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2017 Mississippi State/Section Championship Series

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On 6/1/2017 at 6:03 PM, mosher said:

 

They have area 59 in mid November in Rosenberg just south of Katy, I'm going to that one, and at the end of August is the oilfield classic north of sealy.

I may have to check out the area 59... if I end up going room and board won't cost anything

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On 5/30/2017 at 3:15 PM, mosher said:

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The 2017 Freedom Gunworks Mississippi Limited State Championship will be held September 23-24th at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS. This is a USPSA sanctioned, Level 2 State/Section championship match.

 

MATCH DETAILS:
The match will be 10 stages shot in a half day format.  There will be four schedules to choose from, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, and Sunday PM. Squad size will be strictly limited to nine shooters.  There will be complimentary lunch provided each day. Award ceremony will be Sunday evening. Division will be Limited only.

 

RANDOM PRIZE GIVEAWAY:
One CK Arms Limited gun (MSRP $3,000) courtesy of match title sponsor Freedom Gunworks to be given away by random draw at the awards ceremony.

 

PLAQUE RECOGNITION:
State Champion, open to MS residents.
1st-3rd place overall, open to everyone.
High Lady, High Senior, High Super Senior, and High Junior.
Class awards based on number of entries.

 

ELIGIBILITY:
Registration will open at 7pm CST on June 6th on Practiscore at the following link:

https://practiscore.com/2017-freedom-gunworks-mississippi-limited-state-championship/register

Limited to the first 180 shooters. Any registration after that will go to the waitlist.

 

MATCH FEE: $60
Once registered you will be allowed to squad.  Once approved you will be sent payment info. You have 14 days from registering to pay or you will be removed from the match. Refunds will be given up to 30 days prior to the match.

 

STAFF PACKAGE:
We are in need of 60 RO slots to run the match, 15 each session. Three staff members will be assigned per squad, and will have the option to shoot as embedded RO's within the squad or shoot one session, work another. Need not be a certified RO to volunteer, but is recommended. Staff will shoot FREE.

If you prefer to shoot and work together, just register as normal and select your staff schedule preference, I will squad you during that session.
If you prefer to shoot and work separate, then sign up two entries. For the one you want to shoot select "NO" to staff and pick your squad, on the second entry, select "Ro Only" for division and the staff schedule preference you want.

 

For example, if you want to shoot Saturday AM and work Sunday AM, sign one entry up as normal and select "NO" to staff, then squad on Saturday AM.  Sign up a second time and pick "RO Only" for division and "yes, Sunday AM" for staff, and I will squad you as staff Sunday AM.

If you want to volunteer to RO even more, then sign up a third account, etc with another staff schedule preference.  We're giving a $40 per diem for ROing any extra sessions after your first one.

 

Please note, not all applications may be accepted once we have 60 staff positions filled. You will receive email confirming if you have been selected as staff.

We are also in need of setup crew members to setup the match. The match will be completely setup the Friday evening before. Setup crew will shoot FREE. If you would like to volunteer as setup crew, check the box indicating so on the registration form. Please note, not all applications may be accepted once we have all setup crew positions filled.

You will receive email confirming if you have been selected as setup crew.

 

SCHEDULE (both days):
8:00 - 12:30pm AM session
1:00 - 5:30pm  PM session
6:00 - 6:30pm Award Ceremony (Sunday only)

 

Complimentary lunch available in the pistol clubhouse on both days.

 

See you at the match!

 

Registration is open!

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Production one is done and in the books. Good times!

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The 2017 Mississippi Production State Championship is in the books, and despite the rain all week leading up and the threat of more all weekend, it ended up being a nice weekend and everyone had a great time.  I told people leading up tht our range drains really well, and those who came out saw the dry field even after 10 inches of rain all week.  We ended up with 118 shooters turning out, and it was a pretty deep field of competition throughout. 
 
