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Interagency Fun Shoot hits the mark

Williams Lake Sheriff’s Department competitor Dave Olson fires at a target. - Greg Sabatino photo
Williams Lake Sheriff’s Department competitor Dave Olson fires at a target.
— image credit: Greg Sabatino photo

The Second Annual Interagency Fun Shoot between the Williams Lake RCMP, the conservation officers, the B.C. Sheriffs and the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) took place at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association shooting ranges June 9.

Participants took turns shooting in a variety of different positions and stances, shooting various targets at multiple distances.

Terry Chupa, president of the WLSA, said the event was a huge success. He said it was unique in the sense that multiple agencies and civilians competed.

“No other place in Canada had agencies and civilians competing as we did, so I hope this is the first of many,” Chupa said. “I would like to thank everyone for their professionalism and safety during this fun shoot, which really makes this shoot awesome.”

He added he’d like to thank Kane Fraser for helping to sponsor the shoot and Tracy and Heino Seibert for the use of the ATVs to help the competitors travel between the different shooting ranges.

In the tactical shoot it was the RCMP Team One, Colin Atkinson and Guy Simmons, taking first place.

For the main shoot, scores were broken down into a hit factor percentage. All shooters results are based on a per cent of the scores from the whole match. Shooters were also scored per squad and per team on the two different courses of fire.

The combined score winners of the RCMP, sheriffs and conservation officers course of fire were Simmons (first, RCMP), Atkinson (second, RCMP) and Ken Fisher (third, sheriff’s agency).

Overall results are as follows: First — IPSC 3.5 Men; Second — RCMP Two; Third — IPSC The Best; Fourth — Sheriffs; Fifth — The Outcasts; Sixth — Conservation Officers; Seventh — RCMP One; Eighth — Rocky Mountain Rangers; Ninth — Girls with Guns.

Overall team scores saw the IPSC shooters finish first overall, while the sheriffs came in second. Shortly behind in third place were the RCMP, followed by the conservation officers and the Rocky Mountain Rangers.

“The turnout was great this year for competitors and we welcomed the Rocky Mountain Rangers from Kamloops this year for the first time,” Chupa said.

Coming up at the WLSA shooting range is the Ladies Only Shooting Day Sept 15. No experience is necessary and the event runs from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is $30 before Aug. 20 and $45 after.

Contact Caroline Chupa to register at 250-392-3925.

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