Bowling Pin Match, Sunday January 9

Tucson Rifle Club action range. Registration begins at 8:30 AM (we’re starting a little later). Sign in at the range office, but if all you’re going to do is shoot the match, you don’t need to pay the daily use range fee – it’s part of the match entry fee for non-members. $10 for the first gun, $5 each for additional guns. First round downrange (hopefully) by about 9:00.

We’re going to shoot Major (.40 and above), Minor (9mm and below), and .22 rimfire as separate classes, in a double-double-elimination (best two-out-of-three against a competitor, lose against two competitors and you’re done – at least in that division – for the day.)

Smallest centerfire allowed: .38 Special. Hollowpoint and flat-point bullets work better at carrying pins off the tables than round-nose or FMJ bullets do, regardless of caliber.

You’ll be paired off against other shooters in your division for head-to-head competition, again, best 2 out of 3 wins the match. Bring enough ammo! Most tables take way over five shots. Even if you lose the match, you can keep shooting until you’ve cleared your table if you want to. Consider it practice for the next round.

Whoever is left with after elimination will be declared victor of the division. The last match of the day will be a best two-out-of-three competition between the top Major and Minor shooters. Your only prize: the accolades of your peers.

Everyone who hangs around until the end of the shoot will be put in for a drawing. $1 of each entry goes into a pot. A drawing from the names of those present will be taken, and the winner gets the whole pot. Last month it was over $40, so you get your entry fee back, and a little gas money.

See you Sunday, January 9!

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