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ORSR will be donating all of the range fees and many of the groups from the weekend shoots will also be donating to this wonderful cause. If you would like to donate you can bring your donation to the office and we will include it as a donation from the generous shooting sports supporters from Otto Road Shooting Range. We would like to show the community we're gunning for their support.
Gale force winds at the Otto Rd Shooting Range were present for the monthly NRA Action Pistol Match. Because of the high winds we did not set up the Moving Target instead opted for Los Alamitos, The Speedload Challenge, The Falling Plates and the Ambidextrous Plates. 186 rounds fired maximum possible score 1860-186X.
The “Los Alamitos” event requires shooting multiple shots on three targets freestyle, strong hand only and weak hand only with reloads under time pressure and from strong and weak side Barricade. Its named Los Alamitos after the City of Los Alamitos California where at one time the late` great Ray Chapman was the head police firearms instructor. Ray Chapman was the inaugural 1975 World Combat Pistol Champion and co founder of the Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship with John Bianchi.
The Speedload Challenge event is similar to the Practical Event except shooting multiple shots on three targets freestyle, strong and weak hand only, reloads under time pressure and ranges at 10, 15, 25 and 50 yards.
The Falling Plates event is one of the original “Bianchi Four” and requires shooting at steel plates under time pressure at 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards.
The Ambidextrous Plates event is also known as “The Humbler” because even the most experienced pistolero/pistolera can have a hard time with it. It requires freestyle, strong hand and weak hand shooting on the plates at 10, 15 and 20 yards.
Welcome to Matt Colins fired his first NRA Action Pistol match with is Ruger Mark Series .22. Notwithstanding the windy conditions and being besieged with “Jam-a-matic” problems with his pistol Matt fired a decent 1427-91X on a very difficult course of fire.
Renee Krawiec had the misfortune of having the elevation screw on her Springfield XD pistol shear off during the Los Alamitos event. She went to her husband Troy’s pistol as a backup. Funny how these things only happen under match conditions!
John Granner had a decent plates score in Production with a 410-41X—the wind really played hell with getting steady sight pictures on the plates.
Thanks for all who braved the weather and helped set up, score targets and take down. See you all next month weather permitting.
HERE are the scores.
Otto Road Shooting Range was proud to host Governor Matt Mead in proclaiming August 22 as Wyoming Day at The Range!
Congratulations to Otto Road Range competitive shooter Renee Krawiec for finishing #1 in the Ladies Division at the American Marksman Rocky Mountain Regionals! Renee had a great weekend of championship level pistol and rifle shooting and finished in first place among the top women shooters in the Region. Renee now advances to the American Marksman National Finals representing the Rocky Mountain Region. We are all proud of Renee’s significant competitive shooting achievement and we wish her the best of luck at the American Marksman National Finals in Talladega, Alabama. For details go to the American Marksman website at : http://ammarksman.com
The 2016 edition of the “Steamboat Challenge” NRA Action Pistol Regional and Wyoming State Championship was conducted over the weekend. 34 competitors from seven states traveled to ‘Ol Cheyenne for a weekend of Championship level Action Pistol Competition. Otto Road Shooting Range was pleased to host members of the US Army’s elite Marksmanship Unit from Fort Benning, Georgia and eight time Women's National Action Pistol Champion Ms. Vera Koo. During the Saturday Regional Championship Wyoming Governor Matt Mead stopped by to observe shooting events and meet and greet all the competitors. Governor Mead is a stalwart supporter of the NRA, Second Amendment Rights and all shooting sports activities and we were "beyond pleased" to have him stop by and support this competition!
The Saturday Regional Championship shooting program was the same as the NRA Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship held every year in Columbia, MO. There were four shooting events: The Practical, The Moving Target, The Barricade, and the Falling Plates. All events require the competitor to draw his/her handgun from a holster and shoot with high accuracy under time pressure. Each event is a test of the competitors handgun shooting skills under a variety of difficult conditions. A total of 192 shots were fired for the Saturday Regional with a maximum possible score of 1920-192X
Top three competitors:
NRA Gold Medallion: James Avenell, Columbia, MO 1920-172X
NRA Silver Medallion: Troy Mattheyer, Ellis, KS 1918-159X
NRA Bronze Medallion: Jonah Avenell, Columbia, MO 1905-144X
Find Regional scores here.
The Sunday Wyoming State Championship shooting program consisted of four events: The “Texas” Moving Target, The Barricade (Modified) The Falling Plates and International Rapid Fire (Modified) Total of 174 shots fired and a maximum possible score of 1740-174X
1st Place WY State Champion: Troy Mattheyer, Ellis, KS 1699-128X
2nd Place: James Avenell, Columbia, MO 1685-135X
3rd Place: Jon Stoehr, Burke, VA 1682-115X
Find Regional scores here.
A BIG thank you goes out to Hank and Dee VanGoethen, managers of the Otto Rd Shooting Range for their complete support and to the volunteers whose selfless dedication to the match made it run smoothly. Competitor feedback was overwhelmingly positive! Thanks to all. NRA Action Pistol Matches are held monthly at Otto Road Shooting Range—check the range calendar for the next date. If you’re interested in participating is this challenging and rewarding handgun shooting sport contact Andy Rayland, Action Pistol Coordinator at 307-640-0396. See you on the range!
Below are some pictures of Governor Mead meeting members of the US Army Marksmanship Unit from Fort Benning, GA
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