Friday, March 30, 2007

e-Postal Handgun Match "High Fives"

NOTE: I have revised the tie-breaker rule below:

This month's handgun match "High Fives", is a real challenge. The object is to get the highest score you can with 10 shots, 5 fired from a rest position, and 5 fired from a two handed standing position.

This "High Fives" has five classes. Depending on the number of entries, sub-classes may also be recognized.

If there are three or more black powder handgunners out there that are willing to enter, I'll create a class just for them.

TARGET: The same target is used in all classes.

The target can be downloaded from here:

It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

CLASS ONE - Rimfire Iron Sight: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, non-optical type sight.

CLASS TWO - Rim fire Optical Sight: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

Center fire Iron Sight: Any centerfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, non-optical type sight.

CLASS FOUR - Center fire Optical Sight: Any centerfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

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

No paint ball guns!

All Classes: 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.

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: Five shots, one at each bull, un-supported. Five shots, one at each bull, support permitted. Ten shots total. Two, hopefully, in each ten ring. All shots on the same paper target sheet.

SCORING: In each class you are allowed ten shots total. The maximum match entry score is 100 points. Touching the ring counts as in the ring.

Ties will be decided based
on the the total score of your five lowest scoring shots. on the un-supported target score. If it's still tied, it will be posted as a tie. You can shoot the match more than once 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: This one's simple. Hit all the bulls!

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. 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, 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, Class Four, or Class Five.

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 "High Fives 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, April 23rd., 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!!

BLOGGERS: We would greatly appreciate your help in promoting the e-Postal Match series through your blogs. Thanks!!



At Friday, March 30, 2007 1:43:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Here we go!!

At Friday, March 30, 2007 4:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in!

At Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have two new (and unfired as of yet) toys, so this looks like a good way to break them in!!! Also looks like I may have to make an early "ammo day" purchase to feed some of the lesser used ones.



At Friday, April 20, 2007 1:18:00 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Yikes - I haven't been tracking these very well. I'll get a post up tonight, though it is late to spread the word. And I will try to get out this weekend to shoot. If I get the Hubster to join in, we will have two entries!


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