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, August 8, 2010

Strengths & Weaknesses - August 2010 Match

We're back! Sorry for being a week late. Work after a vacation always is busy.

I have some VERY cool news. I was contacted by Doc Wesson - host of The Gun Nation Podcast a few weeks ago. (This is one of my favorite gun related podcasts mixing Doc's southern wisdom, his knowledge and experience with a variety of shooting, the Average Joe Handgun Review segments, and his scientific background.) It seems that Doc has always wanted to add a Postal Match to his offerings, and he has graciously asked if I would do this for him. How could I refuse? Being affiliated with Doc and his podcast will certainly increase our exposure and shooting draw. A bigger audience may also give us an opportunity to offer prizes and such. More to come. I am looking forward to a long relationship.

Now on to the match for this month. Recent matches have had fun themes and I hope all have enjoyed them. This month it's back to basics of accuracy, trigger control, sight picture and steady hands. We are going to work both of your hands, together and separately - and at a couple of distances.

August 2010 Target Example

 Download Target Here
Rules of Engagement:

You will be shooting at BOTH 5 yards and 10 yards
3 shots per target (a total of 18 shots)
Weak Hand Only for the top targets
Both Hands for the middle targets
Strong Hand Only for the bottom targets

Maximum score is 180
(6 targets x 3 shots each x 10 points max)

Remember you can enter as many different guns in as many different classes as you like.
(You just can't enter the same gun twice)

Deadline is August 31st.
Email your target scan/photos to: PostalMatch@gmail.com

Also, don't forget to visit The Gun Nation Podcast. Download episodes from the site or from iTunes. I think you will enjoy it.

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