2019 SAC COMPETITOR UPDATE

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 21, 2019

Please note the following items are STRONGLY SUGGESTED: climbing harness, climbing/bump helmet, a few locking carabiners, misc “personal climbing gear items.” They are on the gear list as “mandatory”; however, they are only “STRONGLY SUGGESTED” that you bring them if you want to attempt the matching challenge(s) and you want to avoid delays involved in waiting for “shared” equipment. We will have a very limited number of “loaner” harnesses and helmets. You will not be required to carry these on your person: We will have you put them in a truck that will run them to the relevant challenge area(s); and a bag for your team’s climbing gear is recommended. Each team member should know how to safely operate a tube/ATC style belay device in all its modes. Munter hitch (HMS, Italian Hitch) belays and Figure-8 devices will not be allowed. Gri-Gri, Cinch/Vergo, or similar devices are not allowed. Just bring an ATC.

ROUND COUNTS!

We will have a lot more shooting at the 2019 SAC, especially on day 1. As such, the following “MINIMUM” round counts are recommended: precision rifle 80; carbine 120; pistol (each) 80. You are free to bring more ammunition as re-engagement on some targets will be permitted.

 

SAC EXTENTS AND MAP SCALE

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 13, 2019

The 2018 SAC maps will be 1:30,000 scale. Coordinates will be provided in UTM and the datum is NAD83/WGS84. The bounding box is 13T 0372000 4678000 / 0397000 4662000

 

SAC Competitors - Send us your SPOT ID's now!

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 13, 2019

ACTION REQUIRED FOR SAC PARTICIPANTS – DUE BY FRIDAY AUG 30th

Like last year, we are going to use live SPOT tracking of competitors during the Sniper Adventure Challenge for safety, logistics, and spectators.

In order for this to work, we need a link to each team’s “Shared Page” from the SPOT site. Here are the instructions:

  1. One team member please complete and send us the following:
  2. Log into the “My Account” section on findmespot.com
  3. Go to the “Share” tab.
  4. Select the SPOT device (if offered to do so)
  5. You need to use or create a “Shared Page” and then click on the name of the shared page, and it will take you to a page with a URL that looks like this:
    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx
    A password is NOT required, but if you have one, send us the password also.

  6. Turn on your SPOT tracker, and put it somewhere where it has good GPS reception
  7. Press and hold the “Footprint” button until it blinks with the POWER button/light.
  8. Let the SPOT sit in a good-reception area for 1-2 hours.
  9. SEND US THE URL from STEP #4, along with your Confirmation Code. Your confirmation code is the 4-digit code you got when you registered for the SAC.

    Note: only send us the URL after the SPOT has been on and the footprint button/light flashing for 1-2 hours

    For example:

    TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
    CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
    URL: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    SEND TO zak@competition-dynamics.com

These steps will allow us to get everyone’s SPOTs into our tracking system and tested prior to the event so we don’t have last minute technical difficulties.

SPOT II/Gen2 or SPOT III/Gen3 recommended. You need to be able to activate “TRACK MODE” via a button on the device (the “Footprint” icon). Other models may not work well or be compatible with our tracking system. A SPOT that requires another device (such as a phone for bluetooth) is NOT RECOMMENDED. NOT RECOMMENDED: SPOT Trace, SPOT Global Phone, SPOT Connect, SPOT HUG, SPOT X.

REMINDER – TEAMS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DEPART THE RACE WITHOUT A TRACKING SPOT. “I.T.” PROBLEMS WILL BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SOLVE ONCE ON SITE

 

Seeking a few more SAC RO's

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 13, 2019

We are looking for a few more Range Officers for the 2019 Sniper Adventure Challenge.

Here’s an overview of our Range Officer (RO) Program.

For the SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE, we have a lot of flexibility, with slots for up to 15 general-purpose helpers / range officers. Experience any of the following areas a plus: wilderness medicine / first responder, EMT, M.D., field or tracking skills, action-style shooting Range Officer, Long-range Rifle Range Officer, 4×4 “Runner” / Rescue / Monitor, Mountaineering, Climbing, Escape and Evasion, Water safety / Lifeguard skills, Survival, and similar skill sets.

Dates are Sept 5-7, Medicine Bow, WY

Please contact me at zak@competition-dynamics.com if you’d like to volunteer!

 

2019 BURRIS OPTICS TEAM CHALLENGE RESULTS

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 1, 2019

Congratulations to all BURRIS OPTICS TEAM CHALLENGE competitors. This year’s match was extremely difficult and everyone should be proud to have participated, let alone done well.

TOP 5 TEAMS

1. TROSTEL / THOMAS
2. REINHARDT / WAY
3. REEVES / DETOUR
4. ANGUS / MAHAFFEY
5. MARTINEZ / QUINTANA

FULL RESULTS

LINK TO 2019 SCORES PDF FILE

THANKS

Thanks to BURRIS OPTICS for being the title sponsor for this match. Their level of support is extremely impressive.

Thanks to Travis for letting us use his awesome ranch.

Thanks to Jimmy and Clay for taking on responsibility for major parts of this match.

Thanks to the RO’s! Stan, Dave, Doug, Roger, Luke, Sky, RJ, Eric, Zach, Mario, Mike, Kelly, Shelby, Phil, Tyler, Tom, and Mike.

UPCOMING MATCHES

Our 2019 season still includes the SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE (SAC) and the TEAM SAFARI. We still have shooting slots open for both of these. The SAC is particularly fun to “RO” if you’d like to earn credit to shoot another match.

Zak

 
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