The Sonoran Desert FT Grand Prix

2020

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

This year we are proud to announce a

March match date!

(This means even more awesomer than awesome

weather here in the beautiful Arizona desert!)

Friday MARCH 6th:

Sight-in 0800-1700

Saturday, MARCH 7th:

Sight-in and Registration: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start 0900

Catered Lunch: 1300

Pistol Match 1430 

Sunday, MARCH 8th:

Sight-in: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start: 0900

Awards: 1300 

Images from the 2019 SDGP

Rifle Field Target:

Saturday and Sunday

Red Course

13 Lanes

2 Targets per lane, totaling 26 Targets

52 Shots

Max 3 Shooters per squad

Yellow Course

13 Lanes 

2 Targets per lane, totaling 26 Targets

52 Shots

Max 3 Shooters per squad

Pistol Field Target:

Saturday Afternoon

Green Course - PISTOL

12 Lanes 

2 Targets per lane, totaling 24 Targets

48 Shots

Max 3 Shooters per squad

Each shooter is responsible for knowing the latest AAFTA rules.  

                               

Competitor Classes:

                                                                                    

Rifle:

Open PCP & Spring

Hunter PCP & Spring

WFTF PCP & Spring

Unlimited

 

THE PISTOL MATCH WILL HAPPEN!

 

 

Awards 

Medals will be presented, placement TBA

Match Details

Forced Positions: There will be one lane standing and one lane kneeling lane for each day. 

Shooting order:  There will be two targets per lane.  The shooting order is NEAR TO FAR.  

Timers:  There may be timers at each lane.  They will be set at 5 minutes.  The shooter is to initiate the timer according to AAFTA rules.  Any shots not fired within the 5 minute timeframe will be counted as a miss. 

Range Safety Highlights

 

You MUST wear Safety Glasses AT ALL TIMES WHLILE ON THE RANGE.  This is a range requirement and is non negotiable.  Hearing protection is optional. 

There is a limited supply at the main office for purchase, but no guarantee. Bring your own. 

Your airgun MUST have an Empty Breech Indicator in place at all times your rifle is not shouldered and pointed down range.  We will provide them for you, or you can bring your own.   We take safety VERY seriously here at this range. Infractions may lead to your disqualification.   Unsportsmanlike behavior is absolutely not accepted. You will be asked to leave if you behave in a disruptive manner.  All safety decisions are final that are made by the Match Director.  You are responsible to review the Rio Salado Safety Rules listed in the Terms on the registration form.  You will be held accountable for these rules.   We will discuss this again at all the safety briefings.

For Springer rifles, there are different ways to demonstrate a safe rifle on the range. For break-barrels, cracking the barrel is acceptable.  Casing a rifle is another form of safety indication. For under/side-lever rifles, inserting a wooden dowel or safety cord through the barrel is acceptable. Your rifle is not to be cocked in order to be compliant. 

Restrooms

 

There will be restrooms located inside the airgun building.

Air

We will have two club air tanks available. We'll fill your tanks for you for free. Make sure they are hydro'ed within 5 years and the tank is not older than 15 years.  

Swag 

We are working on custom designed competition match shirts by TECHWEAR

Food

Your entry includes catered lunch after the match on Saturday. 

Confirmed Registration List 

 

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Registration

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Entry fee is $99

Accommodations

Hotels/Condos Nearby:  

https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/arizona/mesa/westgate-painted-mountain-golf-resort/

http://www.saguarolakeranch.com/cabins-rates/  (only 13 minutes away from range)

RV/Camping:

https://maricopacountyparks.org/usery   (across from range)

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/null/recarea/?recid=35399&actid=31  (available only on a Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sight-in

This year we have reserved the Small-Bore Range for Sight-in beginning on Friday.  It will be available all day.