2017 Schedule

April 23
May 28 - Special Classifier*
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22

Registration 0830 - 0930
Shooting starts at 1000

Club members - $20
Nonmembers - $25

Match usually consists of 7 to 9 field courses with round counts of 170 - 200.

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June 2017 Match Pictures

It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to post pictures from a match.  Thanks to Paul S for taking the pics and giving them to us to share

IPSC66 June 2017 Match photos

June 2017 Update

Last month was our annual Special Classifier match and the first official match that utilized our newly finished bays.  A lot of people complained about putting classifiers in such a large open space but don’t worry, this month’s match on June 25th will utilize the space.

Our matches are always the fourth Sunday of the month unless of special circumstance and the email for for registration goes out the preceding Monday.  If you have not been getting updates of our matches you should:

This month we’re back to the standard – 9 field courses requiring 24-32 rounds each and an anticipated round count of 245.  We will be using the new bays so anticipate some long shots in addition to the usual steel and movers.  Because we have a number of new shooters joining us this season we’ll translate that last bit for you – bring more than 245 rounds of ammo, you’ll need it.  If you bring 350-400 rounds you should be okay barring excessive misses or reshoots.

Reminders:

The Wayne County Raccoon Hunters Club (IPSC66) is hosting a USPSA level I RO clas July 29 – 30.  The class costs $40 (US) and is open to any current USPSA members.  The RO class is a great way to learn the rules and get comfortable with the range commands.  Contact Roy Neal if you’re interested in attending.

We have free practice on Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8 p.m.  You don’t have to be a USPSA or WCRH member to join our practice sessions.  Eye and hearing protection is required!  We are happy to host new shooters looking to join in the excitement and fun that USPSA has to offer but safety is our first concern so if you’re not familiar with USPSA we strongly suggest coming to practice before attending a match.  (We hate sending people home for avoidable safety infractions but will)  It is also the best way to learn about the right gear needed to participate in each division – a very valuable lesson!

 

 

 

2017 Pre-Season Update

The IPSC/USPSA shooting season doesn’t (officially) start at Wayne County Raccoon Hunters (WCRH) until April and already things are buzzing along.

Construction on the new bays has been on-going through the winter and everyone is hopeful that they will be ready in time for our first match.   – scheduled for April 23.  They are significantly larger than our other bays so get ready for some longer shots and plenty of movement.  The bays have taken up some parking space so…

We will continue to use the Practiscore pre-registration this year.  If you are not on the list to receive the email updates you should send your information so that you are alerted when registration opens.  If you show up at a match and did not pre-register you will not be squadded unless someone who was registered doesn’t show.  If you register – show up!  We understand that life happens and will overlook an occasional no show.  A call before the match is appreciated so we can notify people on the wait list of openings.  Our matches are the best thing you can do in south-east Michigan on the fourth Sunday of the summer months and we want to provide the opportunity to participate to as many as possible.  Habitual no-show offenders will be given notification and squadded last for future matches.

Send your email address to:  wcrhc.ipsc66.stats@gmail.com

Visit our Practiscore page at:  https://practiscore.com/clubs/wayne-county-raccoon-hunters-club-ipsc66

Canadian IPSC shooters are welcome at our matches and will need to complete the appropriate forms before crossing the border with their guns & ammo.  The Invitation Letter for Michigan’s USPSA matches is available to download and print from the link below.  There are other forms to complete and procedures that visiting shooters must follow.  Contact Roy or one of your fellow Canadians for the details.  Be sure to leave extra time to cross the border when transporting your guns and gear – sign in for our matches closes at 09:30 and shooting starts at 10:00 a.m. whether everyone’s there or not.

2017-Canadian_Invite_Letter

WCRH is proud to have enough member RO and CROs to assign to each squad at our matches.  This allows visiting shooters the opportunity to have fun without the distractions of ROing or scoring your friends.  We certainly do appreciate the help that visiting ROs and CROs offer, however.  If you want to take the level 1 – RO or level 2 – CRO NROI training now is the time to pencil it in.

