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Zombie Shooting Event!

I was told there are only 20 spaces left for this event, so sign up quick if you want in! The Zombie Shoot event is ON at the Aurora Sportsmans Club. And it's an OPEN event!

http://www.aurorasc.org/index.php?page=asc-zombie-shoot

From what I understand, it's going to be an Action shooting event, 3 Gun style (which I've never done). They will have shotguns available for those that don't own one.

Brianne and I are signed up, and I know Bek is seriously considering it. Maybe it's time for you zombie hating, gun toting nuts to prove you've got the skillz to survive. Stop talkin' about it, and lets see some action!

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Saturday, October 24th. Check in by 9:00 AM

Thanks for checking out the webpage for ASC's inaugural "Zombie Shoot." Some of you might not be sure what to expect. A "Zombie Shoot" certainly wasn't what you thought of back in the day when your grandpa took you out shooting for the first time.

In short, a Zombie Shoot is a fun-filled, safe, and light hearted day at the range. We'll mix it up a little bit with action packed shooting activities that are safely run and friendly. This is the perfect opportunity for a shooter who wants to try out a taste of the Action Shooting Sports!

Shooters will be faced with 6 challenging courses to test their Zombie Survival Skills. Some will be courses geared for pistol, others rifle and shotgun. Also one archery course will be in the mix (ASC will provide archery equipment and have a shotgun available for the shotgun course. Shotgun ammunition will be available for purchase at a nominal fee for those using the "loaner" shotguns.)

The cost for ASC Members is $25 and $30 for non-members. This price includes the 6 stages, an event T-Shirt, and lunch. Registration is limited to 60 participants! All participants that are IL Residents MUST BRING THEIR FOID CARD WITH THEM TO THE EVENT!!! No Exceptions!

You can register by filling out the form below. After submitting the form, it will take you to a page where you can submit your payment by PayPal. Participants that register and submit payment on or prior to October 4th will receive a $5 discount. Registration after that day will increase to $30 for Members and $35 for non-members.

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What kind of shooting events to they have in something like this? I'm interested but only have a handgun and no other toys

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What kind of shooting events to they have in something like this? I'm interested but only have a handgun and no other toys
You would have to ask them. As I said above, I'm not familiar with Action Shooting. I think it's more along the lines of what Bek does at Maxon once a month...which I've done something similar as a tactical shooting class, but not as a "sport"

As for the Zombie event. I'm happy to loan out my AR to anyone that wants to participate. You just need to bring your own ammo. And if this event will work with .22LR, I can setup my AR to run on .22LR and save a ton of cash on ammo.

For pistol I'm bringing my XD Tactial .40 which I guess I'm needing to buy a holster for now.

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I just signed up. Looks like too much fun to pass up.

I don't have a pistol, but according to their FAQ you can use a rifle for the pistol part.
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I just signed up. Looks like too much fun to pass up.

I don't have a pistol, but according to their FAQ you can use a rifle for the pistol part.
Ahh cool! They didn't have that FAQ when I signed up. Reading it nao!

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I'm interested... anyone ever done this before?
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I've known 1 person who did 3-gun comps once a month. Had a purpose built AR for the rifle part but shot OEM pistol and shotgun. Never got to see him compete so if you don't mind, Eric, X-Slayer, I'd like to come out and watch you guys shoot.

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ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i wanna go...... pistola check.. shotgun check holster check
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Wow, they only opened it up on Wednesday!

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This still going on? If so I'm putting it on my calendar to attend to watch the comps.

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YES! And my friend who's a member (but forgot to sign up!) is going to be assisting the hosts.

I'm also going to be assisting with my meager photography skills (duh!)

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Ok so this is coming up and I have no idea what to expect. Anyone who has done something similar care to share any pointers or advice on what to bring/expect? Basically all I have is an sks and a 12ga. I don't have any sort of "gear" or whatever. There's a gun show coming up this weekend in Crown Point, IN that usually has tons of stuff, but what should I be looking for (if anything)?
I also might be in the market for a pistol (<$400).

