Burlington Pistol Field Target Results for April 10, 2011
Burlington Pistol Field Target
Results for April 10, 2011
The last indoor pistol FT match of the 2010/11 indoor seasons was a great success and well attended with 17 shooters taking part. It featured close scores and great competition with lots of socializing. The shooting is always great, but the people absolutely make the match experience and the whole day memorable. Lots of friendly gibes and humor were going on throughout the day making it seem more like a relaxed plinking day than a competitive match. Believe me, it was competitive, but well hidden.
The Open Sights division had four shooters and some close scores. John was shooting very well today and placed first in this division with a great score. Close behind, shooting a 2240 modified by himself, was Mike Clement, shooting in his first PFT match. Dennis E. placed and impressive third shooting the match offhand, follows by Ivan close behind. Open sights are a real challenge for these matches.
The Unmagnified Sights division had the largest group with seven competitors and it certainly is a difficult task to sight the longer targets with the red dot optics. Don continued his winning streak in this division, but he had Tom and Ted right there with him to take second and third. Things are heating up for sure. Greg and Jeff both did very well in their first PFT match and Ivo and Gord rounded out the scoring in this division.
There was a wee bit of a close race in the scoped division among the top three. Coming down to the last couple of lanes, Len had to fight the nerves to keep his perfect score, the first in a PFT match to date. Congratulations, Len! Joel and I both managed to drop a point about mid way through the second time through the course; however, Joel managed to limit it to that one miss and claim second, leaving third place to me. Tony, Dennis L., and Rob rounded out the division, shooting very well with their Crosman pistols.
Many thanks go to Don for bringing his pistol targets out to the match and to the many who helped to set up before and clean up after the match. Things ran smoothly and the timing was pretty well perfect as the group was out of the building by our 2:00PM finish time.
A group of ten invaded Tim Horton’s after the match for a continuation of the day and lots more conversation and laughs. It was a few minutes before 4:00PM when we finally broke for the day and headed home. Being at one of these events is really the only way you can appreciate what a great time it is.
The outdoor season will start next month with an under 500fps rifle FT match at the Port Club on Saturday, May 14th. We are hoping for a great turnout to start off the outdoor season. Match details will be sent out shortly on classes and the power limitation. Stay tuned and get those rigs honed in and ready.