Normally this time of year (the 3rd week in Jan.) I’m all about the SHOT Show here in Las Vegas. Immersing myself in a week long adventure of testing new firearms, attending events, and walking the show room floor, meeting new people, seeing new products, visiting my favorite product booths, and just being surrounded by all things guns and shooting. All this contained in our industry’s largest trade show, the Shooting Hunting Outdoors Trade Show.
This year was different. I have been running the local handgun matches for Sin City Shooters for all of 2014. This year I was asked, by our club’s Match Director, to run the first SHOT Show Pistol Match. My local matches are normally five stages and around 120 rounds with two standard (small) stages, and no moving targets. This is all time permits for our local twice monthly matches.
However, I was asked to make this match larger. So I designed, built, and ran a six stage, 167 round match with all larger field course stages, including four moving paper targets, and a steel plate rack.
It was certainly a lot of work, and I was only able to attend the SHOT Show for one day. But, that was okay. I really enjoy designing and building matches. My reward is shooters shooting the match, and enjoying the stages. This match, which fell in between our two regular club matches, brought out quite a few local shooters, plus some shooters from out of town, here attending SHOT Show.
The general consensus is that everyone enjoyed the match. I would like to thank, Ron Silverio and Kevin Acuff (two of my local shooters) for shooting videos of the match.
Here is Ron’s video, a first person video of all six stages.
Here are Kevin’s videos of him shooting each stage separately.
I would like to thank Pete Rensing for asking and trusting me to run this match, while he was at Pro Gun Club running the SHOT Show Multi-Gun match, Keith Sevvieg for assisting me as Range Master, Ron Silverio and Kevin Acuff for shooting video of their stage runs, and all the shooters who came out to shoot, and even a few spectators. See you all again next year, when I plan on doing it all again.