Sunday, August 06, 2006

ePostal Pistol Contest - Give A Rino A Hand.

UPDATE:
1. Date extended until Saturday night, Sept 2, cause it's a holiday weekend - YAY!

2.
Modification - Mellow Rino - Any hit on paper is worth 5 points (at least), and I will change any previously submitted entries scores accordingly.

3. See Grand Prize info here: ePostal Grand Prize

Yes, indeedy -
It is time for the August ePostal Pistol Match.
And a big THANK YOU! to Mr. Completely for letting me host it!!

This month we are going to shoot charging rinos!!
How do you stop a rino from charging you say?
Don't re-elect him!!
Heh.

Download the full size 8.5 X 11" target here:

Charging Rhino Target X 5

(Target courtesy of MyTargets.cOm)

The rules:

As the Mr. Completely ePostal contests have progressed, there have been discussions of people shooting "race guns", or competition firearms, versus strictly combat and defensive weapons. That' s why we have both categories.

There are two targets to shoot in each category for each entry.
All of them involve shooting ONE HANDED!!

The following information has been blatantly stolen from Mr. Completely, and modified as I saw fit.

FIRST TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, ONLY RIGHT-HANDED.

SECOND TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, ONLY LEFT-HANDED.

But jimmyb, you shoot one-handed all the time! That's not fair!!!
Ok, I'm sure there is a point here, but I'm not seeing it.

And honestly, I NEVER shoot left handed with any regularity, so... we shall see what happens.
Besides, what if you broke your arm because it got trampled by a rhino?

PROCEDURES:
Mellow Rino (target style shooting):
Two shots per rino, and ONLY two shots, for a total of 10 shots per target (total of 20 shots for one submission). Any shot over two on a rhino will not count!!!
No time limit, you may reshoot any target you wish.
One left-hand and one right-hand target, each.

Charging Insane Angry Rino (combat shooting)
10 shots per target, period (total of 20 shots for one submission).
Any number of shots (up to 10 total) on any rhing.
As fast as you can safely shoot. The key word here is fast.
Either 10 shots in one string, or two strings of five, as dictated by your weapon choice.
One left-hand and one right-hand target, each. You may reshoot any target you wish.


SCORING:

Mellow Rino
Outer ring: 9 points.
Inner ring: 10 points.
Center dot: 11 points.
Max possible score: 110 points per target, 220 per entry.
Rankings will be based on total of both targets (left and right handed).
DISTANCE - All Classes: 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.

Charging Insane Angry Rino
Center (mass) Rhino, any ring: 11 points.
Other four rhinos, any ring: 10 points.
Any shot on paper: 9 points.
Max possible score: 110 points per target, 220 per entry.
Rankings will be based on total of both targets (left and right handed).
DISTANCE - All Classes: 7 yards (21 feet).

You can shoot the match more than once if you don't like your score and want to try again.
Ties will be posted as such.

Mark your score on each target with a legible felt pen, along with the class and type of gun used. Don't write your name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the results, as your target may get posted on the web.

STRATEGY: Bang, bang, bang!!!

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow!
Take a buddy to the range, get him entered, then borrow his gun and enter that!
Even better, take a new shooter to the range, and show them the ropes, and then shoot the rinos!
The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.

CLASS ONE: Rim fire. Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

CLASS TWO: Center fire. Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

CLASS THREE: Revolver. Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, any sight.

CLASS FOUR: Air Pistol: Any air or spring powered pistol, any sight.

CLASS FIVE: Air Rifle: Any air or spring powered rifle, any sight.

CLASS SIX: Potato guns, blow dart guns, cannons, etc.
No paint ball guns!

DISTANCE - All Classes:
25 or 30 feet for Mellow Rhino.
21 feet for Angry Rhino.
Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun.
For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered.
A .22 conversion on a .45 frame counts as a second gun, so you can take off the conversion and shoot the .45 too.

PRIZES: If you win, you get to be the Supreme Leader of the Universe!!
Ooops, sorry. It's just for the fun of it and the bragging rights.
And so you can go shooting.

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Scan into your computer (or take a digital photo of) your targets, and email the picture, along with:

1. Your score for each target page and the total of both pages (print score on target as well0.

2. The name(s) you want used when we post the results

3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, black powder, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights

4. Class: Class One, Class Two, or Class Three, Class Four, Class Five or Class Six.

5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.

Email it all to c u g b l o g (at) m s n (dot) c o m.
(My email is also in my profile below my blog pic and description).

Please put "Rino Hand" in the email title so it goes into the correct mailbox!

If you can't scan or send target pictures, send everything else to me in an email, and we'll arrange for either fax or snail mail for the targets.

The rules are subject to revision as needed, should the need arise.

All entries must be received by Midnight on Thursday, August 31st, and results will be posted within seven days, or less.

If you have any questions, leave the question in the comments to this post, or send me an email, or both.

Be safe, and have fun!!

Editors note: Yes, I do know how to spell rhino.