A Level 1 – RO class is (tentatively) scheduled for 8-9 April – location to be determined

A Level 2 – CRO class is confirmed for 4-5 March at Oak Hill Gun Club.  The cost is $40 (US) and you can register here

We will post the Level 1 class details on our Facebook page as soon as they’re confirmed.

The USPSA group at WCRH will continue to host open practice on Thursday evenings.  If you’re new to the sport check out the new shooter overview then show up with your gear.  We love bringing new shooters into the sport and think that the best time to learn is at a low-stress practice session – not a match.  There isn’t an official start date for practice so keep an eye out here, on Facebook, or subscribe to receive updates in your email’s in box.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

P.S.

If USPSA-style shooting is too fast or competitive for your liking or being up on Sunday mornings isn’t your thing, check out the WCRH’s IDPA program.  Like us, they are a nice group of people that are happy to introduce new shooters to their sport.  No matter what sport you choose at WCRH safety is our first concern followed by fun.

Starting with the June 26, 2016 match, online registration and squadding is required. The Monday or Tuesday prior to the match, registration will open and you can register and squad. You still need to check in at the range building to pay and verify your info.

Registration and squadding will be done through the Practiscore website. The link will be posted in the Brian Enos forums, Practiscore website, our facebook page, and a bulk e-mail will go out via our NEW Google Group! If you would like to be added to the Google Group please request it. The group is IPSC66.WCRHC.

Please be respectful, if you actually register for the match PLEASE show up. If you do not show up you will be required to pay those match fees before you can shoot another match. Cancellations are allowed but please leave us time to notify the wait-list shooters.

2016 Season Begins!

The IPSC66 have been working the past two months in preparation for the 2016 pistol season.  To our friends in the south and west, YES, we actually have a “season”.  The first group work day was primarily the USPSA group (and a few WCRH members) building 40 new walls.  We’ll need all those walls if progress continues on the addition of another bay.  Yes, the dog pond has given way to a new bay.  The planning group that meets each month before a match is already giddy thinking of things to set up in this significantly larger bay.  The second work day was an official WCRH event that involved all club members building new target stands, cleaning the storage sheds, finding home to too many walls, and maintenance of steel.  The WCHR board of directors approved the purchase of new steel for use at IDPA and USPSA matches.  Speaking of matches…

Official USPSA matches begin April 24th and continue the fourth Sunday of each month through October.  Stages and round counts are generally posted on the IPSC66 facebook page approximately one week prior to a match.  Most of our matches are around 200 rounds but some have gone as high as 500!  Check the page and don’t run short of ammo. Registration will be at the same time (0830-0930) at the range house.  The range house is inside the pistol bay area and is designated a cold-range area.  Use the CPL unload area (if needed) before entering; we don’t want you to go home before the match starts. We recommend that you arrive early if you plan to squad with your friends.  In an effort to prevent bottlenecks, IPSC66 actively manages squad size.  When a squad is full, it is full unless approval by the match director is obtained.  Canadian IPSC shooters must print the 2016 invitation letter in addition to any other required forms for crossing the boarder with firearms.  Non-WCRH members participating in any event are required to sign the liability disclosure.  We use the Nook Practiscore system; allowing us to (generally) post scores within hours after completion of a match.  It takes time to program the system with squads and stage requirements so a fairly strict cut off of 0930 for registration is adhered to.  If you’re running late, call a friend to get you registered and squadded.  WCRH embeds NROI certified range officers with each squad, allowing visiting shooters to enjoy shooting and socializing; not working the match.  That is not to say that visitors are not expected to help paste and reset stages or tear down when done.

If you have not been to a USPSA match, we strongly suggest that you attend a free Thursday night practice.  Experienced practical pistol shooters and certified range officers will explain the safety rules, range commands, and provide an introduction to USPSA rules.  We meet Thursday evenings, weather permitting, from 1730-2000.  Bring your unloaded gun, magazines, mag-pouches, eyes, and ears.  All skill levels are welcome.