Posted By: Zak Smith on August 11, 2015
Please thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2015 TBTC!
Thunder Beast Arms email@example.com
AA Targets firstname.lastname@example.org
US Optics email@example.com
Direct Action firstname.lastname@example.org
F&D Defense email@example.com
Steiner Optics firstname.lastname@example.org
Machine Gun Tours email@example.com
Point Blank Body Armor firstname.lastname@example.org
Warne Scope Mounts email@example.com
Attack Pak firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Precision Rifle email@example.com
Mystery Ranch firstname.lastname@example.org
Viking Tactics email@example.com
Warrior Kit firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tactical Medic email@example.com
Zev Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to thank these sponsors for the their donations, without their support we would not be able to offer amazing prize tales.
Posted By: Zak Smith on August 10, 2015
Congratulations to all 2015 THUNDER BEAST TEAM CHALLENGE competitors. This year’s match was extremely difficult and everyone should be proud to have participated.
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 Darrin and Travis for letting us use their awesome ranches.
Thanks to Jimmy, Casey, and Jeff for taking on responsibility for major parts of this match.
Thanks for all the RO’s: Yves, Keith, Shawn, Bret, Jake, Kyle, Steve, Ann, Joe, Mike, Zion, David, Josh (USO), Brian, Nathan, Josh, and Jake H. Without RO’s matches like this couldn’t happen and these guys did a great job.
Thanks to the medical volunteers, especially Doc Bruce and Kyle Hill for their continued support.
Jimmy will be sending out an email with the contact info for all our sponsors. Please take a few minutes to contact them and thank them for their support.
Posted By: Zak Smith on August 3, 2015
Here are some last minute updates for Thunder Beast Team Challenge competitors:
1. Check-in and the zero-check range will be open from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Thursday. During this time (and this time only), you may check zero. You can set your own paper out at approx 100 yards (we will not have target stands – bring them if you need your own). There may be a few steel targets available to shoot with rifle. Please do not show up early.
2. The Check-in location will be at the Wills Ranch, at 646 Wagon Hound Road. If you take Esterbrook south along the west side of I-25, you will eventually pass a small electrical substation on the right hand side. 200 yards after this is the right turn onto Wagon Hound Road. Follow this until you see a sign on the right that says “Wills Ranch – Travis, Brayden.” Turn left here onto his driveway and follow it into the ranch/barn area.
3. The sight-in/zero-check range will be at the “virtual address” 440 Wagon Hound Rd. You will pass this on the way to the check-in location (646). YOU MUST CHECK IN BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE ZERO CHECK RANGE.
4. You must be checked in by 5:00 PM Thursday. The shooters meeting will start immediately at 5:00 PM at the Wills Ranch check-in area. It is mandatory. It shouldn’t take longer than about a half hour, not counting questions.
5. Like last year, there will be a tech inspection during check-in. This will include a check of mechanical safeties and a drop test of approx one foot (vertical rifle onto butt pad), and basic safeties check for pistols.
6. Just to recap, the TBTC will have 3 FIELD STAGES (hour long, rifle + carbine). Right now we are planning on at least 6 ASSAULT stages (timed, 2 carbines + 2 pistols); and 2 NIGHT STAGES (we provide all illumination).
7. The “minimum” round count for RIFLE is approx 110. Carbines (combined) 200; however, that is assuming you hit everything first round with carbine, which is pretty unlikely. Multiply that accordingly. Minimum for pistol will be about 30 per each but add the same multiplier for misses.
8. You will receive a briefing packet at check-in that contains full information about scoring, schedule, etc.
9. Most of the match staff will be traveling to Douglas early this coming weekend, so communications the week of the match will be sporadic. We will get back to you in the evenings if possible.
10. Over the course of a day, you will need to walk several miles. You will have to walk up to a half mile to get to the start of each field course. Each field course is approx 0.75 – 1.5 miles in length. Then you will have to walk from the end of the field course back to your vehicle. Most of the afternoon assault stages are pretty close to the road.
If you have any questions, please get them to me ASAP, as my communications will be severely limited starting Tuesday afternoon.
Posted By: Zak Smith on June 23, 2015
It’s time to get the t-shirt order in for the 2015 Thunder Beast Team Challenge. T-shirts will be $12 for the first one and $15 for extras.
They are printed on high quality USA-made blanks from American Apparel by local printing company here in Fort Collins. For sizing on American Apparel shirts please check this out,
they do run on the “trim fit” side.
Shirts will be brought to the match to be picked up at check-in, and you can pay us there.
Please send the sizes and quantity you want to email@example.com no later than Monday June 29th.
Posted By: Zak Smith on June 17, 2015
With the Steel Safari in the books, the next Competition Dynamics match is the Thunder Beast Team Challenge, August 7-9 at Douglas WY.
The TBTC is a very dynamic event, with hour-long stages that include around a mile of movement for rifle and carbine, assault stages for carbines, pistols, and rifles, and night stages too!
We are still looking for a few additional RO’s for the TBTC. Besides being part of a world-class event and seeing some of the best shooters shoot the events, you can earn a free competitor slot for any of our matches — even if the regular slots are booked. Here’s an overview of our Range Officer (RO) Program.
Please contact me by email if you’re interested.
The TBTC is near full, so if you want to register as a competitor, please do so soon!