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, February 10, 2011

Wheel of Love - February 2011 Match

It's February. There is love in the air. Wheelgun love, that is. Attention all revolver owners, this is the match for you.

This month, Doc Wesson explores his love of the revolver.  He asked me to put together a revolver only match to celebrate his latest podcast. How could I refuse?

 In association with Doc Wesson of The Gun Nation Podcast, we bring you The Wheel of Love. Revolvers only.
Got it?

DA or SA...or both...Your choice!

  NEW: When you submit your target photos, include the gun you used in the photo. We all like to drool over each other's hardware. 
 Something like this:

Course of Fire:

Download the target:

7 yards
Strong Hand, Weak Hand & Both Hands
Total of 18 shots

Scoring: The total of all three targets on the page. Sum each target and also sum the number of X's. The revolver cylinder graphic IS one of the rings! If the lead ring of the bullet touches the ring, you get the higher score. (see values to the right)

Maximum score per target is 60 with 6 X, for a total of 180 points and 18 X.
If you have a revolver such as the Ruger Single Six which has two cylinders for different loads (e.g. .22LR and .22WMG) you can enter that gun twice...once with one cylinder, and once with the other. Similarly, if you want to enter one gun shooting .38 special, then the same gun shooting .357 magnum, have at it. (I DO draw the line at splitting hairs of .38 special, .38+P, .38+P+ etc. Sorry.) Just make sure each submission is clearly marked.

If you shoot DA, the entire string of fire (a total of 18 shots per entry) must be DA. If you decide to shoot SA, then shoot the entire entry SA. You CAN, however enter one target shot DA and another target shot SA with the same gun. Please just make sure you clearly mark it SA or DA. No mix and match.

Remember you can enter as many guns in as many classes as you like. (Please refeer to the left margin of the main page to review the "rules" and the classes.)

Email digital photos of the targets to: PostalMatch@gmail.com

Deadline is February 28th.

Good luck to all. Invite your friends to play along.




  1. Entry emailed. Wish I had the chance to send in more, just couldn't get the time. Another fun match.