Archive for July, 2012

July 14 2012 Steel Match Results

July 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Almost all of the 77 shooters were able to finish the match before the T-Storms cut the day short for a small number of shooters on stage 2. If you were not able to shoot a stage I entered a time of 999.99. I did not want to just throw out stage 2 because it was so “unique” for some of us.

Thank you Anton for another great match.  A lot of the normal ROs were unavailable for the match this today and we had some good people step up and help run it safely and quickly before the T-storms hit. I dont know if its thank you or curse you to David The Beam for bringing out his propeller plate rack for a new target this month.

Also there are a couple of more days available in the coming months to have more matches so keep an eye out for emails of announcements of when they will be happening.





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A Special Thanks……

July 14, 2012 Leave a comment

A Big Thank-You goes out to David Beam….Damn that Polish Rack!!!!!!!! Please bring it back soon. 🙂

Another Big Thank-You goes out to our RSO/SO Squad leaders…..Team Nevco, Mike B. & Darren along with Marc S. & Crew (Team Gravitas Tactical?????)  Steve & Cindi Thomas

Also Big Thank-You to Steve J. & Steve M. along with Jim Dyson for helping before & after.


Okay One more thing….A Big Sorry goes out to Jason K., Tino & Barbara along with Cindi & Steve and a few others that did not

get to finish on the Polish Rack…..The heavy rain & lighting came in fast & strong.


The scores should be up soon……A really BIG THANK-YOU to Bubba…He survive a “Land” shark attack on his leg…Body surfing on the back deck of his Crib during one of the most recent down pours and out of nowhere, Crashing through the deck…Land Shark Bite!!!!!!!! With only  One good leg and NO Meds., He came to BC  just to hang and do the scores…Damn nice guy,  Are you sure you were not on any candy????????  🙂   Thanks!!!!!!!!!


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Being safe at BlackCreek Steel Match……

July 13, 2012 Leave a comment

See you all tomorrow…..Please watch your speed on Range Road,  35mph is the posted speed.

And on our property 15mph MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NO gun play of any kind in the parking lot!!!!!!!!

YOU must be on the range in a SAFE Area or in our LOAD-UNLOAD Area….Please ask if you need help of any kind, Before you do any thing reckless or stupid.



Cold Range

  • Black Creek is a cold range. No loaded weapons except when under the control of a Range Safety Officer.
  • No weapon handling in the parking lot. If you arrive with a hot weapon, immediately see a a Range Safety Officer so that you may be unloaded safely.
  • Ammunition may be reloaded into magazines or speedloaders at any place on the range except for the designated Safe Areas.

Safe Areas

  • Safe Areas are provided for the safe handling, holstering, stowing, cleaning, repair, inspection, and dry firing of guns. No ammunition handling  (including dummy ammunition) is allowed in the Safe Areas.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • Footwear- suitable for the terrain, no open-toed footwear.

Dropped Weapons

  • During a Course of Fire– Between the “Make Ready” command and the “Range is Clear” command, any dropped weapon will result in Automatic Disqualification. Stop immediately upon the dropping of a weapon and wait for the commands of the Safety Officer. Safety Officer will safely retrieve, unload, and return the weapon into its holster.
  • Other than during a Course of Fire– If an unloaded weapon is dropped on the range, do not touch or retrieve it. Call a Safety Officer to safely retrieve and place the weapon in its holster or carrier. Touching of a dropped weapon by any competitor or any other person other than a Safety Officer will result in disqualification of the competitor.


  • Negligent Discharge- where any bullet passes over the top of the berm, or impacts the ground within 6 feet of the competitor will result in immediate disqualification.
  • 180 Degree Violation– where the muzzle is pointed uprange or outside of established muzzle safe points will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Sweeping– where the muzzle of any weapon, loaded or unloaded, is pointed at any person including the competitor. Will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Finger in Trigger Guard- while loading or unloading, reloading, or moving from one shooting position to another.
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July Match Announcement

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Black Creek Steel will hold a 4 Stage, 120 round steel match on Saturday, 14 July.

* Registration opens at 0815.
* Mandatory Shooters’ Safety Briefing at 0845.
* Shooting starts at 0900.
* Match scheduled to end at 1400.
* We will be shooting in squads.
* Match fee is $20.

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