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Thread: 2022 Legion Memorial Run N Gun: Sept 10-11, Spencer, TN

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    Registration is one month out. Prepare yourself.


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    It's always hard to get across what to expect at a "blind" match - and especially at a match as unique as this one. Anyone who has been before understands, but for those who are new: here's a 5 minute video summarizing last year's match to give you an idea what you might expect.

    Everyone feel free to comment if there is anything you might warn a new person about!

    https://youtu.be/79flsRIQslg
    Last edited by Matt in TN; 05-19-22 at 13:32.

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    I am very thankful to announce that Alan's Arsenal LLC is returning yet again as a Title Sponsor of the match this year. They have supported us from the beginning, so please be sure to check out their website
    at https://alansarsenal.3dcartstores.com/ and think of them often anytime you need parts!


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    I am very thankful to announce that Alan's Arsenal LLC is returning yet again as a Title Sponsor of the match this year. They have supported us from the beginning, so please be sure to check out their website
    at https://alansarsenal.3dcartstores.com/ and think of them often anytime you need parts!


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    Registration will open in TWO WEEKS on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00am Central Time. This usually sells out in literally a few minutes, so if you want in you need to make plans to be near a computer or phone right at that time. To get as many different people in as possible, I’m asking everyone to limit their registrations to ONE DAY MATCH and ONE NIGHT MATCH at the most. If you really want to be nice, register for whichever one you want to do the most, then give it a day or so to let everyone else get in and THEN register for your second match.

    There is a lot of room for confusion as we are running FOUR SEPARATE MATCHES on the same weekend this year. Be sure you sign up for the right match. Cash (or checks made out to Special Forces Association, Chpt 38) will only be accepted on match day to avoid any tax issues. Sorry – there is no online payment.

    Here are the registration links:

    Friday night, Sept 9, 2022: NVG Night 5k
    https://practiscore.com/nvg-night-5k...clone/register

    Saturday, Sept 10, 2022: 5k Day Match
    https://practiscore.com/5k-legion-9-...022-1/register

    Saturday night, Sept 10, 2022: White Light NIGHT 5k
    https://practiscore.com/white-light-...-2022/register

    Sunday, Sept 11, 2022: 10k Day Match
    https://practiscore.com/10k-legion-9...022-1/register

    Staff has been contacted already, and I will be registering them ahead of time. If you think you’re staff and haven’t seen an email from me this morning, let me know.

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    I'm thrilled to announce Spike's Tactical is returning yet again as a Title Sponsor. They've donated a ton over the years and really support our cause well - be sure to check them out at https://www.spikestactical.com/ if you're in the market for a great rifle!

    Or you can just win the match and there's a good chance you'll pick one up off the prize table. That's about as easy as becoming a Green Beret though, so...


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    You know what's crazy? We have SEVENTY FIVE volunteers spending their own money, time off work, and a significant amount of sweat, tears, and likely a little blood to help put this on this year. Coming from SIXTEEN different states all across this great country (as far as Oregon and Utah!). That's more than some matches all together - in staff only.

    All in exchange for a t-shirt, lunch, and a bunk in a bunkhouse.

    But of course that's not why they're doing it. They're doing it to be a part of something bigger than themselves. To honor the men we've lost. To cry with the Gold Star Families when they tell stories of their loved ones. To thank the men still serving. To help fund those who take care of these families.

    I am humbled and overwhelmed by their commitment, but NOT SURPRISED. We have the best people on the planet. THANK YOU for being you, and for all you will do to help. Be sure to thank them when you see them, as this quite literally wouldn't be possible without them.

    Now I just have to figure out how to manage 75 crazy monkeys all weekend long and keep them all in the right place, at the right time, and pointed in the same direction. God help me.


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    BLUF: White light WILL be allowed on pistols for the NVG match.

    More details: We've had some back and forth about this recently, and I was wrong in my assumptions. It turns out that, until recently, 5th Group used white lights on their pistols almost every time they worked in the dark. By the time they got to pistol distance, "sneaking around" no longer mattered and the improved situational awareness and target ID were well worth the trade-off. So this is what we'll do here.

    I know a couple of you said you would withdraw if white lights were allowed on pistols in the NVG match, and I'm sorry you feel that way but completely understand - just withdraw through Practiscore and I'll take care of it with no hard feelings. Or you can always use IR on your pistol (what I do), and practice what/how you want to practice along the way. I'm sorry this wasn't clear from the beginning, but one of the difficulties with doing new things is figuring out all the details along the way.

    Interestingly, just recently with the higher likelihood of "near peer" enemies, the doctrine has changed. They are no longer using white light OR IR light/lasers at night, and have gone to 100% passive aiming. There's a good chance we'll have a stage using passive aiming to give everyone a glimpse of this (especially with a full moon forecast!), but having zero light emission of any kind for the whole course would just be too much to ask of everyone at this point. Maybe in the future???

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    We are EIGHT WEEKS out from match day. If you haven't already, NOW would be the perfect time to start a dedicated training program.

    If you've never done anything like this before, google "Couch To 5k" and follow that program. If you've done this for years, continue to tweak your training program to improve your weak spots and cater to whatever match you're about to run. I, for example, am doing a modified version of this Intermediate 10k training plan (https://www.verywellfit.com/10k-trai...hedule-2911612) in which I run intervals on Tuesdays, run with a metronome setting my pace on Thursdays, and do a weighted trail run on Saturdays.

    And of course shooting some kind of drills every weekend and a match once a month.

    What is everyone else doing? Share your plan here to give people ideas, or ask here if you have questions and want input!

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    Training plan is basic. Donít hurt myself before the match. As a self-admitted ďalso ranĒ, for me this is about pushing myself out of my comfort zones, having fun with some of my buddies and contributing (even in my own small way) to a very worthwhile cause.

    This is also a wonderful way to shake out kit. I changed some stuff up after last year and hope to be a little more comfortable this go around.

    Did 4 miles in plates and a pack this morning with the dogs. Only 32#, but it was enough to lose almost 4#. Plan it is to do 4-7 miles a couple times a week with as much kit as I can pull off without meeting Metro SWAT at the trailhead coming out. Iíll slowly ramp up to 45# over the next few weeks. Also plan on doing a couple more range days to make sure my loads are up to snuff, my mags are all working well and my zeros are solid. The the rest is baked in.

    Really looking forward to seeing you all again in a few weeks.

    1st post. Case of beer?
    Last edited by 20xclean; 07-23-22 at 12:49.

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