Let’s make it official; the road to the DRGC range is impassable to all but a team of huskies, and rather than require our action pistol shooters to bring their own dogs to the match, we’re simply going to cancel our February 4 action pistol shoot.
Couple feet of the fluffy white stuff block the DRGC range
Our next shoot is set for Saturday, March 4. (The way things are going, you might want to practice yelling “mush”.)
If you’re truly hard up for action pistol competition, you can find a partial calendar of Redding/Medford/Keno shooting events here
See you in March (maybe).
The DRGC Action Pistol World Headquarters Staff
In what should come as a surprise to no one, this Saturday’s Action Pistol Match is… canceled.
The road to the range is impassable, and even if it wasn’t, no one’s too keen on the idea of shooting while standing on ice and snow (at least none of the ROs are).
The forecast for the rest of this weekend (and early next week) involves one of the largest, slowest-moving “atmospheric river” storms we’ve seen.
So maybe get back on that dry fire practice.
See you in February (maybe).
The mountain weather went easy on our shooters once again, and fifteen showed up at our December match to compete for fabulous prizes*.
Congratulations to World Champion of Dunmsuir (this month) winner Geoff Applegate, who won his second match in a row. His fabulous prize will be a special, custom email listing the wrong date of next month’s match.
We’re the helpful sorts.
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Our next match is set for Saturday, January 7. Keep in mind the weather affects range availability during the winter, so stand by your email inbox for further updates.
(*There are no fabulous prizes. Ever.)
The weather was clear and warmed nicely as the day progressed — and the stages were fast and fun (thank you Stagemeisters). It’s November in the mountains, and you can’t ask for much more.
Congratulations to The World Champion of Dunsmuir (this month anyway) Geoff Applegate, who essentially walked out of work and onto the shooting range to win the match by a scant 1.71 seconds.
For his fabulous prize, his fellow shooters are awarding him an hour’s overtime the day of the next shoot.
(I know. We’re givers. It’s as if we can’t stop with the giving.)
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Next Month’s Shoot
Whew! We dodged the rain in October and November; next month’s shoot is set for Saturday, December 3.
Stand by your inbox for more information.
The Dunsmuir Rod & Gun Club notes the sudden passing of member Mike Adams. Godspeed, Mike.
Around here, the zombie apocalypse only comes once a year (and thank goodness).
Given how today’s 17 shooters performed at our the DRGC’s annual zombie shoot, Siskiyou County won’t have a lot to worry about in the undead department.
Congratulations are due to World Champion of Dunsmuir (this month) and Head Zombie Removal Engineer Stan Clewett, whose fabulous prize is giant box of laundry detergent (he’ll need it to wash the zombie brains out of his clothes).
Three tough stages kept shooters on the move (after all, to stand still in the zombie apocalypse is to get bitten). Head shots were the rule, and round counts all pushed our “normal” maximum.
It was more fun than you can shake someone else’s decomposing arm at.
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Our next match is set for Saturday, November 5. We’ll be back in normal, non-apocalypse mode, but it’s sure to be fun anyway.
Don’t miss it.
Wonderful weather greeted the 19 shooters at the DRGC September Action Pistol match.
Our World Champion of Dunsmuir (this month) award goes to Tom “Hunchback” Chandler, whose fabulous prize for the win is a spinal adjustment at Igor’s House of Pain & Chiropractic.
See, even in Siskiyou County it pays to practice.
The Twilight Zone award goes to stage designer Brandon Turk, who built a stage that defied the laws of physics… for the first four shooters.
Then a smart person shot video and we realized that shooting the third plate on the rack caused the fourth plate in the rack to fall, but only after a half-second delay — when our focus had already shifted to a paper target.
If you missed it, you’re almost certainly shaking your head in shame and sorrow.
Don’t worry. Next month isn’t that far off…
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Our October shoot is scheduled for Saturday, October 1. It’s slated to be our Zombie Shoot, so attending not only generates badly needed practice — it also offers you a chance to save the world from the walking undead.
I say we do it for the children.
See you there.
The August Action Pistol Match came off nicely under sunny skies, and I’d love to say more — the kind of stuff that drives attendance to the next match — but that would be utter fabrication.
I simply wasn’t there. (To find out more, ask someone who was there.)
I can say that congratulations are due the World Champion of Dunsmuir (for this month) Mike Morgan, whose fabulous prize will be one of the bests-looking t-shirts ever made. (Sadly, it’s only available in extra-small.)
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More hot weather greeted another large group of shooters (32 including some new faces), but most of us (most) only whined a little.
Three very challenging stages greeted the non-whining horde of shooters, including a house-clearing, a bar-b-que brisket invasion and one we’ll call the Patriotic Plate Rack.
If you missed it, you sadly have no viable alternative to feeling bad (to feel better, write the reason you couldn’t go on a $20 bill and send it to me; we’ll both be happier.)
Congratulations to the World Champion of Dunsmuir (This Month) Brandon Turk, whose Fabulous Prize is a Stars & Stripes pogo stick he’ll have to shoot the next match from.
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Our next action pistol match is scheduled for Saturday, August 6.
Congratulations to the DRGC’s action pistol folks and the Redding SWAT team for turning a very hot Saturday into a great action pistol match — and a fundraiser for the California Association of Tactical Officers.
Temperatures neared triple digits. And our longer stages and big turnout (47 shooters) made for a long day. (More than a couple ROs went home a little sore in the legs and red in the face, but it was nothing a cold shower/iced beverage/Swedish massage/powerful anti-inflammatories/exorcism wouldn’t fix.)
Congratulations to Garett Maxwell, Redding SWAT member and new World Champion of Dunsmuir (this month).
Because Garett works in Redding and summer has apparently arrived, his Fabulous Prize is a personal sized air conditioner and an 11-mile long extension cord. (Look for that to show up any day.)
Redding SWAT team members occupied 7 of the top 10 places, suggesting the civilian shooters need more dry fire if we want to make a match of it next time.
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Our next match is set for Saturday, July 2 (July 4 is a Monday). Turnout is typically good at this match, so if you miss it, you’ll be sad.
Don’t be sad.
Due to the expanded nature of the upcoming DRGC CATO benefit shoot, the DRGC shooting range will be closed longer than normal.
Friday, June 3: closed 2:30 pm to dark
Saturday, June 4: closed all day (we don’t know when this shoot will end)
$20 And a T-Shirt!
The cost of this CATO shoot will be slightly higher than normal: $20.
For your extra $10, you do get a t-shirt and a raffle ticket.
The rain cleared up just in time for the start of the May action pistol match, so if you didn’t show up because of the clouds, well, hang your head in shame.
A great mix of stages emphasized shooting from cover, shooting for speed, and partially obstructed targets.
Congrats to The World Champion of Dunsmuir (this month) Tom Chandler, who — despite his win — has yet to be invited on any television reality shows.
So much for the genius of popular mass media.
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Our June 4 action pistol match will be a benefit for CATO (the California Association of Tactical Officers). Details here.
We may loosen our stage round limits a little bit (up to 26-30 rounds), so it’s best to show up with a minimum of four magazines.
More to come.