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Our marketing task force (Ken N., Dave B., Andrew W., and Glen W.) all agree that a great video showing what our range is all about would be very helpful.

But we've no clue how to do it. Ken has good still photo chops in Photoshop and other tools. He can get around in iMovie and Final Cut Pro, editing basic single take videos. But nothing more complicated than that. Glen and Dave recognize a computer when they see one. Andrew's a computer whiz but has next to no time with his hard traveling work schedule and Tuesday Night Steel duties.

The awesome Sotarakis family have helped immensely with other video projects, but they are swamped with actual paying customers!

So we are putting out a bleg for a video guru to step forward and help us produce something as wonderful as the place we are marketing.

Payment... undying gratitude, some free training, maybe even some of our much desired .22 ammo stock.... but especially our undying gratitude!
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Kent ForbushKen Nelson, Glen Wong, I have video equipment and could shoot whatever you need. I have done some video for KSL in the past. Ken, I'll call you tomorrow to discuss.1   ·  6 hours ago

John KislingerHey Tim Jones maybe you want to come down and have some part of this? I'm sure I can get you behind a trigger too while we're at it1   ·  7 hours ago

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I've been remiss in posting my "state of the range" letters. Apologies.

I'm reminded to write one by the progress we've seen on the electricity front. We now have "flick the switch" power to the Armstrong Building (where you check in), the Berry's Pavilion, our Big Bay 00, Training Bay 0, and our Conex work areas.

The biggest help for electricity was the City Of Hurricane. Their power department put together a group effort of cities in Southern Utah supplying equipment, while they provided labor, poles and wire to install electric to all the venues of the shooting sports park. They inspected our installation the day we did it, and had the final hookup done within 2 weeks after inspection. All in all, very good service and done with the best of attitudes. Thanks Hurricane!

Two volunteers stood out in this effort... brothers Russ and Mark Armstrong. You will know Mark from his evening range manager roll, but he also donated his time to work with Russ putting in electric. That included renting a backhoe, trenching hundreds of feet of conduit, and also installing multiple service panels. Thanks Russ & Mark!

We are a non-profit that works off donations. An anonymous donor paid for the current electrical work, to the tune of about $3,000 dollars. And we recently just had another big donation of $1,000 towards future electrification projects from San Diego/Brian Head resident Ron Iwamiya. Thanks Ron!

As mentioned we exist off donations. For use of the range, training, bay sponsorships, and sometimes just because you think we are doing good work. That is Ron's reasoning, and we appreciate it!

We are working to put together a pledge drive that will help formalize our funding more. Like United Way or a school fund raiser. If you are a company that can pledge items in support of that, or matching funds to spur donations, please contact Ken Nelson ( or 435 703 2897).

Check out these numbers from June:

In region adult guests: 529
In region youth guests: 104
Out of region, in State adult guests: 39
Out of region, in State youth guests: 2
Out of region, out of State adult guests: 458
Out of region, out of State youth guests: 96

Total guests: 1,228

Numbers drop in the summer, but that's still a lot of people. What's interesting though is how close the visit numbers are from people OUT OF STATE. They know about how special our facility is. And that's where you can be the biggest help... TELL OTHERS about us.


Ken Nelson
Southern Utah Practical Shooters
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William Bud Long, Steve Horrocks and 12 others like this

Russ HassingerAs one of your out of state guests, I concur that both your facility and staff are outstanding. I will be there as often as time and finances allow.1   ·  13 hours ago

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Mr. Ron Iwamiya, of San Diego and Brian Head, has generously donated $1000 to help complete our electrical project. Thanks Ron!

He shoots with us (TNS and general shooting) when he and family are up at his place at Brian Head, and he's also taken Tactical Performance Center training here as well.

His generous donation will let us get the wiring trunk down the front bays to get the range internet/scoring wifi on full time.

Donations, large and small, are very welcome. Thanks for helping!
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William Bud Long, Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range and 9 others like this

Russell ArmstrongThanks Ron. It was great to train with you. Looking forward to the next time you are here.2   ·  16 hours ago

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Reminder to RSVP for Handgun Mastery Wed.
Tonight's menu includes:

- Introduction to Handgun w/ Ken Nelson
- Intermediate Handgun w/ Glen Wong

RSVP if you are coming. 10 spot limit for the Introduction class. Also RSVP if you need to borrow a pistol.

Suggested donation is $10 for the training.
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TNS Results - this is the 3rd time posting but it seems to disappear?

The July 29th TNS results have been posted.

Congratulations to the following shooters:

Matthew Cole - Limited, Overall
Jim Tactay - Production
Bryan Hyde - Single Stack
Scott Frasier - Revolver
Kimber Dunn - Top Lady
Ben Workman - Top Junior

See you all at the next TNS match!

