Saturday, July 26th, 10:00 AM
Another Francis Marion
has come and gone, and this year's shooters have the smiles on their faces to
prove it. This year's turnout was fantastic, with more than 30 shooters braving
the treacherous swamps, muddy jungle run and challenging dry land course.
The swamp gods smiled upon us, blessing us with a perfectly soupy swamp,
and perfect weather on the match day. The last swamp course (two years ago) was
relatively dry, so we know how much the Francis Marion Faithful have been
jones-ing for the taste of swamp muck in their mouth and the feel
of ooze under their feet. Top competitor, Rudy L. was so happy to see the wet
swamp, he actually laid down on his back to take his last shot in the swamp
course. You did do that on purpose, didn't you Rudy?
As usual, the Night Before Dinner and
the post match lunch were of the highest quality. Our thanks to the world famous
chef's of Combat Cuisine for pulling off another culinary
- In his first Francis Marion, Mark M. took first place in the
Enhanced Tactical Shotgun - Auto division. Nice job Mark!
- Jess G. beat her husband on the Cajon Mafia Rescue dry land
course. Way to go Jess! I guess Dosh trained you well.
- Tactical Tom W. took second place in the Riot Gun - Auto
class, shooting a 14", 5 shot entry gun. This thing is hard to
handle, and Tom did it very well.
- Another upcoming talent, Jason "Crazy Legs" H. took third
place in the Riot Gun - Pump division. This is his first year
shooting Tactical Shotgun. If any of you saw him shoot the first
Tactical Shotgun match of the year, you know how far he's come.
Nice job Crazy Legs!
And finally, thanks to all of you who helped set-up, run the
match, and tear things down. Without your help, we can't run events of this
magnitude. The names are too numerous to list, but you know who you
See you next year!!!
Check back in a week or two - we
hope to have more photos. If you have photos you want to submit, e-mail email@example.com
This year's event was
offered a la carte so that those "distinguished Francis Marion alumni" and
others that weren't interested in getting muddy could still take part in the
fun. So, we had lots of participants of various
To see a
report from last here's Francis Marion click here.