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Red Oktober: Cold War 2021 Action Rifle Match (Rio Salado, Mesa, AZ)


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During the first weekend in October, Rio Salado's Multigun team will be hosting the 2nd annual "Red Oktober: Cold War" action rifle match. We are thrilled to announce that Lee Armory has stepped up as title sponsor again this year.

 

In 2021, you can look forward to the same successful format as last year, with stages designed specifically for the weapons of the Cold Warrior. There will be 8 challenging run-n-gun rifle-only stages with targets ranging from 1 meter to 300 meters, plus a vendor demo area. Ammo count is expected to be around 250 rounds, and bimetal ammo WILL be allowed. Competitors will shoot the whole match in one day - Saturday or Sunday. There will also be limited slots for competitors wanting to shoot with staff on Friday. 

 

Prize bags will be distributed by random draw as each squad rotates through the vendor demo area (must be present to win) and trophies will be awarded according to division participation, plus there will be a "High Cold Warrior" award for the top iron sight shooter. All competitors will want to plan on returning Sunday afternoon for the award ceremony when we will be giving away a number of additional firearms and other cool, high-value items by random draw - again, must be present to win.

 

The match will be run under IMA-ROCW rules (Time-Plus with Points). Equipment divisions will be as follows:

 

  • ComBloc Irons: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Cold War-era Warsaw Pact/Eastern Bloc weapon. Iron sights only (no optics of any kind). Magazines limited to 30-rounds loaded.
  • Free World Irons: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Cold War-era NATO/Western Bloc weapon. Iron sights only (no optics of any kind). Magazines limited to 30-rounds loaded.
  • Battle Rifle Irons: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Cold War-era battle rifle. Battle rifle calibers only. Iron sights only (no optics of any kind). Magazines limited to 20 rounds loaded.
  • ComBloc Open: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Warsaw Pact/Eastern Bloc weapon. No other restrictions. If you want to use optics, this is the division for you.

 

Registration is open now on PractiScore. The match fee is $175, payable at time of registration. A full refund (minus a $5 third-party processing fee) will be issued for withdrawal requests received via Practiscore prior to 11pm MST on August 15th. After this deadline, no refunds will be issued.

 

After registering and paying, competitors will be able to squad immediately on a first-come-first-served basis. If your preferred squad slot does not look like it is available, please sign up and email Stephanie (stephanie@riomultigun.com) with your specific squad request - we will do our best to accommodate you.

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On 3/23/2021 at 4:45 PM, rowdyb said:

Me and another dude from Texas signed up. Wanted to shoot Saturday but it is all full, oh well. See you there!

The match last year was great, I'm sure it's going to be just as good this year.   The crew at Rio Salado always does such a great job.  

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On 3/30/2021 at 9:48 PM, 3gunDMD said:

The match last year was great, I'm sure it's going to be just as good this year.   The crew at Rio Salado always does such a great job.  

I've only ever shot Area level USPSA matches at Rio, and they were good. Never shot a rifle/multi gun match at that range/club. I'm excited!

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  • 4 months later...
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Update:

 

1) The match filled almost immediately so we adjusted the shooting schedule to open up some more slots - you still shoot the whole match in one day. If you are interested in shooting this match and have not entered yet, take a look at the new schedule on the PractiScore registration page and see if it can work for you.

 

2) We have updated the rules to clarify some points. You can find the latest rules at the RioMultigun website.

 

This match is held on the weekend after the AZ State PCC match - if you are coming to one event, you might consider staying over a week and shooting both (we have local matches during the week to keep you entertained).

 

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7 minutes ago, PacMan said:

Thanks for a great match!!!  Shooting true iron sight isn't as easy as it seemed but it sure was fun.

 

 

Totally agree.  This was even better than last year.  Thank you to Richard ( @StealthyBlagga), the entire RioMultigun crew, and the sponsors for making this happen.  Looking forward to SMM3g in the spring!

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