First and foremost, as always, I want to thank everyone who came out and shot the match, most especially those who helped set it up and who worked to make it a success.  I always like to thank the staff first, because without them, these matches just don't happen.  Thanks to Keith Lemoine for serving as Range Master.  Thats a big committment to give up 2 days to works a match out of town and not even shoot it, so next time you see Keith, give him a big high-five.  Also, huge thanks to ROs and setup crew Ethan Boudreaux, Bob Gonzalez, Jonathan O'Brien, Michael Morgan, Jason Welch, John Nguyen, James May, Nick Saucier, Michel Brolaski, Barrett Dupuy, Bryant Willett, Thomas Knight, Lee Frasier, Tommy Mcguire, Ken Hablitzel, Harry Williams, Gerwin Henn, Roger Henn, David Pape, Steven Tannetta, Brandon Guillory, Brian Dolly, Stephen LaSavia, Calvin Lindsay, George Miller, Ken Cornwell, Teddie Gartman, Kyle Gartman, and Chris Davis.  Thanks to Gerald Forbes for taking match videos that we'll be posting soon.  I want to especially thank Bryant Willett for coming out and cutting all the grass, otherwise we'd be knee deep in weeds, and to Lee Frasier for serving as acting MD on Friday and Sunday as I got called away for work and couldn't be around.  Big thanks to all the ROs who pulled double duty working both days, and who came back the second day to help cover some shortfalls.  It's hard enough doing it once. 
 
I also want to again point out that many of the same names that work to make these matches happen are the same names at the top of the leaderboard.  It really does say a lot when the top shooters are putting in the work and volunteering their time to make it happen.  You don't see that everywhere else. 
 
I also want to thank Max's Choice for coming out and setting up, and for donating prizes, and for Michael Brolaski and Studio 6 for donating some certificates for free nights. 
Now on to the action:
 
Stage 1, One Hit Wonder, was an 8 round short course that had four target and four steel, engaged from behind a barricade.  The twise here being the paper only required one hit.  Craig Okenfuss took the stage win here with a 5.7887 hit factor, with Steven Mosher right behind him at 98%.
 
Stage 2, Lean On Me, was a 16 round medium course that had the shooter engaging the same four paper targets from behind the barricde, only this time two hits each from one side, performing a madatory reload, and then two hits each from the other side of the barricade.  Jim Gabelbauer edged out Brandon Guillory for the stage win here, 6.8627 to 6.7989, or 100% to 99%.
 
Stage 3, Ducks in a Row, was a 16 round medium course that featured four poppers in the center in a row (actually more of a column), and three paper on each respective wing.  Brandon Guillory shot all A's here and took the stage win by a large margin with a 8.2389 hit factor, with the closest finisher being Ricky Hayes at 92%.
 
Stage 4, Sweep Right, was an 18 round medium course that feature 4 lollipop steel, and gave shooters a few different options to approach them.  Brandon Guillory squeaked out the stage win here over Craig Okenfuss with a 7.4271 to 7.3543 edge.
 
Stage 5, Push Up, was a 24 round all paper long course that had you moving forward through the stage and rewarded quick feet, with Rowdy Bricco taking the stage win with a 7.0243 hit factor and Bryant Willett right behind him at 98%.
 
Stage 6, Pull Back, was a rehash of the previous 24 round long course stage, with the shooter starting at the front and having to work their way back.  Brandon Guillory worked best in reverse with a 7.6283 hit factor, followed by Gerwin Henn at 92%.
 
Stage 7, Your Table is Ready, featured an unloaded table start, and was a 13 round medium course that required only one hit per paper and had four poppers.  The one hit per paper really made for a low hit factor stage.  Craig Okenfuss won this one with a 3.9662 hit factor, and Brandon Guillory was second at 96%.
 
Stage 8, No Time to Sit, was the same setup only this time a 22 round long course that required two per paper.  Ken Cornwell took the stage win here with a 6.0132 hit factor, and Todd Stout was second at 96%.
 
Stage 9, Southpaw Success, was 24 round long course that featured 8 pieces of steel, and as the name implied may have favored leftys.  James May took the stage win here with a 6.2941 hit factor, and Lawton Segler was second at 97%.
 
Stage 10, Get Down, was 14 round medium course that required shooters to shoot the last six rounds strong hand only, and had the back three targets engaged through a low port that many decided to engage prone.  Others chose to squat, or lean, or do verious contortions.  In the end, prone won out, as the top two both chose that route, with stage winner Jason Welch putting up a 6.6047 hit factor and Steven Mosher second at 96%.
 
