OK, what is a postal match.
Thread: Postal Match
I know this really doesn't belong here (we need an off topic forum) but I was wondering if there is any interest in a postal match for fun?
OK, what is a postal match.
A postal match is like a just a regular shooting match except it uses the honor system. Basically using rules posted online (weapon types, ranges, and targets) the competetors go to their local ranges and then mail or email their targets back to the judge.
A match could be like this:
Range: 7 yards
Weapon: Your regular open carry weapon (rimfire or centerfire handgun)
Rules: Shooter may fire up to 15 rounds to hit as many light bulbs as possible. If the hole breaks the black it counts as a hit. Multiple hits on a bulb will only count as one hit. Only one bulb may be broken by a hit. Submit scan of target to email@example.com for judging by Oct 1 2006.
I'd be interested. It sounds like fun and a good way to add a little competition to the forum.
sounds like fun to me, I'm in
tho I have to warn ya. my buddies dont call me Mr. Zero for nothing.
That does sound like fun ... count me in too!
Sounds like fun...! Yet another excuse to go to the range...
Heck...I typed a long reply and then had a computer problem.
I'd be interested...
I tried to do this one time before but didn't because of complications (long story, but unrelated to shooting).
I would also be interested in running or participating in a "practical" postal match, such as IDPA (merely as an example, it could be any discipline, or we could decide on our own rules for scoring, penalties, and target type).
This is what I wanted to do one time before:
1. Pick 8 or 10 stages of fire, keeping them relatively simple so it won't be a problem to duplicate them exactly at each club.
2. Have someone draw up the stages with complete descriptions, including target type, height, and distance, and submit the stages to the person at each range in charge of the match.
3. Allow a time limit for shooting the stages and submitting the scores, either a few weeks, or maybe even a couple of months, since many ranges only shoot once a month.
4. Post the results on a web page (I'd be willing to post them on my page).
For now I'd say keeping it simple would be best. Postal matches seem to work best the easier they are. At least the ones I have seen that successful are.
Sure glad I looked at the PDF. That explained the part about the bulbs. I'm in!
DoubleR wrote:Yeah, although it kind of sounds like more fun if you didn't read the PDFSure glad I looked at the PDF. That explained the part about the bulbs. I'm in!
I won't be joining in the fun. However, if you need an impartial judge, I'd be willing to donate my time for that purpose.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
VAopencarry wrote:why wont u participate? tho I thank you for your volunteering to judge..I won't be joining in the fun. However, if you need an impartial judge, I'd be willing to donate my time for that purpose.
My Wife and I would be interested as long as we don't have to use a public range. We have a private range on our property since it's not easy to go to a public range with having a child around. Having our own range is nice so we can take turns with watching the baby and target shooting.
Well it seems that there is enough interest to run a postal match. I can run it if no else minds. If there are no objections I will make an announcement on the conditions and rules in the next 24 hours or so.
Lets get this party started