The Sonoran Desert FT Grand Prix

2021

Friday, MARCH 12th:

Sight-in 0800-1700

Saturday, MARCH 13th:

Sight-in and Registration: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start 0900

Pistol Match 1430 

Sunday, MARCH 14th:

Sight-in: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start: 0900

Awards: 1300 

Confirmed Registration List

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

Pistol:

Limited

Hunter

Awards

Medals will be presented, placement- 1st to 5th

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:  You have five (5) minutes to shoot each lane. If you consistently take greater than the allotted time to shoot, you may be awarded a timer.   The shooter is to initiate the timer according to AAFTA rules.

COVID Precautions

We are grateful that we are able to hold a match during a pandemic. As such, we are required by Game and Fish, and Rio Saldao to abide by strict rules in order to ensure the safety of yourself and others.  Your cooperation is appreciated and required in order for us conduct the event.

  • Masks are required at all times indoors, this includes the use of the restroom.  We strongly encourage mask use at all times while on the course or range when in the proximity of others.

  • Maintain 6 feet (2 meter) distance from others at all times

  • The drinking fountains are closed, however sealed refreshments will be provided.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available.

  • No congregation indoors

Please remember, that this disease is most successful within trusted circles. That means your friends, family, and shooting buddies.  You are the ultimate protector of your health and the health of others.  Please remember that you may be contagious during the incubation period of this disease and while asymptomatic. If you are sick STAY HOME.  We love ya, but don't want you here when you are sick.

This is about personal integrity, and with everyone's cooperation it allows us to conduct the match.

  • If you are unable to attend, we will refund of your entry fee.  If customized swag items are ordered prior to cancellation, we will deduct the product cost and shipping.

For more information click here: https://www.cdc.gov

Range Safety Highlights

You MUST wear Safety Glasses AT ALL TIMES WHILE 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 (range rules).  

Swag

This year we are changing up the Swag.  Stay tuned for the cool-stuff list when things are confirmed.

​​​Food

Due to strict COVID restrictions from the range, we will be unable to have food service this year.

We will have sealed grab-n-go snacks, water, and beverages.

Registration

IS OPEN NOW!

Click the red button below to fill out form.

Entry fee is $69

Registration Deadline is March 10th 11:00 pm.

Accommodations

We understand finding accommodations this time of year is difficult if not made early.  There may be some space available at the range for dry camping. Email us with your number if you are interested. 

Hotels/Condos/Cabins 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)

Also check out:

AirBnB.com

VRBO.com

RV/Camping/rental:

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)

https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/arizona/mesa

If you are ok with dry camping, and are willing to volunteer for the match, there may be free space available at the range itself. Email me your phone number so we can chat about it, if you are interested.

Sight-in

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

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