Airgunners of Arizona FT Match Report

January 17, 2009 Wickenburg, AZ

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Shooters meeting with "Mr. Personality" (Odin Frostad) front and center

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.

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!

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Debbie Keiser - Steady as ever!

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.

Here are the match results:
 
Place Shooter Score / 54 Class Gun Mfgr/Model Scope/Power Pellet/Wt
Match Winner Debbie Keiser 48 PCP Daystate Burris 8-32 CP 10.5
1 Dale Keiser 48 PCP Daystate Burris 8-32 CP 10.5
2 Bobby Corcorran 47 PCP USFT B&L 8-32 JSB 8.44
3 Steve Montgomery 42 PCP USFT B&L 8-32 JSB 8.44
4 Mark Kauffman 40 PCP Daystate X2 FT Bushnell 6-24 JSB 8.44
5 Larry Piercy 37 PCP Daystate CRX Nightforce 8-40 CP 14.3
6 Robin Montgomery 36 PCP USFT B&L 8-32 JSB 10.3
7 Sandy Corcorran 34 PCP Air Arms Pro Target Bushnell 8-32 CP 10.5
8 Ron Drye 32 PCP Daystate Huntsman Centerpoint 8-32 JSB 10.3
9 Ray Horneman 26 PCP BSA Scorpion Bushnell 6-24 CP 10.5
1st Piston Greg Frostad 22 SP Air Arms TX200 N/A N/A
Malfunction Bonnie Jo Drye DNF PCP Daystate MK3 Centerpoint 8-32 JSB 10.3


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 delectables. Debbie, thank you once again for taking care of us gastronomically!

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Ron Drye with a massive growth on his knee.

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Ray Horneman, aka Professor Gadget making good use of electrical and kitchen utensils....LOL!

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.

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Greg Frostad...shooting a springer????

Our next match will be the 3rd 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