Winter Offhand Tournament – Winter 2021

Firing Line; Winter Offhand – March 14, 2020

 The season runs from November through March, six sessions.  We will shoot on the second Saturday morning at 9:00 or whenever we get a full relay of 10 shooters.  Registration will open about 8:30.

  • Course of fire will be 40 Offhand shots for record, fired at 100-yards on the SR target.  We will use paper targets.  The first string of fire will be 22 shots, with the high 20 taken as shots for record.  The second string of 20-shots will not have any sighters (you already had 22).  You will need a spotting scope – if you don’t have one, there will probably be one available to borrow,
  •  Scores will be the best four scores shot during the season.  Most people will miss one session for whatever reason and we generally have one session cancelled because of weather.
  • I will divide shooters into two divisions for scoring purposes.  Division 1 will be the High Masters, Masters and Expert shooters, kind of like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State.  Division 2 (like Ferris State, Valdosta State and West Georgia) will be Sharpshooters, Marksmen and any Unclassified shooters who may shoot with us.
  • Juniors may shoot in the award pool if they pay match fees, or they can shoot for fun and shoot for free.  Juniors must declare their intentions at the first match, so no late entries.
  • The award pool will be 50% of the total match fees paid.  Each Division splits up half of the award pool.  Division winner takes half the Division pot, second place gets one-third and third place takes one-sixth. (Same award formula as normal High Power matches.)

FWRR – New Meeting Place

We have a new meeting place for our Club meetings. Our first meeting there was Monday, October 4th, and for the first time in a long time, we had a good crowd, not just a quorum; it was a very well attended meeting.

The Meeting Room at VFW Post 857

Our future meetings will be held at VFW Post 857, located at 2202 West Main Street in Fort Wayne – just follow Main Street through Ft. Wayne and you run into the site.  There is a lot of easily accessible parking and the meeting room is also easily accessible – no steep dark stairs to climb.

Meeting Times will be 7:00 p.m.  The VFW Post has a kitchen to provide supper before the meeting and beverages are available on site as well.

Our next meeting will be the FIRST MONDAY IN DECEMBER, December 6th. See you there!

A Blast from the Past

I had a nice note from Tim Momper, a long time High Power shooter and member.

”  I was going through some photos and found this one that was taken on 7/18/10. I had arrived early on that beautiful summer morning, setting targets, getting ready to shoot. I started hearing a “whooshing” noise coming from the far SW corner of the range. It grew louder with time, then I saw it. The balloon was slowly losing altitude. At the point where it is in the picture I was communicating with the pilot. As he passed by he indicated that all was well, and his chase vehicle was just north of our position. He moved past me, slowly getting closer to the earth. I heard no emergency vehicle sirens, and assumed all was well. I thought this would make a nice story and picture in the news letter. “

Balloon Fly-Over, July 18, 2010

Thanks Tim!