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Action Pistoleros and Pistoleras,
The 2016 "Steamboat Challenge" NRA Action Pistol Regional and Wyoming State Championship will be conducted at Otto Rd Shooting Range on August 20 and 21. The Match website is up and running and is now OPEN for registration. This years match I’m grateful to have generous sponsor support from Visit Cheyenne, the Convention and Visitors Bureau--access their website at: www.cheyenne.org
and Chey-Cast Bullets-- manufacturers of first rate cast bullets for handguns and rifles featuring the new Hi-Tek bullet coating process and FREE shipping: www.cheycastbullets.com
Registration can be done completely on line or you may do it the old fashioned way through the mail. Payment can be made via Credit/Debit or check.
Website address is:
Last years Steamboat Challenge was a big hit with all the shooters--some of the best shooters in the US traveled to Cheyenne to include the US Army's elite Marksmanship Unit (AMU) from Fort Benning Georgia. I was at the Crawfish Cup last week in Lake Charles LA and I chatted with numerous AMU members and they are looking forward to coming to Cheyenne in August for another weekend of championship level NRA Action Pistol shooting. In addition to the AMU shooters, I'm pleased to announce that the "First Lady" of NRA Action Pistol shooting-- Vera Koo will be coming to Cheyenne to shoot the Steamboat Challenge. Vera is an eight time NRA Bianchi Cup Women's National Champion, two time World NRA Action Pistol Women's Champion and holder of numerous World and National Records in the sport. In addition to outstanding shooting skills, Vera is a distinguished supporter and ambassador to the shooting sports--she is a great Lady. She has a website-- the address is:
Here are some new changes for the 2016 match. If you are willing to be a Range Officer working on Saturday's Regional and Sundays Wyoming State match you will receive a 50% discount off the match fee. Range Officers will shoot the match program on Thursday or Friday and then RO the match on Saturday and Sunday. If you'd like to volunteer to be an RO and not shoot the match there is no fee and non shooting RO's will receive T-Shirt, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and have the benefit of working with and observing some of the best Action Pistol shooters in the US. There are four events each day and I'd like to have 2 RO's for each event plus some reserve so a total of 10 RO's are needed for the match.
RO duties and responsibilities are primarily safety and conduct and operation of the individual shooting events in accordance with NRA rules. If you would like to be a shooting or non shooting RO please e-mnail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 307-640-0396
Also, I need to appoint a Chief Range Officer (CRO) for the match. The RO's report to the CRO. The CRO has full charge of the range and is responsible for range safety and enforcement of the rules. The CRO is an additional duty and he/she may also perform RO duties for an event.
The shooting program for the Regional on Saturday will be the same as last year with the
“Bianchi Four” shooting events --The Practical, The Barricade, The Falling Plates and the Moving
The shooting program for the Sunday State Championship will be: The “Texas” Moving Target,
The Barricade (Modified) --which is a new event in this year’s rulebook, The Falling Plates and
International Rapid Fire which will use the NRA B37 target this year.
NEW for 2016 --To promote and reward newcomer participation in the NRA Action Pistol sport, the high scoring
1st time competitor at Steamboat competing in the Wyoming State Match in the Production
Division and classified no higher than Sharpshooter will be awarded an FN-S 9mm Service Pistol,
courtesy of High Plains Shooting Sports LLC.
Awards for the Regional Championship will consist of NRA Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallions for the top three along
with Division and Category award plaques.
The winner of the Wyoming State Championship
will receive the Bucking Bronco and Rider Sculpture and there will also be Division and Category
Lunch will be provided each day and all the bottled water you can drink.
The schedule is to set up on Thursday morning August 18 and open up for competitor practice
in the afternoon. The ranges will open for practice on Friday and permit the match staff and
RO’s to shoot so they can work on Saturday and Sunday. Repaired AP-1 targets will be available
to use for practice. Saturday will be the Regional and Sunday the State match.
The spirit of Steamboat is strong and we look forward to see all our friends and making some new ones at this years Steamboat
Challenge! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call or write.
Best Regards and Good Shooting!
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Come Join the *Women's ONLY* NRA Basic Pistol Class Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Click HERE for more details and to register for this course.
We hope to see you there!
A bitter cold March morning at Otto Road Shooting range but despite the cold TEN competitors came out and fired a three event NRA Action Pistol Match. A big thanks to all for supporting NRA Action Pistol at Otto Road Shooting Range! This month we fired three of four events that make up the NRA Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship-- we fired the Practical, The Barricade and the Falling Plates. It was good to see the "Laramie Gang" make the trip to shoot the match once again and we welcomed new shooter Jeremy Gilmartin.
Notwithstanding the cold temperatures, some excellent scores were posted today--John Granner shooting a production Division Springfield XD 9mm fired an 83% which is a new personal best for him and promoting him from Marksman to Sharpshooter classification. Justin Clark shooting a Production Division Glock 34 9mm, fired personal best scores on the Practical and the Barricade Event and a solid 96% for the match. Andy Rayland shooting an Open Division Smith and Wesson M64 .38 Caliber Revolver fired personal best scores on the Practical and Barricade Event and a solid 98% for the match. Mike Wortman (who only occasionally takes on NRA Action Pistol) shooting a 1911 pistol in Metallic Division posted a solid 86% score. As is the case the Falling Plates proved to be everyones downfall today--those plates look so easy--but as the late great Ray Chapman said "Shooting is simple--its just not easy!"
Next months match (hopefully the weather will be more tolerable) will be an NRA Approved classification match. The four Bianchi Cup events will be fired -- The Moving Target, The Practical, The Barricade and The Falling Plates. See you then and bring a friend!
Otto Road Shooting Range is thrilled to announce that we have been named as an official local qualifying range
for American Marksman, a new nationwide target shooting competition for amateurs being produced by
the Outdoor Sportsman Group, owners of the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel television
The local qualifying level is the first step in a three-tiered national tour where amateur shooters will
attempt to advance to one of nine regional championships and, ultimately, a national championship
where the winner will take home $50,000! Along the way, cameras will be rolling to capture footage to
produce a television show about the competition and competitors as they attempt to advance.
The local qualifying level is made up of a fun course of fire consisting of .22 caliber rim fire guns and
ammo. And the best part is, it’s only $20 to try and qualify! For more information or to get registered,
please visit www.AmMarksman.com.
Once registered please contact the range at (307) 640-3847 to schedule your qualification date and time.
Check out some videos for the American Marksman Competition HERE!
Check out info on the upcoming SUMMER HIGH POWER LEAGUE HERE
Check out this article about the very first Steamboat Challenge State Regional Match that was held this year at Otto Road Shooting Range.
for more information on upcoming events being held on the range.
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