Results from January 17, 2009 in Wickenburg, AZ

Everyone gathered around for the Shooter's Meeting.

This was our first match of the new year, and while the rest of the country was freezing, we had balmy mid-70 degree temps, a clear blue sky, and no wind for the entire match.

We were once again the guests of Debbie and Dale Keiser at their “range” in Wickenburg. They set up a 54 target course of 9 lanes with 3 targets per lane, including several forced standing shots. With the bright sunshine and target placements in the shadows and surrounded by vegetation, it was somewhat tricky to determine distances. All in all it was a challenging course and fun to shoot.

Ray squeezing off a shot with his BSA Scorpion.

13 shooters were in attendance, however scores were turned in for 11 of them. Bonni had a gun malfunction with a pellet lodging inside and jamming the action of her gun, and Larry Nelson forgot his inhaler and was having difficulty catching his breath, so he had to drop out. Greg Frostad made the trip from northern NM and brought along his son, “Mr. Personality”, aka Odin. That youngster brought smiles to our faces with his antics and conversation. What a character!

Greg taking a shot with his AA TX200 dialed in!

Not to sound like a broken record, but Debbie….once again….cleaned our clocks with her shooting by taking match winner. Hubby Dale, feeling and looking much better from his recent health concerns, tied her score. Being the gracious (and smart!) husband that he is, he “allowed” the 5 clean lanes that she shot, to be the tie breaker against the 4 clean lanes that he shot. Almost sounds like he planned it that way….sorta.

Debbie dialing in her Custom Burris sidewheel.

Here are the match results:

Position Shooter Total Airgun Scope Pellets
PCP Class
Match Winner Debbie Keiser 48 / 54 Daystate CR-97 SE Burris 8-32 CP 10.5
1 Dale Keiser 48 Daystate CR-X Burris 8-32 CP 10.5
2 Bobby Corcorran 47 USFT B&L 8-32 JSB 8.44
3 Steve Montgomery 42 USFT B&L 8-32 JSB 8.44
4 Mark Kauffman 40 Daystate X2 FT Bushnell 6-24 JSB 8.44
5 Larry Piercy 37 Daystate CR-X .20 Nightforce 8-40 CP 14.3
6 Robin Montgomery 36 USFT B&L 8-32 JSB 10.3
7 Sandy Corcorran 34 AA Pro Target Bushnell 8-32 CP 10.5
8 Ron Drye 32 Daystate Huntsman Centerpoint 8-32 JSB 10.3
9 Ray Horneman 26 BSA Scorpion Bushnell 6-24 CP 10.5
DNF Bonnie Jo Drye DNF Daystate Mk3 Centerpoint 8-32 JSB 10.3
Spring Class
1 Greg Frostad 22 AA TX200 N/A N/A

Good scores, good fellowship, and good fun were had by all, including a fine lunch offered by Debbie. She makes a mean chili that went well with the large assortment of other delectibles. Debbie, thank you once again for taking care of us gastronomically!

Ron dialing in for the shot.

It is interesting to note that we are fortunate to have probably the only club in the country with so many husband / wife couples shooting together; Debbie and Dale Keiser, Sandy and Bobby Corcorran, Robin and Steve Montgomery, Bonni Jo and Ron Drye, and our newest addition this past year, Jim and Peg Walker. Airgunning and FT are really a family activity.

Our next match will be the 3 rd Saturday in February (2/21/09), and will be back in Wickenburg. The match dates will vary this year, so check out the website calendar for specific dates and locations at www.airgunsofarizona.com/Airgunners

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Kauffman

Secretary (again), Airgunners of Arizona