Just a reminder, folks: the unique Pin Shoot, formerly known as the Second Chance Shoot, will be held June 14-18 of this year in the quaint resort town of Central Lake, Michigan.
I’ve been shooting this match since its inception and am glad its long hiatus is over. Picture a carnival midway of live-fire shooting games, only you win guns and expensive gear instead of teddy bears if you do well.
Events for rifle and shotgun, and with the latter buckshot and slugs, pump or autoloader. Revolver and pistol. From tricked out space gun with optics and recoil compensators to sub-compact street carry handguns. Individual competition and two-and three- person teams.
You’ll find the updated rules here.
Make it a family vacation. (Yes, there are even events for kids.)
The atmosphere is like no other match you’ve been to. Targets are bowling pins: you need powerful rounds to knock them all the way off the tables. (I’ll be using .45s for almost everything.) It’s the only match I go to where there are bleachers: the reaction targets make it visual, a true spectator sport. During intermissions, host Richard Davis plays Trivia Quiz with the audience, and the prizes are tickets for a worthwhile drawing at the end of the match. I’ve seen the winners of the drawings leaving in Mercedes-Benz prizes. And, throughout, lots of like-minded people to pleasantly associate with.
I wouldn’t miss it. It’s the most fun match there is. Hope to see you there.