When all the results were added up, the final leaderboard looked like this:
1st Overall - Brandon Guillory
2nd Overall - Jim Gabelbauer
3rd Overall - Rowdy Bricco
MS STATE CHAMPION - Gerwin Henn
High Junior - Bryce Dupuy
High Senior - Gerwin Henn
High Super Senior - Lee Frasier
High Lady - Cassey Bernstein
High Law Enforcement - Wes Green
High Military - Stephen Tucker
 
1st GM - Brandon Guillory
1st M - Jim Gabelbauer
2nd M - Rowdy Bricco
3rd M - Craig Okenfuss
1st A - Gerwin Henn
2nd A - Todd Stout
3rd A - Steven Mosher
1st B - Jacob Thomas
2nd B - Lawton Segler
3rd B - Brant Pace
1st C - Carl Bernstein
2nd C - JD Williams
3rd C - Benjamin Thompson
1st D - Alan Regala
2nd D - Andrew Ouzts
3rd D - Robert Foil
 
2017 Mississippi Production State Champion MVP - Lee Frasier
 
Tanfoglio Stock 2 Gun Drawing winner - Lee Frasier
 
Full results can be found here:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/38299
 
Special shoutout to junior revolver phenom JW Aguirre for finishing 62nd out of 118 (62%) shooting his revolver in a production match. 
Another big congrats to junior Kyle Gartman for shooting his *first* USPSA match, and beating his dad!
And lastly special recognition to junior shooter Dylan Brose for his awesome display of sportsmanship in handling adversity. 
 
See you at the next match!
 

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Latest Update:

 

March 26th - Rosco Manufacturing MS Two Gun State Championship  --> Results!
April 30th - MS Single Stack/Revolver State Championship - --> Results!
May 28th - MS L10, PCC, & CO State Championship --> Results!
June 24-25th - MS Production State Championship--> Results

July 22-23rd - CK Arms MS Open State Championship - Registration is open, register now! --> Register!
July 29-30th - MS State NSSF Rimfire Challenge - Registration is open, register now! -> Register!
August 27th - Rosco Manufacturing MS CQB State Championship - Registration is open, register now! -> Register!
September 23-24th - Freedom Gunworks MS Limited State Championship- Registration is open, register now! --> Register!

 

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Registration numbers so far for some of the upcoming matches:

 

CK Arms MS Open State Championship  -  111 registered shooters, with room for plenty more!

MS State NSSF Rimfire Challenge - 107 registered shooters, few more spots left.

Rosco Manufacturing MS CQB State Championship - 146 registered shooters, few more spots left.

Freedom Gunworks MS Limited State Championship - 111 registered shooters, with room for plenty more!

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The 2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship is set to take place this weekend, July 22nd & 23rd at Coast Rifle and Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS, and the stage is set for fierce competition throughout all classes and categories, with nearly 110 competitors signed up as of mid-week.  It promises to be a hot and humid July weekend in South Mississippi with ten challenging courses of fire to determine the champions.

In the overall match, the heavy favorite is Max Michel Jr.  With his preparations for the upcoming World Shoot in full swing, the only way we see the reigning World Champ not taking 1st overall here is if he gets lost on the way to the range.  Nipping at his heels in the combined overall looks to be fellow GM Mel Rodero, along with master shooters John Nguyen, Brandon Guillory, and Max Michel Sr.

For the MS State Championship, reigning State Champ Bryan Tullos is looking for the repeat, where he edged out Roger Henn for the title.  Those two again look to be the favorites for the State title, with the wildcard being Roger's dad Gerwin Henn with a puncher's chance.  Gerwin has been steamrolling through the MS State Championship Series this year picking up title after title so he's always a factor.  Also within striking distance on any given match day is Bill Mahley, as well as the reigning Mississippi Open Steel Champion Trent Cliburn, who is relatively new to the USPSA scene and comes into this match unclassified, but we've seen him shoot enough of his open gun to know he could be a threat.

In the Senior division, it looks to be a two horse race between Max Michel and George Hemstad, although AJ McCartney could make a move here giving the other two a head start as he's shooting Open Minor.  In Super Senior, the ones to watch out for are Charlie Black, Adelo Aquino, and Gale Butler.

In the junior division, we have a stacked field of rising talent with eight juniors total.  Look for CK Arms shooter Deven Wagner here, as well as Limited phenom Jonathan Jones as he is crossing over into open.  Also the aformentioned MS State Steel Open Champ Trent Cliburn.  In the ladies division, we have a great turnout of nine shooters.  The favorites here are Janice Pacleb, Elizabeth Young, and Ruth Mahley.

