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Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby equin » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:51 am

https://texasrunandgun.org/2018-lone-st ... n-and-gun/

Anyone on here registered for this? It’s scheduled for Feb 24 and 25 near Cresson, southwest of Ft. Worth. Supposed to be 5 to 7 miles long, with some obstacles thrown in, but walking is allowed. I just signed up for it. It’ll be my first one.
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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby flechero » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:22 pm

Looks fun, and i wish I hadn't quit running 2 years ago!


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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby ammoboy2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:52 pm

I registered for the Cresson event and have run the Waco Tactical Fitness (since the abbr does not pass muster)and Zombie Destruction a couple of times.

I would recommend practicing some non-conventional shooting positions and conditions, they tend to turn-up in the biathlons. Knowing your ranging and cross wind hold overs will be useful. We have had some 20 mph crosswinds on 400 yd targets before.

Make sure you can carry all your equipment and ammo loadout and be able to run with it for the extended period. It is tougher than you think when you have about 25-35 lbs of mags, ammo, pistol, rifle, and water.

Good Luck it is alot of fun.


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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby equin » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:56 pm

Thanks for the excellent advice, Ammoboy2. I guess I need to figure out how to determine range and practice shooting from different positions. I don't have much in the way of gear, either, and am wondering if I can get by with lugging mags, extra ammo and a couple water bottles in a backpack.
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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby ammoboy2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:40 pm

You can use a backpack, I use a camelbak to carry spare ammo to refill mags, but it makes it tough to get a new mag to finish a stage. The Waco event were 180 sec max so time digging in a backpack makes it difficult to complete the stage. Check out the photos from the 1st Waco event or the other photos from Lone Star event page. You will see a wide variety of loadouts from warbelts to vests, or old Vietnam era Alice web gear.

https://www.wtfbiathlon.com/photos


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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby equin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:55 am

Thanks again, Ammoboy2. Those photos make it look like a whole lot of fun. So was each stage at Waco 3 minute max? Or did it vary by stage? Do folks reload their mags while heading to the next stage?
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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby ammoboy2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:24 am

Last time I ran it all the stages were 180 sec, it is detailed in their course of fire on the website. The Lonestar has not defined it yet. The Waco TF, have generally topped off mags while running/moving between stages, sometimes during a wait.

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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby oljames3 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:47 am

ammoboy2 wrote:You can use a backpack, I use a camelbak to carry spare ammo to refill mags, but it makes it tough to get a new mag to finish a stage. The Waco event were 180 sec max so time digging in a backpack makes it difficult to complete the stage. Check out the photos from the 1st Waco event or the other photos from Lone Star event page. You will see a wide variety of loadouts from warbelts to vests, or old Vietnam era Alice web gear.

https://www.wtfbiathlon.com/photos

Reminds me of Ft Leonard Wood, MO, circa 1973. Y'all have fun!
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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby equin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:55 am

ammoboy2 wrote:Last time I ran it all the stages were 180 sec, it is detailed in their course of fire on the website. The Lonestar has not defined it yet. The Waco TF, have generally topped off mags while running/moving between stages, sometimes during a wait.


Sorry for all the dumb questions and thanks again, Ammoboy2.

Which heat did you sign up for? I whimped out and chose an early morning heat with the walking option, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to at least jog most of the way. I’m not a runner by any means, but so far I’ve been able to work my way up to a slow 4 mile jog with about 20 lbs of canned food stuffed in my backpack.
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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby equin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:59 am

oljames3 wrote:
ammoboy2 wrote:You can use a backpack, I use a camelbak to carry spare ammo to refill mags, but it makes it tough to get a new mag to finish a stage. The Waco event were 180 sec max so time digging in a backpack makes it difficult to complete the stage. Check out the photos from the 1st Waco event or the other photos from Lone Star event page. You will see a wide variety of loadouts from warbelts to vests, or old Vietnam era Alice web gear.

https://www.wtfbiathlon.com/photos

Reminds me of Ft Leonard Wood, MO, circa 1973. Y'all have fun!


Thanks for your service! I would guess both active and retired military would easily dominate and find these types of competitions to be relatively easy compared to all the training they’ve endured.
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Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Postby ammoboy2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:48 pm

I am on the 2 pm heat. I just did some regular jogging of about 3.5 miles so you are doing better than I was since I did not have a pack. I plan to conduct jogging with weights till the event.


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