The question was asked on Facebook:
If I were to tell you to set up a match for your 100 closest friends, what would it look like?
1. What discipline(s)
2. How many stages
3. How many days
5. Hoser, precision, mix type of stages
6. Set schedule or carnival style
7. You are not rich, so you do have an entry fee…how much?
8. Match meals or no
9. Other group activities or no
10. Prize table or no.
To answer each question,
- What discipline(s)
IDPA, USPSA, Steel Challenge, 3-Gun, Precision Rifle and Sporting Clays
- How many stages?
A blind tactical pistol stage run under IDPA-esque rules where the shooters don’t get to do a walk thru or even see where the targets are before the buzzer goes off, another “regular” IDPA Stage, Outer Limits, a USPSA stage, two 3 Gun stages, a Precision Rifle Stage and some clays.
- How many days?
Moderate. No IronMan-esque stages, but not Bullseye either.
- Hoser, precision, mix type of stages
The blind stage would be accuracy-heavy and the rest a mix of hoser/precision, with cool props a la Mystery Mountain.
- Set schedule or carnival style
- You are not rich, so you do have an entry fee…how much?
Enough to cover expenses and kick in something for the RO’s and the prize table. Let’s say $200, max.
- Match meals or no?
Depending on the venue. Rio Salado has restaurants a half-hour away, but others don’t have that luxury. I kinda like match meals, those, as it helps with socialization.
- Other group activities
Factory demos are always good, and maybe a pay-for-play full auto demo.
- Prize Table or no
Definitely yes, with prizes given out at random and for best scores.
I like the mix of speed, tactical, long-range and shotgun work that a match like would provide. Your ideas?