Monday, March 31, 2014


http://www.targetz.com/targetzlib/20001.pdf

Time to dust off ye olde blogge and fire up the Mr. Completely's April Epostal Contest:  Great Balls of "Fire!"

Of course, you will need a PDF reader to open and print the target.  If you don't have one, get it here:  Adobe Reader.

Download the target here:  Great Balls of "Fire!"








The Details:

DISTANCE: 25 feet, or 10 yards, which ever is available at your range.

SHOOTING POSITION
: Standing, unsupported.
 


HOW TO SHOOT IT/SCORING: There are 15 balls, and you get 15 shots for the target.  

Balls 1-5 are shot right-handed.  

Balls 6-10 are shot left-handed. 

Balls 11-15 are shot with both hands (or either single hand if you're feeling particularly badass!).  

A hit on a ball count as one point. Hits touching or inside the circle containing a given ball's number counts as two points.   Any round that breaks/touches a line counts as a hit.  You are only allowed one hit per ball!! Two or more hits on a ball will count as one hit (whichever one is highest) - ex - a 1, 1, and 2 hit on ball 7 would be 2 points.
A perfect score is 30 points.

CLASSES (as usual, blatantly stolen from Mr. Completely):

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS TWO
: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS THREE
: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS FOUR
: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS FIVE
: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS SIX
: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS SEVEN
: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.

CLASS EIGHT
: This would be the "other" classification.  If you have something that doesn't fit the other seven catagories, shoot it anyway!! Rifles, golf ball cannons, full-auto, 50 BMGs, GE Miniguns, Dylan Aero's, sling-shots. cross-bows, or Archer Fish. Just let me know the distance and details of the item.  All comers welcome.

Ties will be decided by me based on...something (most number-circle shots...).

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter more than once.  In fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take friends, relatives, and (especially) new shooters to the range. The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.

Winners of each category will be classified as winners!  And if you're in NW Ohio, a nice shot of Wild Turkey Rare Breed will greet you. ;)

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:  Email your digitally scanned or photographed target (as well as questions or comments) to:

cugblog(at)msn(dot)com

Deadline: 12:00AM Saturday May 3, 2014  (gives you through Friday....)

DO NOT email targets to the email link on the blog.  Include the name you want used in the contest, the distance you shot, your score, the class of target you're entering, type and caliber of firearm (or whatever) used and any interesting info regarding the firearm and/or your the shooting experience.

Be safe, have fun, and (just like last year) QUIT BUYING UP ALL THE DANG 22 AMMO!!!  I need some! Now go forth, and FIRE!!

Sunday, May 05, 2013

April ePostal Contest Results

Update:  Pat B was mistakenly listed as being in Class II, when he should have been listed as Class I.  This puts him in first place for Class I. 

The results are in!  Ta Da!!  We had 2 classes entered this time; Class 1 (rimfire, no optics) and Class 2 (rimfire w/optics).  Thanks to all who shot, and look for soon for this month's contest at The Smallest Conservative and/or Sand Castle Scrolls.

Class I 


Place Name Gun Score





1 PatB Ruger SR-22 9
2 Billl Ruger MKI 8
3 Mike B Ruger Single Six 5
4 Danno Ruger 22-45 4
5 Danno Ruger Single Six 4




Class II


Place Name Gun Score




1 Mr Completely High Standard w/Oko Red dot 13
2 Pat B Ruger SR-22 9
2 jimmyb Ruger MK II w/Red dot 5
3 Mrs True Blue Sam Ruger MK III w/Red dot 5
4 Mr True Blue Sam Ruger MK III w/Red dot 4






Sunday, March 31, 2013

ePostal Contest - The Classics Never Die Edition


Sometimes, you can go back home.  The target that (re)started it all:

This target has been around the ePostal circuit for about forever.  It has significance to me, as this is the first ePostal target I shot at the recommendation of an old friend/acquaintance Barbay (Barbay Live nee Mensa Barbi).  We're out of touch now, but you never forget someone that engenders a change of substantial magnitude in your life (unbeknownst to her or I at the time).  At that time, Mr. Completely was hosting the contest regularly, and is still the main drive behind the contest (although True Blue Sam does a lot of the ramrodding now).

This one episode got me back into shooting and collecting - those activities pretty much being dormant for several years.  This in turn led to more enthusiasm, which in turn led to shooting in a pistol league, and eventually (with two of my brothers) opening a Class III gunshop (Partisan Arms LTD)!!

So, enough about history, let's shoot (and a Happy Easter to all of you by the way).
The picture in this post should link you to the actual target PDF file.
If not, go here (courtesy of Mr. C):  Fly Target

You will need a PDF reader to open and print it, which I assume most of you do.
If not:  Adobe Reader.


