2020 Ontelaunee 3-Gun Program

July Match Registration Open

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Season Updates

Good Morning Shooters,
We want to welcome you and are excited to be on a track of getting back to our normal daily routines, some of us are more than likely still dealing with changes in our work schedules and lives due to COVID19, but at least all of us can hopefully see the light coming towards the end of the tunnel. In the mean time, it is great to see and hear that all the local 3-Gun matches and other competitions started back up in June.
Our next 3-Gun Match at Ontelaunee is Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th and registration is open on Practiscore.com. We will be processing registrations over the next few days as shooters register, however please remember that this season we have gone to an online payment system for matches to help speedup check-in, so please remember to check your emails for the additional registration processing email.

UML Match Rule Clarifications

To knock the cobwebs off last months match hopefully helped everyone get back up to speed and iron out kinks from the long delay between matches. This coming match we are returning to our roots on stage designs and layouts, but there are still a few rule changes that everyone needs to be aware of when we switched over to UML from 3-Gun Nation.
  • One of the big ones we keep getting emails on is being able to change out uppers on your rifle or changing complete rifles during a match. So YES, this is allowed for the rifle under UML rules, as long as, the shooter stays within all "divisional" requirements and maintains the SAME CALIBER throughout the match.
  • Use of multiple firearms on each stage. Last month we pushed everyone to use all 3 firearms on all stages as noted on the WSBs' and required you to neutralize a minimum of 2 targets with each firearm. That was the June match format we did to get people thinking, but UML rule 9.1.2.1.1 only requires that a minimum of 2 firearms be used on each stage unless otherwise noted in the WSB. Thus be keenly aware that you are required to use a minimum of 2 firearms on each stage, not all 3 and not just 1 unless otherwise noted on the WSB.
  • Minimum Target engagement per firearm. As noted above rule 9.1.2.1.1 requires the minimum use of 2 firearms on each stage, however additionally rule 9.1.2.1 requires that you also engage a minimum of 3 targets with each firearm. Thus, remember that you are required to engage a minimum of 3 targets, not neutralize. Simply put, misses count for engagement towards a target.
  • Rule 7.2.2.; All Paper Targets are deemed "Penetrable", thus remember during your stage planing that "No Shoots" behind targets will count for score. This will be on the WSBs', but we are making sure everyone knows also a head of time.
  • Rule 9.2.2. Entering a "Forbidden Area": Please note and remember that Ontelaunee 3-Gun for every match and on every stage, deems any area outside the designated Free Fire Zones as a forbidden area. Thus no shortcut running across corners or switch backs or around walls. It is a 30 second penalty, per occurrence to be outside the FFZ at anytime during your stage runs taking a shortcut, this is different than a foot fault. This is not a compound penalty.

Other Match Notes and Rules to Remember:

  • Shotgun AMMO: This season all Birdshot on stages with spinners will be limited to 2-3/4", 1-1/4 once maximum and 1350 fps maximum.
  • Staging Long Guns: Shooters can only stage one long gun in a specific grounding barrel before the start buzzer. Yes, you can stage the shotgun in one grounding barrel and you can stage your rifle in another grounding barrel before the start buzzer, they just can't be in the same grounding barrel together to start. And YES, You can dump a 2nd long gun into a grounding barrel with another long gun already in that grounding barrel during your stage run. Open 2x4 shooters could intentionally ground 3 long guns in a single grounding barrel, though not so sure why that would be helpful.
  • Par times for the July match will be 120 seconds
  • Starting Times: If the county is still under "Yellow" we will be doing a NEW delayed starting again. However, we found out during the last match the delayed starting times for squads to keep the social distancing, were spaced further, time wise, a part than needed to keep the 1 bay open between squads practice, or to refer to a golf term, to keep one hole open between competitors. Thus, once people register and are squadded we will be able to provide a shorter start time schedule. We needed one match to better figure out how it would work and we thank everyone for working with us during this time. Especially Squad 4.
  • Steel Case AMMO: This should not have to be covered, but needs to be, absolutely no ammunition that the bullet sticks to a magnet. I keep getting questions about steel case ammunition. The case is different than the BULLET, however if the stage manager or RO can't delineate if the bullet is not magnetic because of the case being steel for some reason interferes, it's simply deemed no good, so if you are going to use steel CASE ammo, please make sure you can prove that it complies with UML Rule 5.1. The same goes for all other ammunition covered under Section 5 of the UML rules.
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2020 Ontelaunee 3-Gun Point Series
Sponsored by Xtreme Gun Worx

