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Old 07-22-2013, 6:17 AM
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Default GSSF Match Richmond Rod & Gun Aug 24 & 25

Richmond Rod & Gun Club will be hosting the GSSF Match on Aug, 24 & 25 9am to 5pm both days.

Make sure and come on out for lots of shooting fun and LOTS of prizes. Last year Glock gave away 24 pistols (winners of divisions and RANDOM!!!) and over $5,100 in cash and other prizes. You don't have to win as most of the above prizes are given away at random in the field.

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If you have never shot competition before (and own a Glock), GSSF is an excellent introduction. No drawing from the holster, no movement, no reloading on the clock.

If you are an experienced competitor, it is simply a great way to measure how fast you can pull the trigger accurately.

I highly recommend it.
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Do I have to be there both days?
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Do I have to be there both days?
No, you only have to be there long enough to shoot the three courses of fire. The CoFs don't take long to shoot, but it is the waiting for your turn that is always the slow part. I've shot a match in as little as 90 minutes. Another took as long as 3-1/2 hours.

Note that is for a single division. If you are shooting multiple divisions (and/or multiple guns), it can take longer. But it is usually still a one-day deal to shoot.
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What is the process to sign up or can I just show up day of the match.
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What is the process to sign up or can I just show up day of the match.
you can pre-register or just walkup when you get there.
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What is the process to sign up or can I just show up day of the match.
http://www.gssfonline.com/registration.cfm

You pay a surcharge if you don't pre-register.
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Might stop by and shoot so i can finish bottom 1/3 of the pack as usual. Always had a fun time shooting GSSF.

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Remember that you have to have your reg form in by Noon on Wednesday, Aug. 21st or you will have to pay the walk-up fees at the match.
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Remember that you have to have your reg form in by Noon on Wednesday, Aug. 21st or you will have to pay the walk-up fees at the match.
Is this a GSSF fee or a Richmond fee? The girl that answered my email at GSSF said they weren't charging the $10 surcharge.
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Old 08-12-2013, 9:49 PM
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Is this a GSSF fee or a Richmond fee? The girl that answered my email at GSSF said they weren't charging the $10 surcharge.
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Registration must be received no later than Noon Wednesday prior to the match date. If late, you will be processed as a walk up and subject to the $10 Walk Up Administration Fee. Registrations are NOT accepted over the phone.
(All emphasis is theirs)

If they aren't charging the surcharge any longer, it's news to me. They always have in the past.
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I have heard of them waiving this fee in the past. Probably trying to appeal to the new shooters that don't know about the pre-registration process.

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Thinking of signing the family up under the discounted membership offer.
If my kid wins a pistol but is not 21, what happens ?
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Thinking of signing the family up under the discounted membership offer.
If my kid wins a pistol but is not 21, what happens ?

You can transfer the cert to yourself, you can sell the cert if you want. If you do win a pistol. GSSF will send all of the appropriate paper work.
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You can transfer the cert to yourself, you can sell the cert if you want. If you do win a pistol. GSSF will send all of the appropriate paper work.
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Thinking of signing the family up under the discounted membership offer.
If my kid wins a pistol but is not 21, what happens ?
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190.130 Bond Awards to Junior Competitors. Due to federal law, firearms may not be awarded to competitors who
will not reach their 21st birthday within the GLOCK Professional then-current fiscal year. For the purposes of
the GSSF 2008-2009 season, this date is March 31, 2009.
Where permitted by State law it may be possible for a GSSF competitor who has reached the age of 18 but
who is less than 21 years of age to transfer his or her legal interest in a firearms award to a parent or legal
guardian. If this is the case, contact GSSF to explore the matter.
For any other competitor who wins a firearm award but whose 21st birthday will fall on any date on or after
April 1, 2009 the competitor will instead be awarded a $500 (maturity value) savings bond in lieu of any
firearms award.
The issuance of any Bond award requires that GSSF obtain the Social Security number of the Bond
recipient.
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I called to pre register but couldn't do it over the phone. I then emailed them to let them know I couldn't pre register through their website. I explained that I was trying to pre register to save a few dollars and didn't want to have to register at the match. She said that they weren't charging the surcharge. Either way I decided to head up for the match. Looking forward to it.
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Man I would love to give this a go! It's so far away.
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Yep, those are my next 2. Don't think I'm going to make Conyers this year.

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Do they have loaners at the matches?
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No, generally there is too much liability for something like that. Got a buddy that will let you borrow his (or hers)?
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I am a recreational shooter that goes out maybe a handful of times a year (when time and family allow). I have never done any sort of shooting competition and was really interested in trying out this event, but feel a little intimidated. Any tips or things I should know before signing up. How much ammo is needed? What type of ammo? Sorry for the noob questions.
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I am a recreational shooter that goes out maybe a handful of times a year (when time and family allow). I have never done any sort of shooting competition and was really interested in trying out this event, but feel a little intimidated. Any tips or things I should know before signing up. How much ammo is needed? What type of ammo? Sorry for the noob questions.
Thanks for asking the questions! Glad to see you interested.

