FEBRUARY 28th IDPA MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
NAZC Registration Update
“The NAZC match filled in 14 minutes. That’s 144 shooters! Registration started at 6 pm and was finished at 6:14 pm! Every thing went smoothly.
Thanks to the Practiscore folks for getting the website squared away in time to handle the traffic.
Also special thanks to Geoff Ferrell for all his hard work in handling the registration."
Ron Younger -- MD
Watch The Wild West Come to Life at Winter Range PHOENIX
-- More than 1,100 competitors from 42 states and six foreign countries are coming for the largest Western-style encampment in the world will return to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Feb. 23 - 28.
It's Winter Range, the Single-Action Shooting Society's (SASS) National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting. Male and female competitors, ranging from ages 12-80, will compete in nearly three dozen categories dictated by age and competitive style.
In addition, this year the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association and the SASS Mounted Shooters have combined to create an incredibly exciting three-day mounted shooting event.
The event is expected to draw more than 100 competitors mounted on horses participating in their own arena Feb. 27 - March 1.
Cowboy Action Shooting™, the fastest-growing shooting sport in America, requires that contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single-action revolvers, lever-action rifles, and period shotguns.
Participants must also adopt a shooting alias appropriate to either a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction, and then they costume themselves accordingly.
This is a shooting sport that is safe, fun and family friendly, annually drawing multiple generations of the same family to compete in their respective categories.
In addition to the competitive events, Winter Range 2015 will feature displays of period militaria, exhibitions of western skills and crafts, a fast-draw competition, and nearly 100 vendors purveying everything from period clothing, hats and wigs to antiques and reproductions.
Entertainment will be readily available in the form of a number of singers, cowboy bands, trick roping, trick horses, and various other forms of cowboy entertainment.
Also this year, Wyatt Earp, the great grand-nephew of his namesake, will be giving a special stage presentation with his wife as "Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Earp," reminiscing about their amazing lives and times at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
A variety of food services are also available, ranging from authentic chuck wagon cooking to hot dogs and ice cream. The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is a five-star rated shooting facility and Phoenix Point of Pride operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
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SHOT 2015: Photo Gallery of Six Hot New Handguns
By: Dick Jones | January 26, 2015
In recent years, concealed carry has driven the handgun market.
This year is no different. But along side some new and interesting defense pistols and revolvers are a number designed for hunting, competition and other applications.
Here’s a look at the eclectic collection of handguns from 2015 SHOT Show.
Certainly one of the most unusual appearing guns introduced this year is the Taurus Curve.
It resembles an early transistor radio more than a gun at first glance, but there’s a reason for the unusual shape.
The Curve is based on the popular TCP line and uses many of the same internal parts, but it’s designed for concealed carry so all angles are rounded for ease of snag free carry.
Even though the frame of the gun has a wavy curve down through the grip area, the magazine is internally the same straight unit as the TCP with a modified base.
Every surface on the Curve is rounded to make concealment easier from the muzzle to the base of the grip.
There’s even a pocket clip incorporated on the side of the frame.
At the front of the trigger guard, there’s a switch to activate the light/laser that’s an integral part of the gun.
Chambered in the popular .380 ACP round, the Curve has an MSRP of $392.00 and considering it comes with a light and laser, it seems to offer a lot of rounded, concealed carry, value.
The SALE/TRADE has new items.
• 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