For the last 4 years, "The Usual Suspects" have had an IDPA style match designed around the Back Up Gun (BUG), with BUG friendly stages in April. This year, due to some scheduling conflicts, we scheduled it for May, and so here it is
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Signups at the range, 10:30AM (NOT ON PRACTISCORE)
$20 for the first division, $5 for additional entries (as in BUG-S semi-automatic and BUG-R revolver)
What's a Back Up Gun? According to the 2017 IDPA rulebook, (8.2.7) there are two sub-categories for this division. IDPA HQ has changed some of the specific's from previous editions:
Semi-Automatic (BUG-S) 3 1/2" barrel or less, .380ACP minimum,
6 1/2"long, 4 5/8 tall, 1 3/8" wide, 26 ounces with empty magazine.
Loaded at start with 6 rounds maximum (1 chambered, 5 in magazine. Spare magazine(s) with 6 rounds.
Revolver (BUG-R) 2 1/2" barrel or less, .38 special minimum, rimmed cases, no moon clips.
6 1/2" long, 4 5/8" tall, 1 3/8" wide, 26 ounces empty.
Loaded at start with 5 rounds maximum in cylinder.
Ashland Gun Club BUG match plans: The stages will have strings of fire with 5 (or less) scored rounds, to make a place for the J-frame revolver (5-shot) or the RugerLCP/KelTec P3AT pocket blasters)
A stage CAN have more then one string of fire.
Right now, we are not requiring holster draws, with all starts from ready pistol, briefcase, table top, under a napkin, pillow, in a gun bag, etc...
BUT, if you have a safe holster (covered trigger guard, belt carry) there may be a stage where you will get to choose between drawing, or grabbing your pistol off the table top (or where ever)
There will be a stage (or string as part of a stage) requiring a reload on the clock. That stage (or string) will only have 10 scored rounds, so a J-frame can still play. Only one spare speedloader (or magazine) will be required. (but more might be a good idea, for the fumble fingered among us) Of course, you can use loose rounds The reload will be staged on a table or barrel top, on the seat etc, so you won't need mag or speedloader pouches for your BUG. (but if you want to use a pouch, that will be OK too)
Round count should be over 60 and under 120 (to be decided later)
Targets should be big and close (but not always)
There will be NO-Shoots, for certain pistolero's to shoot
Question: What if I do not have a BUG as defined, or just want to shoot the match with my normal IDPA SSP/ESP/CDP/CCP/REV/Carry Optic...?
Come out anyway and shoot the stages with whatever you've got. You'll shoot the stage according to the stage briefing, just like the BUG's, with your score listed in the division your gear puts you into.
The Usual Suspects look forward to seeing you at the ranges.
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