WOW it was a hot one! I wasn't there but Scott tells me that it reached 104 degrees at the range during the GSSF match. Many thanks to all who shot and helped out - working in those conditions is not easy. I was helping the Bitterroot Blasters club on Saturday and Sunday where it was also hot, although I don't think we got to 100.
This leads me to the first item of news, and that is the start times for our matches will move to 9 AM with registration starting at 8 AM. This is to avoid some of the heat later in the day and hopefully get off the range before it gets REALLY hot. We want to get started promptly at 9 AM so please be ready for a shooters meeting at 8:45 and geared up to shoot at 9.
Our next event is the George Thompson Single Stack Classic on July 12. The stages are posted and pre-registration is open. Please register in advance to save us some work on the morning of the match. As always we will need lots of help for setup so please be there if you can. Stay cool.
I have just posted photos from the multigun match and the MT Glock match on the Photos page. Our photographer is club member Shawn Stinton, and he is doing a fantastic job with these pictures. When you see him out there with his camera please thank him for his efforts and allow him some space to do his work. If any of you have photos or video that you would be willing to share for the website I would be happy to post it. We are looking at some ways of getting good video from our matches which I think will enhance the content of this website and also show new shooters what we do. I think it will also better convey the "fun" factor that cannot be captured in still photos alone. Also, if you are pictured in any of the photos I am posting and do not wish to be on the website please let me know and I will remove them. Thanks.
Welcome to the site! This new site has been designed to be more streamlined, mobile friendly, and yet contain more information for both new shooters and current shooters. We have tested it on most devices (phones, tablets, pc's, laptops, Ipods, etc.) and it seems to work well. If you find that it does not work on your device or looks "funky" in some way please let us know and we will try to fix the issue. I cannot promise that I can make it work on all devices since there are so many, but will do my best.
One of the primary things we wanted to do with the new site was make it a resource for new shooters, such that someone with little or no competition shooting experience can find everything they need to know before attending a match. This is where the "New Shooter Center" on the home page comes in. Here you will see links to documents that we think contain almost everything that a new shooter will need. I say "almost" because we cannot prepare someone completely for their first match through reading material alone. We of course hope that new shooters will attend our New Competitor Clinic at the beginning of each shooting season or contact one of our board members any time for personal assistance with getting started.
Mike Seeklander will be conducting a two-day defensive handgun and one-day defensive rifle class in Missoula at the Deer Creek Shooting Center August 14-16. For more information and to register for the classes, please go to Mike's website at http://www.shooting-performance.com. Mike has been here several times and always puts on a very informative and interesting class. Don't miss out!