GA Precision and Bushnell Tactical proudly announce the 2023 “GAP Grind/Bushnell PRO/AM”. The largest and most sought after Precision Rifle Match in the world! In association with The Precision Rifle Series, this year’s match format will again 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 a similar course of fire with modifications for the Amateurs. Professionals will shoot 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 Regional 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. If your average 2 day match score(s) exceed 50 PRS points.
2. If your average one day club score(s) exceed 75 PRS points.
3. If you have competed in a Rimfire national or regional finale and score(s) exceeded 70 PRS points.
4. If you have scored higher then 80% PRS points in past GAP Grind PRO/AM as a amateur.
5. If you have a Jersey, Sponsors, seasoned shooter in another discipline, etc. You are a Pro. (Get with us for exceptions – Jr under 18 years old, Senior Shooters, etc)
Please use your most recent three match scores to calculate your averages.
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 and will “class up” shooters across the PRO/AM categories based on match performance post sign up, during the match and as information becomes available. Please don’t be “that guy” and stay in contact with us as you improve through out the year. Help us maintain the integrity of and the “Spirit of the Grind” that all have come to enjoy.
29 September, 2023 – 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
30 September, 2023 – Match Day 1
7:00am – Welcome and safety briefing
7:30am – Match Starts
4:30pm – Day 1 complete
4:31pm – BBQ & Beer
1 October, 2023 – Match Day 2
7:00pm – Day 2 starts
3:00pm – Match Ends
3:30pm – 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 2023 @ 9AM CST – FOR COMPLETE TEAMS
OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS ON 3 June 2023 @ 9AM CST – FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT NEED TO BE PAIRED
***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 business 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 300 competitors or 150 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 2022 @ 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 squading information will be sent to pro competitors NLT 15 August 2022.
K&M offers onsite accommodations including the K&M Guest Lodge, Cabin, and RV Parking Spots to our registered competitors during competitions. Space is limited and these offerings typically sell out months in advance. Please see below for details and registration information.
K&M Guest Lodge
K&M’s Guest Lodge is for those that want to share in the K&M camaraderie by day but desire their own space to retreat after hours! With no travel time, this exceptionally clean and well-appointed lodge is in the heart of the K&M Shooting Complex. It is the perfect upgrade for those that must have their own space, without the hour drive to local hotels. The lodge is also great option for couples, families, or ladies that do not care for our bunkhouse style lodging.
From the moment you step through the front doors, you will notice the beautiful and inviting, open concept design, with stunning natural wood, from the floor to cathedral ceiling. The bright and cozy atmosphere of the main area makes this the perfect setting for you to relax and unwind. Settle in on the soft leather sofas to watch a movie on the large, flat screen television or simply enjoy the solitude the K&M Lodge offers. When you are ready, prepare your meals (not provided) in the fully stocked eat-in kitchen, featuring gorgeous granite countertops, solid wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Everything you need is right at your fingertips.
For your stay, The K&M Lodge offers five comfortable, private bedrooms. Three private rooms each offer a queen and a twin bed; two of the rooms have one queen bed each. There are two large, beautiful bathrooms for your use.
For more K&M Guest Lodge information, to check availability or reserve a room click here:
K&M offers an exclusive private cabin for those that want to share in the K&M camaraderie by day but desire a retreat after hours! Very clean, cozy and entirely yours for your stay while enjoying K&M events! With no travel time, this peaceful cabin in the heart of the K&M Shooting Complex is perfect if you just have to have your own place. You can also share it with few fellow shooting buddies, if you like, to reduce costs. With 3 queens and one twin bed, it sleeps 3-4 people comfortably, 8 if someone takes the couch and you share beds. So whether you are joining us by yourself or want to invite you buddies, the cabin has your lodging needs covered. The cabin is also great option for couples, families, or ladies that don’t care for our bunkhouse style lodging.
For more K&M Cabin information, to check availability or reserve the cabin click here:
K&M offers 13 powered RV sites for those that want to share in the K&M camaraderie by day but desires their own RV retreat after hours! With no travel time, our peaceful RV parking in the heart of the K&M Shooting Complex is perfect if you must have your own place and in your own RV! Most lots include gravel parking and room for one vehicle. All slots are 50 amps.
For more K&M RV Parking information, to check availability or reserve a spot click here:
Listed below are a few hotels in Jackson, TN area – they are a ~45-60 minute drive to the K&M Shooting Complex.
Americana Inn 550 Sanford Street, Henderson, TN 38340 (731) 989-0111 (20% discount for mentioning K&M – closest hotel, cheap, but not as nice as others)
Courtyard by Marriott Jackson 200 Campbell Oaks Dr, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 422-1818
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Jackson 2407 Christmasville Cove, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 240-1500
Best Western Carriage House Inn & Suites 1936 Highway 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN, 38305 (731) 664-3030
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jackson 1335 Vann Dr, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 736-4550Days Inn Jackson 1919 U.S. 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 668-3444
Comfort Suites 61 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 868-1700
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Northeast 55 Parkstone Place, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 736-1174
La Quinta Inn & Suites Jackson 2370 North Highland, Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 664-1800
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 and bring a water container. Lunch will be provided by Bartlein Barrels.
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