That makes 17 total juniors and ladies, which is a pretty amazing turnout if it holds up.   

Along with the stacked category fields, we also have very deep class battles taking place, with 15 'A' class, 24 'B' class, and 27 'C' class shooters duking it out for the top three spots in each respective class.

It looks to be a very competitive field and action packed weekend at the 2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship.  

Good luck to all competitors, and see you aat the match!

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The 2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship is in the books, and it was another great match in the Mississippi State Championships Series.  

The match had a little bit of everything, mostly searing high heat for those that shot on Saturday, and on and off showers and constant mud for those that shot on Sunday.

The final tally was 86 total competitors competing on 10 challenging stages that featured some of the highest difficulty and distance of all our matches so far.

Stage 1, Eight is Enough, was a short course speed shoot that featured 4 paper and 4 steel and required only 1 hit per paper.  Mel Rodero took the stage win with a smoking run of 6.82 seconds.

Stage 2, Shuffling Around, was a 12-round short course that featured a paper and steel array with a mandatory reload.  Max Michel Jr. took the stage here, with James Lofton second at 91%.

Stage 3, Hide n Seek, was a 22-round long course that featured a T shape that saw most competitors cut around the corner at the start.  Max Michel Jr. won this stage, with Jason Welch right on his tail at 86%.

Stage 4, Sit or Swing, was a 16 round medium course that featured a seated start and a swinger activated by either of two poppers.  Max Michel Jr. Won this stage, just edging out Ogie Delarosa at 73%.

Stage 5, To Drop or Not, was a 26 round long course that featured a drop Turner with disappearing targets activated by a stomp box.  Max Michel Jr. won this stage, with James Lofton taking a strong second at 95%.

Stage 6, No Drop, wasa 24 round long course that featured backward movement after starting on a deactivated stomp box.  Max Michel Jr. Won the stage, with James Lofton taking second at 88%.

Stage 7, Rack it, was a 29 round long course with forward movement that featured an unloaded start and mags staged on barrels.  James Lofton won this stage with a 7.1 hit factor.

Stage 8, Backtrack it, was a 29 round long course that featured backward movement through the stage and an unloaded start.  Max Michel Jr. won this stage, with James Lofton was second at 77%.

Stage 9, Running Shoes, was a 32 round long course that featured competitors covering a lot of real estate and 11 pieces of steel.  Max Michel Jr. won this stage by a country mile, with James Lofton second at 75%.

Stage 10, Standing Steel, was a 12 round short course that featured a paper array and steel array with a mandatory reload.  The trick being the paper, including partials, was at 20 yards, and the steel at 35 yards.  Max Michel won this stage with a 9 second run, and James Lofton was second at 91%.

When the final results were tallied, here were the winners:

MS STATE CHAMPION - Bryan Tullos1st Place Overall - Max Michel Jr.2nd Place Overall - James Lofton3rd Place Overall - Brandon Guillory

1st M - Brandon Guillory2nd M - John Nguyen3rd M - Max Michel Sr.1st A - James Lofton2nd A - Bryan Tullos3rd A - Gerwin Henn1st B - Brant Pace2nd B - Krys Kloczko3rd B - Neil Drennan1st C - Bryce Dupuy2nd C - Aaron Fitzgerald3rd C - Ty Cobb1st D - Michael Brolaski2nd D - Kim Tran3rd D - Candace Calloway

High Junior - Trent CliburnHigh Lady - Betsy YoungHigh Senior - Gerwin HennHigh Super Senior - Charlie BlackHigh Law Enforcement - Julio Salado High Military - David Martian

MVP - Brandon Guillory, John Nguyen, and Jason Welch.

CK Arms Match Gun Winner - Nick Bolo

Full Results at the link below:https://practiscore.com/results/new/40003

Want to give a huge thanks to everyone who helped RO, setup, and everyone who played a part in making this match happen.  As always, we had numerous people step up and put in a lot of effort to make the match happen and make it a success.  

Also want to that our sponsors, who donated prizes for our competitors:  CK Arms, Max's Choice, The Blue Bullets, Montana Gold, and Studio 6.

See you at the next match!

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We just wrapped up the MS State NSSF Rimfire Challenge Championship and moving on to the Rosco Manufacturing MS CQB Rifle Championship later this month, and then the Freedom Gunworks Limited State Championship in September.

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