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".

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2010 Match - Remember

5/2/2010 9am - To all in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, and Northern Mississippi:
I hope that the flooding and rain has not harmed you greatly. We were caught in the I24 fllood yesterday, but were able to turn around and get off the roadway before we were washed away. Epic.

I tried to think of some clever theme for May, but let's all face it...the events, holidays, festivals, and trite ideas associated with May all pale when compared to remembering our fallen troops on Memorial Day. I have never been a member of the armed forces. I cannot imagine the sacrifices our men and women (and their families) of the armed forces have made, are making, and will make in the name of protecting our freedoms, our ideals, and our way of life. I can, however, tell you that all those who have served, who are serving, or who plan to serve in the armed forces of the United States of America get my utmost respect and admiration. My heartfelt appreciation is all I can really give.

Thank You.

A shooting match seems somewhat fitting if we are talking about honoring Memorial Day. Let's face it, the 2nd amendment is what allows us to enjoy shooting sports. The 2nd amendment would not have been possible but for the past, present and future sacrifices of our military.

This month's match will blend of all the skills we have worked on thus far - two hands, strong hand, weak hand and distance.

Example -><- Example

10 yards
Three (3) shots TWO HANDS on Large Star
Three (3) shots STRONG HAND on Small Star on the RIGHT
Three (3) shots WEAK HAND on Small Star on the LEFT

Max Score = 180

Submit a scan or digital photo of your target(s) to postalmatch@gmail.com no later than midnight, May 31st. Remember to put your name, gun/ammo used, score, and class on each target. Enter as many different guns per class, and as many classes as you want.

1 comment:

  1. This is most fitting.

    I'm going to shoot it, even if I have to skip work to do so.

    Thank you

    Merle Morrison
    Newport News, VA