We experience a consistent growth for the Ruger Rimfire Challenge. I think the growth is now limited to the availability of trail blazers, organizers and places to shoot. The shooters or wannabe shooters of all ages are just waiting for the opportunity.
I opened my mouth a little too much some months ago about trying to establish these type of matches at the US Shooting Academy in Tulsa and I keep getting questions about that almost daily. Last news on that is that I don’t have any. With the US Shooting Academy pending in terms of new owners, there is not much room for planning as of now. I will follow up on it as soon as there is an opening for talks. Personally, I think this facility is a perfect place for a RRC match.
In the mean time, let’s celebrate the fact that there are matches scheduled throughout the nation. I got words today from Tim Ubl that the Minnesota State Championship is already sold out! Another interesting information from Minnesota is that around half of of the entries are new shooters!
This year’s World Championship will be held at the home of the Single Action Shooting Society’s Founders Ranch in New Mexico. It is a great facility and should open up for a fun 2 day event for the entire family.
Here’s an updated latest list of matches for 2011:
West Coast Championship Ruger Rimfire Match – Piru, CA
May 7-8, 2011
6700 Holster Canyon Rd
Piru, CA 93040
Match Director: Jim Robison, Mike Setting, and the CA Wheelburners
Michigan State Ruger Rimfire Match – Rockford, MI
May 21, 2011
Rockford Sportsman’s Club
11115 Northland Drive, NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Match Director: Scott Fries
Texas State Ruger Rimfire Match – Stanton, TX
May 21, 2011
Action Masters Pistol Club
Match Director: Ron Weaver
New Hampshire State Ruger Rimfire Match – Epping, NH
June 25, 2011
SIG Sauer Academy
Match Director: Jeff Creamer
Alabama State Ruger Rimfire Match – Woodville, AL
July 16, 2011
373 Ambush Trail
Woodville, AL 35776
Match Director: Rick Williams
Minnesota State Ruger Rimfire Match – St. Cloud, MN
July 30, 2011
SCAPSA, about 10 miles south of St. Cloud, MN (directions on website)
Match Director: Bob Mills & Tim Ubl
Ruger Rimfire World Championship 2011 – Founders Ranch, NM
August 6-7, 2011
144 Juan Thomas Road
Edgewood, NM 87015
Match Director: Michael Gurule
California State Ruger Rimfire Match – San Luis Obispo, CA
September 24, 2011
San Luis Obispo Sportsmen’s Association
270 Gilardi Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Match Director: Nelson Dymond
Registration Website: www.slosa.org or www.teamrimfire.com
East Coast Championship Ruger Rimfire Match – New Tripoli, PA
October 9, 2011
Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club
8100 Gun Club Rd.
New Tripoli, PA
Match Director: Tom Olewine
Learn more about Ruger Rimfire Challenge here….