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Welcome to the blog of Walt White. As the name of the blog implies, I am a Pennsylvania resident. I have a fondness for Firearms, Cigars, and Photography, all of which you will find here on WaltInPA.com. Please feel free to poke around and share my space on the web with your like-minded friends.

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Lower Providence USPSA: April Match Cancelled

Lower Providence USPSA: April Match Cancelled

Yesterday I was killing time on Facebook when I saw a Status Update from Ted Murphy, Match Director at Lower Providence USPSA. Ted had some bad news for area shooters and went on to explain that the April USPSA Match had to be cancelled due to range conditions. I’ve you’ve ever shot at Lower Providence, you are aware of the pistol bay setup. It is basically an area that was scooped out of the ground and layered with stone. Because [...]

Dead Trees Don’t Always Make for Good Target Stands

Dead Trees Don’t Always Make for Good Target Stands

Several years ago I got a call from a friend asking if I had the weekend free to head out to Central / Western Pennsylvania for ‘Man’s Weekend’. The event boiled down to a group of friends going out to hunting cabin on 550 acres. During the day we would work around the property. After a few hours of labor, we would hit the makeshift gun range and send lead flying down range. In the evening we would have a [...]

Replacing my OEM Glock 17 Barrel with a Lone Wolf

Replacing my OEM Glock 17 Barrel with a Lone Wolf

Earlier this year I was in a bit of a bind. Communication with my USPSA Sponsor broke down and I knew that if I didn’t scramble to find another, I wouldn’t be able to shoot much throughout the season. I reached out to Jerry Cruz, my Stogie Review Partner, and pitched the idea wearing the Stogie Review Logo at matches in exchange for a little help with reloading. Things worked out and I’m in the process of setting myself up [...]

Ontelaunee USPSA: March 2014

Ontelaunee USPSA: March 2014

Earlier this year, news spread like wildfire that Sean and Joe Roberts were starting a USPSA Program at Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club. Not only would the new program add variety to our general area, it would easily be the largest. Opening the season with a 10 Stage / 230+ Round Count Match seemed very ambitious. Not many clubs could pull off a match of this size, even if it weren’t their first. I’m happy to say that the match [...]

Doing The Unthinkable: Scaling Back My USPSA Scedule

Doing The Unthinkable: Scaling Back My USPSA Scedule

A couple of years ago, USPSA Shooters in Southeast Pennsylvania got some bad news. Both Topton and York IWLA made the decision to discontinue their USPSA Programs in favor of Multi-Gun. We suddenly went from having four clubs to shoot down to two. The two remaining clubs, Lower Providence and Southern Chester, are both active and put on fantastic matches throughout the season. As a result, shooters have flocked to these clubs and turnout has been great (I’d say both [...]

Lower Providence USPSA: March 2014 Match Cancelled

Lower Providence USPSA: March 2014 Match Cancelled

It is official, Pennsylvania weather has claimed another victim. I came across a status update from Ted Murphy, Match Director of the Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club USPSA Program, on the Area 8 Facebook Page. Ted was informing shooters that he has had to cancel the upcoming match on March 1st. The Pistol Bays at Lower Providence tend to be very sensitive to wet conditions. Over a foot and a half of melting snow has left the range in [...]

USPSA Stage: Close Quarters Combat  

USPSA Stage: Close Quarters Combat

Back in January I received an email from Graham Smith, Match Director at Southern Chester USPSA. The email went out to the Match Crew and let us know what the plans were for the upcoming USPSA Season. One of the items mentioned was trying to get a pool of USPSA Stages designed. The beginning of the season would mean shooters were rusty. We would need a handful of stages that could be shot quickly and weren’t too complicated. Since I [...]

February USPSA Match Cancelled at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club

February USPSA Match Cancelled at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club

Over the last few weeks, Pennsylvania has been pummeled with snow. We are in this viscous cycle of accumulated snowfall followed by bitter cold temperatures. Man made mountains of snow and ice litter the streets and, at the rate we are going, these mountains aren’t going to melt away anytime soon. As bad as conditions are in residential areas, local sporting clubs and gun ranges are even worse. While driveways and parking lots may be accessible, pistol bays and rifle [...]

19 USPSA Classifier Stages Are Getting The Axe

19 USPSA Classifier Stages Are Getting The Axe

A few days ago I came across a Facebook Status Update from Matt Olinchak. Matt was passing on the word that several USPSA Classifier Stages were culled from the lineup. While the Status Update looked official enough, I wasn’t sure if changes were proposed or if they would take affect immediately. Steven Thomas posted the very same update on the Area 8 USPSA Facebook Group a couple of days ago and cemented to news. I’ve since seen an update from [...]

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