DISTANCE: 25 feet, or 10 yards, which ever is available at your range.

SHOOTING POSITION
: Standing, unsupported, one or two hands.

HOW TO SHOOT IT/SCORING: Shooting in the aforementioned position, take one shot at each individual fly on the target, for a total of 20 shots (or about $80 worth of ammo if shooting 22LR).  One point per fly; perfect score is 20 points.  Multiple hits on a single fly will only count as one point.  Any round that breaks/touches a line on a fly counts as a hit.

CLASSES (as usual, blatantly stolen from Mr. Completely):

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS TWO
: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS THREE
: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS FOUR
: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS FIVE
: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS SIX
: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS SEVEN
: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.

CLASS EIGHT
: This would be the "other" classification.  If you have something that doesn't fit the other seven catagories, shoot it anyway!! Rifles, golf ball cannons, full-auto, 50 BMGs, GE Miniguns, Dylan Aero's, sling-shots. cross-bows, or Archer Fish. Just let me know the distance and details of the item.  All comers welcome.

Ties will be decided by me based on...something (fly center-mass hits?).

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter more than once.  In fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take friends, relatives, and (especially) new shooters to the range. The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.


ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:  Email your digitally scanned or photographed target to:

cugblog(at)msn(dot)com

DO NOT email targets to the email link on the blog.  Include the name you want used in the contest, the distance you shot, your score, the class of target you're entering, type and caliber of firearm (or whatever) used and any interesting info regarding the firearm and/or your the shooting experience.

Be safe, have fun, and QUIT BUYING UP ALL THE DANG 22 AMMO!!!  I need some! Sheesh.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Warm Christmas 2nd Amendment fuzzies:
video

Monday, December 10, 2012

Buckethead - Wrathchild

Buckethead is a pleasure to listen to, and I've always loved Wrathchild. Best of both worlds...



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Word Up.

Makes sense to me.  Be careful out there, and keep them loaded...

“A sixgun or automatic pistol is a tool, and a deadly one; handle them as such. From the start, consider all guns as being loaded whether you know them to be empty or not. Treat them as loaded guns and you will never have an accident. I am scared of empty guns and keep mine loaded at all times. The family knows the guns are loaded and treats them with respect. Loaded guns cause few accidents; "empty guns" kill people every year.”


– Elmer Keith, Sixguns, p. 87

Monday, November 26, 2012

You Might Be A Redneck...

Actual words spoken in my house:

"Honey, have you seen my good Carharts coat?"

Ayup, I might just be.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Liberal Logic

When millionaires tell you to vote for their millionaire guy because the other millionaire guy favors millionaires you should listen to them.

See?  It's really quite simple.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

So, What's In Your Holster?

Opened the gunshop today and decided to take a pic of today's carry-piece (well, one of two, as I carry a backup...).


Ladies and Gentlemen, the Sig Sauer Platinum Elite 1911:

You'll see in the picture below the Sig has an external extractor, which is NOT how St. Browning designed it, but it still works.  Actually, this gun looks great, and has run absolutely flawlessly from round 1.  It is also accurate.  Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, when I let people handle this in the shop (unloaded, of course), they never seem to want to give it back to me...  And no, it is not for sale (this was a Christmas present to me from my wife - the coolest wife EVAH!).

Those of you with a discerning eye might note a scratch or two on the left side of the slide (ouch).
That is because this gun hit the gravel drive one day, because stupid Galco's newer Jackass rigs don't let you carry a 1911 in condition 1 (cocked and locked), and they don't bother to mention that in the instructions.
(Note the hammer is down in the next pic; which means I have to lower the hammer down on a live round if I want to have one-handed operation out of the holster.)

So, what's in your holster?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Good One

Seen at Vox Day's site:

Stilicho October 09, 2012 5:01 PM
From a friend:

Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government in which the least capable of leading are elected by the least capable of producing, and in which the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Heh.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

April 2012 ePostal Contest

Here it is!  The long-awaited results of  the April 2012 ePostal contest -
Class 1 22 LR Open Sights

Place  Name Gun Score
1 True Blue Sam Ruger Single Six 27
2 Joat Ruger MK III 27
3 Billl Ruger MK I 21
4 Engineering Johnson Ruger 22/45 14
5 Danno Ruger 22/45 11
6 Danno Ruger Single Six 11
7 Paula B Ruger MK II 10




Class 2 Rimfire w/optics (1X)

Place  Name Gun Score




1 Mr. Completely High Standard Oko 52
2 jimmyb  Ruger MKII Eotech 40




class 3 Ctr Fire auto no optics

Place  Name Gun Score
1 jimmyb Glock 19 17
2 Engineering Johnson Glock 21 13




Class 7 Rimfire any optics

Place  Name Gun Score
1 True Blue Sam Contender 22lr 2.5 Bushnell 51
2 Mrs True Blue Sam Contender 22lr 2.5 Bushnell 28

True Blue Sam and his wife did a bang-up job with the Contender, and are thinking about getting a new Ruger Lite.  (We just sold one; they're sweet!)

