The October 2015 Tucson match is going to be WW1 themed.
There will be trench clubs, there will be bayonetting and there will be "stick grenade" throwing.
THERE WILL BE CRAWLING THROUGH MUD. YOU AND YOUR GEAR WILL BE FILTHY.
While it won't be our most physical match, it may well be our most difficult match from a shooting perspective.
It will be possible to shoot this with modern or period correct guns and you do not have to have anything special to participate.
It will be only three stages but with much longer par times to attempt to finish in a reasonable time.
This page was written to let participants know what they're getting into this month and decide if it is of interest to them or not in the interest of full disclosure.
The goal of this is to provide some more interesting stage designs yet not be there all day.
SPECIAL LOADING RULES:
All semi-automatic rifles will be restricted to 5 rounds in every magazine.
All semi-automatic pistols will be restricted to 10 rounds in every magazine.
PCCs will be treated like a rifle and restricted to 5 round magazines throughout course of fire for safety and consistency reasons.
If a shooter needs to reload they can reload with another magazine of 5 OR remove the magazine and reload it with 5 manually OR single load.
Manually operated rifles (bolt actions, lever guns, pump actions) may be loaded to their capacity.
There will be a stage where the shooter will be required to show clear before movement in a few instances. In a semi auto this means removing the magazine and ejecting the round. In a manual action this means leaving the action closed on a fired round.
We've been justifiably asked how many magazines a shooter should need to be able to complete the WW1 match with a modern gun.
Given the magazine loading requirements (5 in every rifle magazine and 10 in every pistol magazine), the target neutralization (1 hit) requirement, & if you're shooting something magazine fed, you'll want 5 rifle magazines and 3 pistol mags on you.
If you're good and don't miss you could get away with 4 and 2.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Based on the 5 round per magazine restriction it would be advised to bring more magazines than usual for the obviously increased reload requirements.
If you have a bayonet for your rifle, BRING IT. There will be one, if not two, bayonet targets required to be neutralized. If you do not have a bayonet (or your rifle can not accept a bayonet), a dummy knife will be provided to be used manually instead.
Gloves and kneepads are highly recommended.
A change of clothing may be a good idea, or at least a towel.
SPECIAL SCORING SYSTEM
All paper targets will only require one -1 or better to neutralize. Targets with only one -3 or less will be penalized as a "Failure to Neutralize".
There will be more paper than usual so resetting will be mandatory and expected from all participants.
THREE STAGES & LONGER PAR TIMES
There will be three stages, however they will be longer than average and with potentially 240 second par times.