First Pro-Am Precision Rifle Match Announced

   05.27.14

GA Precision and Bushnell Tactical proudly announce the 2014 “GAP Grind/Bushnell PRO/AM”. In association with The Precision Rifle Series, this year’s match format will be a Professional/Amateur (PRO/AM) Team Match to promote sportsmanship and welcome new shooters to the competition scene. Input has been solicited from across the community and a match of this caliber and format is long over do. Top competitors, new competitors, celebrities, professional athletes shooting industry executives, military personal, veterans and everyone in between from around the country are invited to attend. The match will be hosted by K&M Precision Rifle Training and is sure to be the most rewarding match of the year.

Competitors will compete as individuals and as a team and scores will be maintained for both. Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 teams, top 5 professionals and to the top 5 amateurs. A $10,000 dollar cash prize from Bushnell Tactical, as well as one the best sponsorship prize tables in the industry, will be presented to the winners in rank order and for each category.

Competitors can expect 20 plus stages throughout the weekend. The course of fire will test and train disciplines from across law enforcement, military and practical marksman spectrums. Competitors can expect engagements at an assortment of steel, reactive, paper and automated moving targets to 1000 yds. All scoring will be transparent, balanced and fall within guidelines in order to reward the most consistent shooters/teams. The competition will require 180 rounds to complete the course of fire and is caliber restricted to 300 WinMag and below. The course of fire will be made public at the start of the competition on Friday at 3:00 pm.

Match Guidelines

Consider yourself Professional if you have competed in national level competitions and have placed in the top 2/3rds consistently or have competed in regional or local matches and placed in the top 1/3rd.

Consider yourself an amateur if you have never competed, only competed in handful of matches or have not placed higher than the bottom 1/3rd.

Please send the match directors (George Gardner or Shannon Kay) an email if you are unsure which level to compete in. MDs reserve the right to DQ any teams that attempt to defraud the nature of the event by stacking their teams. Every attempt will be made to squad teams by shooter requests. Competitors are expected to assist and support their entire squad to truly make the match a group effort.

Timeline:

August 29, 2014 – Competition Tune-up – Registration and Zero Range Open
9:00 am – Tune-up begins
3:00 pm – Tune-up complete
3:00pm-until dark – All competitors must sign-in at the facility – 100yd zero range open

August 30, 2014 – Match Day 1
7:00am – Welcome and safety briefing
7:30am – Match Starts
6:00pm – Day 1 complete

August 31, 2014 – Match Day 2
7:00am – Day 2 starts
3:00pm – Match Ends
3:30pm – Awards/prize table

Registration

OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS ON 1 JUNE 2014 @ 10AM CST at http://kmprecisionrifletraining.com/shop/gap_grind_comp/

Registration will be done on a transparent first come first serve basis through our website; the match will be limited to 120 competitors or 60 teams. Competitors may register as a team or as a single shooter. Single professionals and single amateurs will be paired up prior to the match. To secure a slot shooters must register online, no other form of registration or payment will be accepted. Once registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email and a link to a welcome/information packet shortly thereafter. The online cart will not accept payments until 1 June 2014 @ 10AM CST. Match payments are not refundable. Once the match is full the site will no longer take registrations. If you want to be put on the waitlist or have questions, please send an email to [email protected]. Wait listed personnel will be contacted when slots open.

Cost
$275 per Competitor or $550 per team (includes tune-up, match shirt, lunch (Sat & Sun), and refreshments all weekend)

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