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Old February 17, 2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Which Game?

I am a firm believer that to become a good shot or to maintain proficiency one needs to shoot a standard course of fire highlighting the fundamentals of marksmanship. Whether in matches or just during regular range time it is a key to improving you skills with firearms. I shoot competition Highpower Service Rifle. I also shoot Bullseye but just for fun.
What's your favorite?
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Old February 17, 2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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Old February 17, 2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Rimfire Steel Challenge,,,

Their website,,,

I only attended two matches last year,,,
Got humiliated (in a friendly way) by an 11 year old girl.

But this style of match suits me perfectly,,,
And has the added bonus of not costing a fortune in ammunition.

I hope to get much more involved next year.

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Old February 17, 2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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I shoot USPSA pistol, almost every weekend (becoming more weather-dependent, as I get older ). I also shoot IDPA, monthly. 3-gun was also in the mix for a while, but it got too expensive for me to continue all three games.
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Old February 18, 2011, 09:34 AM   #5
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I've shot High Power a long time, really enjoyed it, but lately I'm drifting more to CMP GSM Vintage Military Rifle Matches, using "as issued" Surplus Military Rifles, Garands, Springfield's, Carbines, Mosins' 'n such.

On the pistol side, I'm really getting into ICORE, but not as competitive as many, I don't use moon clips on modified revolvers, I just shoot a Model 64 and standard speed loaders, and my old (LE) duty holster.

I'm not as good as I was when I had to stay competitive when I shot for the guard, but I'm having a heck of a lot more fun.
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Old February 18, 2011, 10:55 AM   #6
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Old February 19, 2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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My favorites change over the years. Right now Long range/Palma is my favorite. Then MidRange prone and XTC. But also in Sporting Clays league, some IDPA USPSA. Love Bulleye pistol, but their matches conflict with the XTC matches I help run.

In the winter I am on the road for big matches in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, and shoot indoors 3 days a week on smallbore leagues when home. I'm retired, this is my job, LOL. Doesn't mean I'm good, just having fun and enjoying retirement.
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Old February 20, 2011, 04:57 PM   #8
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I had the opportunity to shoot a great event yesterday, where I was able to try three different types of shooting games. I have been participating in a Wednesday night game called Zombie Shooters Association. In addition to Zombie stages, we had 4 USPSA style stages and an IDPA classifier.

Hosted by The Range in Oxford, NC, the event was well organized and a lot of fun. It was great for beginners that wanted to compare these different shooting games. Each had their challenges and all were really enjoyable.

If anyone in the Raleigh-Durham area would like info on Zombie Shooters Association, visit
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Old February 20, 2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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NRA Highpower, Service Rifle, plus the CMP EIC matches when I can.

This winter I've been shooting a couple of 4-P smallbore leagues (a postal and a team). It's been a bit of a challenge to adapt to shooting the course of fire with slow-fire sitting and kneeling, but it has been a hoot too! I'm addicted and looking to add a suitable rifle to my collection for next season. It's a toss-up between a .22LR AR upper to maintain my proficiency with the service stick or find a dedicated smallbore gun just because it's more competitive. (My scores have been everywhere from a 360 to a 387, so I know I need to practice...)

And sometimes for fun I go shoot the local "recreational pistol" matches, which are loosely IDPA-based. I'm not even close to being competitive speed-wise, but it's still fun to make noise!
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Old February 22, 2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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I am a firm believer that to become a good shot or to maintain proficiency one needs to shoot a standard course of fire highlighting the fundamentals of marksmanship
I tend to agree, and that's why I prefer USPSA for pistol. Plan, move, draw, shoot, transitions, reloading, wide target assortment, high pulse rate and lots of fun.

I also like like steel for speed and accuracy. Another term for some of it is the real truth--hosing.

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Old February 23, 2011, 09:48 AM   #12
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IDPA mostly, but USPSA and ICORE as well.

Someday, I'll get around to bullseye...
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