2017 MAGPUL WYOMING GOVERNOR'S MATCH

Aug 3-6 at Cheyenne, WY

THE MODERN WYOMING "SADDLE GUN" MATCH


A MODERN ACTION 2-GUN MATCH IN CHEYENNE WY

"The carbine was the traditional `saddle gun' of the west. Originating in the Civil and Indian wars, the historic lever action rifle was a quick handling, light, fast firing rifle with high magazine capacity - a role now filed by modern semi-automatic rifles."

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead came to us with the idea to run a "Big Match" in 2017 in order to promote excellence in the shooting sports and to showcase Wyoming's own firearms industry.

We are pleased to be able to bring you the 2017 MAGPUL Wyoming Governor's Match, an individual multi-gun match for a modern semi-automatic rifle and modern service pistol. An AR-15 and a Glock or SIG are perfect for this match.

Stages will be action-oriented "3-Gun-Style Stages",
however,
we are only shooting rifle and pistol -- no shotgun.

This is an "Outlaw" match.
OFFICIAL FOOTWEAR SUPPLIER - LA SPORTIVA

RATINGS
What do these ratings mean?
 
   Physical Difficulty: 2 (Easy)
   Marksmanship Complexity: 5 (Moderate)
THE TEAM
  • Jimmy Holdsworth

    Match Director
  • Zak Smith

    Managing Director
  • Casey Schrader

    Operations Executive
MATCH OVERVIEW
  • Three Days of Shooting
  • Theme-based stage scenarios
  • 8 Match stages
  • Several Side-Match stages
  • 2-Gun Format: Rifle, Pistol
  • Divisions for OPEN, TACTICAL, IRONS
  • Elective/Optional Team Event
  • Scoring: Time plus penalties translated to Match Points Per Division

MATCH NEWS

Magpul Governor's Match Coming Up!

Posted By: Jimmy Holdsworth on May 25, 2017


A little more than two months from now, Competition Dynamics will be administering one of the biggest action shooting events in the state of Wyoming to date.

The Magpul Governor’s Match, will take place August 3rd-6th 2017 at the Otto Road Range, 10 minutes from Cheyenne, Wyoming. This event will be a 2-gun format: pistol and carbine (ie, semi-automatic rifle). The stages will be scenario based “run and gun” type shooting.

Governor Mead will be present and onsite for this event. With many other local agencies involved, it promises to be “the event of the summer” with all the stops pulled out. With this event the state is promoting shooting sports within the Wyoming, and is making a huge push to get shooters, as well as shooting industry types more involved within the state.

Notable generous local Gold sponsors for this event include, Magpul, Thunder Beast Arms, Gunwerks, and Hi Viz Sight Systems. These sponsors are thriving in Wyoming and are supporting the event in massive way. Plus there are many other sponsors involved in supporting and sponsoring the event along the Colorado front range as well.

Prize donations are in upwards of $100,000, plus there is a special prize donated by the state that is worth around $20,000, a fully inclusive Elk hunt. This special prize, a “commissioner tag”, and if chosen must be donated to the winners charity of choice, examples would be Rocky Mountain 3-Gun, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA and so on.

There are still limited slots available, and you can sign up at http://competition-dynamics.com/

Match information, as well as the complete rule set can be found at www.competition-dynamics.com.

We hope see everyone here for this historic event. And keep an eye out as the time gets closer for updates.

Carbine targets will be mostly within 80 yards, with a few targets out to 400-600 yards.

Round count will not exceed 200 rifle / 200 pistol.

 

Hotels:

The Historic Plains Hotel (307) 638-3311
Little America (307) 775-8400
The  Radisson (307)  638-4466
TownePlace  Suites (307) 634-0400
Fairfield Inn and Suites (307) 634-0401
Mention you’re shooting the Magpul Governor’s Match for the discount.

 

Magpul Governor's Match FAQ - Scoring and Hits

Posted By: Zak Smith on March 28, 2017


Since the MGM has a bunch of new-to-action-shooting competitors, we’re going to flesh out some commonly asked questions and answers.

How does scoring work?

Each stage will be scored “time plus penalties”. Time plus penalties means you take your raw time, add the seconds prescribed by the briefing packet per penalty type for each penalty incurred to get your net stage time. The fastest net time per division gets 100 stage points, everyone else gets a fraction of that based on his time divided into their time.

What are penalties?

Penalties include: failure to neutralize (FTN), un-hit, no-shoot, and procedural. FTN’s are +5 seconds, the rest are all +20 seconds, each occurance.

What hits are required on a paper target to neutralize?

