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The Well Armed Woman, Prescott Chapter, meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Prescott Gun Club at 1200 Iron Springs Road, Prescott.
On April 17th, the gate combination code is changing.
All members who have access to the range will be able to
see the new code on the members page under the Gate Code Tab.
6th April - We are deeply saddened by the loss of a long time member, Denis Johnson,
who passed away this morning.
Thursday, May 11th, will be the last NAZC meeting before the match.
Staff and other supporters are invited to participate.
Meeting place is the Yavapai Title Agency, Sheldon & Gurley about 7pm.
Thursday / Friday slots are now open for the Northern Arizona Classic.
To register select the Thursday / Friday option on the bottom of the form.
After approval go back to your Personal Match Management to make payment.
All competitors who shoot a second division will shoot on Thursday and Friday.
Choose the second division and the reduced rate of $100.00 will be available to you on your
Personal Match Management page.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING THE MATCH, CONTACT FRANK BARBARO AT
firstname.lastname@example.org OR 928-713-0457.
STAFF RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION, BREAKFAST,
LUNCH, STAFF T-SHIRT AND OTHER BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATION
The club has purchased a new Doppler Chronograph. It is available at most matches.
Congratulations to our own Dave Bankhead! Dave won first place in Grand Aggregate, for the second year in a row! Grand Aggregate is a combined score for the individual events. This is a black powder shoot, held at Rio Salado and is an annual event hosted by the Arizona Muzzle Loaders Association. Two rifles and a pistol, all muzzle loaders, were used for this event. Imagine shooting 170 rounds, each one a patch and ball loaded individually!
Nice work Dave!
New Look For IDPA
Above: The author engages multiple targets on the move at a previous IDPA National Championship.
As one of the more popular action shooting competitions, the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) continues to evolve. The IDPA rules for 2017 make for some significant changes that may alter the way shooters approach the game.
Scoring: IDPA targets are divided into Down Point scoring zones (D-0, D-1, D-3, with a D-5 for a target miss). Previous rules assessed a .5-second time penalty that was added to the shooter's score for each Down Point. In 2017 that increases to a full second for each Down Point, making a target miss a five-second penalty.
Additionally, the target itself has changed. The entire six-inch square 'head box' is no longer a D-0 zone. A four-inch circle is placed in the center and becomes D-0, while any hits outside are D-1. The new targets are required for all Sanctioned Matches in 2017. Club matches may upgrade their existing targets by drawing the four-inch circle in, or use their existing targets this year. The new targets are, reportedly, scheduled to become mandatory in 2018.
The Failure To Neutralize (FTN) rule was a five-second penalty for a target without at least one D-0 or D-1 hit. It's gone. Targets will now be scored as they are.
Shooting From Cover: As a self-defense based game shooters are required to engage targets from behind cover when it is available. A three-second Procedural penalty is assessed by the Safety Officer (SO) to those who do not. This has been one of the biggest complaints among competitors, since the Cover penalty could be viewed as a 'subjective' call. That changes with the 2017 addition of marked fault lines, like those used in USPSA.
Every shooting position requiring the use of cover must now have fault lines in place. Shooters may step over the line when settling into the position, but their foot must not touch the ground beyond the fault line when engaging (shooting) targets. Additionally, the SO will no longer give warnings (cover calls).
Reloading: There are three approved reloading techniques in IDPA—Tactical Reload, Reload With Retention (RWR) and the Emergency Reload (empty gun—slide lock with semi-auto or empty cylinder with a revolver). Previous years have seen restrictions regarding where shooters may reload, including a penalty for leaving a shooting position with an empty gun.
Those are now gone. Shooters can now make any IDPA approved reload at any time, or place, on the COF as long as they are not exposed to unengaged targets during the reload.
In addition, shooters who start the COF in the open … engaging targets as they move to cover … may now reload in the open and continue engaging the targets, instead of having to initiate the reload in the open and then move to cover to continue engaging those targets.
Target Engagement: Shooters may now re-engage any target on the COF, from any position, as long as doing so does not break the 180 Rule or violate marked Muzzle Safe Points. The Tactical Sequence method of target engagement is also gone. All targets will now be engaged using IDPA Priority rules.
Lastly, the Classification Course and classification system has changed. The new Universal Classification means that a shooter who, for example, classifies as an Expert is SSP Division will now be assigned the Expert classification in all other semi-auto divisions; to include ESP, CDP, CCP, but excluding BUG.
Wow! I was previously classified as a Master in SSP and BUG, and Expert in all other divisions. I wonder if that now means I'm a Master in all semi-auto divisions? If so, I'd better hit the practice range. The new rules will definitely change the the way I, and many others, shoot IDPA.
• A new mailbox with a sign-in book has been installed at the rifle and pistol practice bays, next to the range flag. Please use this sign-in book and range flag when using these bays.
• All members may use practice bays at any time. You may also use these areas on match days during regularly scheduled matches. Please, as always sign in and obey all range rules.
• Please check the club calendar for range maintenance or events that require the practice area to be closed.
• There is no restriction on the time of day you may use the range.
• The speed limit on the dirt road to our facility is 15 MPH. It's one lane in and out.
• No incendiary, tracer or explosive ammunition allowed at any time.
• Be sure to lock the gate after passing through on non-event days to make sure the range is secure even if you or someone else is there.
• ATV's are not allowed on the range without the express permission from the Range Master.
• PractiScore electronic scoring tutorial video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYQAEDfdndw
• Range Safety is Everyone's Job. See the video here
• Thanks to Dave Bankhead, here is how to use the Nook with Practiscore. How to use the Nook
• The upper parking lot behind the rifle bay is not to be used as a shooting point.
• There will be no placing of additional or personal steel targets on the hillside behind the rifle bay.
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