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".

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May 2010 Results

This match meant a lot to me. I take my hat off to all those who have served, or who are serving in our military forces. I particularly owe a debt of gratitude to those whose lives were taken in the line of duty, and to all of the families left behind.

This month's match was quite interesting. Merle must have tried to empty his gun safe, entering six different weapons. Very cool. Paula, thanks for playing. Keep at it. Billll, thanks for mentoring Paula. Mr Borland continues to dominate in the accuracy department.

Class 1 - RF with Iron Sights
Mr Borland                              Merle
S&W Model 617, .22LR             Ruger Std Model, .22LR
Score=140                                Score=16 (at 25ft)

Billll                                        Gray
Ruger Mk I, .22LR                     S&W Model 41, .22LR
Score=51                                  Score=80

Marilyn                                    Bob
Ruger Single Six, .22LR             Ruger Single Six, .22LR
Score=2                                    Score=51

Ruger Mk I, .22LR

Class 3 - CF with Iron Sights
Mr Borland                                Gray
S&W K38, .357                           S&W M&P Pro, 9mm
Score=125                                  Score=85

Merle                                       Merle
Ruger Speed Six, 9mm              S&W M3913, 9mm
Score=41 (At 25 ft)                   Score=21 (At 25 ft)

Merle                                    Merle
P38, 9mm                              CZ82, (9mm Makarov)
Score=40 (At 25 ft)                 Score=20 (At 25 ft)

British Enfield, 380/200

By the way, I had never heard of some of Merle's guns. Looks like many are vintage. Here are some example photos that I dug up. Neat.

CZ-82                                           S&W M3913

Ruger Speed Six                            Walther P-38

British Enfield

2010 Cumulative Winners

Thanks again for playing along. Look for the June match. It will be a charity fundraiser to support Hands On Nashville, a local volunteer organizing group that was instrumental in getting help to those that needed it during Nashville's recent floods.


  1. Nice job everyone! The timing never worked out for be last month. Looking forward to the next match.

  2. I guess it is only natural that us oldtimers like the oldtime guns!!!