That interesting. I have not been able to shoot IDPA much the last 2 years. Used to shoot almost every Tuesday night, but work has made it to difficult to do this, along with some other problems. It would be interesting to see how closer to me some of this new shooting maybe ?
Have you guys been to Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports in Zanesville, OH yet? This facility is not in the north but the drive there is well worth it and they offer the competition you may be looking for. You may want to check their web site www.briarrabbit.com.
Briar Rabbit is open to the public and they have six stages for action pistol shoots wich are really fun. They have shooting events on the weekends. Wayne, they post their schedules on the web site so you could work something in to your schedule.
I started practical shooting at Briar Rabbit this summer and I am becoming involved in this good sport. I got a M&P 9mm recently and shot it for the first time this Thursday. What a great pistol! I shot it at the Stonewall indoor range in Broadview Heights...www.stonewallrange.com.
Club Coordinates: 41.63100,-80.95310 41 Deg 37 Min 52 Sec,-80 Deg 57 Min 11 Sec Google Map
Our club is located in Hartsgrove, OH on State Route 534 ~10 miles south of I-90 and 2 miles north of US-6. We shoot on the second Sunday of the month from April to October. We normally run a 4 stage match with 80 to 100 rounds required. Signup on Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the cost is $15.00 with reshoots for $5.00. See our web page for more info and directions.
I think they are a fairly new facility. I shot a bit there a couple of years ago and they seemed brand new then. Since then, I think they've run some IDPA matches. I'm hoping they can get their people together for USPSA next year.
I believe there is also a club that runs USPSA matches over in New Castle, PA. And, I know a bunch of shooters north of you head down around Pittsburgh to hit some of those well run matches.
Directions: Castlewood Rod & gun Club is located 4.9 miles west of route 79 & 422. The route 422 exit number off I 79 is exit 99. From the East: Route 422 west for 4.9 miles west of I79. Turn Left onto Mill-Bridge road for 1 mile. Turn Right onto Shaffer Road. Castlewood is 1.3 miles down Shaffer Rd. on the left. From the West: Route 422 east for 1.9 miles past sheetz gas station. Turn Right onto Mill-Bridge road for 1 mile. Turn Right onto Shaffer Road. Castlewood is 1.3 miles down Shaffer Rd. on the left.
I would just pick up the phone book also and look under 'guns.' That is how I found a indoor range near me. The weather is bad outside now so you may want to try a indoor shooting range. They are pretty inexpensive, say $12 or so a hour and you bring your own ammo.
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