Posts made in June 2021

Weld County Practical Shooters Monthly Steel Challenge Match, Sunday June 13

Weld County Practical Shooters will be hosting our monthly Steel Challenge match on Sunday June 13, 2021at the Weld County Fish & Wildlife, High Plains Shooting Range, Eaton, CO.   This month’s match was moved to the second weekend of June to accommodate the Rocky Mountain 300 which was held this past weekend.  Additionally, it was scheduled on this coming Sunday to afford those participating in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Revolver Championship the opportunity to participate in our Steel Challenge match as their last day of competition.  They will be awarding cash prizes to the top 3 finishers in the ISR and OSR divisions.  You do not have to shoot in Saturday’s Revolver Championship match to be eligible for the cash prizes.  The current weather forecast for next Sunday is sunny with a high of 90 degrees.  We should have a great day for shooting!  

The High Plains Shooting Range has an electric front gate which will open by pushing the red button from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM for those participating in Sunday’s scheduled match event.  It will be deactivated after 9:30 AM for range security.  Please arrive during these times if you wish to shoot in the match.
A maximum of 80 competitors (8 squads of 10 on 8 stages) or 12 guns per squad will be allowed to register through PractiScore.  No walk-up registrations or changes at the match.  There is a two gun limit (any combination of a Rimfire pistol, Rimfire rifle, Centerfire pistol, or PCC).  The match fee is $15 for WCFW members and $20 for non-members and $5 more for a second gun.  There is also a $5 discount for ECO BOD members and competitors who arrive to help setup between 7:00 to 7:30 AM.  Please pay on PractiScore.  The following match administrative information applies:
Match Director:  Pat Miller
Range Master:  Steve Hopkins
Stats Officer:  John & Pam Burkholder
Stage setup starts at 7:00 AM.
Match check in starts at 8:00 AM in the pistol classroom.
New Shooters Class also starts at 7:30 AM at the pistol pavilion.  Check in at 7:15 AM.
Shooters Meeting 8:45 AM at the pistol pavilion.
Shooting starts at 9:00 AM.
If you are a new shooter to USPSA/SCSA, email me so that I can plan accordingly for the New Shooters class.
The following safety information applies:
1)  WCPS runs a cold range.  Firearms must be unloaded when not in use.  This is defined as, no magazine or ammunition loaded in the firearm with the slide forward or cylinder closed and hammer down.  Rimfire rifle & PCC must have an empty chamber indicator inserted.  The only time you may load or make your firearm “HOT” is under the direction of a range officer (RO).  “Concealed Carry” is not authorized while participating in the match.  Range # 8 is our designated unload and load area.  Please ensure that your firearm is unloaded before checking in for the match.
2)  Firearms can only be uncased, handled or cased in the safety areas or for rimfire and PCC under the direction of an RO at the table next to the stage starting box.  Safety areas are located between North berms 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 and South berms 2 & 3 and 3 & 4.  All other times your firearm must remain holstered or cased.  YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED SAFETY AREA!
3)  No ammunition or loaded magazines can be handled in the safety area.
4)  All safety rules defined within the USPSA/SCSA rule book will be strictly enforced.
You can register for the match at the below link:
See you on Sunday!!
Pat Miller
Weld County Practical Shooters