Unfortunately there will be no 3-Gun match in November due to the Desert Classic pistol match. Our other long gun matches will be on as usual:
Tactical .22 Rifle Match: Tuesday November 13th & 27th
The "tactical" .22 rifle/carbine matches will be held on two Tuesdays this month, starting at 5:00pm. Location is the Smallbore Range right behind the Activity Center. The rules are simple: it's a straight time match with penalties for misses. Pretty much any .22 rifle is OK - the most popular guns are AR15-clones and Ruger 10/22s. We have two divisions: iron sight and optical sight. Our typical match format is practical run-n-gun style: one "long range" stage out to 100yards, and two shorter range hoser stages (one of them shot twice for 4 stages total). Check out this trailer and this Dillon Blue Press article for a flavor of what we do. This match is more fun than a barrel of monkeys... bring a bulk pack of cheap ammo and you will leave with a smile a mile wide.
Tactical Shotgun and Pistol Caliber Carbine Match: Monday November 26th
The tactical shotgun and pistol caliber carbine match will be held on the fourth Monday this month on the pistol bays, starting at 4pm with a new shooter orientation shortly thereafter. The match format will be practical scenario-based and similar to what you would encounter at a 3-Gun match, except that you only need to bring one gun - you choose either shotgun or PCC. There will be separate divisions for shotgun (Open, Limited and Pump), centerfire carbine (Optic and Iron) and .22 rimfire carbine (Optic and Iron). Any tactical shotgun suitable for 3-gun competition will work well in this match, or you can shoot a pistol caliber carbine (straight walled pistol calibers only please) or even a .22LR rifle. Check out the match rules for more details, or post your questions here.
REMINDER: Tactical Shotgun/Pistol Caliber Carbine match Monday evening (first shots at 4pm). Tactical .22 Rifle match Tuesday evening (first shots at 5pm). A great opportunity to test out those Black Friday bargain guns you will have purchased by then
more long gun shooting at Rio:
500 yd Prone & F-class on Saturday 24-Nov! (they do this once almost every month, 22-dec, 30-dec coming)
expect three strings of either 2 or unlimited sighters plus 20 shots for record at 500 yds slow fire (1 shot per minute).
expect to alternate between shooting and working targets after each string.
They also have a beginner-friendly 200 yd M1, C&R shoot monthly (modern rifles welcome) 3 position, slow and rapid 50 shots + sighters shoot once per almost every month! 13-Jan
AND a 3-position, standing, sitting, prone, slow and rapid 80 shots + 8 sighters 200 & 500 yd shoot once per almost every month! 15-dec.
F-class means you can use scope & sandbags/bipod. Prone shooters use iron sights & sling & coat.
Service rifle category usually means an AR-15A2, but M1A & M1 are also permitted.
The guys shooting 200 to 500m rifle silhouette, and the .22 shooters, and the guys on the sporting clays range use long guns too! :) TONS of shooting every weekend at Rio Salado!!!