Held at the Los Angeles Pistol Range
November 17, 1957

Matthews Pistol Shooters Take Los Angeles Team Match Honors

By Cpl. Bill Whitman

Marine shooters captured all first place team match awards and a majority of the individual honors at the Los Angeles Police Pistol Tournament Sunday in Los Angeles.

The Corps' Blue Team, composed of MSgts. R. O. Jones, F. W. Filkins, J. A. Fowler, and 1stLt. W. W. McMillan, won the .22, .38, and .45 caliber matches with scores of 1162, 1158, and 1139, respectively.

Depot Team Second

The Depot's Expert Class team placed second in the .45 pistol shoot with a score of 1096. Team members were Capt. E. D. Anderson, MSgt. O. C. McBride, and TSgts. F. C. Stanonik, and C. D. Kent.

Individual shooters were led by Lt. McMillan who won the match with a 2639.

SSgt. Marlin Findsen, MTU, was third in match totals with a 2609. Sgt. Findsen, who went over the "2600" mark for the first time, was the second enlisted man and the sixth Marine to shoot into the record field.

MSgt. F. W. Filkins was fourth with a 2600.

McMillan Leads

Lt. McMillan led .22 pistol competitors in the timed fire match with a "possible" of 200, then emerged from the rapid fire shoot with a 199. He fired a 298 over the National Match course and then wound up the .22 firing with an aggregate of 889x900.

In .38 pistol, rapid fire competition, the lieutenant fired a 196 and captured aggregate honors with 993.

Sgt. Jones fired 198 to lead .45 rapid fire shooters, while MSgt. J. A. Davis led competitors with the same pistol over the National Match Course with a score of 291. Sgt. Findsen topped the .45 aggregate with an 873.

120 Compete

Approximately 120 Marine Corps, civilian, Border Patrol, Police and other Armed Services shooters participated in the Los Angeles Police Tourney.

Marine shooters reported the weather was cold, but firing conditions were good.

MCRD Chevron, Friday, November 22, 1957

Grand Aggregate
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
889 883 867 2639
2 - - - - - -
3 Marlin Findsen U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
- - 873 2609
4 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
- - - 2600

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Blue'
W. W. McMillan, J. A. Fowler, R. O. Jones & F. W. Filkins
1139
2 U.S. Marine Corps 'Expert Class'
E. D. Anderson, O. C. McBride, F. C. Stanonik & C. D. Kent
1096

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Blue'
W. W. McMillan, J. A. Fowler, R. O. Jones & F. W. Filkins
1158

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Blue'
W. W. McMillan, J. A. Fowler, R. O. Jones & F. W. Filkins
1162

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Marlin Findsen U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
873
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
198

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 James A. Davis U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
291

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
883
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
196

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
889
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
200

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.22 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
199

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
298

(Source: MCRD Chevron)


NRA Building Fund Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: )


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