It was good turnout of shooters on a blustery morning at the Short range on the morning of April 23, 2017 for the scheduled Centerfire Defender Pistol Shoot. This was to be a two gun shoot so each shooter arrived packing a centerfire hand gun and a centerfire rifle.
At the ten yard line in front of each shooter were three targets consisting of a small silhouette with two playing cards on it, a cardboard strip with three playing cards, and a large silhouette with three playing cards on it. The targets were hung from strings so they moved in the breeze making hitting the targets that much more challenging. Here each shooter laid out eight rounds and loaded and fired at the cards as instructed by the match director.
Then each shooter moved to the twenty-five yard line their remaining seventeen rounds of handgun ammo. Here they had in front of them the dueling tree with its six steel paddles and a target frame with a blank sheet of paper on it. Each shooter loaded and fired at the steel paddles on the tree until they hit all six or ran out of ammo. If they hit all six and still had ammo left, they shot their remaining shots into the paper target.
Then each shooter moved onto the fifty yard section of the range with their centerfire rifles and ten rounds of ammo. Here they had in front of them a silhouette target with a balloon head, a silhouette target with a balloon heart and gut, and seven clay targets handing from strings. Each shooter had to shoot the head first and then move to the heart and gut balloons and if they had ammo left over they could try their hand at breaking the clays.
Overall each shooter went through the program twice for a total of 50 rounds of handgun ammo and 20 rounds of rifle ammo fired.
After all the total bullet hits were counted, shooting honors for this event went to:
1st Place Jin Garges
2nd Place Jim Ritts and Doug Harp
3rd Place Dean Backer
As said over and over, my thanks to all those who came out, helped with set up and tear down, and took part in this fun shooting event. And has also as said over and over, those who stayed away missed out on a lot of shooting fun and great shooting practice. So mark your calendars and come on out and give this fun shoot a try.
Tim Brown…………Match Director