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2020 Pennsylvania State 3-Gun Championships

Squadding is now open for the State Championship Match, we suggest you take a moment to select your squad through practiscore. You can find the championship match information at the club's website https://ontelaunee.org/3-gun/2020-pennsylvania-state-3-gun-championships/
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Welcome to the 2020 Ontelaunee 3-Gun Vlog Series

Our second Vlog of the season will post just before the July match and re-cap the match, Point Series Standings and whats up for stages for the July Match. This new venture and medium will be out shortly. Thank you.
Click below to visit the Ontelaunee 3-Gun VLog Series on "Youtube"
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A brief note about out Sponsors

In order to provide everyone with the widest array of prizes this season we are working to establish strong relationships with prize sponsors. This year we have an ever growing group of high valued manufactures and vendors that have elevated their support for our sport and program, and I ask that you take a moment to visit each of our sponsors websites linked below and see what they have to offer.
When searching for new purchases, we ask that you start with these fine companies first and see exactly what they have to offer. Our Sponsors support each of you by supporting the 3-Gun program at Ontelaunee and the 2020 Pennsylvania State 3-Gun Championships, and all we ask is that when you searching for something, to look at what our sponsors have to offer first before buying. Thank you - Tom
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2020 Sponsors

2020 Ontelaunee Range Officer Workshop
Sponsored by
Streamlight, Inc.
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2020 Ontelaunee 3-Gun Point Series
Sponsored by
Xtreme Gun Worx
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2020 Pennsylvania State 3-Gun Championships
Sponsored by
Firearms Industry Consulting Group
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2020 Season Firearm Sponsors
Sigsauer
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2020 Stage Sponsors
Aimcam
CODA Evolution
EZ Accuracy LLC
Geissele Automatics
RTE Targets
Streamlight, Inc.
White Oak Armament
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Friends of the Ontelaunee 3-Gun Program
Decot HY-WYD
GT Targets
SAFARILAND
XLR Industries

Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities

We ask all of you who take the time and come and enjoy your day shooting our matches to help promote the sport of 3-Gun and our program by talking with the vendors you purchase from or those of you that have sponsors and ask them to support the O3GP program, as a sponsor. By growing the programs sponsors we can provide larger and higher quality prize payouts and even better prize tables for both the Point Series and State Championship matches. Help us build the sport of 3-Gun and larger opportunities for prize winnings in 2020, we ask each of you to be an ambassador of the program and spread the good word.....Thank You!

2020 Season Match Dates
Next Match July 4th & 5th

The entire 2020 3-Gun Season has been posted on Practiscore.com. You are able to bookmark when each matches registration opens.
1.) June Match : In the books
2.) July Match : Saturday, July 4th & Sunday, July 5th, 2020
3.) August Match : Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
4.) 2020 Pennsylvania State 3-Gun Championships
Saturday, September 5th & Sunday, September 6th, 2020
5.) May Match : Postponed - Pending Date (4th Sat/Sun in October)
(Shooters Choice of Day, by first come first serve for Selection for 2 day matches)

Match Setup Help Needed

As everyone knows, this is strictly a volunteer sport when it comes to putting on matches, especially setup and breakdown. The Ontelaunee 3-Gun Program is an all volunteer staff, an we are always looking for more help with not only setup and breakdown of stages, but stage designs and stage suggestions. Anyone looking to join the ranks and help getting our matches up and running is always welcomed, just contact the match director at ontelaunee3gun@gmail.com for more information.

Disclaimer

All information in this newsletter about Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club, it’s 3-Gun Program and the Terms and Rules Governing the 3-Gun Program and the matches and series held are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the Ontelaunee 3-Gun Program’s Match Director, without any notice.

Although every reasonable effort is being made to present current and accurate information of the Ontelaunee 3-Gun Program and matches hosted at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club; Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club Inc., it’s 3-Gun Program, and the Blind Squirrel Squad Website and newsletter make no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held liable for any misspellings, outdated and or incorrect information of any kind.
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