Electronic Target Year-end Update

Electronic Target Update – December 31st

Well, the High Power Elves were busy over Christmas; cutting, screwing, clamping, gluing, stapling, measuring twice and trying to cut just once – and we now have four electronic target frames completed.  We’re halfway there! 

Mike Grannis and I plan to go to the range on either January 2nd or 3rd to calibrate the three new targets.  (We will decide which day based on weather and just what kind of a mood we are in …).  If you want to come out to help, observe, kibitz, make helpful suggestions or take a few shots – welcome!  Gripers and complainers – just stay home.

  Harrumph!  I will post a High Power email with details as we get closer. 

At the January Winter Offhand Match, I plan to have the usual 12 targets as well as the addition of targets E1 through E4 – these four targets.  You are invited to use them in the January match if you wish.  This will give me some experience in managing several shooters at a time.  If we run into uh-oh’s or aw-pooh’s, I will let the brave volunteers reshoot on manual paper targets. 

I invite folks to bring some extra ammunition.  Then, after the formal match is over, I want to do some more shooting on the electronic targets.  I want to run some rapid fire strings and I want to simulate things we see in a match like misses and crossfires.  We will shoot until everyone who wants a turn gets a chance – just stay and help me tear down.

I am excited about using these in our summer matches.  They promise to make matches run faster and …  NO PIT DUTY!