You need 90 rounds minimum for each gun/division you are going to shoot. I recommend more like 110-120, though, in case you have to re-shoot a stage.

Any type of ammo works, so I recommend getting the cheapest stuff you can find that is reliable.

There are a lot of little things that you will learn, but you really don't need to know them in advance. The biggest thing to know is that you need a Glock in safe, working condition, and at least two mags (although as many as five will help speed things up for you, but aren't required. You can reload your mags during the strings of fire if you only have a couple).

You don't need a holster or mag pouch. Keep your unloaded gun in a bag or case, and you will un-case at the shooting line once instructed to by the Range Officer. Tell them you are a first-timer and they will walk you through everything.

Just remember that your gun stays unloaded and in the case at all times unless instructed to take it out/load it by a Range officer. If you want to wear it in a holster, that is fine, but you must un-case and holster the gun only in the marked Safe Area (and the gun must be holstered with the slide locked back).

There are three stages. No movement, no drawing from the holster, no reloading on the clock. You shoot the stage three times and your times are recorded (the plate rack stage you shoot five times). It's all about pulling the trigger quickly and smoothly, and it is an excellent introduction to action pistol shooting because it is only about pulling the trigger. You don't have to worry about the more-intense stuff like running and reloading.

So, sign up for the match, come out to the range, tell them at the sign-in area that you are a first-timer and would appreciate it if they could tell you what to do next. You also can grab anyone in a GSSF Range Officers shirt and ask for help.

Feel free to PM me if you have more-specific questions (or post them here).
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Thanks, but the RO schedules were set several weeks back.
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I called GSSF and they confirmed that there will be no $10 admin fee if we sign up on the spot. One thing that I forgot to ask them is if I can use this kind of Glock 21SF modified at the unlimited division. Anyone can chime in? Pic below:



Basically it's a Glock 21SF with Lonewolf long slide and ported barrel, custom vanek trigger and burris fast fire II.
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I called GSSF and they confirmed that there will be no $10 admin fee if we sign up on the spot. One thing that I forgot to ask them is if I can use this kind of Glock 21SF modified at the unlimited division. Anyone can chime in? Pic below:



Basically it's a Glock 21SF with Lonewolf long slide and ported barrel, custom vanek trigger and burris fast fire II.
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I beleive this is OK as long as it is the stock frame.

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No, generally there is too much liability for something like that. Got a buddy that will let you borrow his (or hers)?
I have a g22 I always shoot but never got a 17 because my 9mm conversion works so well. My daughter will be participating with me but has never shot the 40. We're going to the range today to practice, hopefully she'll do ok. She does pretty good with the 9mm.
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i switched out the glock back plate with one that has the american flag etched on it. Do you guys think i'm really going to need to change it back to the original for Civ and Comp division?

It doesn't make the gun perform any different.
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i switched out the glock back plate with one that has the american flag etched on it. Do you guys think i'm really going to need to change it back to the original for Civ and Comp division?

It doesn't make the gun perform any different.
I hear they aren't really looking at that anymore. As long as everything UNDER that cover is Glock you should be fine. Just remember no stipling or weapon lights or lasers and you should be fine.

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I've been following this and would like to confirm that GSSF do waived the $10 admin fee if I show up on the spot. Can the organizer from Richmond Rod & Gun confirm this as well please? Otherwise I'm going to send the registration form before Wednesday this week.

Thank you so much and see you all Saturday.
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I've been following this and would like to confirm that GSSF do waived the $10 admin fee if I show up on the spot. Can the organizer from Richmond Rod & Gun confirm this as well please? Otherwise I'm going to send the registration form before Wednesday this week.

Thank you so much and see you all Saturday.
Here is their reply to my email.

We are not currently charging the $10 on-site registration fee.

Unfortunately, our online does not work with every computer. A new registration system is currently being discussed.


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What does the course of fire look like? Is it a bunch of plates in a row? Does it change? Is it a surprise the day-of?
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What does the course of fire look like? Is it a bunch of plates in a row? Does it change? Is it a surprise the day-of?
There are three (3) standard courses. They are:

GLOCK the Plates
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The above links will take you to the GSSF site and the course descriptions. The courses might vary slightly from these standard descriptions, but they will give you a basic idea on how the courses will look, and how many shots you need to shoot on each course.
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There are three (3) standard courses. They are:

GLOCK the Plates
Five to GLOCK
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The above links will take you to the GSSF site and the course descriptions. The courses might vary slightly from these standard descriptions, but they will give you a basic idea on how the courses will look, and how many shots you need to shoot on each course.
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Thanks! "No stacking allowed" -- what is stacking?
Suppose you need to engage three targets with one shot each for three strings, and instead you shoot #1 three times in string 1, #2 three times in string 2, and #3 three times in string 3.
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