Sunday, October 28, 2012

To kick off the new Action Pistol bays at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun, we decided to shoot a full match every 4th Saturday and Sunday every month, even through the Winter, and this month was our kick off pair of steel matches. Saturday, the first match, was wet, rainy, muddy, and sloppy. The next day, Sunday the 28th, was rain free and very mild in temperature for this time of year. It was a great day for a steel match. Over the two days we had 44 entries, which is not bad at all considering the weather and time of year for starting out a new series of matches.

Here's Sunday's results:



Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club Steel Match 10/28/2012










# Name Class stg 1 stg 2 stg 3 stg 4 stg 5 stg 6        total










1 Mike Gallion RF-O 10.13 10.15 16.22 12.81 9.04 9.79 68.14
2 James Austin RF-I 11.92 11.81 11.54 11.17 12.30 9.93 68.67
3 Larry Davis RF-O 13.07 11.74 9.51 13.80 12.05 8.94 69.11
4 Mike McInerney RF-R 15.49 12.74 13.03 11.55 11.39 11.71 75.91
5 James Austin REV-I 15.14 14.92 13.67 14.42 13.39 12.97 84.51
6 Larry Davis RF-I 18.85 14.71 14.13 17.59 12.85 9.16 87.29
7 Debbra Kurre RF-I 16.12 18.62 13.96 17.11 16.06 12.42 94.29
8 Jennifer Kelly RF-O 16.98 15.89 13.92 18.11 15.81 15.52 96.23
9 Mike Gallion CF-O 17.43 17.09 17.75 15.92 15.18 15.79 99.16
10 Mike McInerney RF-O 22.83 16.75 18.49 16.36 15.21 11.95 101.59
11 Thomas Aldredge RF-I 19.08 17.28 15.80 19.63 18.39 15.80 105.98
12 Steve Blazina CF-L 23.88 23.56 27.96 21.78 18.57 21.35 137.10
13 Steve Blazina RF-I 25.94 25.67 24.3 24.35 17.22 17.41 134.89
14 Brian Lawson CF-P 34.71 27.64 20.22 22.83 30.85 22.37 158.62
15 Debbra Kurre CF-L 30.38 32.66 27.76 26.12 22.03 22.29 161.24
16 John Hamilton CF-P 32.00 31.41 31.32 27.59 26.72 21.72 170.76
17 Jeff Sparks CF-P 31.07 24.96 26.93 31.01 34.15 26.47 174.59
18 Russ Blazina RF-I 39.15 40.67 46.23 40.64 35.24 28.03 229.96

It's been a lot of work to get steel shooting established at Holmes Harbor, and there is still a long ways to go, but we definitely kicked it off in grand style! Maybe next year we can host the "Intergalactic Steel Championships" or something like that!

Who knows, it could happen!!

HHRGC Steel Match Results 10/27/2012

Although it was a really wet and rainy day, at least the temperatures were mild, so although we all got wet, at least we didn't freeze. This was the very first Club Steel match in the new Action Pistol bays at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club on the South End of Whidbey Island in Washington State.

Even though it was wet, everyone had a grand time at the match, and after the match, several of us retired to the club's on site restaurant for a late lunch and refreshments before heading home.

Here's the results from our match on Saturday, October 27th.



Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club Steel Match   10/27/2012










# Name Class stg 1 stg 2 stg 3 stg 4 stg 5 stg 6        total
1 Mike Gallion RF-O 10.16 10.89 10.26 10.99 8.69 12.06 63.05
2 Larry Davis RF-O 15.05 9.92 15.82 13.41 9.87 10.51 74.58
3 Grant Galbreath RF-R 15.18 12.42 13.88 12.70 10.85 12.90 77.93
4 Mark McDaniel RF-O 16.43 13.49 15. 49 16.54 16.49 15.46 78.41
5 John Davidson RF-I 15.39 15.12 13.70 16.64 12.75 11.11 84.71
6 Matt Mitchell RF-I 17.54 15.58 16.03 15.06 11.58 12.51 88.30
7 Josh Hansen RF-R 16.82 13.18 13.75 16.11 16.05 13.41 89.32
8 Bill Waites RF-R 17.80 12.56 13.35 15.17 19.69 12.33 90.90
9 Larry Davis RF-I 21.64 13.19 17.40 18.37 13.27 12.28 96.15
10 Matt Mitchell CF-O 19.29 15.85 16.44 17.17 15.14 13.12 97.01
11 John Davidson CF-L 18.92 21.03 16.44 17.47 15.60 14.68 104.14
12 Jeff Drake RF-R 21.25 17.62 19.69 19.77 12.86 14.50 105.69
13 Mike Gallion CF-O 20.05 16.71 19.47 17.78 17.54 15.20 106.75
14 Grant Galbreath RF-I 17.13 21.78 17.78 16.42 20.26 15.28 108.65
15 Austin Drake RF-R 26.40 21.42 17.34 20.06 16.98 15.11 117.31
16 Jeff Drake RF-I 23.58 20.11 22.03 21.37 16.82 15.43 119.34
17 Thomas Aldredge RF-I 16.29 17.92 15.07 14.90 46.07 13.24 123.49
18 Nolen Markley RF-R 19.39 29.28 21.20 22.18 21.12 17.02 130.19
19 Robert Vulliet RF-R 31.31 18.83 15.33 17.24 33.44 15.53 131.68
20 Josh Hansen RF-I 21.03 24.04 21.95 23.81 22.58 18.33 131.74
21 Robert Vulliet RF-I 27.65 29.01 22.23 21.38 22.40 18.54 141.21
22 Nolen Markley RF-O 26.93 20.37 22.57 24.17 34.82 20.84 149.70
23 Bill Waites RF-I 25.12 27.94 26.49 24.29 29.31 19.55 152.70
24 Thomas Aldredge CF-P 32.73 24.47 24.04 32.27 29.39 23.24 166.14
25 Thomas Aldredge CF-P 44.67 35.04 21.66 36.55 22.80 17.85 178.57
26 William Spaulding RF-I 36.59 42.70 50.01 45.38 30.87 26.55 232.10

