GA Precision and Bushnell Tactical proudly announce the 2018 “GAP Grind/Bushnell PRO/AM”. In association with The Precision Rifle Series, this year’s match format will be a Professional/Amateur (PRO/AM) Individual and Team Match to promote sportsmanship and welcome new shooters to the competition scene. 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 at the K&M Shooting Complex in Finger, TN.
The competition will be a high tempo match with minimal “down time” between stages. Competitors can expect 20+ 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 1200yds. 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 strict guidelines in order to reward the most consistent shooters/teams. The competition will require 200 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 3:00 pm.
Competitors will compete as individuals and as a team; scores will be maintained for both. Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 teams, top 5 professionals and to the top 5 amateurs. Each team member will shoot the same course of fire, with the Professional going first and unassisted. The Amateur with shoot each stage with the Professional’s assistance. Scores for both days will count toward team standings and individuals standings. This will allows Precision Rifle Series shooters the ability to earn 2 day PRO Series points for this match. Amateurs will not acquire PRS PRO Series points, but may earn PRS Club Series points. Utilizing this format we are able to keep the welcoming PRO/AM mentorship atmosphere and allow the Precision Rifle Series competitors to gain individual PRS points.
Consider yourself a Professional Shooter if any of these things apply to you:
1. You paid membership fees to a long range shooting series (NRL, PRS, etc.) to shoot a Pro type Series and are actively shooting matches or you have placed 50% or better in a 2 day match.
2. You consistently have shot 80% or better of the winner in 1 day club matches.
3. If you have a Jersey and Sponsors, You are a Pro. (Get with us for exceptions – Jr under 18 Year old Shooters, etc)
The intent of this unique match is to help a NEW OR STRUGGLING SHOOTER. Please send the match directors (George Gardner: A10xrifle@aol.com or Shannon Kay: Shannon@KMPrecisionRifleTraining.com) an email if you are unsure which level to compete in. MDs reserve the right to move shooters across the PRO/AM categories based on match performance post sign up. Competitors are expected to assist and support their entire squad to truly make the match a group effort.
5 October 2018 – Tune-Up, Registration and Zero Range Open
9:00am – Tune-up begins – Range open
3:00pm – Tune-Up Complete – Range Closed
3:00pm until dark – All competitors must sign-in at the facility – 100yd zero range open
6 October 2018 – Match Day 1
7:00am – Welcome and safety briefing
7:30am – Match Starts
4:00pm – Day 1 complete
4:01pm – Armageddon Gear BBQ & Beer
7 October 2018 – Match Day 2
7:00pm – Day 2 starts
3:00pm – Match Ends
3:15pm – Awards/Prize table
Competitors are invited to join us on Friday the day before the match for the Tune-up. K&M will open the 1200 yard and Mover Ranges for data confirmation, the chance for competitors to practice engaging moving targets and for PRO/AM teams to practice working together as a team. All props and other K&M infrastructure on those ranges will be available for those shooters that want some additional training time at our world class complex. No shooter or team will be allowed to practice or have knowledge of any stage from the match. All competitors must sign in before shooting and be issued a wrist band. COF books will be issued only after teams are finished with the tune-up. Wrist bands will then be cut off and competitors will no longer be allowed to return to the firing lines. Tune-up hours are from 9am to 3pm on the Friday before the match. Cost for the tune up is free and sponsored by K&M Precision Rifle Training to promote the spirit of the match and “give back” like many did for us when we were new shooters.
OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS ON 1 June 2018 @ 9AM CST
***READ THIS PLEASE*** All match payments are not refundable and under no circumstances can be transferred to a future match. Shooters should not register unless they intend to shoot the match. If a shooter desires to sell their slot, they must contact K&M with a replacement name and email prior to 10 days before the tune up day. Any exchanges past this date will not be permitted.
Registration will be done on a transparent first come first serve basis through our website; the match will be limited to 360 competitors or 180 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. The online cart will not accept payments until 1 June 2018 @ 9AM CST. Once the match is full the site will no longer take registrations. If you want to be put on the wait-list or have questions, please send an email to email@example.com. Wait listed personnel will be contacted when/if slots open.
Emails with sqauding information will be sent to pro competitors NLT 10 September 2018.
Listed below are recommended hotels in Jackson, TN area – they are a 15-30 minute drive to the K&M Shooting Complex (approx 25-30 miles)
Americana Inn (20% discount by mentioning K&M)
550 Sanford Street, Henderson, TN 38340
Best Western Carriage House Inn & Suites
1936 Highway 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN, 38305
Days Inn Jackson
1919 U.S. 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305
61 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Northeast
55 Parkstone Place, Jackson, TN 38305
La Quinta Inn & Suites Jackson
2370 North Highland, Jackson, TN 38305
Memphis International Airport – 100 miles
Nashville International Airport – 147 miles
There will not be time to leave the complex during the event. Local services are 15-30 minutes away, so please bring food, refreshments and any other needed items with you for each day. During summer months it will be very hot, please begin to hydrate 24 hours in advance of the event date. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday by Trace Bartlein from Bartlein Barrels.
K&M Precision Rifle Yearly Points Race Series
K&M will track and maintain scores for all Southeastern Shooter’s Challenge, K&M/Kahles and GAP Grind competitions. The SSC will be hosted 3-5 times throughout the year and two championship level matches. All scores will be calculated toward a one day championship finale held at the end of each year.
How to Participate:
- Shooters simply compete in any precision rifle competition held at K&M. (SSC, K&M and or GAP Grind) – there is no cost to have your scores tracked and no sign up is required.
- Shooters that compete in K&M Precision Rifle matches will be ranked against all other competitors that participate.
- Only the top two scores will be calculated toward points total, but shooters may compete in as many matches as they desire to raise their points average. Two day matches will count for double points. (for example = a shooter who earns a 89, will receive scores of 89 and 89 toward their standings for the K&M and GAP Grind matches).
- At the end of each year K&M will host a one day K&M Precision Rifle Yearly Points Race Series Finale. The “Champion of K&M” will be crowned.
- Yearly ranking points will count towards 2/3rds of the overall points. The Championship match will count for the remaining 1/3rd.
- Individuals match points / match winner’s match points X 100pts = K&M Series Score.
- For example: Consider a match where the 1st place shooter scored 150 points and 14th place scored 98 points.
- Applying the formula (98/150) X 100 = 63.33 SSC series points.
- The 14th shooter will earn 63.33 points toward his or her ranking.
- The 1st place shooter will earn 100 points.
- Updated results can be tracked on the Southeastern Shooters Challenge page.
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