US Optics Team Challenge Updates

Posted By: Zak Smith on June 22, 2016

The U.S. Optics Team Challenge is coming up quick!

USO has a special promotional deal, anyone who registers prior to July 1, 2016 will go into a drawing to win a U.S Optics ER-25 scope. Drawing will take place July 1, 2016. Winner will be notified via phone and/or email provided during registration process. The prize will be mailed to the winner prior to the beginning of the competition.

There have been a few questions about the USOTC, specifically if a team needs to bring two carbines– the answer is NO, you only need one “rifle”, one “carbine”, and two pistols. Also, the USOTC will not have night stages.


June Burris DRM Results

Posted By: Zak Smith on June 20, 2016

Thanks to Burris for sponsoring our local Burris Douglas Rifle Match series this summer in Wyoming!

Here are the results of the June Burris DRM:

39 Jessie
35 Martin
21 Barton
20 Harding
16 Bernard

49 DeCapio
46 Arrants
42 Leighton
41 Reinhardt
40 Glodowski
39 Cohen
38 Wood
35 Sanchez
34 Claypool Foley
32 Ramsden
31 Fossen
30 Mayfield Mathes
29 Mann
27 Kelley Evert
26 Burrus
25 Sullivant Palu
24 Arrants RJ
23 Shwen Bull Lynch Johnson Mann
22 Glasgow
21 Pratt
19 Schuett Pomery DeWester
17 Nowak Feinberg Halverson
16 White Hatley
15 Frank Wood
9 Glodowski
5 Lawley Vest

RUCK BIATHLON (start time 4:45)
1. DeCapio 5:24:30
2. Brent 5:30:55
3. Dane 5:33:50
4. Fred 5:49:22



Posted By: Zak Smith on June 14, 2016

Anyone who registers prior to July 1, 2016 will go into a drawing to win a U.S Optics ER-25 scope. Drawing will take place July 1, 2016. Winner will be notified via phone and/or email provided during registration process. The prize will be mailed to the winner prior to the beginning of the competition.

Sponsor Demo Day will feature prizes and giveaways for participating in the demo event
on the registration day.

First time Competition Dynamics competitors will receive a 40% off certificate to one of
the U.S. Optics Academy courses.

All competitors will receive a 30% off certificate for a U.S Optics scope of their




Posted By: Zak Smith on June 12, 2016

CD staff were up in Douglas today setting up the course for this summer’s Burris Douglas Local Rifle match series. Here are the final details:


The match is held at our Douglas shooting facility. This is a private ranch, so please follow directions, take care of the property, and be respectful so we can continue to shoot here.

To get to the parking area for this match, plug the “virtual address” 598 Wagon Hound Rd. (Douglas) into Google Maps. On Google Maps, this is coincident with an intersection of a driveway with Wagon Hound Rd. Turn north at this intersection onto the driveway. Proceed to the top of the hill. You will find a parking area marked with yellow ribbon starting at the telephone pole at the top of the hill.

Park ONLY longitudinally (that is, parallel to the road) on the SOUTH side of the road (that’ll be your left). Pull off the road so traffic can pass but do not go more than 6 feet off the side of the road. Do NOT drive or turn around in the grass.


This match is full and closed to new entrants at this time. All competitors shall sign in before shooting the match. Only registered competitors will be admitted during sign-in. There will be a waiver to sign and you’ll get a score sheet. Check-in will be available from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday, and 7:00 to 7:30 AM Sunday morning.


A zero-check range will be available ONLY from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday. You will be able to set your own targets at 100 yards. We might have a couple steel targets at further distance for data confirmation, but no promises on what ranges they will be. There will be absolutely no shooting after 6:00 PM Saturday or before the match starts on Sunday, and there is no zero-checking once the match starts.


We will have a shooters meeting at 7:30 AM Sunday. It is mandatory.


We are planning on 60 target engagements spread over 10 stages. Each stage will have either 5 or 10 targets to engage.


Shooters will self squad into 10 squads with no more than 5 shooters per squad and no less than 4. We will randomly squad shooters if this cannot be accomplished without supervision.


The same procedure will be in place for targets that break or are down during the match as at the Steel Safari.


We will have a range card for each stage that lists the ranges of all targets on the stage.


It is imperative that squads and shooters do not waste time while “on station” or between stages. There are no individual “walk throughs” of stages. Upon arrival at a stage, the squad will orient itself towards the target array and spend not more than 2 minutes for the first shooter to locate the targets. He will proceed to shoot. Shooters who have not yet ID’d all the targets should use this time to locate the targets. Squads shall not hold up shooting because some of their members are confused about target location. If a shooter is ready, he goes.

Each shooter shall get no more than 4 minutes from the start to shoot the stage. Start position is standing port arms at the shooting position, NO GEAR PRE-STAGED.

It is our expectation that an average shooter should be able to engage the 5 target stages in approx 150 seconds.

While a shooter is on the clock, there will be no feedback given with regard to miss locations. You can tell him “HIT” or “MISS” only. The RO “may” help the shooter orient to the next target in the array, and may tell him the next target distance. No wind calls or drop data may be given to the shooter.

RIFLE division gets one short per target. CARBINE division gets up to two shots per target in order to score up to one hit.


We recommend that squad captains self identify so that a staff member can preview the stages with them on Saturday afternoon. This will ensure that one squad member can locate all the targets prior to the match start.


Turn in scoresheets when you finish the match. Once the scoresheets are all turned in, staff will total and sort the scores, and then announce winners, in addition to doing any prize giveaways (must be present to win).


For those of you interested in competing in the MINI SAC side match on Saturday, here are the details. This month’s challenge is a 35-pound, approx 1km ruck march biathlon. With a rucksack that weighs at least 35 pounds, you will hike/jog/run an approx 1 km course. Your unloaded rifle must be carried. When back, you will have 8 rounds to engage 5 targets. Any un-hit targets after your up to 8 rounds incur 10 burpees per unhit target. This circuit will be repeated 4 times to complete the event. Entry fee is $20. Register for this at sign-in before 4PM on Saturday. We will start at 4.



Posted By: Zak Smith on June 6, 2016

Congratulations to all competitors in the 2016 STEEL SAFARI! The STEEL SAFARI is the longest running field-style practical long-range rifle shooting match (that we know of).

Succeeding at the STEEL SAFARI requires an exceptional level of commitment to the science and art of practical rifle shooting. Just showing up is a significant achievement. Attendance has been increasing year over year and this year was the largest match to date.



Our goal is to create and run the best events. Please email us with feedback on how you think we can make our future events better.


Thanks to John Paul of JP Enterprises, the new owner of the Blue Steel Ranch.

Thanks to the staff: Jimmy Holdsworth, Stan Sanchez, and Paul Scott.

Also, thanks to our sponsors: US Optics, TBAC, AA Targets, Burris, Alexander Arms, Machinegun Tours, Contingency-X, JP Enterprises, Mile High Shooting, Hornady, XS Sights, 303 Arms, AttackPak, Bison Tactical, Kifaru, Lapua, La Sportiva, Sierra, Subway of Logan, The Tactical Medic, and Viking Tactics, Special thanks to Bill Alexander for bringing the 17’s and running that stage.

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