Our annual NRS slot match was well attended with 62 shooters. Hopefully everyone had a good day of shooting. The results are now posted HERE.
The next BSPSC event will be a multi-gun match on May 25th. We are working on the match organization now and should have a round count up this week. We may not publish the stages for this match due to time constraints but will let everyone know what will be required for ammo.
UPDATE 5-17-13: Ammo requirements for the multi-gun match are as follows:
Shotgun: birdshot - 70
slug - 8
These numbers are approximate so bring more than you need. There are some targets that have a handgun/shotgun option and that has been taken into consideration.
UPDATE 5-19-13: The stages are posted for the multi-gun match on the Match Dates page. Also please take note of the match briefing that is posted there as well. It will give you necessary information about the match especially if you are a new shooter. The match setup will be done on Friday May 24 beginning at 1200. We could use all the help we can get so if you can possibly make it out please do so, we will appreciate it! The match registration will open up at 0800 on Saturday May 25 and shooting will commence at 0900. Please be ready to go with your gear and at your first stage promptly after squads are assigned so we can get the match rolling on time. Thank you!
Yesterday's weather for the steel match left something to be desired (so I am told - I wasn't there). I guess you could call it fairly typical Montana Spring weather: one minute sunny - the next it is snowing - the next it is raining, and so on. Nonetheless 54 shooters attended and hopefully enjoyed the day despite the unpredictable conditions. When I got up and looked outside yesterday morning, there was an inch or so of snow on the ground and my spirit deflated for a minute before realizing of course that it would be gone by 10 o'clock (actually 9:30). At any rate, I was in no mood to go shooting so I stayed home. To be truthful I would have stayed home even if it had been a beautiful day, as most of you know I am not a steel shooter. *But* I respect those who had the metal to go out and shoot some metal in the snow :-) Results are posted.
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.