What is a Postal Match?

Before the internet, if friendly target shooters wanted to compete against one another they could either meet together and exchange targets, or they would participate in a Postal Match. Typically these contests were a standard course of fire that the participants shot, then mailed to the contest organizer for tally. Since the internet can provide us with nearly instant feedback, and we can trade many different targets, it seems to be an ideal format for the "Modern Postal Match".

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 2009 Match - Shooting 101

Ok, so for the first edition of the Online Postal Match, I want to make it VERY simple. Familiar target. Close range. Only five shots. This will allow everyone to get a little practice both on the range, and with getting their targets submitted. It will also help me to work the kinks out of target submission, scoring, and posting of scores, etc.. Practice as many times as you like. This match is a TEST DRIVE so please be patient.

Course of Fire Rules for August 2009:

1) Remember the universal rules and information about classes on the blog front page.
2) Download the target HERE and print on 8.5"x11" paper (portrait)
3) 5 rounds at 7 yards (21 feet), TWO HAND GRIP/STRONG SIDE
4) Either take a digital photo, or scan your target for submission.

Email your target to postalmatch@gmail.com. Please make sure that your email also includes your personal information such as your Name, the Date you shot, what Range you shot at (including address if available), the Class, the gun you used (including manufacturer, model etc), the ammo you used (including manufacturer, caliber, bullet type/weight if known), Indoor vs Outdoor, and any comments you might have.

Remember you can submit targets for as many CLASSES as you like, but only one target per CLASS please. BE SAFE! HAVE FUN!

Any questions, please email me at postalmatch@gmail.com

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