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".

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March 2010 Results

Ahhh, the Luck 0' The Irish
I hope everyone had a good time with this one. I find weak hand shooting very hard....just another reason to practice. As you can see below, we have a few new people joining the fun. Thanks for playing along and I hope you continue to find the matches fun. Suggestions are always welcome...email me at postalmatch@gmail.com.

Here are the results for March, 2010 (Order is by submission date):

Class 1 (Rimfire, Iron Sights)

Gray                                       Billll
S&W Model 41 .22LR                Ruger Mark I, .22 LR
Score = 35                               Score = 34

Paula                                     Mo
Ruger Mark II, .22 LR              Ruger Single Six, .22 LR
Score = 11                              Score = 48

Bob                                         Marilyn
Ruger Single Six, .22LR            Ruger Single Six, .22LR
Score = 33                               Score = 7

Fat White Man                       TrueBlueSam
Ruger Mark III, .22LR              Ruger Single Six, .22LR
Score = 36                              Score = 22

Class 2 (Rimfire, Optical Sights)

Colt .22 with 2X Red Dot, .22LR
Score = 34

Class 3 (Centerfire, Iron Sights)

Gray                                        Merle                                           
S&W M&P Pro 9mm                  Ruger Speed Six, 9mm
Score = 66                                Score = 5

Unlimited Centerfire

S&W Model 66 Revolver with Laser Grip
Score = 49

Here are the 2010 winners for each class thus far:

Clearly Rimfire is a popular class...cost maybe? Fun...definitely! The Ruger Single Six is by far the favorite this month. I've never heard of a Ruger Speed Six - a revolver in 9mm. Very cool Merle. Also, lots of new players - welcome aboard Mo, Paula, Billl, Merle, Fat White Man and True Blue Sam. Welcome back Manfred all the way from France. Check out Fat White Man at http://www.fatwhiteman.com/  and True Blue Sam at http://www.truebluesam.blogspot.com/.  Manfred's blog is at http://viedepassion.blogspot.com/. Great shooting one and all. Thanks again for playing along. Please tell your friends to join in as well. Look for the April postal match to come online soon.

Stay safe and keep shooting.
Introduce a friend to shooting.


  1. FYI:

    The Ruger Speed Six, Security Six & Service Six series were the first Ruger DA revolvers & were the ancestors of the current GP-100's. The 9mm's used half or full moon clips, similar to some S&W revolvers. Somehow they are becoming something of a cult, which surprises me.

    Thanks for hosting.


  2. Fun Match, thanks for putting it on.