GA Precision and Bushnell Tactical proudly announce the 2014 “GAP Grind/Bushnell PRO/AM”. In association with The Precision Rifle Series, this year’s match format will be a Professional/Amateur (PRO/AM) Team Match to promote sportsmanship and welcome new shooters to the competition scene. Input has been solicited from across the community and a match of this caliber and format is long over do. Top competitors, new competitors and everyone in between from around the country are invited to attend. The match will be hosted by K&M Precision Rifle Training and is sure to be the most rewarding match of the year.
The competition will be a high tempo match with minimal “down time” between stages. Competitors can expect 20 plus stages throughout the weekend. The course of fire will test and train disciplines from across law enforcement, military and practical marksman spectrums. Competitors can expect engagements at an assortment of steel, reactive, paper and automated moving targets to 1000yds. Targets size will vary in difficulty based on the shooters position, distance and time allotted. Most stages will include “stressors”, either time and/or movement. All scoring will be transparent, balanced and fall within guidelines in order to reward the most consistent shooters/teams. The competition will require 180 rounds to complete the course of fire and is caliber restricted to 300 WinMag and below. The course of fire will be made public at the start of the competition on Friday at 3:00pm.
Competitors will compete as individuals and as a team and scores will be maintained for both. Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 teams, top 5 professionals and to the top 5 amateurs. A $5,000 dollar cash prize and $5,000 product donation from Bushnell Tactical, as well as one the best sponsorship prize tables in the industry, will be presented to the winners in rank order and for each category.
Consider yourself Professional if you have competed in national level competitions and have placed in the top 2/3rds consistently or have competed in regional or local matches and placed in the top 1/3rd.
Consider yourself an amateur if you have never competed, only competed in handful of matches or have not placed higher than the bottom 1/3rd.
Please send the match directors (George Gardner or Shannon Kay) an email if you are unsure which level to compete in. MDs reserve the right to DQ any teams that attempt to defraud the nature of the event by stacking their teams. Every attempt will be made to squad teams by shooter requests. Competitors are expected to assist and support their entire squad to truly make the match a group effort.
Click here to view the 2012 Gap Grind video.
29 August 2014 – Competition Tune-up – Registration and Zero Range Open
9:00 am Tune-up begins
3:00 pm Tune-up complete
3:00pm-until dark – All competitors must sign-in at the facility – 100yd zero range open
30 August 2014 – Match Day 1
7:00am Welcome and safety briefing
7:30am Match Starts
6:00pm Day 1 complete
31 August 2014 – Match Day 2
7:00am Day 2 starts
3:00pm Match Ends
3:30pm Awards/prize table
A GAP Grind/Bushnell Competition Tune-Up is open to all competitors/teams the day prior to the match from 9am to 3pm. The Tune-up is designed for the team professionals to mentor the amateurs on their team while utilizing the ranges at their own pace and to become familiar with competition match structures and the K&M Facility. Competitors/teams may show up anytime throughout the tune block time and shoot as little or as much as they require. It is recommended to bring at least 100 rounds for the tune-up. The tune-up will allow competitors to confirm zero, gather/confirm ballistic data out to 800+ yards, engage the two moving target systems, rehearse range exercises and stress shoot stages using props commonly employed in the nation’s leading precision rifle competitions. The tune-up will utilize all main ranges and props on the K&M Training Facility, but will not practice any event in a manner that will provide them an advantage during the competition. The GA Precision/K&M PRT staff will provide Range Officers at each range/firing point to assist in spotting, managing practice stages, maintaining safety and to aid newer shooters in improving their performance. The GAP Grind Competition Tune-up is included in the match fee, but attendance is not mandatory.
OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS ON 29 MAY 2014 @ 10AM CST
Registration will be done on a transparent first come first serve basis through our website; the match will be limited to 120 competitors or 60 teams. Competitors may register as a team or as a single shooter. Single professionals and single amateurs will be paired up prior to the match. To secure a slot shooters must register online, no other form of registration or payment will be accepted. Once registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email and a link to a welcome/information packet shortly thereafter. The online cart will not accept payments until 29 May 2014 @ 10AM CST. Match payments are not refundable. Once the match is full the site will no longer take registrations. If you want to be put on the waitlist or have questions, please send an email to email@example.com. Wait listed personnel will be contacted when slots open.
$275 per Competitor or $550 per team (includes tune-up, match shirt, lunch (Sat & Sun), and refreshments all weekend)
Below are a few good hotels in Crestview FL – they are 30-45 minutes away from the range (approx 25-30 miles). There is plenty of fast food, restaurants and shopping near the hotels. Please stock up in town, there are not many services near the facility.
Country Inn & Suites
235 Rasberry Road, Crestview, FL
3101 South Ferdon Boulevard, Crestview, FL
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
125 Cracker Barrel Road, Crestview, FL
3709 South Ferdon Boulevard, Crestview, FL
Quality Inn of Crestview
151 Cracker Barrel Road, Crestview, FL
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Ft Walton Beach) – 45 miles
Pensacola International Airport (Pensacola) – 60 miles
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