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Post by willnewton on 12/19/2019, 5:59 am

A new forum member sent this in using our admin contact page rather than posting directly on the forum.  I think he thought it functioned like the Bullseye mailing list, where his posting would be sent out via email.

No problem at all.  I am just going to repost it here so the discussion can progress.  Jon, if you need a hand learning to use the forum, just let us know and we can help!

JON SOLBERG wrote:Hi:

While in the USAF I joined the base pistol team and the NRA. We shot 2700 point bulls eye matches. In order to receive an NRA Classification Card I had to shoot a certain amount of rounds in the master class competition before getting my classification card. So I shot approximately 3 to 5 matches and rec'd my card from the NRA dated Dec 20, 1965 and enclosed in the envelope was a Lifetime Master Card.

I was proud to make Lifetime Master for my first attempt at competiton shooting. I don't know how many other people that had never shot before except a few practice rounds received a Masters Card or a Lifetime Master Card. I don't imagine there were very many.

I was transferred to another base and the Captain of our base team told me that as Master, I could go to Lackland AFB and apply for a set of accurized weapons with box and scope etc. I did that and rec'd the weapons about 4 months later. The bases I was transferred to did not have a base pistol team so I was able to go TDY and shoot in any match I wanted to. I shot several more matches before being discharged from the USAF.

Out of all the matches I shot during my short shooting career including 22, centerfire and 45.... I never shot a single match that was lower than a master score.

Twenty years later I bought a Kimber 45 and a S&W 357 Magnum and shot a few rounds at the local pistol ranges and to my surprise I still had it.

Anyone with similar circumstances contact me by email or as a reply to this post.  

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Jon

Jon, you came to the right place, we have all grades of shooter from young to uh, experienced Smile , rank beginner to High Master, and plenty of armed service members as well.  You will be in good company!
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Post by James Hensler on 12/19/2019, 8:12 am

Welcome Jon
Some younger members might question the Master for Life because they don’t do that anymore. I however am old and do remember!
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Post by LenV on 12/19/2019, 8:56 am

I remember Laughing It took me a tad longer then that. I shot Expert my first match and 4 months and a bazillion rounds later before I was consistently shooting Master.

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Post by L Valdez on 12/24/2019, 1:22 pm

I made Master shooting my hardball gun with issue 230 gr FMJ in both CF and 45.
Today, some people think 250 is too high for the EIC cut-off.

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