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Eugene is running IPSC again, 1st Saturday of the month

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by Ben B., Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    The Eugene Practical Shooters club is born-again hard, with an active core of friendly shooters working together, all of whom are in it for the fun. The USPSA matches are running again, with me as the MD.

    the new schedule is:

    1st Sat for USPSA/IPSC

    2nd Sat for steel match

    3rd Sat for IDPA.

    We are a club that is affiliated wiith USPSA and IDPA.

    Visit www.eugenepracticalshooters.com for schedule, map, info, etc.
     
  2. phidelt208

    phidelt208 Springfield, OR Active Member

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    this links doesn't seem to work?????
     
  3. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    I typed it out as .comn but it is fixed now.
     
  4. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    I really want to try this, but would it be possible to come out and just watch a match to see what it's all about?
     
  5. SSG

    SSG Lane County New Member

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    Thanks Ben...when I find some reloads that will actualy run through my Glock I will see ya out there.. T-
     
  6. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    Yes, it is fine to come watch and see what happens.

    I encourage all people who are interested to come shoot the steel match for their "first try", as it is mostly a "draw n shoot" event. The next Eugene steel match is the 2nd Saturday of April. Also, .22 pistols are welcome at steel matches, which helps some folks get started more easily.

    HTH,

    Ben
     
  7. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    Do you ever have rimfire rifle speed steel matches?
     
  8. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I have allot of friends that want to try this, but are turned away by the "arrive no later than 8:15am" policy.
    I work long days and late nights. Early mornings are when i'm finally hitting R.E.M. sleep, not a time when I should be handling firearms.

    I'm already a member of Isaac Walton and The Barons Den, but is there anything like this locally for my friends and I that starts at a more reasonable hour?
     
  9. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    We have a rimfire division at every steel match. Our steel match is the 2nd Saturday of every month, rain or shine. I usually shoot a CF handgun and a .22 handgun at each steel match.

    Our range does not permit long guns in the pistol bays.

    Albany tried .22 rifles for their steel matches, but apparently had trouble getting the shot timers to pick up the sound.

    We invite you to bring your .22 handgun and try it out.
     
  10. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    I'm sorry. The "arrive no later than 8:15am" applies to first time match shooters, but I doubt an extra half hour will help in your situation. I think the Baron's Den does evening bullseye or Glock something or other.
     
  11. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    They do an evening league that i've shot for the past ~2 1/2 years.
    I won the regular center fire match and have worked my way up to "master shooter" but I was looking for other challenges as well.
     
  12. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    How long do the competitions typically go on? Also which is better for beginners?
     
  13. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    Roughly speaking, we start around 9 and are generally finished by 12:30 to 1:30, with the later finishes being due to a problem or slow stage or similar delay. We typically are finished by 12:30. Most of us like to get it done and get on with the rest of the Saturday, rather than linger.

    I think steel is the simplest way to start. I started with IDPA, and that was fine, just more to learn and think about. IPSC is equivalent to IDPA in the learning curve, IMHO.
     
  14. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    The action pistol matches will provide a new challenge. I'm afraid that I don't see any later starts in the plans.
     
  15. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Well, dang.
    I guess i'll have to keep checking the website and hoping that my schedule changes.