.22 Falling Plate Matches
.22 Falling Plate Matches
Director (860)508-5978 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Metacon Gun Club runs .22 handgun and rifle Falling Plate Matches during the winter months of November thru April on their indoor range.
Due to the pandemic, we are changing the format of the Metacon Gun Club Falling Plate Matches. This new format will allow easier social distancing inside the club. We will be moving to an all steel format similar to Hartford Gun Club. The stages will consist of 12-14 pieces of steel, with 4-5 stages. Scoring will be time plus penalties.
Registration will be done using Practiscore: https://practiscore.com/login
Registration will open a week before the match. Shooters will pick one of the three time slots to shoot in (9:30, 10:30, and 11:30) and choose what type of gun they will be using. AT THIS TIME YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR ONE GUN. If your squad is not filled, you MIGHT be allowed to shoot another gun.
Arriving at Metacon
When you arrive, check in and pay in the club house. Only then can you enter the shooting area. Only the current squad who registered for that time slot will be allowed in the shooting area, if you arrive early, you must stay in the clubhouse unless the range staff tell you may enter. There is no safe table, so all guns must remain bagged. Magazines may be loaded anywhere within the facility and at any time.
The RO will describe the stage procedure to the current squad. He will then call each shooter to the line to shoot the stage. When all the shooters are finished, the staff will set up the next stage, and repeat the process until all stages are completed. Then the next squad will enter at the appropriate time.
When you are called to the line, the RO will give you the command to load and make ready. At this point, keeping the gun downrange, the shooter will prepare for the stage. When the shooter is ready, the command STANDBY will be given, and the RO will start the timer. At the beep, the shooter will knock down the plates per the described procedure. When the shooter is finished, he will unload and show the RO the gun is clear, at which point the gun will be bagged. The shooter’s score will be the time it took to shoot down the plates, plus any penalties assessed.
1) The shooter may start with no more than 10 rounds in the gun.
2) Reloads may contain only 10 Rounds per magazine or speed loader.
3) The shooter may fire no more than 30 rounds.
4) Penalties will consist of:
3 Seconds per plate left standing
5 seconds for STOP plate left standing
5 seconds for mistakes in following the procedure
15 seconds for blatantly ignoring the procedure
ISR – Iron Sighted Revolver
OSR – Optic Sighted Revolver
RFPI – Rimfire Pistol Iron
RFPO – Rimfire Pistol Optics
RFRI – Rimfire Rifle Iron
RFRO – Rimfire Rifle Optics
1) Masks are not required, but preferred. Social Distancing MUST BE MAINTAINED!!
2) Only competitors in the current squad are allowed in the shooting area, unless the RO allows others.
3) NO TUBE FED RIFLES UNLESS THEY HAVE A LOADING GATE!!!
4) Any gun shot from the shoulder is considered a Rifle, This applies to Others, Pistols with stocks, etc,
Start time will be 9:30am for the first squad on the indoor range.
NO COFFEE WIL BE PROVIDED THIS SEASON
Match fee for all shooters is $5.00. All match fees are given back to Metacon
IF YOU ARE SICK OR NOT FEELING WELL – STAY HOME!
Calendar of activity: We shoot the last Sunday of November thru April
Printable flyer and procedures can be found here in .pdf format:
Watch a video here:
Rifle Shooter 1
Rifle Shooter 2