MTU, Top Army Talent To Clash

Shooting enthusiasts from all over California and Arizona are scheduled to gather this weekend at Camp Matthews to participate in what may be one of the most hotly contested matches in Southern California history.

The most promising contenders for top honors in the First Annual California State International Free Rifle and Pistol Championship matches will be the newly formed 1957 Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Team and outstanding shooters from the U.S. Army International Rifle and Pistol Team, Ft. Benning, Ga.

Sponsored jointly by the Camp Matthews Staff NCO Club and the California State Rifle and Pistol Association, the two-day contest will follow International Shooting Union rules.

The match will be registered with the National Rifle Assn. and a refree will be appointed by NRA.

Three courses are to be fired. They are small bore free rifle, pistol and big bore free rifle. Small bore shooting will be 50 meters reduced to 50 yards. Pistol slow fire, 50 yards; rapid fire, 25 meters. Big bore will be fired on a 300 meter course reduced to 300 yards.

All awards will be permanent. In addition to the state championship trophies, gold, silver and bronze medals will go to second, third and fourth places in each match. Awards will also go to winners of each stage of each match competition, first through fourth places.

A special award awaits the "Tyro" of each of the small bore free rifle and big bore free rifle matches. Here, a tyro is one who has never previously fired in an NRA registered International Free Rifle and Pistol Match.

Visitors are welcome to visit Camp Matthews and observe the matches from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.

Excerpt MCRD Chevron, Friday, July 12, 1957

MTU Marksmen Score In Pistol, Rifle Competition

Approximately 60 marksmen competed in the Valley Gun Club High Power Rifle Matches in El Cajon over the weekend, including 37 members of the Marine Corps Rifle Team, Marksmanship Training Unit.

SSgt. A. A. Estes placed first in open rifle competition, using the M-1 rifle, with a score of 298 and 27 V's.

Match 2 competitors were led by TSgt. R. E. Schapp who fired a "possible" of 100 with 16 V's.

TSgt. D. O. Faulkner placed first in Match 3 and Match 5, the M-1 aggregate, with scores of 99 and 12 V's and 296 with 33 V's respectively.

Rapid fire aggregate honors with the SSgt. A. F. Adams who fired 199 with 25 V's. Sgt. Adams then fired a 296 with 31 V's to cop the bolt aggregate award.

In International Free Pistol competition, July 14 at Camp Matthews, MSgts. A. Jurado and J. A. Fowler of the Marine Corps Pistol Team placed first and second in rapid fire competition with scores of 581 and 579.

Sgt. Fowler took second place pistol aggregate honors and Sgt. Jurado placed with third aggregate.

1stLt. W. W. McMillan, Jr., was second in the free pistol slow fire match with a 545.

MCRD Chevron, Friday, July 19, 1957

Pistol Aggregate
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
-
3 Alfonzo Jurado U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
 

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


International Free Pistol Match
25 Meter Rapid-Fire
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Alfonzo Jurado U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
581
2 John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
579

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


International Free Pistol Match
50 Yards Slow-Fire
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
545

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


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