Steel Challenge Ft Smith, Arkansas 6-6-09
Folks.....words cannot fully describe the awesome day I had with the members of the Old Fort Gun Club down at the river range today. Good folks, great weather, and a great challenge. My girlfriend and I burned through about 420 rounds together on a 150 minimum round count ordeal. From 12:30 pm to 5:45 pm. Six stages, four squads. Took the Glock 19 this time, and both my girlfriend and I used it. That's right......9mm! To those poor souls who all brought their 22lr pistols and had such a heck of a time making them work......I feel for you, but then again.....you went the cheap route and ended up paying for it in the long run. I've done the USPSA matches, and the GSSF match last year, but this is something different. Initially scheduled to work today, some unknown force relieved me of that duty at the last minute to make this all possible. Let me tell you what...........it's an opportunity that should never be passed up if at all possible by anyone involved in shooting. My girlfriend had the time of her life, and I'm just now feeling the sunburn. But it's going to be alright. About 50 people showed up today, and about six of them were women. I know nobody went home disappointed today besides the folks that brought their .22 pistols. I still can't say enough, but given the opportunity......anybody that shoots....should try this at least once. If your main goal in life is to see the Bahamas....or Mount Fiji, or take a cruise to Australia........a steel challenge should be at the top of your affordable/feel good list while you keep saving for that vacation. There was a gun show in Ft Smith today as well, but we didn't go for that. There was one guy who did, and he had a box of WWB 115gr 9mm on the table marked in red ink $30 and I asked where he bought it, and low and behold it was at the gun show. I bought my limit of boxes at the local Wal Mart today for $8.97 each 50 round boxes Federal 115gr 9mm. Anyway, here are some pics, and I hope all of you had/have as awesome a weekend as I have had in half a day.