Posted By: Zak Smith on January 31, 2016

We are pleased to announce a series of “LOCAL” matches at our Douglas location this summer. For several years, people have asked if we could run monthly or “local” matches at Douglas. When we asked on Facebook and elsewhere about a month ago, we had roughly 50 shooters respond, “Yes! If you run it we will come!”. There were some details to sort out, but now it’s all set.

We will hold three “Douglas Rifle Matches” (DRM) this summer. Matches are on Sundays, and the dates are June 19, July 24, and August 14.

The format of the match will be roughly similar to the NRAWC Sporting Rifle Match. In other words, there will be small squads. The targets will not be surprise; each squad will have a short amount of time to locate and range them. The stages will be spread out over a hiking course, but hiking will not be “on the clock.” We will have approx 60 targets/engagements. There will be an “Open” rifle division, and a short-action semi-auto (ie AR-15) division.

Austin Angus, of AA Targets, will be the Guest Match Director for the DRM matches this summer. Thanks for stepping up Austin!

On the day before (Saturday), we will have check-in, a zero-check range of some sort (with a few KD style targets). Late check-in will be available Sunday the morning of each match.

In addition, on Saturday there will be two other optional activities.

(1) “SAC-Lite Challenge.” Back in 2012 we ran a “Combat Biathlon” at Douglas. That kind of challenge is something we always wanted to try, and, other than the big Sniper Adventure Challenge match, we haven’t been able to run local events that incorporated a physical challenge. So each Saturday, instead of shooting the zero-check/KD range, for a nominal additional fee, you can compete in a rotating SAC-Lite Challenge. Examples might include a Combat Biathlon (Run), Mountain-Bike-and-Shoot, or other physical exertion fused with a shooting challenge. We will have details about the SAC-Lite challenge offered each month about 4 weeks before each event. If you have an idea you want us to try, please email us. Pre-registration for the SAC-Lite challenge is not required, however, we would appreciate an RSVP.

(2) Colorado Precision Rifle Train-Up. Brian Whalen will be running a field-shooting clinic on Saturday. This is an opportunity to get some expert instruction on the exact type of shooting we’ll have in the match, at an affordable price. Brian will have more details about this closer to the match dates.

We are using CD’s normal pre-registration and pre-payment system for these local matches. This means match slots are pre-allocated to those who have pre-registered and pre-paid. Last-minute on-site signup will be more expensive ($100 vs. $80) and will be on a slots-available basis only. In other words, if you do not pre-register, we might not have a slot if you show up the day of.

If your payment is not received by its due date, your pre-registration will expire. You may re-apply if time allows or show up at pay the “day of” price.

The way the timing will work for pre-registration and pre-payment will be that the online registration window will close about 15 days before the match date. This permits the usual CD payment window of 14 days so funds will arrive no later than the Friday preceding the match. If your funds don’t show up by then, you’ll pay the $100 “day of” price. For the Douglas Rifle Matches, please note that there are no refunds once you pay.

A “SEASON PASS” is available for all three 2016 DOUGLAS RIFLE MATCHES at a discounted rate. If you participate in the SEASON PASS, you will end up paying a total of $210 for the 3 matches, or only $70 per match. Please see the match web site for details on exactly how to buy a SEASON PASS.

For full details about registration, please consult the DRM web pages, as found on the main Competition Dynamics web site
These pages will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Registration will open Feb 1st!

For these local matches to continue, we need at least a dozen shooters at each match. We will start with a cap of 36 and adjust it upward if we need to.