Fort Smith, Arkansas

2013 Local Match Results


December 2013

Yesterday’s Multi Gun match at Old Fort Gun Club saw 23 shooters brave the cold for a great match.  Results are attached.

Mark your calendar for more trigger time in January at OFGC.

Deb Pankratz and her MG crew plan another Multi gun match on Sunday, January 12.

The following Sunday, January 19, the Practical Pistol team will put on the annual Revolver Friendly match.  All stages will be six round neutral.  This is that once-a-year occasion when folks are encouraged to dig out the wheel gun, oil it up, and show everyone just how easy it is to botch a reload.  Personally, I use speed loaders rather than moon clips.  I have become quite adept at pulling away the plastic holder just in time to jerk two rounds back out of the cylinder and let them drop to the ground.

Details on both matches will be out soon.

Happy New Year to all.



November 2013

A fun Multi gun match yesterday at Old Fort Gun Club.  Weather was great.  Although some stages were a replay of the Section match, everyone seemed to enjoy the re-shoot, or several for the first time.

Thanks to all who came out, and especially thanks for the tear down help.

November 10 2013 MG results OFGC

September 2013

Weather was pretty much perfect last Sunday for Multi gun at OFGC.  Thanks for all the help with set up and tear down.

September 29 2013 OFGC MG Match

August 2013

It was a great match.  Weather was a little humid, but no rain.  Thanks to all who came out an joined the gun fight.

August 11 2013 Multi gun match

July 2013

Great day at the Range last Sunday for Multi gun.  Deb and her crew put together some wonderful stages.  Weather wasn’t near as hot as forecast.  I hit the berm with (almost) every shot, so it was a good day overall.

Results are below.

A somewhat interesting observation about the scores for the top contenders for High Overall.  A little more competitive than most handgun matches.  In handgun, the High Overall usually takes top honors on multiple stages.  In the Multi gun match last Sunday, Ryan Reed eased his way to High Overall.  He accomplished this feat by taking first place on only Stage 1.  Blaise took top honors on Stages 2 and 5, John topped the competition on Stage 3, and Billy Smith smoked Stage 4 for top place on that bay.  Multi gun is still a wide open field for top honors.

On the topic of Multi gun, don’t miss your chance to register for the Arkansas Section Multi gun Championship, held here at OFGC the end of October.  Entry form is available here.

Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the day at the Range.

Next Sunday (July 21) is the handgun double classifier match.  Details will go out tomorrow, so plan now for another great day of trigger time.


JULY 14 2013 MG scores

June 2013

Mr. Rogers used to start his kid’s program by singing “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood …”

[Rumor has it that Mr. Rogers always wore a sweater on his show, because he was a former Special Forces soldier in ‘Nam, and had Special Forces tattoos on his arms, which he didn’t want to display to children.  I can’t confirm that, but it is a good story.]

In any event, it was a beautiful day at the OFGC Range Neighborhood last Sunday for the Multi gun match.  Temps in the low to mid 80′s, nice breeze.

Match results are attached.  Doug eased out Billy Smith for first place.

Congrats to Doug, but here’s … “The Rest of the Story…”

Saturday at set up, Billy told me he was bringing a Remington 870, and was going to shoot the slide action shotgun to snatch from me the title of “Pump Daddy.”  His sorta exact words were, “You been Pump Daddy, you gonna be Pump GrandDaddy, I’ll be Pump Daddy from now on.”

I had nothing to do with the following (pins stuck in the ‘Pump Daddy” doll don’t count)   Billy’s Remington 870 went South on him (I think there was a pin stuck in the slide).  He borrowed another shotgun to finish the match, and didn’t realize it had a 10 round tube.  Loaded it full, without counting.  Fired 10 rounds without a reload, which got him kicked into Open Class.  Not his fault, but rules are rules.  I’m not sure that made a lot of difference, but I’ll teach him not to challenge the “Pump Daddy” title!!

Whatever, I just had to give Billy a hard time.  Great match on last Sunday.

Next Multi gun match is Sunday, July 14.  Handgun follows on Sunday, July 21, with a double Classifier match.  Details on both matches will follow soon.

Enjoy your 4th of July.  God Bless America!


June 30 2013 Multi gun match results

April 2013

By all accounts this was a great match.  Lots of folks commenting on the great stages and operation on the club Facebook page.  KUDOS to Debbie and her crew!!!

April 14, 2013 MG match

January 2013

I’ll sleep better tonight, knowing that Clay’s Zombie match last Sunday eradicated a substantial number of Zombies from this area.  For those who missed the match, it was interesting, to say the least.  Unusual targets, some WAG-IT scoring calls (Wild Ass Guess It), and those damned clays stuck in cardboard forms.  Not to mention the Zombie pets.

Thanks to all who helped with this match.  Tear down was completed with the help of headlights and flashlights.  Deb Pankratz, Director of MG, deserves a plaque for tolerance of Clay’s somewhat over zealous use of props, targets and round count on this match.

January 27, 2013 MG Zombie Match