500 or over

DISTANCE: ten yards

SHOOTING POSITION: First target: Standing, un-supported. Second target: Bench rest, but no gun vises or anything that clamps the gun. We are testing your shooting from a rest, not just the gun itself!

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

CALIBER: Any caliber handgun, including air pistols.

PROCEDURE: You only get two targets per entry (four for team entry). Re-shooting the match for a better score with the same gun is not permitted. Both team members must shoot the same caliber, but do not have to use the same handgun.

Practice all you want, but not on the match targets. When you are all warmed up and sighted in, hang the first target.

TARGET #1: Take ten shots at the first target, shooting from a standing and un-supported position. Only ten shots per target page. Hang the second target. No practice in between.

TARGET #2: Take ten shots at the second target, shooting from a bench rest, typically a sand bag, or something similar, for your final ten shots. You must use the same gun. Sitting is allowed. You must be controlling the gun, it cannot be clamped or anchored in any way. A side rest is OK, such as the edge of a shooting station or door-frame type rest.

For the team event, your team-mate also shoots two targets, as outlined above.Your team member does not have to shoot their target at the same time, or even at the same range. It would be helpful if you submit your scores together, however, so I know who's teamed with who!

STRATEGY: With only ten shots per target, how many do you want to shoot at the bonus bulls? Each one is 25 points, but they are far enough away from the 4 ring that if you shoot at one and barely miss, that shot scores zero. These bonus bulls are definitely "High Value -High Risk".

SCORING: Each target has a perfect score of 160, if you put 6 in the 10 ring, and hit all 4 bonus bulls. A perfect score for a team would be 640, and a perfect score for an individual would be 320. Each bonus bull can only be counted once, so hitting the same bonus bull only wastes a shot.
Mark your score on each target, and your total score on the targets with a legible felt pen. Don't write your name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the results. Also write the class, and if a team or individual entry. Ties will be posted as ties.

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 either the team or the individual category. You can enter the same gun in the team event, and shoot another pair of targets with the same gun as an individual entry.You cannot enter your team targets a second time as an individual entry.

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. Class: 1, 2 ,3 ,4 , or 5

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. October 10th., 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!!


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