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2017 Francis Marion Memorial

Swamp Fox Assault XXXVII – Saturday, July 22nd

The Long Darkness


  • The match will be held Saturday, July 22nd . It will be a “shotgun heavy” three gun event, including one stage with rifle, pistol and shotgun, and two stages with shotgun only.

  • This year’s one “dry-land” stages can be shot as a “stand-alone” side match. Be prepared to carry and shoot a minimum of 20 shot loads, 5 slugs, 20 rifle shots (have at least two magazines) and 16 pistol shots (have at least two magazines), just for this single stage.

  • Shooters for the “full-match” will be squadded. We will do our best to accommodate squadding requests (see registration form). Check-in / Registration / Squadding starts at 10:30 am, ends at 11:30 am. Shooters meeting at 11:45. Shooting starts at 12:00. Registration may be limited to the first 30 shooters.

  • There will be no lunch provided as part of the match. Bring food and beverages to be consumed on the course, if you like.

  • The 37th Anniversary Dinner will be held AFTER the match, around 6-ish (after clean-up).

  • Costs: See registration form.

Course Description and Equipment Requirements:

  • Except where noted below, all standard ALGC T R & S rules apply. It is the shooter’s responsibility to be familiar with them: http://www.ashlandlakegunclub.org/tactical/rules/TR&S%20Program%20Rules.html

  • Your division will be based on your shotgun. Any rifle or pistol legal for ALGC T R & S may be used.

  • Be prepared to engage 75 steel targets and 25 slug targets for shotgun. Be prepared to shoot slugs out to 100 yards. Bring extra ammo. Shotgun ammo requirements are per ALGC T R & S rules.

    • No steel shot or 7 ½, 8s or 9s allowed. BE ADVISED: Lighter loads don’t take the poppers down as well as heavy loads and require more precise shooting, and often tighter chokes. If your ammo of choice fails to take down the targets, no whining is allowed!

  • There will be as many as 20 rounds of rifle (need at least two magazines) and as many as 16 rounds of pistol (need at least two magazines). These will all be on the “dry land” stages.

  • Standard ammo carrier rules apply. Be prepared to have to load your gun quickly from NON-standard ammo carriers, which will be supplied to you. Be prepared to carry as much as 35 rounds of shotgun ammo on your person, at one time.

  • Slings must be attached to your rifle and shotguns on ALL stages.

  • As always, wear clothing and shoes appropriate to the swamp venue. Hearing and eye protection are required at all times, no exceptions.

  • The Swamp Death Penalty will be in effect for this match (details to be explained at the shooter’s meeting.)

Feel free to contact us with questions at: sw625man@yahoo.com

See the Scenario - The Long Darkness

Please print out and mail the registration form to:

NATHAN WILSON

5155 EDENHURST ROAD

LYNDHURST, OHIO 44124

Registration forms and checks (or some form of communication) must be received by July 9th if you would like a t-shirt, July 20th if you are just shooting. Walk-ins are OK for the side-match, subject to how busy we are.


NOTE: The T-shirt this year is going to be of a premium material with a more minimalist design. The feedback we’ve been getting has been that the t-shirts are neat to look at, but hot to wear. This year we’ll be making “graphite” colored, “performance cooling” shirts, with two color printing on the front. Below is a link to the actual shirts they will be printed on.

http://onestopinc.com/catalog/apparel/A4282/graphite?cid=13


Tips for New Shooters:

  1. Most of your reloads will be required to be what we call a “Ready-Position Reload”. The exception to this rule, are transition loads from buckshot to slugs, or vice versa, since that can be complicated. Here is a youtube video of ALGC’s very own celebrity spokesmodel, Roy Mitchell, demonstrating both correct and incorrect ways to perform this reload: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUAibU5c_7M

  1. The trick to making it through the swamp, is to keep mud out of the action of your gun. The most common way people introduce mud to their guns, is by directly getting their ammo mudding, or by getting mud on their hands, then onto their ammo, and then into their action. Ways to avoid this:

    1. Always be conscious of how clean your “loading hand” is. If it is covered with mud, take the time to wipe it off. It is time well spent.

    2. Have multiple ammo locations on your person and weapon. Cautious shooters make sure one of them is “protected”, like in a pouch with a flap, or a very deep pocket. That is your back-up ammo. For example, a well prepared swamp shooter has ammo:

      1. In a side-saddle

      2. In a cross-chest bandolier

      3. In a belt carrier or belt bandolier

      4. In protected belt pouch or pocket with closed flap.




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