Friday, February 29, 2008

e-Postal Match "Frequent Flyer"

It's time to get the e-Postal Handgun Matches cranked up for another season. Will this be the year that we get a winner from Canada, or perhaps Israel? We had a class winner last year from France, and you can be sure Manfred and his bunch will be entering again this year. Will this year be the year that Denise or one of the other ladies take all the marbles? It almost happened last year, and this might be the year!

The first match of the season is fairly straight-forward, with a special bonus target thrown in for fun. If you've never shot the "Flyswatter" target before, you are going to be surprised at how something that looks so easy can be so difficult. Bonus points are going to be hard earned!

Here's the rules:

TARGET#1: Five separate bulls all printed on a single 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

TARGET #2: The second target is the "Flyswatter" target we all know and love!

The targets can be downloaded from here:

"Frequent Flyer Target #1"

"Frequent Flyer Target #2"
(, It's target number 20015)

These targets 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, as it's an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

CLASS ONE: Rimfire - Iron Sight. Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel. Optical sights such as red dots, lasers, or scopes are not allowed.

CLASS TWO: Rimfire - Optic Sight. Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel. Red dots sights, lasers, or scopes can be used.

CLASS THREE: Centerfire - Iron Sight. Any centerfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel. Optical sights such as red dots, lasers, or scopes are not allowed.

CLASS FOUR: Centerfire - Optic Sight. Any centerfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel. Red dots sights, lasers, or scopes can be used.

If there are four or more entries in GSSF Civilian class (stock Glock) or SASS Cowboy Revolver (1873 SAA or clones - non-adjustable sights) I'll add the class.

No paint ball guns or shotguns!

DISTANCE - All Classes: 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.


The targets must be shot in pairs. You cannot shoot several target #1's, then shoot several target #2's and put together the best two. You can shoot the pair of targets over again, but you cannot mix and match for a better score. You can only submit one target pair per shooter/gun.

1. Shoot target #1 first. Shoot two shots at each of the five bulls on the first target, for a total, (hopefully) of ten holes in target #1.

2. Shoot target #2. Take ten shots at target #2. Try to hit as many flies as you can. Each fly counts for one point. You cannot count any fly twice no matter how many times you hit that particular fly.

You can shoot the match more than once if you don't like your score and want to try again. We want to see just how well you can do!

SCORING: Touching the black counts as a hit, both on the rings and on the flies.

Each small target on target #1 has a perfect score of (2 x 10) or 20 points, times 5 small targets for a score of 100. Only two shots can be counted in each small target, even if you hit it more than twice. Count the two best scoring hits on each bullseye, if there is a third hit on a particular bullseye it does not count.

On target #2, each fly hit counts as one point, for a total of ten points if you hit ten different flies with your ten shots. Shooting a "Flyer" is normally not a good thing, but here ten flyers will get you ten bonus points!

Perfect score would be 100 points from target #1 plus 10 points from target #2 for a total of 110 points.

Mark your individual scores for each small target, target #1 total score, target #2 total score, the total score for both targets combined, and the name you want to use when listed in the results all on target #1 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.

ALTERNATE ENTRIES: If for whatever reason you cannot shoot the match in the manner described, shoot it anyway and send in your entry, but be sure to tell me what you did so I can include that info in the results.

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.

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 target #1, target #2, and your total target score.
2. The name(s) you want used when we post the results
3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights.
4. Class:
Class One - Rimfire Iron Sight
Class Two - Rimfire Optical Sight
Class Three - Centerfire Iron sight
Class Four - Centerfire Optical sight.

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 "Frequent Flyer 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 9 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, March 31st.Results will be posted within seven days, or less.

The basic schedule is for one e-Postal match a month, starting on the first Monday of the month and ending on the last Monday of the month.

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

be safe, and have fun!!



At Friday, February 29, 2008 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Sebastian said...

Looks good! I will get to the range and shoot this one. We'll have to see if the smallbore silhouette shooting I've been doing has made me any better. Of course, I still am pretty lousy shooting silhouette with a pistol, but I'm less lousy than I was when I started out.

At Friday, March 07, 2008 4:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 FEET?!!??!!?

Oh, man, the last one I tried I thought you said 25 YARDS and I scored so low I didn't bother to enter my score.

I can do 25 Feet. I'm up for this challenge!

At Friday, March 14, 2008 7:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Links down for Target 2 -
can you email a copy?


At Friday, March 14, 2008 7:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel that - Links up again!

At Friday, March 14, 2008 6:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class II Score: 88 !

(I hate the flys target).

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I shot both rimfire entries last night. Did OK on the bullseye targets. As for the flys - let's just be polite & say it would be a damned expensive way for me to kill flys!!!!


At Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having problems with my E-mail at home (again) so I will post my question here - also just in case it is of interest to anybody else.

I have a Ruger convertible in 32-20WCF and 32 H&R magnum. Would that count as two entries, since it is using different cylinders?



At Saturday, March 15, 2008 8:56:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Merle: Sure, go for it! That would also allow Ruger single six's with a .22 and a .22Maqnum in as two separate entries, too.

The more the merrier!!

..... Mr. C.

At Sunday, March 16, 2008 4:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, thanks. I have used the 32-20 WCF in IHMSA & NRA silhouette, but have never even installed the 32 H & R mag cylinder. I'm looking forward to it. I have ordered dies etc for the 32-20, as it is now a "seasonal" caliber, as well as being way too expensive for extended shooting of factory ammo.

Have a good one.


At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 1:39:00 PM, Blogger Manfred said...

I didn't remember the rules well and shot 20 times at the second target, once per fly but with no more then 10 hits.
Gotta try again.

That is funny but those flies, I'm sure they're moving ! :-)

Would be easier with .45 shot shells !

At Thursday, March 27, 2008 7:49:00 AM, Blogger Sebastian said...

I did the same thing Manfred, and with about the same result. Fortunately when I went back and did ten shots instead of twenty, I was shooting rather well, and managed seven of the buggers.

At Thursday, March 27, 2008 7:55:00 AM, Blogger Sebastian said...

I seem to have real difficulty slowing myself down shooting a semi-automatic, and I throw my second shot too much. I have issues in this regard with pistol silhouette too, where I almost always get the first animal, and then start missing. Maybe I'm developing a flinch. For the flies, I made a point not to load more than one cartridge at a time, so between each shot I had to put the gun down, and take a bit of a breather. That seemed to work much better. Maybe I need to try that doing silhouette. I guess that's why a lot of the guys who do that regularly have single shot pistols.


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