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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jewish Marksman wins May Airgun Arena 10m Match!

Yours truly won the May 2010 Airgun Arena 10m Match:

Well, there were only 2 entries. In past months there are many more, I think the Memorial Day holiday probably was the reason for the downturn this month. So get yourself a 10m air pistol and join the fun!
Competitor Score
Jewish Marksman 535
Mcameron 511

Over at http://www.airgunarena.com you can sign up and, basically, enter your scores on the honor system. This is called a "postal match", and is a great way to compete for folks like me who can't find local air pistol matches (according to USA Shooting, sanctioned matches for me are a state or two away...I'll wait until I'm shooting Master level to bother...).

Drop me a line if you are interested in recommendations for starter 10m airguns--don't just go pick one up from Walmart or Outdoor World, as you'll likely be disappointed with the accuracy.


  1. Looks interesting. I'm gonna shoot some of the 20/20s and "shoot" for one each morning before work. Depending on free time, I'll also shoot the occasional 60/60 eMatch. "See" you there!

  2. Not an auspicious start, 166, but a start nonetheless.

    I wonder what strategy, if any, the "regulars" follow for the 20/20?
    For example, I try to shoot it like a regular match and tell myself, "Ok, the next two targets are the ones I'm going to submit."
    A different strategy would be to shoot several 20/20s within the time period and, at the last minute, choose the one to submit. The rules do seem to permit this.
    I opt for the "the targets I'm about to shoot will be submitted" because that's more like a real competition. The pressure is on, and that's a legitimate element to need to deal with.
    I didn't see any "strategy" comments in the forum at http://www.airgunarena.com/ but may have missed them.
    What do you think?

  3. On this page, http://www.airgunarena.com/index.php/Competition_-_eMatch_Info someone asks:
    "Can you shoot a 60 shot event and simultaneously enter the score from the first 40 shots as a score in the 40 shot event?"

    The host answers:
    "Interesting question. But, each match is a match on its own. Just the same as if you were shooting shoulder to shoulder in a live match. Thanks for asking"

    So I think the idea is to simulate the match experience as much as possible. That said, I don't see a problem with submitting your best score for the month, that is probably what everyone does...and normally people's scores are not going to vary much within that time frame.

    However, if you want the extra pressure, you could resolve that a particular string of shots is going to be submitted no matter what.

    I noticed also the rules don't say anything about sighting shots.