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    2018 Legion 9/11 Memorial Run N Gun, Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park City, KY

    I'm honored to announce I'll be helping to put on the second annual Legion 9/11 Memorial Run N Gun on Sept 8th and 9th, 2018 at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY.

    Details are still sketchy this early, but I wanted to get this out there now to get on everyone's calendar. This will be a benefit match for the Special Forces Association, Chapter 38 (who takes care of 5th Special Forces Group soldiers and their families out of Ft. Campbell, KY).

    See last year's event page to get an idea what you might expect: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623894691019344/

    All photos by Lisa Stennett



    BACKGROUND:

    When the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001, the country needed a response. The Green Berets of the 5th Special Forces Group, known as “The Legion,” answered that call. From crushing the Taliban in Afghanistan, to dismantling Al Qaeda networks in Iraq, and combating the Islamic State in Syria, The Legion has carried the torch in the fight against America’s enemies. Many of the battles have been fought in the shadows, known only to those who were there. This 9/11, the Special Forces Association invites you to honor the dedication and sacrifice of The Legion by participating in the second annual Legion 9/11 Memorial Run N Gun

    This match is an opportunity to test rifle and pistol skills in stages based on combat situations faced by members of The Legion throughout their history. Both a 5k with 5 shooting stages and a 10k with 7 shooting stages will be offered, so you can choose your level of challenge.

    All proceeds from this match will be donated to the Special Forces Association, Chapter 38 – an organization dedicated to supporting the Soldiers and families of the Special Forces Community.

    WHAT YOU NEED:
    Minimum Rifle Round Count: TBD
    Minimum Pistol Round Count: TBD
    (Recommend carrying 2 x minimum rnd count. Also, there will be a side matches you can shoot as well)
    - Rifle that can reach out to TBD yds
    - Rifle sling
    - Enough rifle magazines to hold the minimum rifle round count at least
    - Enough rifle magazine pouches to hold your rifle magazines
    - Pistol with secure holster (must cover trigger guard)
    - Enough pistol magazines to hold the minimum pistol round count at least
    - Enough pistol magazine pouches to hold your pistol magazines
    - Headlamp for navigating the cave to/from the shooting portion (you cannot use a weapon mounted light for navigating the cave)
    - Tac light (pistol mounted or hand held) for the shooting portion in the cave
    - Clear Eye Protection
    - Hearing Protection

    TIMELINE:
    8 SEPT
    0630 - Registration
    0730 - Shooters Meeting/Safety Brief
    0800 - First Runner
    TBD - Awards Ceremony

    9 SEPT
    0630 - Registration
    0730 - Shooters Meeting/Safety Brief
    0800 - First Runner
    TBD - Awards Ceremony
    Last edited by Matt in TN; 04-07-18 at 09:31.

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    For those who have shot my March matches or other Run N Guns - this match is a little different. I decided early on I can't "out badass" 5th Group, so I'm not even going to try. My March matches are simple fun events which test your skills and fitness level. The Legion match is a chance for civilians to actually experience a watered down version of what our 5th Group friends live every day, and is the closest we can get to "real world" in a safe competitive environment.

    For example - 5th Group rarely knows exactly what they're in for until they get there, so all stages will be shot completely "'blind" and there will be no stage details released before the match.

    5th Group never quits, so you can't either. You must keep shooting until you either run out of ammo or the RO makes you stop. There is no "taking the penalty and moving on."

    It's not always clear who the good guys and bad guys are in the field, so you will be briefed on various intel items as part of the match and be expected to remember, analyze, and decide who and when to shoot and who not to shoot. On the clock. While you're exhausted.

    In other words, you must be able to perform physically. You must be able to shoot well. And you must be able to think and process information while doing both of the above.

    More info coming soon. Good luck!

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