Bryon Fessler, NRL22 Match Director
NRL22 February 2020 COF
Like our USPS friends, neither snow nor ice nor swirling winds stayed these 28 shooters from the swift competition of the NRL22 February Course of Fire (COF). Congratulations to Jose Gardner for winning the Open class, Zack Stamm for the Base Class, Kortney Gardner for the Ladies and Mark Hecker for the Young Guns. Special thanks to squad leaders Justin, Jeff, Pat, Zack, Byron and Doug. You guys do some heavy lifting to ensure a safe and enjoyable event and your hard work is greatly appreciated. Special kudos to Justin for using a hammer to break the ice to the spectator area. That’s extreme dedication and is indicative of the caliber of shooters that we have in Northern Colorado. See you the 4th Saturday in March for some more fun and mark your calendars for the BBQ and raffle in April (must be present to win). Photos and scores are on the NCRGC website. #nrl22 #ncrgc #letsgoshooting
An unprecedented 39 shooters participated in the NRL22 January Course of Fire (COF) at the Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club (NCRGC). We learned some valuable lessons for managing this many shooters and we promise to do better in the future. My sincere apologizes to those of you (like me) who gave up your opportunity to finish all the stages so that others could complete the COF before we had to close the match and reopen the range. Congratulations to Justin Topel for winning the Open class, Mitch Haden for the Base class, Jessica Mangas for the Ladies and Mark Hecker for the Young Guns. Special thanks to squad leaders Justin, Patrick, Byron, Jeff, Kevin and Zach. Photos and scores are on the NCRGC website. Next match is February 22, 2020. #nrl22 #ncrgc #letsgoshooting
We have been busy acquiring prizes for shooters who participate in NRL22 matches during the 2019-2020 season. Thus far, we have a Ruger Precision 22LR Rifle, Athlon scope (4-14x44), gun cases (Cabela’s and Voodoo), t-shirts and hats, cleaning kits, ammo, water bottles, gift certificates and more prizes on the way. Shooters will receive raffle tickets for their participation. The more you participate, the more raffle tickets you will receive. Prizes will be awarded at the April 25, 2020 match which will include a BBQ so save the date as you must be present to win. And remember, we host monthly NRL22 matches on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Rifle Range. Zero and DOPE start at 9 am and the match begins at 10 am. The Rifle Range is closed from sunrise to around 2 pm for the sanctioned NRL22 matches. Please review the rules and regulations on our website and email the Match Director with any questions (email@example.com).
We are excited to have completed Erik Severson’s “spooky” NRL22 October course of fire. 20 shooters participated in challenging stages involving a “terror” tank trap, 55-gallon “boo” barrel, and 5-gallon bucket of “gore.” In keeping with the Halloween theme, we added a fun eyeball shoot from the top of a pumpkin. Congratulations to Nick Merz for winning the Open class, Patrick Schoneck for the Base class, Denise “Indy” Jackson for the Ladies class and Landon Walker for the Young Guns. Special thanks to squad leaders Justin, Jeff, Pat and Doug and everyone who showed up early to help setup. Hope to see everyone next month (4th Saturday). Photos and scores are on the NCRGC website. #nrl22 #ncrgc #letsgoshooting
Over the past decade, precision rifle matches have gained a lot of attention and the goal of the NRL22 program is to make tactical rifle shooting more available to the community. All it takes is a 22 rifle and scope to compete. Stages often utilize simple obstacles such as ladders, cinder blocks, 55-gallon drums, tank traps, tires, pallets, fence posts, etc. The goal of the stages is to keep things as simple as possible while still challenge shooters. Oh, and there will be plenty of prone and unsupported shooting stages as well. Shooting, learning and having fun are the basis of competitive shooting and fellow competitors is what makes these matches so enjoyable. New shooters can ask questions and learn from competitors that have been around for awhile and if advice or gear is needed, we readily make it available. While at the matches, please assist with setting up, keeping score, cleanup up and tearing down. The Club hosts monthly NRL22 matches on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10 am – 2 pm (zero and DOPE at 9 am). Please visit the Club’s NRL22 webpage for more information.
The NRL22 September course of fire was a blast for our 17 shooters. The barricades included a ladder, 55-gallon drum, 5- and 2-gallon buckets and a cinder block (which we had to touch multiple times). Participants also got to shoot two additional stages – competitive eight ball and KYL at 150 yards. Congratulations to Jose Gardner for winning the Open class, Kevin Williams for the Base class and Kourtney Gardner for the Ladies class. Special thanks to squad leaders Pat, Jeff and Kevin and everyone who showed up early to help setup. Hope to see everyone next month. Photos and scores are on the www.ncrgc.org website. #nrl22 #ncrgc #letsgoshooting
The August course of fire did not disappoint, and the occasional 12-20 mpg gusts of winds made it even more challenging for the 12 shooters. The barricades included a ladder, chair, bucket and 55 gallon drum. Participants also got to shoot two additional stages -- “Bank Your Points” and “Double Tap, Duh!” Congratulations to Justin Topel for winning the Open class; Kevin Williams for the Base class and Jan Harrisson for the Ladies class. Special thanks to squad leaders Justin, Pat and Jason. Hope to see everyone next month. Please visit the Club’s website to see more photos. #nrl22 #ncrgc #letsgoshooting
We are thrilled to have completed our first NRL22 match (June COF) with 25 shooters on our brand new (and almost complete) rifle range. Utilizing the crawl, walk and run approach, we used only the official monthly course of fire, standard target package and standard barricades for this first event. The precision rifle match was family friendly, fun and affordable (free but will cost $10 per shooter in the future). We already have a Ruger Precision Rimfire, Voodoo rifle case and other swag to give away at the end of the season. We appreciate all the feedback and will apply the lessons learned to future matches. Special thanks Jason, Kevin, Pat and Doug for stepping up to be squad leaders. Future matches will be held on the 4th Saturday of the month (9 am zero, 10 am start). Please email me with any questions and check out our webpage for scores and pictures (shooters please send me your pictures and we will get them up on the webpage).
Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club (NCRGC) hosts monthly NRL22 matches on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Rifle Range. Zero and DOPE start at 9 am and the match begins at 10 am. 4 classes to shoot including Open, Base (combined MSRP under $1,050), Ladies and Young Guns (8-16 years). Match consists of 5 official stages and some optional fun stages. Everyone is welcome to come shoot. Cost is $10 per person. We already have a Ruger Precision Rimfire and other swag to give away at the end of the season. Please review the rules and regulations on our website (www.ncrgc.org) and email the Match Director with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It’s finally here! Our first NRL22 match will be held on Saturday, June 29 starting at 1 pm using the official monthly course of fire, standard target package and standard barricades. These are family friendly, fun and affordable precision rifle matches with a total of 5 stages (2 prone, 1 barricade, 1 positional and 1 any of the above). One of the stages will be paper to help reduce ties and future matches will include fun stages as well. Feel free to come out at noon to help setup, sight in and gather DOPE. All rifles must be chambered in .22 Long Rifle. Please familiarize yourself with the NRL22 rules and regulations located on our website (see below). For example, the base class is now based on a combined MSRP at under $1,050. There are no fees for this first match as we need your help to work out the kinks. Future matches will cost $10 per person. Did I mention that I have a Ruger Precision Rimfire and other swag to give away at the end of the season? Please email me with any questions (email@example.com).