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2011 AAFTA Nationals Video   1 comment

Greetings All,

I finished the video of the FT Nationals. It is fairly short, but I wanted to give someone the feel or idea about what the Nationals are and what happens.

Of course, being the serious individual that I am – there is very little humor in the video.

It was a wonderful time for my family and I. There was good food, good conversations, and of course good shooting.


In Christ,


Posted October 27, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

Farm Fun FT Match   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

Today at my farm we had a nice fun practice FT match. Pat, Harold, and I setup 10 lanes. The match was a standard 10 lanes, two targets per lane, 3 shots per target for a total of 60 shots. To add to the fun Roz and Cliff came over also. There was one lane we decided to split between kneeling (1 per) and standing (2 per target).

With the Nationals just around the corner, we all wanted to get in some more practice. Roz brought a TX200 that he had been cleaning and testing out. The TX had a beautiful stock and seemed to shoot well.

My wife shot with me with her pistol but since the kill zones where much smaller than what a pistol match would be, she shot just for extra practice.

Pat was having some problems with his USFT, drove back home, grabbed his EV2, and shot the match with his EV2. He had been having problems with his EV2, but he stated it seemed to be shooting better.

Well, it was a wonderful day for shooting; however, the wind was very gusty. Just guessing I would say the winds varied from 5 to 20 or 25 mph. Given it was an open field this made the difficulty rise quite a bit. Also, the wind was constantly shifting. On some shots I would have to change my wind correction two or three times. So a great day for wind practice! J

After all was over my wife ordered some pizza and we sat around a talked a bit.  It was a great day of shooting with a great bunch of guys (and my wife – of course :).



Jeff      AA S400         JSB 8.4            Bushnell 8-32              40

Pat       EV-2               JSB 8.4            Nikko 10-50                33


Cliff    TX200             CPL                 B/L 6-24                      41

Roz      TX200             CPL                 B/L 4200                     32


Harold   EV-2             JSB Express    Leupold 35x                52

Afterwards we setup a few lanes for a pistol match. My wife and Harold shot 5 lanes with two targets at each lane. My wife asked me to leave off her score; however, given that this is her first real practice match ever with a pistol I think she did great – especially with the crazy wind conditions today. It was a great day of fun. I am glad everyone could make it out. Hopefully next time perhaps Steve Vines and John B. can make it. They were missed.

Here are a few pictures from today. 🙂

Setting Up Lanes

Shooting Off-Hand

Look at the wind flag on Harold’s gun. It was that much wind. 🙂

Mr. Roz

Until next time,


Posted October 1, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

Field Target: Range Finding and Clicking   8 comments

Greetings All,

I decided to make a quick video describing the process of range finding a target with your scope and clicking (changing the elevation). This process, when actually shooting, does not take that long, but when describing the process it seems like it does.

Here is the video. 🙂

Please let me know if you have questions.

In Christ,

Posted September 12, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns, How-To

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Field Target – What is it?   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

After numerous conversations with individuals about airguns and field target I decided to put together a series of videos to give that particular information in an easier format.


If you have any other questions about airguns or field target thus far, please post them below.
If you like the video, please throw a “thumbs up” on the video.

Here are a few links as a follow up to the video.
American Airguns –
FT Forum –

This sport really is a lot of fun and considerably cheaper than rimfire.
Next time, I will go over some equipment and the basics for getting started.

Until then, shoot safe and above all – enjoy the day!


Posted September 4, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

New Grips on Crosman 1701P   1 comment

Greetings All,

A while back my wife purchased a Crosman 1701P air pistol. After some shooting and have some great fun in the back yard I encouraged her to purchase some custom grips for her pistol. She checked around the Yellow Airgun Forum and found a gentleman. Well, unbeknownst to us this gentleman also has the contract for Crosman for their custom grips from their Custom Shop.

Dawn emailed RB at RB Grips and posed a few questions about price and wood. After a few email exchanges she placed her order. Since he hand makes the grips he informed Dawn he is about three weeks behind.

Three weeks later, here is what showed up at the door.

Installing the new grips.

Yep, feels good!

Dawn’s pistol with new grips installed.

After looking at the pictures one cannot help but notice how beautiful the rosewood grips are. She is looking forward to getting out in the yard and hitting some Gamo targets.

Until next time,

Posted August 23, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

What to do when it is hot…   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

A couple of weeks ago Dawn and I were not sure what to do because it was so hot outside. Well, what else can one do but shoot things! We bought a big shop fan, setup everything and started shooting.

I purchased a Bushnell 8-32×40 scope for my air rifle a few days earlier, so I wanted to work on my numbers. Dawn wanted to knock down some targets and have some fun.

We added some wind flags as well (homemade flags) so we can work on wind doping.

Well, after a few hours the sun began to go down and we called it quits. We now needs some showers because we all stinkth! Nevertheless, air rifles are cheap to shoot and fun. What a good combination. 🙂

Until next time,

Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

Dawn’s new pistol   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

A while back Dawn got a new air pistol and has been working on getting it setup. The pistol is a Crosman 1701P and I added a Hawke tactical 8-20×42 scope atop.

Dawn decided to shoot PFT before she hurt her foot. She has been working on getting all the numbers and getting ready for her first match.

She does love the pistol.

Once she is able to sit down on the ground and practice a bit, she will be joining me on my AAFTA match journeys.
We tuned the pistol to shoot about 520FPS average with 30 shots with a 20FPS spread. She is able to knock down targets at the needed 35 yards with no issues. What fun she is having and I am having fun just watching.


Until next time,
In Christ,

Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

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