In celebration of the 67th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Japanese Imperial Forces,
The New Jersey Arms Collectors Club
Invited all Shongum Sportsmen and NJACC Memberfs to participate in our


V-J Day
Marksman Competition

VICTORY OVER JAPAN

DATE: Saturday August 25, 2012
TIME: 9:00am - 4:00pm
(Sight-in 9:00am - 10:00am)
LOCATION: Shongum Sportsmen's Rifle and Pistol Ranges
Jane's Chapel Road, Mansfield, NJ
PRIZES: Trophy to best in each contest
FIREARMS: Curios and Relics of the period -
Original Stocks and sights-Accurate reproductions true to originals accepted.
CONTESTS: Contests 1-9: 10 rounds in 2 Minutes at 100 Yards- any position including bench rest
Contest 10: M1 Garand 8 Rounds @ 100 Yards, 1911 .45 - 7 Rounds @ 25 Yards
Contests 11 - 12: 25 Yards Indoor Pistol Range
SHOOT CHAIRMAN Stan Gurski . . .e-mail: GurskiLTC@aol.com
Range Masters: Rich Gajda
David Johnson
Chef NJACC President Chuck Collins
Scoring: Chuck Collins, Russ P , Dave Johnson, and three of the new participants helped with scoring and trophy distribution

Lunch was included with all paid entries.


The following is a narrative from Rich Gajda on the shoot:

Special thanks once again to the Shongum Sportsmen's Association who made this shoot possible.

This shoot was sponsored by Shongum and NJACC Members Rich Gajda and Stan Gurski.

The great lunch of Hot Dogs, Liberty Cabbage, Beans, and drinks, prepared by our Chef Chuck Collins, worked out perfectly for the shoot. In Stan's absence, Rich Gajda, with Dave Johnson's help ran the event. Chuck, Russ P , Dave J , and three of the new participants helped with scoring and trophy distribution.

The weather was great and the shooting conditions were excellent. Bob Weis delivered the target frames the night before. We used two new targets from Speedwell - B-6 Center for rifle and B-29 for pistol events.

Site-in went well. We had fourteen shooters and entries in all matches but one (Burma). The rifle matches were completed by 12:30 when we broke for lunch and awarded the rifle trophies. After lunch, we completed the two pistol matches. We had seven different winners across the eleven matches fired.

At his first NJACC match, junior shooter Vince A won both Young Samurai and Pacific Paratrooper. Russ P won the Emperor Trophy (best score with a Japanese rifle) using his Japanese 38 with a score of 98 6X -- which was also the highest score of the Day! There were no Tokyo Rose entries.

Russ P also won Bataan, Okinawa, and Mandalay. Paul M dogged Russ all day, coming in close seconds to Russ in three events (one of which required a fourth level tie-breaker on their almost identical 91 1X scores in Mandalay!). Paul did beat Russ to win Manchuria and also won Khalkhin Gol. Jim Burnell (one of the three new NJACC shooters from NY, all of whom did well) won Guadacanal and almost caught Russ in Bataan. Dave J won Pacific Sniper over Vince after we measured the distance of the hit from center X. John S dominated in the inaugural Cabanatuan match.

Rich G took a break from running the event to participate in and win the two handgun events, barely beating out Jack S and Michael U in Victory Over Japan.

V-J Day Match
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score

SPECIAL TROPHIES

EMPEROR TROPHY
For Best Score with a Japanese Rifle
Russ P
Japanese Type 99
98-6X
YOUNG SAMURAI (BONZAI)
Best score for person under 18
Vince A
M1 Garand
#4) OKINAWA
56
3) TOKYO ROSE
For Best Female Score
No Entries  

EVENTS 1 - 9 RIFLE
10 Rounds - 2 Minutes - 100 Yards

1) MANCHURIA
JAPANESE TYPE-30,38 MOD 98 MAUSER,
GERMAN MOD 88/05 or CHINESE HANYANG
Joe A
Arisaka 38
89-1X
Paul M
GEW 98
88-2X*
*Only 9 Shots
2) GUADALCANAL
'03 SPRINGFIELD, '03A1 SPRINGFIELD,
ANY 6.5 JAPANESETYPE 38 or TYPE I(Italian)
Jim B
'03 Springfield
91-3X
3) BATAAN
US M1917 ENFIELD,
ANY JAPANESE 6.5 OR 7.7MM Long RIFLE)
Russ P
US M1917
95-2X
4) OKINAWA
'03A3, M-1 GARAND,
ANY JAPANESE 6.5 OR 7.7MM SERVICE RIFLE or CARBINE
Russ P
Jap Type 99
98-6X
5) BURMA
TYPE-38 OR TYPE 44 JAPANESE CARBINE,
#5 ENFIELD JUNGLE CARBINE .45-70
No Entries
 
6) MANDALAY
ANY JAPANESE SERVICE RIFLE,BRITISH #3 SMLE OR #4 ENFIELD
Russ P
Jap Type 38 Rifle
91-1X*
Paul M
Jap Type 38 Rifle
91-1X
(*Tighter Group)
7) PACIFIC SNIPER
TYPE-97 OR TYPE-99 WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE,
'03A4, 1942 USMC, M1C-SNIPER, #1 MK-IV(T)
(1 SHOT - 100 YARDS)
Dave J
M1C
8*
(*closer to x)
Vince A
Springfield '03A4
8
8) PACIFIC PARATROOPER
M1 OR M1A1 CARBINE (Jersey Registered)
JOHNSON 1941 OR TYPE-2 RIFLE 7.7MM
Vince A
Johnson 1941
53
9) KHALKHIN GOL
SVT, MOSIN NAGANT, ANY JAPANESE 6.5MM SERVICE RIFLE
Paul M
Mosin Nagant 91/30
94-2X
10) CABANATUAN
M1 Garand - 8 shots off hand 100yds,
1911 - 7 shots 50 Feet
John S
M1 Garand / 1911
M1 - 69
1911 -43
112 Total

EVENTS 11 & 12
Handguns -12 Shots Off-Hand @ 50 Feet

11) SAMURAI TROPHY
ANY JAPANESE SERVICE PISTOL OR REVOLVER
TYPE : 26, 14, 94, NAMBU
Rich G
Nambu Model 14
47
12) VICTORY OVER JAPAN
ANY WWII ALLIED FORCES SERVICE PISTOL, 1911, 1911A1,
TOKAREV, BROWNING HP, C96, COLT, S&W,WEBLEY, ENFIELD, NAGANT
Rich G
Colt 1911
94

All Match Scores Submitted






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