Your dedicated match directors,
Glen Wong, Chris Bain, Dave Barton, Andrew Workman
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22 hours ago


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Pistol Match, Saturday, 0800

First shots, 0800. Register, 0730.

5 stages, about 135-145 rounds.


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Pistol Match, Saturday, 0800 start

What: 6 stage pistol match
When: 0730 register, 0800 first shots, this Saturday

Round count… tbd, but probably in the 150 range.


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Next Match: 15 March 2014

Register: 0830
Start: 0900

As is our tradition, in this great weather, the stages get bigger and more fun!

Round count at 142.  There will be no shoots, hard cover, far shots, near shots, and decisions to confound the shooter.  Stage instructions and Numbers are posted on each stage.

The gully stage is spread out and somewhat athletic.

Stage 1, Bay 7:  24 rounds, 12 metric targets + no shoots
Stage 2, Bay 8:  30 rounds, 15 metric targets + no-shoots
Stage 3, Bay 9:  28 rounds, 8 metric targets, 12 pepper poppers + no-shoots
Stage 4, Bay 10:  The Gully, 24 rounds, 12 metric targets + no-shoots
Stage 5, Bay 12:  Classifier 99-11, El Presidente, 12 rounds, 3 metric targets.
Stage 6, Bay 13:  (narrow bay) 24 rounds, 12 IPSC Classic (turtle) targets, plus no-shoots

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Next Match: Sat 0900

We will have our next pistol match on Saturday. 0815 register. 0900 first shots.

The weather forecast is iffy… so please check the website to look for changes.

6 stages, largely derived from the Dixie Cup stages.


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Dixie Cup 2014


We sure appreciate you coming and hope you had a great time!

The final scores can be seen here:

Bob Krogh won the shoot-off afterwards, winning  1000 rounds of D.O.A. ammunition 9mm.
Here is an aerial photo of the going ons today:

A reminder that our next big match is the first weekend of April. It is a 12 stage, 1.5 day all steel fest, sponsored by Berry’s Manufacturing. It will have dedicated ROs, 4 stages like our all steel Dixie Cup stage 8 (sans Dixie Cups), 4 stages of par-time steel, and 4 bays doubled of the complete Steel Challenge suite of stages. 
Sign up at:

Please share with your friends and clubs.

Thanks to our helpers

Big kudos to Jon Christensen and Denny Struss for designing our Dixie Cup 2014 stages. Jon is an original member of our club, and Denny a newcomer. Good job!

Also, special thanks to Bob Wolf, Brian Hess, and Eric and Linda Stidham, for building our shoot-off stage today.


Ken N.

Match Director
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Reminder: Annual Club Meeting 6PM Thu

Currently planned for Berry’s Pavillion 6pm @ the Range. We will make adjustments if wind drives us away.
You can join/renew prior (5PM on).  The cost is $10.  Note this is a meeting of the members of the non-profit Southern Utah Practical Shooters. The main purpose is to elect officers and conduct other business as the quorum requires.

Current Officers:

Ken Nelson, President
Jeff Bailey, VP
Bob Wolf, Treasurer/Secretary
Jim Meade, Board Member
Chad Larsen, Board Member

All current board members and officers wish to run again, except for Chad Larsen. Chad has been elected President of the Dixie Desperado’s cowboy club. We wish Chad the best!  Fortunately, he has no plans to give up Practical Shooting!   Glen Wong has expressed interest in running for that seat. And of course anybody in good standing is welcome to run for any office.  The by-laws do require board members to become USPSA RO certified within the year they serve.

Elected officers will then continue executing our three fold mission:

  • promote practical shooting
  • promote shooting education
  • support and defend the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution

After the meeting, the Competition Clinic scheduled will take place.


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Dixie Ciup Build help welcome this week

Jon & Denny will lead the build 0900 to 2PM daily.

Help welcome. Not a lot of building, more target movement and placement.

RSVP if you can assist.


Ken N.

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Match Results: 15 Feb 2014

Very large turnout yesterday – awesome!

Thanks to Jeff Bailey as MD!

And special thanks to Denny Struss and Jon Christensen for setting up this match.

The multiple personalities (or Divisions) of Vegas shooter John McClain won the top 3 spots of this Special Classifier. (-:

Next up this week, Tuesday Night Steel, and then the Dixie Cup!


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Special Classifier Match (6 classifier stages) Sat

We will host a USPSA Special Classifier Match with 6 classifiers this Saturday.

6 stages (all from the new 2013 series)

Register: 0900
Start: 0930

Those who attended the recent RO class.. grab the time, run the squad!



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