Iowa Gunslinger

Welcome to the blog of your IAShooters Admin. As the name of the blog implies, I am an Iowa resident. I have a fondness for Firearms, Hunting, Fishing, and Family. Some of which you will find here on IAShooters.org. Please feel free to poke around and share my space on the web with your like-minded friends.

In my spare time, I enjoy shooting pistol, rifle, and shotgun. This started out as a hobby that took place a couple of times per month. That all changed in 2010 when I was introduced to the wonderful world of IDPA. I started off shooting the occasional match and have grown into routinely shooting several matches per month. (I would shoot more if I could find the time!)

  1. First IDPA match of the season!

    Our local club, Black Hawk Pistol Club, held their first match of the season on Sunday 4/24/16. https://www.blackhawkpistol.org/

    Weather cooperated on Sunday and we ended up with a decent day to shoot. With all the rain we had the previous week I was concerned the range would be too muddy for a match. We had to limit our stages to bay's 1 and 2 and Cedar Valley Pistol Club due to poor range conditions in bays 3,4, and 5.
    https://www.facebook.com/CedarValleyPistolandRifleClub ...
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  2. ASA Iowa Suppressor Rally in Searsboro, IA

    Compatriots,

    My bro and I went to Brownell's range outside of Searsboro last weekend 4/16 to try out a variety of firearm suppressors at the ASA Iowa Suppressor Rally at Big Springs Range.

    There were three ranges in use.

    Thanks to ASA, the several suppressor vendors and especially Brownells for their efforts and investment in making this event an outstanding success. It was a "roaring success", but it was amazingly quiet and pleasant considering the ...
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  3. IDPA Saftey Officer Training

    Compatriots,

    I spent last Saturday 3/19 at the Ankeny Izaak Walton League in Ankeny, IA renewing my International Defensive Pistol Association Safety Officer certification. Its been 5 years since I attended my last SO class.

    I'm all set for another year or two.

    A dozen or so volunteers sat in on the training last weekend. John Iniss was kind enough to instruct this motley crew.

    Ottumwa Ikes had 6 SO's in training there and they will ...
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  4. Low Light Pistol Course

    I spent Sunday 3/6/16 doing a Low Light Pistol Course with Rick from SSV Concepts at the new Crossroads Shooting Sports indoor range in Johnston, IA.

    It was a great class with a great bunch of guys and really helped me figure out my gear. I had a lot of fun shooting at the new CRSS Range and look forward to attending more training from them!

    I shot my Smith & Wesson M&P 9 CORE with Deltapoint optic. Used a few different lights and shot Freedom Munitions 9mm ammo ...
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  5. 2nd Match of the 2016 season

    We made it down to the Eastern Iowa Practical Shooters USPSA again for the match on 2/6/16. Sorry for the delay on get this match report up on the blog.
    Another good day for an indoor match. Weather was a balmy 28 degrees outdoors at 7am, indoors a nice 60-65 degrees. It was the second competition match of the season for us and the second USPSA match.

    The match was held at the indoor range at Midwest Shooting Supply in Hiawatha, IA. Just short of a one hour drive for us.
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