This Saturday, May 1, will be the High Power Clinic for new
shooters. Normally we would shoot a
Garand Match as part of the Clinic, but after doing this a number of times I
have figured out that trying to do both on the same day makes me hurry through
the class and skip some things I want to cover – or run too long with the class
and then I have to hurry through the match.
Saturday 8 May, our normal second Saturday Match, will be a
CMP Games Match this year. It will be
shot in the Garand Match format; 5-sighters and 30-shots for record at
200-yards. I am going to reserve the
first two relays for the new shooters who attended the Clinic so we can work
with them as they shoot their first match.
Experienced shooters will be squadded on Relays 3 and
higher. This is a re-entry match, and as
usual we will have entry categories for just about any high power rifle you
want to shoot. Bring as many rifles as
you want to!
Match fees are $20 for FWRR members or members of affiliated
clubs, $25 for non-members. The first
re-entry match is a flat $15 for everyone and if you want to shoot a third
match, that will be $10.
I strongly suggest that you pre-register for the match so we
can assign relays and firing positions in advance. We will be using the Silver Mountain Targets,
so bring your tablets, smart phones, iPads or whatever for a scoring device.
There will be M1 Garands available for loan and M2 Ball ammunition is available for sale at $20 for a 35-round Match pack. Contact FWRRHPDirector@aol.com if you would like to use a loaner Garand for the match.
FWRR has been certified as a CMP Affiliated Club for 2021. This means that an FWRR Member can use their membership card to verify that they are eligible to purchase an M1 Garand or other CMP merchandise. Participants in CMP Matches who are not members may use their certificates of participation for CMP merchandise as well.
The first 50/80 High Power Match of the year will be on
Saturday, April 10th.
This Match can be fired as either an NRA 50 or 80 – round Match,
or a CMP 80 – round match. It is an
either/or choice, not both.
It will be fired on Silver Mountain electronic targets, so
make sure your display device is working.
We will shoot with seven persons per relay – two relays in the early
session at 9:00 and two relays in the late session at 11:00.
Registration for the first session will open at 7:30. I will need folks to execute CMP Liability Releases
since we are shooting as a CMP Affiliated Club.
First shot will be at 9:00 – we don’t get good light until then
this early in the year.
Match fees are $20.00 for FWRR Members and members of affiliated
Clubs and $25.00 for non-members.
Juniors under 18 are $15.00. I
will waive NRA processing fees for the first three matches so shooters can get
the required 240 shots to establish a classification. Later in the year I will
charge a $5.00 NRA Processing fee since the NRA charges that to put scores into
I know the COVID situation has eased considerably since last
year, but please respect people with possible susceptibilities and wear a mask
while you are in the Clubhouse registering or just hanging out.
For more information or if there are questions, contact
Larry Beardsley at FWRRHPDirector @aol.com