3 New Guns Added to Production List

The other day the DNROI approved the following additional firearms for Production Division. They are:
  • Sig Sauer P320 Full-Size Nitron barrel length 4.7 weight with empty magazine inserted 29.4 ounces in 9mm
  • Walther Arms PPQ M2 5″ barrel 9mm weight with empty magazine inserted 24 ounces.
  • Sig Sauer P229 Elite Stainless in both 9mm and .40S&W

USPSA Juniors Website

USPSA Junior RaffleUSPSA Junior Program is devoted to providing a fun, safe, and educational shooting competition for our young members.  We are motivated to help them build their shooting, and leadership skills while encouraging sportsmanship and community awareness.

Click the photo to see the website for USPSA Juniors.

New USPSA Email Newsletter:
“USPSA Down Range”

Now this is an interesting idea! Email something out to uspsa members and anyone else who wishes to subscribe on a periodic basis with interesting articles and news events. Specific link to this issue available here http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/uspsa/uspsa050814.php, and a more generic archive link is also available here at http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/uspsa/, and along the right side list of links on uspsa6.org. I didn’t subscribe for this; it just showed up in my inbox. If you wish to subscribe for future issues, please visit here: http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?uspsa

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4th Annual Jamaica Invitational

This match looked like a great event and looked worth while to post. While technically not in Area 6, a lot of Area 6 people took home wood.  Chris Tilley has regained the Open championship, and Frank Garcia took Production, with Orville Henriques on top of Limited. Can’t wait to hear the stories. Jamaica TV Video here. (forward to 10:44)

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Seth Clagg at Steel Nationals 2014

Area 6 Junior wins at Steel Nationals

Junior shooter, Seth Clagg, from St Petersburg FL recently competed in the US National Steel Championships in Titusville, FL. Seth won high junior in the rimfire match with a time of 81.81 seconds (9th place overall in all divisions out of 86) and won high junior in the centerfire match with a time of 106.20 seconds (26th place overall in all divisions out of 172). Seth is pictured with Chet Whistle who donated a Sig Sauer 1911-22 to the high rimfire junior.

Another major moves to St George Utah

SCSAwebIn a seemingly sweeping move to shift all major matches to the west coast, another major match has been moved to St George, Utah.  The 2014 World Speed Shooting Championships, part of the USPSA Steel Challenge, has been moved to Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park (SUSSP).  This is the same range used for the Area 1 Championships and the USPSA Handgun Nationals.

The Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park (SUSSP)  is a partnership between the BLM, Washington County,  8 cities in Washington County, the NRA, and 5 non-profit organizations that run public venues on the park. SUSSP is a 501(c) non-profit organization that operates as a Special Service District of Washington County. It is a beautiful park for the sports.

While it may be a beautiful park, it’s nowhere near a major airline hub. Nobody knows why all the major matches are being shifted to the west but it sure isn’t cheap hotels and easy transportation. St George Utah is about two hours drive from Las Vegas.  The USPSA Handgun Nationals also moved there from Vegas last year. It  is the home of Southern Utah Practical Shooters.

If you are frustrated that the Nationals have not been shared with the east coast, or at least moved to a reasonable travel location, you are not alone. Many people from Area 6 did not go to the Nationals last year because of cost and time. It was expensive enough when it was in Las Vegas, but now its 2 hours drive beyond that. Some volunteers were spending upwards of $750 to volunteer at the Nationals and they didn’t even get to shoot it.

If you want to see the east coast get some of the pie, start asking the candidates for President what they think.