Unless otherwise briefed, paper targets will require 1 A zone, 2 C zone or better, or 4 D zone to neutralize.

What is the penalty for Failure to Engage (FTE) ?

There is no separate FTE penalty. An FTE’d target would fall under UNHIT.

 
SPONSORS
LOCATION

OTTO ROAD SHOOTING RANGE
1531 Otto Road ~ Cheyenne, WY 82001

MATCH SCHEDULE
MATCH FRIDAY - SUNDAY

THURSDAY
0800-1700 LIVE FIRE DEMOS, SIDE MATCHES, ZERO CHECK, and CHECK-IN
1700-1800 MANDATORY SHOOTERS' MEETING
SHOOTERS MUST CHECK IN BEFORE 1700 THURSDAY.
FRIDAY
0715 Report to assigned stages and begin shooting.

SATURDAY
0715 Report to assigned stages and begin shooting.

SUNDAY
0715 Report to assigned stages and begin shooting.
1500-1800 Results, Awards, and Prize table
MATCH RULES

DIVISIONS

This match will have three divisions that will be scored completely separately:

OPEN DIVISION

OPEN pistol, OPEN rifle.


TACTICAL DIVISION

LIMITED pistol, OPEN rifle.


IRONS DIVISION

LIMITED pistol, LIMITED rifle.


NOTES

OPEN rifles may have any number of optics and any muzzle device.
OPEN pistols may have optics and ports/compensators.
LIMITED pistols follow the USPSA definition (ie, no optics, no comp/ports).
LIMITED rifles may not have any optics - iron sights only.
PISTOLS must be 9x19 minimum.
RIFLES must be 5.45mm / .223 / 5.56 minimum.


SAFETY

This section is the 2017 Competition Dynamics Unified Safety Rules for Shooting

  1. USPSA safety rules are the baseline for safety at this match.
  2. Violation of any safety rule will result in match disqualification (DQ).
  3. The Match Director has the right to disqualify any competitor for Unsportsmanlike Conduct based on his judgement.
  4. Competitors shall practice good muzzle control and firearm safety at all times. Competitors that do not handle their weapons safely will be disqualified from competing further in the match with no refund of match fees.
    1. Do not ever allow the muzzle of your weapons to point at anyone.
    2. Do not load your weapons until directed to do so by a range officer.
    3. Do not put your finger on the trigger until your sights are aligned with your target.
    4. Obey all Range Officer commands immediately.
  5. In addition to the USPSA definition of an Accidental Discharge, the stage RO may call an A.D. using his own judgement, e.g.: if the competitor was clearly not engaging a target. Any round that does not impact within 10 yards of the target the competitor is engaging, or impacts in an unsafe area or direction, is declared to be an AD.
  6. The entire competition area is a "cold range."
    1. No firearms may be loaded at the match site except under the direct command of a RO.
    2. Long-guns shall be kept unloaded in cases or on a designated rack, and carried muzzle up or muzzle down and the action open.
    3. "Sweeping" any person with a weapon's muzzle will result in immediate D.Q.
  7. All firearms must have a functioning safety, subject to verification by an RO at any time. (A pistol that has not had any factory safety devices disabled will be considered to have a safety for the purpose of this rule.)
  8. Any firearm or ammunition deemed by any RO or match staff to be "unsafe" for any reason may not be used in the match until a determination is made by the match director that it may continue.
  9. All firearms must be able to be completely unloaded without firing a round.
  10. Any firearm that can be demonstrated by any RO or match staff to have a hammer/striker that will fall without the trigger being pressed shall be deemed unsafe and may not be used in the match until repaired.
  11. Any rifle slung must have an empty chamber, unless directed by the stage RO.
  12. No person shall consume or be under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs at the match site. Any person found to be impaired and unsafe as a result of legitimate prescription drugs may be directed to stop shooting and requested to leave the range.
  13. Safety glasses and ear protection are required to be worn/used at all times by competitors and spectators when in the vicinity of any weapons being fired.
  14. No person shall place a rifle in such a position that it points at any other person. Find a safe direction if you need to set your rifle down! If you find out there are people passing or downrange, wait until they are clear and then relocate your rifle.
  15. This match may include dynamic shooting in natural terrain. Match staff will communicate what are safe directions to point firearms while shooting, or while waiting. This will typically be presented during a stage or match briefing. The competitor shall note and obey the safe muzzle direction guidelines.
  16. Ammunition must not cause unusual target damage or cause a fire or other safety risk.
    1. No steel jacket or core projectiles
    2. No armor piercing, incendiary, or tracer bullets
    3. Ammunition that must be "fired" to be unloaded once chambered is declared to be unsafe and may not be used in this match.

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