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2016 Top Shot Contest

2016 Top Shot Contest

Top Shot winner gets a new Ruger 10/22 (M1 carbine stock -”Land of Free Because of the Brave” engraving) rifle or $200 cash equivalent prize.  Second place winner gets a brick (500rds) of 22LR ammunition and a $15 gift certificate from LLC. Third place winner receives a $15 gift certificate from LLC. Anybody who scores higher than 32 will receive a $3 off coupon for anything in shop. Also, with each target purchase the buyer will be entered into a drawing for over $100 worth of door prizes.

Dates: Contest starts on November the 1st 2016 with scheduled shoot dates on November 5th, 12th, 19th, and the 26th. Anytime on those Saturdays between 9am to 1pm will be fine (please text first to make sure range is open). If unable to make it on those dates or times just text or call 765-414-5147 to schedule a shoot time, November 30th will be the last possible shoot day and the end of contest. Leader board (initials and target# – no names) will be posted at  weekly on Mondays. Winner will be announced on December 1st, 2016 (make a great Christmas present).

Location: 6121 S 200 E Cutler, In 46920

Price per Target: 1 for $5, 2 for $9, or 3 for $12 (you are legally buying a paper target only with sales tax included in price– contest submission is voluntary).

Contest Rules:

Target: Patriots Club light rifle target (click here for sample) . This is not the contest target but is similar; actual target will be given at the shoot time. Each target equals one contest submission (So you can buy and enter as many targets as you like).

Firearm Type: .22 LR rim-fire rifle only, open sights (iron sights only -no scopes, optics or lasers of any kind)! Can use your own or we have a Ruger 10/22 or S&W MP15/22 available to use. Bring your own ammunition. llc has some available at shoot site if needed for $4 per box of 50 rds (limit 1 box).

Distance: 25 yards from target to muzzle end of rifle. Will be already set up at shoot site.

Practice Class: We will hold a 1 hour practice class for anyone interested for $15. Class will include one on one training in safety, basic shooting fundamentals, shooting tips, will shoot 2 practice rounds of Phase I and II of the competition, and play a round of Battleship. Text or call 765-414-5147 to set up a class. Get a competitive edge with this class from a certified NRA instructor!!

Shooting: Phase I: Shoot 4 rounds from standing position (unaided) within 60 seconds (time starts at command: Commence firing). Once time ends and given the command, the shooter can (optional) reposition to either a kneeling, sitting, or prone position (unaided – no bags or rest of any kind allowed). Phase II: Once shooter is in position and given command, fire 4 rounds within 80 seconds (time starts at command: Commence Firing).  5 to 10 minutes of practice will be allowed before actual contest for sighting in rifle if shooter desires. Shooter must follow the Shoot Boss (Line Boss) commands at all times or be disqualified if found to be unsafe. Contestant can look at target (take picture) when done but cannot touch it.

Age: Anyone and everyone can participate. However anyone under 18 years old must have their parent or legal guardian sign the target giving permission for them to participate in the contest. Parents must determine appropriate shooting age for their kids and must be with them as they shoot.

Scoring: Any line shots are rounded up (any part of bullet hole touching the line). The added total of the 8 shots equals your score. Shots outside the ring but still on the paper target equal .5 pts.  In case of ties; we will measure the distance of each shot from center of target and add all the distances up; shortest total distance wins. If by some crazy chance there is still a tie, we will take the stop watch time of each phase – add up – least amount of time – wins. All submitted targets will be kept at llc until end of contest. Chris Peterson will be the final scoring judge on all submitted targets. A third party will witness and score any of Chris’s family members. A trusted third party will also check the top 10 scores to verify.  

The contest winner (or guardian who will actually own and control the firearm) must past the required back ground check to receive the rifle or have to take the cash prize.

The contestant (shooter) must read and follow all range rules provided by the host range and comply with all Local, State, and Federal laws. NO loaded Firearms are allowed anywhere on property until on range and given the command to load. Shooter must bring own eye and ear protection.

The contestant (shooter) must sign the Waiver of Liability form at shoot location (before shooting). Must check in at shop before going to range.

Proceeds from this event will help us build a classroom for firearm safety classes and will be the same classroom we will use for our Carroll County Patriots Club for kids. Your help in buying these targets is not just about a building, but will help our kids learn more about our founding fathers and the US Constitution.

Thank You – and good luck :)




When marksmenship met history – Appleseed Report.

We had an excellent time at Appleseed this weekend! I would strongly encourage anyone interested in American history and that loves to shoot to attend one of these events. Just go to their website at  to learn more about this great program.

Unfortuantly, none of my group (Benjamin, Isaac, Ethan, nor myself) made Rifleman; but we learned a lot and will be better prepared next time.

