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USPSA Pistol Match
Early squad register 0730, shoot 0800
Main match register 0830, shoot 0900
6 stages + a classifier
This will be 6 more stages from Nationals. Doing 6 because 2 of them are low round count standards.

See you Saturday! Questions, ask in comments or email Ken Nelson,
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23 fun folks showed up for our Handgun Mastery Wednesday. Awesome!
Fortunately, we also had a great turn out from instructors and we were able to use the Berry's Manufacturing Pavillion and the lit big bay for training.

22 took Intro to Handgun, and one person worked with Instructor Jay Phillips on Intermediate Handgun.

Thanks to all who attended, and especially to our instructors who taught and kept students safe.

We had so many we hit our limit on loaner pistols. Which is where you can help! If you have a Browning Buckmark you can lend, or donate to the club, we'd welcome it and put it to good use training people every Wednesday night! Contact Ken Nelson ( to work out details. It can be a gun itself, or $300 for the club to buy one. Thanks!

Teaching Wed Night is a highlight for us each week. We appreciate the interest, and the attentive eager students! (5 photos)
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Suzanne Johnson, Sharon Denton and 17 others like this

Jodi Fuller CoxThanks for working with us. It was so much fun and I learned a lot2 days ago   ·  1
Aimee Fuller MitchellThank you for sharing your time, talents and knowledge. We had a great time and learned a lot.2 days ago   ·  1
Eugene LouieWill be back in St. George next week!2 days ago   ·  1

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TNS Oct 28th Results
Chris Bain did a great job designing and decorating for last nights TNS! Check out the pics! Kimber, our newest TNS Match Director gave a hand in decorating and showed her spirit dressing up to shoot!

For those not on the email distribution list, the link to the results are at:

Thanks Chris for doing a great job! Glen :) (9 photos)
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Julie Applegate, a reporter from St. George News | who was covering Congressman Stewart's visit to the Southern Utah (and our range!) today, also rocked the shoot house full auto style. Why do people grin so much when they do that?? (-: ... See MoreSee Less

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Dan WorthingtonGo Julie!3 days ago
Sydney Susan HartIt must be from the intense vibration!3 days ago

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How do you put a smile on a County Commissioner's face? Have him shoot a full auto MP-5 in the shoot house. (-:

Commissioner Iverson is the Chairman of the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park Board of Directors. He brought Congressman Chris Stewart and Washington County Sheriff Corey Pulsipher out for a tour of the facility mixed in with some shooting.

Our President, Ken Nelson, is on the Board of Directors too and appreciates Commissioner Iverson taking such an active interest in the park and also in each of the venues missions.
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45ACP High Capacity Springfield Armory pistol for Sale

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Springfield Armory .45 High Cap

S&A mag-well

Ed Brown High Rise Beaver Tail

STI trigger (2-2.5 LB pull)

STI Rear adjustable sight

Dawson Precision Optical Front Sight (dove tailed fitted)

Kart National Match Barrel with National Match bushing

Lowered ejection port

3 Mec-Gar Mags with Dawson Precision extended tool-less base pads (16 rounds)

Gun never fired

Gun built by Barlow Custom Guns (Salt Lake City)


Contact Gary Powell

Prefer email

Or text 435-773-2076

No phone calls initially, his job doesn’t permit phone calls.

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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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