2015 TBTC T-Shirt Order Due

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 info@competition-dynamics.com no later than Monday June 29th.


Thunder Beast Team Challenge Coming Up - Still Need a Few RO's

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!



Posted By: Zak Smith on June 8, 2015

Congratulations to all competitors in the 2015 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.


Top 3-
1. John Griswold
2. Wes Rolan
3. Curtis Winner


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, Casey Schrader, and Jeff Hamilton.

Also, thanks to our sponsors: US Optics, TBAC, AA Targets, Burris, Direct Action, Hornady, JP Enterprises, Magpul, Mile High Shooting, Point Blank, Lapua, Air Armor, Armageddon Gear, AttackPak, Colorado Precision Rifle, Exos Defense, Kifaru, Sierra, Surefire, The Tactical Medic, Viking Tactics, Warrior Kit, and ZEV. Special thanks to Josh from USO for the USO side-match and helping us out get people kicked out to the field stages on time.


We had a really smooth Steel Safari, with minimal back ups. I think N and W got backed up a little bit on the first stage and then mostly cleared up. I saw good and safe gun-handling. Good job everyone!

Stage SOUTH-1 was thrown out because it was discovered that some shooters were not following the standard field stage stage procedure on its second position (the orange/green dot on the IPSC target). The stage procedure at every field stage in the Steel Safari is identical so that there is no question as to what the correct procedure is. There is no room for RO’s to adapt, change, or compromise the shooting positions (or any other match rules).

To be perfectly clear, it is the position of CD staff that shooters who knowingly used a position at the IPSC plate in which they could not touch the actual spot by hand were cheating. The RO’s who permitted prone position enabled that cheating. Thus, our hand was forced and we had to throw out the entire stage.

Nobody wants stages to be thrown out: you guys get less things to shoot for score, and it’s wasted effort for us to set up something we have to throw out later.

Thanks and we’ll see you again soon!


Last-minute Steel Safari Update

Posted By: Zak Smith on May 31, 2015

The Steel Safari is upon us! Staff will be heading down Monday for final setup. Thus, we will have limited communication between now and match check-in on site. The best way to get a hold of the match director will be email or to leave a voicemail. We will check messages in the evening.

The front range will be open to competitors for zero check / sight-in Thursday from noon until 4pm. Mandatory check-in/sign-in will be from 1pm until 4pm. We will have a tech inspection during check-in. At 4pm, there will be a mandatory shooters’ meeting at the front range.

For directions, please refer to this map, Map to BSR. Please park along the road next to the front range, and do not block the gate area.

The range will be closed the week of the match, until noon Thursday.

As of this writing, Budget Inn has a few openings in Logan. It’s the closest hotel!



Posted By: Zak Smith on April 27, 2015

This is a post for potential 2015 SAC competitors and current SAC registrants.

The current number of SAC registrations is not great and we would appreciate it if you would register early and not wait until later in the year. By doing this we get a much better idea of how much creativity we can put into the event based on the number of teams.

We love the SAC and work on it essentially year round. It takes more planning, staffing, and logistical support than our other events. We know that for you SAC regulars the SAC is not an event, it’s a lifestyle. We view it the same way and want to continue to offer it, but won’t be able to without adequate registrations. We need another half dozen entries for the 2015 event to be a “go.”

As a result, we would appreciate it if you could do two things:

1) register now if you are planning on doing the 2015 SAC;

2) get another team to register ASAP.

Good luck with your 2015 SAC preparations,

Jeff and Zak

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