My best score was an 180 on the AQT (Army Qualification Test), which would equal a Sharp Shooter (Appleseed Qual -25 meter targets) according to the chart. Lessons learned: I noticed my rear sight (TSR200) was loose when we was done and I was putting the rifle back in the case. This was a rookie mistake which I should have notice right away, as my groups was getting inconsistent. Next time I’ll use Loctite on the base screws :) . I may also, try using a scope next time, because my eyes are getting old and that bottom row of the AQT was a little fuzzy and hard for me to see.

Benjamin, Isaac, and Ethan all qualified “Marksman” (Army Qual) according to the chart. They too, had lesson learned stories and will continue to improve based on them. The skills and history learned during this event is something that they will always remember and make them better American citizens.

Hat’s off to those who made rifleman: Ben H, Jim S, Chris P (not me), and Bill S (who is now going to be an instructor in training). Huzzah!!

Click here to see (and read) the after action report >

Now, we (my clan) will continue practicing the skills (trigger control, getting NPOA, breathing, etc) learned and be ready to get that Rifleman Badge next time :) .

The history taught was based on the book “Paul Revere’s Ride” (see below). They told us some great stories about some real patriots, that I have not heard before! Click here to learn more about the “Three Strikes” that they taught us - Three Strikes

At the end of the AQT’s – TJ (the shoot boss) let us shoot his M1 Garand! See Isaac shooting it below for the very first time! All the instructors where great – and we really appreciated how well they worked with the youth.

Give me a call if your interested in attending this event. I’ll do my best (although I’m not a rifleman- yet) to help you prepare and get some equipment ready that you will need. We can order any firearm you would like to use including the Liberty Training Rifle (Marlin 795 with tec sights), which is designed just for this event.



Ruger 10/22 and Intelligent Design

The best place to find real answers regarding origins is:

Another great free movie is at:

Click here for more info on the The Ruger 10/22 Patriot Package (honoring those who sacrificed all, so that we can have freedom).

We can also order several different models (click picture below) of the Ruger 10/22. Just email me at with the model # and I’ll get you a free quote.


Patriot’s Club – First Aid Training

 Carroll County Patriots Club Fathers and Sons,

Just a reminder; we will be meeting this coming Saturday (14th) at Fort Jenkins. See POD Below.

 Plan of the Day

 0850 – Start Time

0900 – Colors and Prayer

0910 – Physical Training

0925- Club Business – intro and promotions

0935 – Devotion: Luke 10: 25-37 Good Samaritan

0945- First Aid Training

1100 – End of Training Day

Snacks will be available after Training

 Uniform of the Day: Patriots club T-shirts or Green Camo

 Bring your Qual Card for Survival skill points. If your son is ready for a promotion, let me know ahead of time.

 If you have any questions email. For Father’s and their Son’s – bring a friend.

 ”And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers….” Malachi 4:6a


Patriots Club – Oil Change


If completed with your parents supervision; be sure to add 4 points to your Qual Card.


Economics for Everybody with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr

This economics series is a must have for every American home! I was very impressed with how well they showed the different economic worldviews and then showed the results of those worldviews in action throughout history. The path to true economic recovery is first repentance and then following the Biblical principles of economics laid out so very well by Dr Sproul in this study. I highly recommend this study – in fact I’m going to make my kids watch it at least once a year :) !  For club members – add 24 bonus points to your Qual card upon completion of this course.



Pictures from May 18th


Patriots Club Opening Day

The Carroll County Patriot’s Club will have their opening day on May 18th. Click links below for more information. Guest Speaker will be Lt Col Stan Smith who flew both bombers and fighter planes over his 23 year Air Force Career.


Sign up sheet


Please email me at if you have any questions.


Freedom Bracelet

UPDATE: We was able to meet our goal and sent out $100 to Samaritan’s Purse! Thank you to everyone who helped make the bracelets and to those who bought them.

The Carroll County Patriots Club will be making and selling the “Freedom Survival Bracelet” for our fall service project. The goal is to raise money to help free slaves – yes – there are still slaves today and even more today than there were before the American Civil War. Money raised will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse (Christmas Gift #42: Prevent Human Trafficking and Exploitation). Please contact Chris via email at if you would like to help in this effort.

Some Links:

Samaritan’s Purse:

Around the world, an estimated 2 million boys and girls have been sold to pay off family debts or forcibly abducted by human traffickers. Countless others are lured into lives of unspeakable abuse and exploitation. Samaritan’s Purse works to reach the most vulnerable of these, protecting them or rescuing them from a fate of untold horror. Your $100 gift can provide literacy classes, vocational training, or other aid for those at risk.

Our Club goal is to raise $100.

Wallbuilders Live:

Free the Salves:

Not For Sale:

Abba House:


Survival Saturday – Aug 4th 2012

The boys did a little geocaching today. Found 6 out of 8 in about two hours (not to bad).

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