Today’s match report of sorts is on the Pikes Peak Precision Rifle match held just south of Colorado Springs, Colorado and adjacent to Ft. Carson, at the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex. This is a relatively new match and it was a pleasant surprise! There was a quick shooter’s meeting at 0845hrs and we got down to shooting right about 0900hrs. The setup was pretty simple and well thought out. The shooters present were broken up into two groups for simultaneous shooting. Each group was further broken down into two ‘strings’ of shooters. Again, this was all well planned, by breaking up the groups and determining shooting order it helped move things along? How was the shooting? Read on to find out!
What are the making’s of a good match? Organization, Amenities, Professionalism, and Price are what I’ve found to be pretty important when comparing one match to another. T3 (Trigger Time Training) has this pretty well figured out and it shows with the progression of the match since it’s inception. I was fortunate enough to attend one of T3’s first monthly matches and several since. It’s been refreshing to watch the T3 Monthly Match evolve.
We had so much fun at the 2012 Snipers Hide Cup that we had to give it another go this year. The competition and its organizers did not disappoint! The 2013 Snipers Hide Cup raised the bar over last year in a number of ways. The same staff that was responsible for last year’s competition returned this year. The 2013 Snipers Hide Cup was run by Competition Dynamics. Zak Smith returned with Ray Sanchez as the Match Director and Assistant Match Director. They did an outstanding job. The list of competitors grew from approximately 90 competitors last year to over 120 this year and the timing and progression of competitors through the stages was the same. Frank Galli, owner of Snipers Hide LLC, again ran the match promotion. Helping out in a big way were Jeff and Ann from Competition Dynamics that assisted with logistics and match promotion by the numerous sponsors. When it was all put together what we wound up with was one of the largest, most challenging, most efficient, and most fun tactical rifle matches in the world!
If you do any serious research on precision rifle competitions you will inevitably run across the Snipers Hide Cup. This is a precision rifle match run by the owner of the Snipers Hide website, Frank Galli. Snipers Hide is synonymous with tactical long range marksmanship. The website hosts a wealth of information pertaining to equipment, and specifically, training in the art of long range tactical shooting. The site offers articles on the main page, a bulletin board forum service, and online training put together by some of the best rifle instructors in the game.