Joat noted:  No chipmunks were harmed in this entry but the wood ducks were not happy with the noise.

Billll and his one of his students, PaulaB, both did a fine job.  Great way to get people involved Billll!

Danno also fared well, and he had to shoot at 11 yards instead of 10...

And Engineering Johnson shot even further at 14 yards.  Nicely done, EJ.

And as per the typical ePostal Match April edition tradition, I was once again soundly thrashed by Mr. Completely.  I will say, it was my honor.

Thanks to all who participated!!  Some great shooting - this was a tough target!!

Don't miss the May 2012 ePostal - Inspired by "Mille Bornes" over Danno's place - SandCastle Scrolls!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

ePostal Contest

Mr. Completely's April ePostal Contest is ON! In a classic redux, “Dots on Spots” makes its return, with a few changes from last year. So let us not waste time...

Download the target (pdf) here: Dots on Spots Target
(Do NOT download the image in this post. It will be too small.)

There will be one (1) target per entry.

DISTANCE
: 25 feet, or 10 yards, which ever is available at your range.

SHOOTING POSITION
: Seated and standing - see next section - How to Shoot It.

HOW TO SHOOT IT: The 10 Left hand spots (the two left-side columns) may be shot seated, and/or supported in any way you wish (bench, bags, trees, 57 Plymouth Furies, etc). The 10 spots on the right side (the two right-side columns) are to be shot STANDING with the firearm in one or two hands, shooters choice - I will be using two hands personally...

Total shots = 20 (10 (left columns) shots seated/supported, and 10 (right columns) shots standing two-handed or one-handed).


SCORING
: One shot per circle. As is standard, a hit only has to touch the edge of the line to count as a hit. Each circle is worth two (2) points. Each dot in the center of the circle is worth five (5) points. There is ONLY ONE point designation per circle; two points or five points. In the case of multiple hits on one circle, the lowest-point hit is the only one that will be counted, regardless of number of hits. A perfect score (20 center dots in 20 spots) would be 100 points.

CLASSES
(as usual, blatantly stolen from Mr. Completely):

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS TWO
: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS THREE
: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS FOUR
: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS FIVE
: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS SIX
: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS SEVEN
: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.

CLASS EIGHT
: Something odd that doesn't fit the first seven categories? Bring it on!! Golf ball cannons, 50 BMGs, GE Miniguns, Dylan Aero's, sling-shots. cross-bows, or those fish that spit water drops. We can handle it.

Ties will be broken by the most center dots hit, and failing that, by which target has the most shots closest to the center of each circle.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: By all means. You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take a buddy to the range, get him entered, then borrow his gun and enter that! The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.

You can shoot the target as many times as you like, and send in the best one. Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered.

Please, PLEASE take a new shooter if you can.


PRIZES
: Free health care from the gubmint!! Ok, maybe not.

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY
: Mark your score on each target with a legible pen, along with the class and type of gun used. Don't write your real name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the posted results, as your target may get posted on Mr. Completely and/or on The Conservative UAW Guy websites.

Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:

1. Your score.

2. The name you want used when we post the results.

3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, black powder, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights

4. Class: Class One, Two, Three, four, five, six, seven, or eight (but easy on the chipmunks!).

5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.

Email
your entries to cugblog AT msn DOT com.
(DO NOT USE THE BLOGGER/GMAIL EMAIL LINK IN MY PROFILE!)

If you can't scan or send target pictures, send everything else to me in an email, and we'll arrange for either fax or snail mail for the targets.

The rules are subject to revision as needed, should the need arise.

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM on Monday, April 30th, and results will be posted within seven days, or less.

Any questions, comments, or accolades? Email me at cugblog AT msn DOT com.

Of course, be safe and have a great time enjoying a great sport! And TAKE A NEW SHOOTER WITH YOU!!

And as always, a big thanks to my friends Mr Completely and the lovely KeeWee, and Magnum Shooters Supply for keeping me in mind for the contest. I am honored.

Now go throw some lead, and turn some money into noise!!