Hi Shooters! Our next BSPSC match (on April 12) is a “Steel Challenge” match. This is
a unique event – TONS of fun, and quite different from the USPSA matches we usually
shoot. It helps a LOT to be familiar and comfortable with this special test of accuracy
and speed, so….
At next Wednesday’s practice session, we’ll be shooting 2 of the stages that will be
included in our match. Come out and play with us if you can, and be better prepared to
smoke some steel next month!
We’ll get started by about 4:00pm – and we won’t stop until all the folks who come after
work have had their fill. Call Mike Shapiro (531-7580) if you have any questions. See
you at the range!
WOW!! 85 shooters for the first match of the season, that is awesome. Despite the absence of several key members, the match went well and the new Practiscore system worked as planned. For now I am posting a link for the results that will take you to the Practiscore website. If this works OK for everyone we may continue just doing this, but I may also post text file results like normal.
Due to heavy rain, the only stage fired at the clinic was the classifier. I have posted the results on the Match Results page. We will not be submitting anything to USPSA since the weather was so bad. Consider this a "warm-up" stage!
Our first "real" match of the season will be Sunday, March 29th. This will be a USPSA Special Classifier match and we will be shooting five classifiers which will allow a new shooter to get classified, and the veterans to improve their classification (if they shoot well enough!). Those of you that attended the new competitor clinic will be especially interested in shooting this match, as it is a good first match and will get you into the USPSA classification system. We will be using the Practiscore electronic scoring system this year and this allows competitors to pre-register for the match. You can click on the "Register Here" link at the bottom of this post, and also on the Match Dates page listing for the March 29 match. This will get you set up so that all you have to do is pay the match fee when you arrive at the range. Just go to the registration table and give your name - that's it! You can also register at the match if you prefer that method. This just makes it quick and painless for you and the registration folks.
Happy New Year to everyone!! Dates for the 2015 season have been posted on the Match Dates page. This year will see some fresh new things from BSPSC. We will be instituting the Practiscore scoring system, getting some new steel reactive targets, and begin using a new wall system that should improve setup time. We will post more information as we receive it. One thing is for sure: help will be needed in the next few months to get the new walls built and operational. Stay tuned for more info here. If you would like to volunteer please shoot us an email from the Board of Directors page. Should be an exciting season so come out and join us!
Paul and Gary have put together an article that covers the basics of getting started in practical shooting with the BSPSC. I have put a link in the "For More Information" module in the left hand column of the website. This article will help new shooters understand what equipment is required and how to get involved with the club. Each year we try to reach out to as many new shooters as possible, and this is another way that we can answer some of the common questions that arise.