Pistol Pop-up Match


Labor day weekend Saturday September 5th, 2015 started out warm and rainy. There was a big rain cell that seemed to be hanging directly over Camp Perry. I stayed in town the night before and the sun was out and it was dry in Port Clinton. Then I got a call from a couple of buddies that came up wondering if we were still going to shoot. I asked why, they said it was raining like hell in the parking lot at Camp Perry! We had rain delay for about and hour and half, then things cleared up and we could start burning gun powder!

Camp Perry, the end of the rainbow and a pot of gold, I mean brass! This is what I saw driving towards Camp Perry that morning. I wish the picture would have come out a little clearer because the rainbow was right between the two stone towers at the front gate. That's a second rainbow to the right, not a reflection and there was actually a third one to the left inside the main one.
After registering, everyone is eyeing the sky wondering the rain is going to stop.
Looking to the west, the sky is brightening up!
Might as well grab a snack while we're waitng!
Let's make sure all the targets work before we get started.
Finally, we get to shoot!
One of the Aug Bros. shows how it's done!
The Capone boys drove all the way from Chicago to shoot.
Of course, there were lots of juniors shooting. Nice two-tone gun there!
... and another two-tone!
Meanwhile, the boys were trying to not be out done by the girls!
Hey, isn't that the same tow-tone we saw earlier?
Here's an over the shoulder view of our lady shooter.
Let's try it with the extended mags!
Have to admit, they save time on the reloads!
Get that 30 meter one!
Finally, some blue sky in the east.
Things finally dried up!
One of the Capone boys shows us how it's done in Chicago!
Oopsy, even with the hi-cap mags you still have to reload.
Got 'em!
We appreciate your patience during the heavy turnouts for these shoots and thank you for your patience while waiting to register and shoot. It's you the shooters who make these matches successful to help the Friends of Camp Perry succeed in their mission!
Speaking of scores, click here to check them out!
The Friends of Camp Perry would like to extend a thank you to the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association (ORPA), the Camp Perry staff as well as the 200th RED HORSE for their assistance and support in making these events happen!
Rev. 3/24/16