Wednesday, April 01, 2009

ePostal Pistol Contest: Deficit Shooting

Update: Sailorcurt (understandably) wanted to know what constitutes a "hit".
Touching the line, or all the way in, either one, counts as a hit. If the line consists of two different scores , which it will, of course, take the point value most advantageous to your score (e.g. a -1 and a +7 - take the -1).

Now you're in for it...

I'm a disgruntled GM employee (please note, I was quite gruntled before).
Hate me now, and fear me later; then get over it.

I am now a government employee, thanks to the Ocommie-siah.
This means I am now allowed to be rude, surly, and uncooperative. Like those jerks at the DMV and the IRS!!
I will also gain the ability to not be fired, a secure kick-ass retirement, and approximately 34 extra paid holidays.

I can now tax you without representation.
I can steal your property and give it to large corporations.
I can use evidence obtained from illegal searches against you.


What does this mean for the ePostal Contest shooters?

Well, I'll tell you: pain, aggravation, heartache and frustration.
(Why does that remind me of "As you can see...girls, music, disease, heartbreak...
they all go together... Joe found out the hard way"?)

Allow me to add:

So here we go.

There exists a budget crisis: You are 12 trillion+ dollars in debt, and like almost all other problems in real life, this needs to be solved employing a suitable solution involving the proper usage and application of firearms. You get two chances to resolve the problem to the best of your (shooting) ability.

Here is your target; check it, yo!

Download the target from this link: Deficit Shooting (or click the picture for the pdf - do NOT right click and copy/print!!!). You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the target.

You need to trim dollars from your deficit. Many dollars.
Each point on the target is worth (+/-) $1 TRILLION dollars (extend little finger to side of mouth here).

The Rules:
You get two targets, eight (8) shots per target, sixteen (16) shots total.

Target One
shall be shot standing, unsupported, using only one hand to hold your pistol.

Target Two
shall be shot standing, unsupported, using one or two hands to hold your pistol (shooters choice).

DISTANCE: 25 feet, or 10 yards, depending on what is available to you at your range.

Remember, each point is worth $1 trillion (plus or minus). -1 will subtract a trillion from your debt, the positive numbers will add to said debt.
Your goal is to shoot all of the -$1 trillion circles (8 total) to reduce the debt - ONLY ONE SHOT PER -$1T circle is acceptable!!!
Shots that are NOT minus signs are + that number in trillions (an 8 means add $8 Trillion to your debt)), shots off the target rings are +$10 trillion.
Multiple hits on -1 circles are +$10T for each hit after the first one!!
Touching the line, or all the way in, either one, counts as a hit. If the line consists of two different scores , which it will, of course, take the point value most advantageous to your score (e.g. a -1 and a +7 - take the -1).

So here is the best you can do...
A perfect score for one target is $4 trillion in debt ($12T - (8x1)T).
A perfect set is $8 trillion in debt (the same as above, twice).

This means a completely non-perfect, worst-case set would be -$92 trillion ([10T points x 8 shots] +12 trillion) per target, for a total of -$184T - kind of like what our national debt will be after 4 years with our present group of politicians.

Summary -
Start with 12 trillion in debt.
2 targets total, 8 shots per target, for a total of 16 shots.
1st target 1 handed, standing, un-supported.
2nd target 1 or 2 handed (your choice), standing, un-supported.
Shoot for the minus ones (-1's), one shot per -$1T circle MAX.
Shots not on minus signs are added to debt (score), +$1T per point (X 7, 8, 9 or 10 rings).
Shots outside the rings/off target count as +$10T.
2nd hit on -1's count as +10T!!!
Subtract $1 trillion in debt for every -1 circle you hit; add everything else (points x 1 trillion) to your debt.

There is no time limit, because I am a heck of a guy, unlike that crafty Mr. Completely, that makes you shoot fast!
Your goal is the highest negative score you can get!


Class 1: Rimfire - Iron Sight
Class 2: Rimfire - Optic Sight
Class 3: Centerfire - Iron Sight
Class 4: Centerfire - Optic Sight
Class 5: Other - Pellet, BB, crossbow, bow, catapult, sling-shot, sling, black powder, jarts or darts. Let me know, and I'll post your scores.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: (Blatantly stolen from Mr. C.) 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! The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.
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: $56 trillion dollars, payable by you!!

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:

1. Your total score.
2. The name(s) you want used when we post the results
3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights.
4. Class: Class One, Class Two, Class Three, Class Four, or Class Five.
5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.

Entries must be submitted by Midnight, Monday May 4th, 2009.
Email it all to cugblog (AT) msn (DOT) com.

Here's to you getting only 8 trillion in the hole!!
Good luck!!!!

Now hit the range, throw lead, and above all - be safe. :)