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Old 02-29-2016, 12:19 PM
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Default Revolutionary New Competition - The Outdoor Channel

American Marksman is a new, nationwide amateur shooting competition! It is owned and operated by The Outdoor Channel and will eventually lead into a TV show. The winner receives a grand prize of $50,000.

The way this works is you register at AmMarksman.com and participate at our local qualifying ranges anywhere between March 1st and May 31st. To qualify you will first compete in a modified postal match. After your course of fire is complete, you will be able to see where you rank instantly in your division and in your region. At the local level a shooter will choose either .22 pistol, rifle, or both and will get 2 chances at the course of fire per each firearm selected. For one firearm its 20$ and for both it is only $35!

If you do well enough and progress into the Southwest regional competition you will get to shoot multiple different firearms and calibers, all of which WE will provide both the firearms and ammunition!

One of the major draws of this competition is that it is amateur only. No one who has ever been paid, sponsored, or finished in the top 10% in a national championship is eligible to participate. We know there are GREAT shooters all across America! However, they may not competitively shoot because they are taking care of kids, going to school, working full time, or all the above.

We have 4 divisions:
Men's open (17+)
Women's open (17+)
Youth (12-16)
Military/LEO

We do have ranges participating all across the state of California. We have ranges located all along I-5 the greater San Diego area, Suburbs of Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Palm Desert, Sacramento, Ripon, Fresno and San Jose.

Our goal here at American Marksman is to introduce everyone to the joy of competition shooting. We've designed this to be a low barrier of entry which is both fun and challenging. Competition shooting is incredibly fun, but can be rather daunting or expensive to enter. If we can get more people involved in the sports we love and the life style we all immerse ourselves in, we all win!

Do any of you think you have what it takes to be the FIRST American Marksman?

I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

More information can be found at www.ammarksman.com !

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Old 03-01-2016, 4:47 PM
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Wow, bumping the top 10% of GSSF matches excludes a large number of shooters.
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Old 03-02-2016, 7:57 AM
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There are many GSSF matches, however it is only the National GSSF Matches that are set forth as a restriction. If you shot a GSSF match at a local range or state match you are still eligible to participate!

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I also am not eligible to compete the way I read the rules, sadly as I would instantly if allowed to compete.
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Old 03-06-2016, 1:44 PM
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I don't get why IDPA Masters can't compete but USPSA As can.
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Old 03-06-2016, 8:50 PM
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I don't get why IDPA Masters can't compete but USPSA As can.
Odd as most IDPA Masters initially classify as B in USPSA, so you think they'd even bounce out the A's.

None the less, they can be commended for trying something new and aimed at what they define as amateurs. And putting some money behind it!
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There are many GSSF matches, however it is only the National GSSF Matches that are set forth as a restriction. If you shot a GSSF match at a local range or state match you are still eligible to participate!

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That's not how I read it.

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Clarification on GSSF matches: American Marksman considers any match listed under the 'Match' tab on www.gssfonline.com as a major match. Any indoor league match listed under the 'Indoor League' tab on www.gssfonline.com is not considered a major match.
It looks like only the indoor math are excluded and all of the outdoor matches are included. With most matches throughout the country exceeding 200 entries, if you're in the top 20 or higher then you're in elidgible.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:20 PM
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You've posted enough pics of gssf guns and checks no way you should qualify.

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It looks like only the indoor math are excluded and all of the outdoor matches are included. With most matches throughout the country exceeding 200 entries, if you're in the top 20 or higher then you're in elidgible.
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You've posted enough pics of gssf guns and checks no way you should qualify.
You could get your free 3 guns too if you wanted. I'll even lend you one of mine to compete with if you don't have your own.
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I am disqualified too...
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The rules state:
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xx rounds per target, freestyle (xx rounds total)
What does freestyle mean here for this competition?
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What does freestyle mean here for this competition?
I took it to mean any grip and stance you want.
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So far I'm the only American Marksman at my chosen range. I've had terrible scores due not only because I suck but mainly due to my pistol. I bought a Browning Buckmark and it's been nothing but fte, ftl. Straight from the factory. Very disappointed. Since then I polished the ramp, polished slide and rails, hand fit the extractor. Also added a top rail and cheap red dot. My last score although is my best after 5 runs is still 4 times longer than the current national leader. I have 3 more chances to bring my time down and I'm sure it will. I just feel a little bad for my range as I'm all they got so far. It is amazing how much harder to shoot straight it is once that timer beeps. Anyway that's my story as an American Marksman.
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I had a bad malfunction with a brand new marlin 795 I bought to shoot this competition. Went back and reshot it and improved my time but am still way back

It was a fun experience though.
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So far I'm the only American Marksman at my chosen range. I've had terrible scores due not only because I suck but mainly due to my pistol. I bought a Browning Buckmark and it's been nothing but fte, ftl. Straight from the factory. Very disappointed. Since then I polished the ramp, polished slide and rails, hand fit the extractor. Also added a top rail and cheap red dot. My last score although is my best after 5 runs is still 4 times longer than the current national leader. I have 3 more chances to bring my time down and I'm sure it will. I just feel a little bad for my range as I'm all they got so far. It is amazing how much harder to shoot straight it is once that timer beeps. Anyway that's my story as an American Marksman.
http://ammarksman.com/standings?standing=localŽion=332
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Share which range you are shooting at.. I would be happy to join that range with you..

I know there is only a week or two left.. but I would come to the range you are at..
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Went out today for another try.

Now it's FTF.

Once during warm up. Once on each string.

It's so frustrating.

Shot well but when it doesn't go bang, there goes your time.

One more chance to at least get a decent score which would be 25.00 or so to me.

First round competition over the May 31st.

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I wonder how many of us are moving to regionals.
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Don't know. Probably not me with my score.
I hope they switch it up to 9mm though.
.22 ammo sucks.
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So I can shoot my scoped Buckmark in this?

I'm only a "B" in USPSA, never shot GSSF or IDPA. So I guess that would make me eligible.

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Yep. Open, just no laser allowed.
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I've been procrastinating. I'm shooting both pistol and rifle on Tuesday, which happens to be the last day. Then hopefully on to the regionals in August.
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I've been procrastinating. I'm shooting both pistol and rifle on Tuesday, which happens to be the last day. Then hopefully on to the regionals in August.
Did you register already. I didnt know there was a cut off date. Got to the range and it was too dang late so my crappy score stands. Finally got the pos Buckmark running good but couldnt shoot.

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Just a few more days then we see how we stand!
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Did you register already. I didnt know there was a cut off date. Got to the range and it was too dang late so my crappy score stands. Finally got the pos Buckmark running good but couldnt shoot.

Dang.
Yep. Registered already, just need to go shoot. I hate that it's restricted to .22lr. I don't have a .22 pistol, so I'll be shooting a loaner that I'm not at all familiar with. Hopefully will work out well enough.
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