Setup Started Wednesday and continued through Thursday to get the 8 stages set up. With stage names like Death Trap (double target max trap), Slide Lock, Far out man (3-35 yd shots) and Step it up (2 platform levels) there was a lot of work to get done. The RO’s did a great job at getting them all built for the staff shoot on Friday. The staff vetted all of the gizmos and angles so the shooters would have a flawless match.
Last month there were 70 shooters, this month there were 83. Match Director Dean Herrig was prepared and opened a 7thsquad and stage to accommodate all the shooters. There are 13 official divisions in the Steel Challenge and Saturdays match had competitors in 10 of the divisions. Production led all the divisions with 27, followed by 15 in Limited and 12 in Rimfire Rifle Open. Iron Sights Revolver, Pistol Caliber Carbine Optic and Rimfire Pistol Open all had more than 5 and Open, Rimfire Pistol Iron Sights, Rimfire Rifle Iron Sights and Single Stack rounded out the rest.
This time last month, 2 people were shooting single stacks, last night there were 16! That beat production by 1 and limited by 6. With the WAC’s Factory Gun Classic coming the first week in December, people are switching over to their single stacks to get prepared. The match also included stages influenced by what will be seen at the Factory gun. Table starts, loaded and unloaded, poppers, bobbers, and lots of hard and soft cover made for a challenging night.
Class (competitors) winners for the night were:
Carry Optics (3) – Steve Pianka
Limited (10) – JJ Malvarez
Open (2) – Will Jensen
Production(15) – Mike Howell
Revolver (1) – Bob Paul
Single Stack(16) – Mark Walker
There are only 4 more Tuesday or Friday nights to get prepared for the Factory Gun, hope to see you out there.
Submitted by Jeff Jones
With Thanksgiving just next week, the club is having dinner a little early. This Wednesday, November 16th, we’ll have our club dinner with all the fixin’s. Please join us at the clubhouse for the social hour at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. – Donation of $7.00 gets you a plate full of Wyoming Antelope Club goodness.
Nov 14, 2016 – The club is moving more into the digital age with a new online membership database system. The new system will help with administration, updates, renewals, membership lookup and more. In order to provide notifications about your membership, we will need you to verify your info online.
Please go to this link ( www.wyomingantelopclub.org/membership ) to establish a new password and check your profile. You will need your member number from your member card and the email address we have on file. The system will send you a temporary password so you can log in and change it to own password.
Once you log in, you can verify or change the information we have on file for you. We will send your membership renewal notice to the email address on file 30-60 days out. In the future, you will be able to renew online also. Please log in and verify your member info.
November 11, 2016 – Veteran’s day, originally called Armistice Day, was originally designated as a day to celebrate the end of World War I. The first World War ended November 11, 1918 and the legislation that created Veteran’s Day was, and I quote, “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.”
As time went on and we engaged in further conflicts during World War II and Korea veterans’ groups lobbied for a change. Rather than honoring the armistice and only those who served in World War I, the holiday would now honor all veterans from every war and conflict the United States had encountered. We’ve honored our troops, their service and their sacrifice as Veterans Day ever since.
We have awarded medals to many Soldiers, added their names to monuments and named buildings for them, to honor them for their bravery. But nothing can ever replace the hole left behind by a fallen service member, and no number of medals and ribbons can comfort the ones left behind.
The service members we honor today came from all walks of life, but they shared several fundamental qualities. They possessed courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity – all the qualities needed to serve a cause larger than one’s self.
Today, people throughout the country will gather together to remember, to honor, and to pay gratitude to those who have served our country. Our gathering is just one small spark in the flame of pride that burns across the nation today and every day. It’s not a lot, but its one small way we can honor those who have made sacrifice so that we can live in freedom.
To All Veterans – Thank You!
BEAUTIFUL weather for the November monthly match-up between the gunfighters of the flatlanders shootist society. Here are the final results:
Yusta B. Fast……………………………..1st seed………1st place
Hafta B. Fast……………………………..3rd seed………2nd place
Shenandoah Drifter…………………2nd seed………3rd place
Two Buck Chuck……………………….5th seed……….4th place
Renegade Dave…………………………4th seed……….5th place
Roadrunner………………………………..7th seed……….6th place
Dough Boy………………………………….6th seed………..7th place
Ace………………………………………………..8th seed………8th place
Hats-off to our newest gunfighters, Ace and Two Buck Chuck for having the interest to come out and participate in a monthly contest.
For all who check the WAC website for on-going activities, we want to inform you that there will be no meeting of the gunfighters of the Flatlanders Shootist Society on December 4th.
Thursday practice sessions for the first and fifteenth of the month will go on as scheduled. If you have an interest in trying fast draw, please feel free to attend any one of our Thursday sessions and we will furnish you with everything needed to give it a try, at no cost to you.
WOMEN OF WAC UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday November 09, 6-8pmShotguns – Ever Wanted To Shoot a Shotgun? – It’s Turkey Time!Shotguns come in 3 different styles… Bolt, Lever Action & Pump No need to own one, yet, come try them out. It’ll be a blast. Guns and Ammo provided.Safety First! Ear & Eye protection necessary. Proper dress attire please. Any questions, please give me a call.
Wednesday December 14, 6-8pm Christmas Party Cookie Exchange & Silent Auction (Funds Raised to Benefit Jr. Shooter’s)Bring three (3) dozen cookies, home-made or store bought and we’ll trade.“Silent Auction” – Bring items (new, slightly used) to donate. We support our youth, they are our future. Remember, if we fail to educate our youth, our “Right To Bear Arms” will fall by the wayside. Merry Christmas!
Wednesday January 11, 6-8pmFun Shoot – Time to Try Out Your New Christmas Present – More Information to Follow
Ladies, we do “Pot Luck” dinner at our get-to-gethers. If you can bring something, we appreciate it, no worries if you can’t. Life & Work gets in the way sometimes and we ALWAYS have enough!!
For more information, please call Debbie cell 727-422-0061.
The Steel Match this past Saturday was one of the biggest ones we’ve had all year with 70 participants. Our steel matches consist of 6 stages with a mix of the official stages and “outlaw” stages. Each stage has 5 plates ranging from 10″ plates to 18″x24″ rectangles, with 1 designated the stop plate. The rules are simple, shoot them fast, hit them all and hit the stop plate last. Each shooter shoots 5 strings, with their best 4 times added up as their score. Penalties are assessed for misses