In this installment of our Getting Started in Competition Shooting series we’re going to discuss some skills and topics of discussion for different levels of competition. Things like managing your time and having your DOPE ready can really matter. Different stages are set up in different ways and some can be real time crunchers. There are places to save time and there are places newer shooters make errors. We’re going to discuss some of those. The idea being to prepare those of you interested in getting into competitive shooting for what you are likely to encounter!
So this week we’re going to discuss a local precision rifle match and some lessons learned. I’m specifically talking about the Pikes Peak Precision Rifle match held each month in Colorado. It takes place just west of an entrance gate to Fort Carson south of Colorado Springs. I did a small review of the match when I was able to go last year. I can tell you having just attended again that they have all the kinks worked out. The Pikes Peak local precision rifle match runs like a well oiled machine. There were 8 stages and five squads of shooters at this local precision rifle match.
After having such a blast at the Owen’s Armory Battle Royale match there was no way I couldn’t do a recap after getting home. This was the first National Rifle League match I’ve attended and only the second that they have hosted in 2017. I have to say it was an absolute blast! It was a really fun match with all kinds of interesting stages arranged along the Arizona landscape. They didn’t just pick any spot of land in Arizona, either. They pulled some strings and managed to host it at Gunsite Academy which has never allowed a national level match like this on their property before! Talk about an incredible facility. Gunsite is every shooter’s dream. Thousands of acres of landscape and dozens of ranges dedicated to the refinement of shooting skills!
Precision Rifle Competition Preparation is going to be this week’s topic of discussion. It’s no coincidence that I’m headed to Arizona this week for the Owen’s Armory Sickness for Distance match at Gunsite. It’s part of the first season of matches in the National Rifle League. Often some of these articles are inspired by what I’m doing in our great sport at the time. As I’m getting ready for a match there are some things I like to do to prepare. It sounded like the makings of a decent article. There are plenty of questions about what to do with regard to precision rifle competition preparation. We’ll discuss some of those now!
Hey everyone it’s your favorite Langobard from the Lands of the North again. It’s confession time. There’s something I’ve been keeping from all of you. It’s important considering our subject material here at Accuracy-Tech. Are we ready for this? Here it goes. Until recently I had never shot in a …
So we’ve talked a lot about positional shooting lately. Especially, as I’ve been preparing for my first national level match in a while. We’ve talked about the importance of dry fire. What we haven’t done much of is talk about positional shooting itself. What positions are commonly encountered? Which sort of props or obstacles you might be likely to encounter at a match? How do you approach them? These are all topics that will take some time to hash out. So this will be another multi part series! For this week, we’re just going to get started!