I haven't shot a bow since scout camp like 15 years ago so that part should be interesting.
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You should probably check their page FAQ, and/or contact those that are running it.

If it's like other types of 3 gun or "action" shooting, they typically do something like:

Go to point A, pick up your shotgun from the table, shoot targets 1-2-3.
Move to point B, Draw your pistol, shoot targets 4-5 mandatory mag change, shoot targets 6-7. Holster weapon
Move to point C, Pickup rifle, shoot targets 8-9, Mandatory mag change, shoot target 10.

Let me see if I can find a video on You Tube. Here is the first video that came up when I searched "3 Gun Match"



Now, keep in mind, this is a new facility...so I doubt they have actual windows and buildings. It will probably just be dummy stands and blinds and the like.

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I'm happy to loan out my old XD in 9mm, with a holster. Just get some Winchester White Box 9mm from Wal-mart and you're set.

I'm going to pick up a holster for my XD .40, and some high cap mags (when I bought my XDs the ban was still on, so all I have are 10 round mags), and I'm borrowing a shotgun from another forum member.

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Looks like a blast!
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Another thought....if I were running this event, I'd make it mandatory that the gun be pointing specific directions at all time, and that the Safety is activated on all the guns before they are handled, and before a transition, and/or when they are set down. Which is good practice in general. If you're going to participate, I'd make sure you know your safety mechanism, and you ingrain yourself to flick it safe whenever you're not actively engaging a target. So practice that now, regardless if it's required for this shoot.

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Another thought....if I were running this event, I'd make it mandatory that the gun be pointing specific directions at all time, and that the Safety is activated on all the guns before they are handled, and before a transition, and/or when they are set down. Which is good practice in general. If you're going to participate, I'd make sure you know your safety mechanism, and you ingrain yourself to flick it safe whenever you're not actively engaging a target. So practice that now, regardless if it's required for this shoot.
Another technique employed by match directors, is to use a trash can to "store" your long-arm. When you're done, you stick it in said can, muzzle down. Ensures it's pointed in a safe direction (into the ground) and presuming the can is secured properly, your gun has no risk of falling off a table, falling over if leaned, etc.
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Great time! Nice to put a few more faces to screen names. Weather really turned around towards the end there. Now if I can just get my sks scope sighted in, the world might be rid of a few more zombies.

The videos turned out great, here's a few...


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I hope I didn't muff up the videos too much.

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I expected a little more enthusiam.
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I expected a little more enthusiam.
Honestly, with the cold, and mud, and the fact that they had to tone down each stage a bit because of the wind and rain (and they even had snow!), it was difficult to keep up the excitement and pace. We'd wait for 20-40 minutes while the other persons in the squad were doing their run, we'd reset the targets, then go back to waiting till it was our turn or we moved to the next stage.

So yeah, enthusiasm was hard to hold, even for those 90 seconds we were actually shooting.

I did try to keep myself in the spirit. I did all the pistol stages *and* the rifle stage with my pistol...which I'm sure pissed some people off seeing as how they had trouble getting the reactive headshots with rifles and I was tearing it up with the pistol. And as the day went on, the reactive targets were getting more and more torn up and not reacting as well (or sometimes not at all) no matter how many head shots you gave it. So you'd see someone drop 3-5 rounds to the head, then meander over to the next position.

I totally blew the shotgun stages. Bek was nice enough to loan me his tactical shotgun, which was perfect for these stages, but I just had no experience with shot guns and kept shooting high in the stages.

Oh, and then Brianne would walk up behind me, and clean the stages no matter what weapon she used. The whole group would clap for her as she cleaned the stages faster and more accurately then all but the best couple guys in the group! Props to Breezy!

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Although I missed the first have of the day, the second half was fun to watch. Lot more laid back than I thought it was going to be. Even got lucky and got to bring home some free brass.

Eric, good seeing ya again. Good to meet Bri and Jerry in person.

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Damn girls making us boys look bad.

Sounds like a good time. This is the first I saw of this thread. I'll have to get in on the next one.
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