Military Silhouette 2021-10-16

Twelve shooters enjoyed perfect Fall weather — no wind, and comfortable temperature. We had four squads of three shooters, so the match swiftly proceeded, yet everyone had ample time to complete their sighters and shots for record. Joel even managed to shoot his original 1878 Springfield Trapdoor in between relays. Mark Johnson won another Mil-Sil […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-09-18

This was our annual “Four Rifle Match” (the idea being to shoot a different rifle for each string of targets) — Kudos to the competitors who brought more than one rifle! Some fine vintage rifles were present, and it was good to see and hear them in action. Congratulation to Hannah for winning her first […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-07-17 (“Return of The England Brothers”)

We were delighted to have The England Brothers, Dave and John, join us after a lengthy hiatus, John having traveled from Tennessee, timing his trip to coincide with this match. This was to be their reunion match, brother v. brother. Since traveling such a far distance with a rifle can be problematic, Dave loaned John […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-06-19

After a bitterly cold February match, whiteout snow in March, and an overcast, windy, with a bit of rain in May, Phil told me June’s weather better be in the 80s, sunny and calm. Well, Phil got his wish (although the temperature did reach the mid 90s). “Anyone Can Hit the Big Parts!” Dave bested […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-05-15

Shooting vintage military rifles with iron sights and aged eyes during Nevada’s inclement weather makes the spotter’s job essential for getting (and keeping) the shooter on target. Also, the spotter allows the shooter to remain focused on the fundamentals of “taking the shot” by calling out the next target, e.g., 5-1 (bank 5, target 1). […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-04-17

Friday evening, April 16th: Me thinking, it was bitter cold for February’s match, and it snowed during March’s match; maybe I should cancel this match because the weather is actually going to be pleasant? Despite the pleasant weather, ten shooters showed up, including the duo from Susanville and a returing shooter from Carson City. (By […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-03-20

Today is the first day of Spring. And it snowed. The National Weather Service forecast predicted a 11-to-14 percent chance of precipition which became 100% midway through the match. “A Rifleman Persists” — even when it’s snowing! — and that’s what 12 stalwart shooters armed with 16 vintage military rifles did — up until it became […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-02-20

“Where’s Dave?” “Who?” “Dave. D – A – V – E, Dave.” “Dave’s not here.” Six stalwart Military Silhouette shooters attended this year’s first match. Notably absent was the 2020 Champion, Dave, so naturally he was the butt of a few jokes throughout the match. Weather wise, it was a good test for clothing and […]

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Reminder: Check before you go!

As a reminder, keep a watchful eye on the calendar for last minute changes or cancellations due to range and/or weather conditions, flooding, or wildfire. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AIR QUALITY CLOSURES: The Washoe County Regional Shooting Facility will close in the event that the air quality reaches the red zone or above (151+) according to […]

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