I’m the idea guy. I’m probably not going to be the coordinator of the actual match.
I shoot SBRs in competition and frequently someone will comment on them and ask about arm braced handguns and shooting a can in competition. Both of which aren’t allowed in the competitions I shoot. A stocked handgun isn’t a handgun or a rifle, and a can really screws with the e-timer that needs sound to function.
But that got me to thinkin’ (Look out!). I’ve wanted to use a can (silencer, suppressor) in competition for years. I have other guns that I’d also like to use and can’t because they fall outside of what’s legal for competition purposes. So I contacted one of the movers and shakers at the matches I attended this past weekend. And he (“Jeff”) really liked the idea. During the match I talked to the president of the club who happened to be our RO. He saw nothing wrong and gave the go ahead. So it appears other than the actual details that have yet to be worked out, it’s going to happen.
Timing could be a problem but “Jeff” suggested setting up the stages and use a par time. Whatever targets got hit would count for score.
So what is OK for the match? Cans, arm braced handguns, SBRs, SBSs if we can figure out a suitable stage, MGs, basically, if you bring it you can shoot it. A local company might set up a 1919MG for folks to buy a belt of ammo to shoot. As “Jeff” suggested, lots of local folks have all sorts of stuff since we live in a free state, so we might see faces that we’ve never seen before. We also have a local MG society and it wouldn’t surprise me if some of them show up. I can see limiting the MGs to pistol calibers and rifles to subsonic loads to save the steel.
I shoot for fun and I think this will be all sorts of fun.