Sunday, May 10, 2015

ePostal Contest Results - April 2015

Here are the results of the April 2015 ePostal Contest -

They are as follows:

PlaceNamePistolScore

Class 1Rimfire Iron Sight




1BillllRuger MKI18
1MikeBSmith and Wesson 61718
2True Blue SamRuger MKIII12






PlaceNamePistolScore

Class2Rimfire 1X Optics




1Pattie AnnRuger 22/4512
2Mrs. True Blue SamRuger MKIII10
3jimmybBrowning Buckmark10
4True Blue SamThe Mrs.' MKIII8


PlaceNameOpen ClassScore

Class 8Anything goes




1True Blue SamRuger 10/22 w/ Busnell AR optics22


Note: True Blue Sam shot his Class 8 entry at 25' standing, 25 yards sitting, and the final column at 25 yards prone. Well done, sir. And overall, some great shooting!

Pretty cool the high scores were in the open sights, and not the optics classes for handguns.

Thanks to all for participating.

Check out the May contest at The Smallest Conservative!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Bearly Made It


The April ePostal contest is back in all its furry, clawed glory for 2015!! (I almost forgot this year!)

Download the target here: Da Bears
(Do NOT download the graphic to the right)

Here's the scoop:

There will be one (1) target per entry.

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



HOW TO SHOOT ITThere are three columns of bears.  Each column has it's own position and rules for shooting (see "Shooting Positions next paragraph).

There are 5 bears per column.  1 shot per bear, 5 shots per column, for at total of 15 shots per entry.

SHOOTING POSITIONS: (columns from left to right):

First bear column - One handed, standing, unsupported.

Second bear column - Both hands, standing, unsupported

Third third column - Both hands, supported however you wish (bench, bi-pod, seated, prone, standing, astride an alpaca, etc)

Total shots = 15

SCORING
: One target per entry. One shot per bear. As is standard, a hit only has to touch the edge of any part of the bear to count as a hit. Each bear is worth two (2) points.  There is ONLY ONE scoring designation per bear; one round per bear.  Multiple hits on a single bear count as one hit.
Perfect score = 30 points (15 individual bears hit).
 

CLASSES (shamelessly, (as I am wont to do) 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: 
Go crazy.   Anything you can get to launch and hit a bear, I'm good with!!

TIES:  Ties will be broken by me, based on most shots closest the the chest of each bear, with distance accounted for if necessary.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: By all means, please do. You can indeed 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 multiple copies of the target, and send in the best one. Shooting different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG shot out of a 4" GP100 are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered.


PLEASE take a new shooter if you can.


PRIZES
: Bragging rights, adulation, and your scores posted here (and most likely elsewhere)!!

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. Commpletely and/or on The Conservative UAW Guy websites and perhaps elsewhere.

Take a scan (or picture) of 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, type (semi-auto, revolver, black powder, etc), caliber, barrel length, and type of sights

4. Class: Class One, Two, Three, four, five, six, seven, or eight.

5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about, stock tips or amusing anecdotes.

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.

These rules are subject to revision as needed.

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 3rd and results will be posted within seven days, or less.  (May 3rd will give you an extra weekend to shoot the contest)

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, Magnum Shooters Supply, and True Blue Sam the Travelin' Man for keeping me in mind for the contest.
I am, as always, honored.

Ok.  Hit the range!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RIP Jake - You will be missed greatly. Love ya, jimmyb. (And yes, my avatar is a picture of Jake as a puppy, almost 10 years ago...)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

ePostal Results April 2014

The results for the April ePostal Contest 2014 are as follows:

Class 1
Place Name Gun Score
2 Pat B Ruger Single Six 16
1 Billll Ruger MKI 17
3 Mike B Ruger MKI 10
Class 2
Place Name Gun Score
1 True Blue Sam Ruger MKIII 16
2 Pattie Ann Ruger MKIII 14
3 jimmyb Smith and Wesson 41 13
4 Susan  Ruger MKIII 9
Class 3
Place Name Gun Score
1 Chester Sprinfield XDM 45 ACP 13

Class 5
Place Name Gun Score
1 Pat B Colt Detective Special 12
Class 8
Place Name Gun Score
1 Merle Ruger 10/22 w/scope 12


That's some pretty dang good shooting in Class I (Iron sights). I am truly humbled. Thanks to all that participated, and go see May's ePostal contest at The Smallest Conservative.

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.