Abbreviations:

RF = Rimfire
CF = Centerfire
REV = Revolver
R = Revolver
L = Limited
I = Iron Sight
O if paired with RF = Optic Sight
O if paired with CF or REV = Open
P = Production
LR = Low Ready Start

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Steel Match Classes at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun


·       RF- O             Rimfire Optic
  Any rimfire pistol or revolver with optic sights.

·       RF – I            Rimfire Iron Sight
  Any rimfire pistol or revolver with iron sights. 

·       RF-R             Rimfire Rifle – Any Sight

·       CF – P           Centerfire Production
  Double action striker fired semi-auto pistols with iron sights.

·       CF – L          Centerfire Limited
  Any semi-auto pistol with iron sights.

·       CF – O          Centerfire Open
  Any centerfire semi-auto with compensator and/or optic sights.

·       REV – I               Centerfire Revolver 
          Any un-ported centerfire revolver with iron sights

·       REV – O             Centerfire Revolver 
        Any centerfire revolver w/optic sights and/or ported or compensator.

·       CF-LR           Centerfire Low Ready
  Any centerfire pistol or revolver with any type of sight, but using the rimfire “Low Ready” start position

.17, Ultra high velocity .22LR over 1300fps, and .223 is not permitted.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Holmes Harbor Winter Steel Matches



Rain or Shine - Steel Fun Match 

Saturday, October 27th & Sunday October 28th
 (and every 4th Saturday & Sunday Through the Winter)
We will shoot a full match each day!

“Just for the fun of it” Steel Challenge style steel shooting Saturday, October 27th., and Sunday October 28th.  at the new Action Pistol Bays behind the rifle range at Holmes harbor Rod & Gun Club.

Setup at 8:00, Sign up at 9:00, Shooter’s Meeting at 9:45, shooting starts right after the shooter’s meeting. $5.00 entry fee per gun, three gun limit per shooter.
Actually, this is a picture from a Steel challenge match in Ephrata. We don't have any pictures from a Holmes Harbor Steel match yet!
Have you wanted to give Steel Challenge style steel shooting a try? Are you an experienced steel shooter already, but would like to get in a bit of fun steel shooting on a regular basis without having to travel to do it? Come on out and join us for the fun!

Most all handguns, including rimfire and revolvers, are suitable for steel shooting. .22LR Rifles are also welcome. We will be including a ”Low Ready” centerfire pistol class for those shooters without holsters. No .17 caliber or ultra-high velocity .22 is permitted but CCI Mini-Mags are OK.

If you have never shot a steel match before, there will be people there to give you a hand, so come on out for a lot of fun!

We will have as many stages set up as we can with our limited but growing facilities. When the full action pistol ranges are all in place, we will be able to handle lots of shooters with plenty of stages being shot all at the same time by multiple squads. A full set of action pistol bays would be a total of eight bays, although many of them would be smaller than the first two already installed. Before the additional bays are put in, though, we have to demonstrate that the new action pistol bays will get regularly used, and not sit empty all year.

If you have a shot timer, please bring it along. If we have several squads we will not have enough timers.

We need more of the blue or white plastic 50 gallon drums for use as shooter’s box tables, and outdoor tables like picnic tables. If you have any of these that you would be willing to donate to the club then either give Mike a call at 321-6258, or bring them out to the action pistol bays. 

See you at the match!