2009 Gun Skills Challenge a big hit!

By Clint Lake

This year's Buckeye Firearms Gun Skills Challenge at the Pickaway Sportsmans Club went above and beyond all expectations!

Located halfway between Circleville and Lancaster on Rt-22, Pickaway Sportsmans Club boasts no less that five pistol bays, a large rifle range, fishing, and primitive camping for its members.

Needless to say, we were there for the pistol shooting, the great food, and fellowship with our dear BFA friends, supporters, and family!

Michael, James and crew started us out with some basic pistol handling drills then moved us up to shooting some steel targets. Everybody loved hearing those plinks! And everybody learned a lot about trigger management!

Next came lunchtime and what a lunchtime it was. Codi and Scott Strauss cooked us up some real good BBQ pulled pork, pasta/sauce, cheesy taters, and brownies.

After my food coma nap, I caught up with everybody else working through 4 distinct IPDA-type scenarios. This included many types of shooting: close quarters battle, moving and shooting, shooting from barricades, shooting while sitting, moving targets, and metal poppers.

gun skills fundraiserWe also enjoyed a special fundraising shoot where the winner received a 2009 Buckeye Firearms Gun Skills Challenge Plaque. For a $2 donation, each shooter got to fire at two targets close to one another - from the holster, two shots center mass and one to the head for each target.

The fastest time won the plaque. BFA received $90 worth of donations. Everyone who tried the challenge did extremely well, but the fastest time went to Ryan Augenstein with an impressive 4.15 seconds! Outstanding job Ryan!

It was a great day. We got to shoot, spend time with good friends, and raise money to support the fight for gun rights in Ohio.

Pickaway Sportsmans Club also offers next level pistol classes for anyone interested.

Special thanks for all the RSO's From PCSC, The Strauss', and BFA volunteers for making things go smoothly!

See you all next year!

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