Due to heavy rain, the only stage fired at the clinic was the classifier. I have posted the results on the Match Results page. We will not be submitting anything to USPSA since the weather was so bad. Consider this a "warm-up" stage!
Our first "real" match of the season will be Sunday, March 29th. This will be a USPSA Special Classifier match and we will be shooting five classifiers which will allow a new shooter to get classified, and the veterans to improve their classification (if they shoot well enough!). Those of you that attended the new competitor clinic will be especially interested in shooting this match, as it is a good first match and will get you into the USPSA classification system. We will be using the Practiscore electronic scoring system this year and this allows competitors to pre-register for the match. You can click on the "Register Here" link at the bottom of this post, and also on the Match Dates page listing for the March 29 match. This will get you set up so that all you have to do is pay the match fee when you arrive at the range. Just go to the registration table and give your name - that's it! You can also register at the match if you prefer that method. This just makes it quick and painless for you and the registration folks.
Did you know that BSPSC conducts a practice session every Wednesday
afternoon/evening throughout the shooting season? Our first practice of 2015 will be on
Wednesday, March 11.
Each week we set up a course of fire designed to help build marksmanship and gun
handling skills. Sometimes it’s a drill; sometimes it’s a Steel Challenge stage; sometimes
it’s a stage or classifier that we’ll be seeing at an upcoming USPSA match. This season
I’m sure we’ll spend some time figuring out our tricky new steel targets, like the Polish
and Irish Plate Racks.
Whether you’re a new shooter working on fundamentals, or an experienced competitor
working on advanced skills, you’ll find something useful (and super-fun) happening on
Wednesdays. Meet us on Bay 50A anytime after 4:00 p.m.
Last but certainly not least, these sessions are a great place to get to know other club
members and build lasting friendships. After practice, everyone is welcome to get
together at the Double Front for chicken and beer! If you have any questions, call Mike
Shapiro at 531-7580.
Happy New Year to everyone!! Dates for the 2015 season have been posted on the Match Dates page. This year will see some fresh new things from BSPSC. We will be instituting the Practiscore scoring system, getting some new steel reactive targets, and begin using a new wall system that should improve setup time. We will post more information as we receive it. One thing is for sure: help will be needed in the next few months to get the new walls built and operational. Stay tuned for more info here. If you would like to volunteer please shoot us an email from the Board of Directors page. Should be an exciting season so come out and join us!
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.