February 24 & 25, 2018
The Lone Star Armory Series Opener is the inaugural event of the 2018 Lone Star Armory Run and Gun Series and Championship. Held at the beautiful Triple C Shooting Range in Cresson, TX, located a short distance Southwest of Fort Worth.
The event includes a concert and barbecue Saturday evening to celebrate the Series kickoff. The concert features renowned Texas Country artists Matt Wayne, Aaron Copeland, Eric Willis, and Phil Hamilton. The barbecue is being catered by Barbecue on the Brazos, voted one of the top 50 barbecue establishments by Texas Monthly Magazine. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday after everyone completes the race and the scores are tabulated.
All event activities are included in the cost of an event ticket. Concert and barbecue only tickets are available for those who are not running but still want to join the celebration. Tickets for the concert and barbecue are $25 and all proceeds go to benefit The We Defy Foundation. Event tickets are $135.00. To purchase tickets please visit our Eventbrite page.
Also, check out the blog post on training for your first Run and Gun here.
The Lone Star Armory Run and Gun Series Opener
Triple C shooting Range is located a short drive Southwest of Fort Worth, TX.
Please call Jennifer at 817-944-6268 if you need assistance with directions.
Location: 14333 Cleburne Hwy, Cresson, Texas, 76035
Lone Star Armory Series Opener Lodging
Camping is not available at Triple C Shooting Range. However, there are many camp sites in the area to choose from. Some of the nearby campsites are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list.
- Mustang Park – Mustang Park offers 100 reservable campsites, along with one large group picnic shelter with electric hookups. Amenities like flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station create a comfortable camping experience.
- Weatherford KOA – Whether you’re just passing through or planning to settle in for a while, you’ll appreciate the safe, quiet convenience of this KOA. With easy access just off I-20, the campground offers level Pull-Thru RV Sites with full hookups and a beautifully shaded tenting area. Enjoy the refreshing pool just steps from your site. There are dozens of places to shop and dine within a mile. Nearby Fort Worth offers an array of world-class attractions. The Stockyards National Historic District has cattle drives, roping demonstrations, rodeos, tours and shopping. Families flock to attractions like Six Flags Over Texas and the Fort Worth Zoo. Pool: Memorial Weekend – Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 85 feet. Your host: Gary Tatem.
- Holiday, TX – Holiday Park offers a variety of sites, including equestrian, shelters, tent and walk-in only sites. There are plenty of wide-open spaces for activities, and boat ramps, docks and fishing piers help visitors enjoy the lake.
Lone Star Armory Series Opener Equipment
Equipment Necessary to Complete Course
- Center-fire pistol (recommend 9mm or larger)
- A secure holster that covers the trigger guard
- Center-fire rifle (308 or smaller)
- Corresponding ammunition (we recommend bringing no less than twice the minimum round count) *minimum round count for the Lone Star Opener is 40 pistol and 90 rifle*
- The minimum round count for this course is 40 pistol and 90 rifle.
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
- Canteen, Camelbak, or any other method you choose to carry water.
- A battle belt. Like this one.
- A 1-4 scope. Like this one.
- Shooting gloves
- elbow/knee pads
- Good pair of boots. Like these
- Extra mags
- Rifle sling Like this one
- A collapsible cleaning rod (this is highly suggested) Like this one
*Anything that you feel you need to improve your run. However, remember that you are going to have to carry it THE ENTIRE TIME.
What You Might as well Leave at Home
- Steel core ammo
- Your hand cannon
- Any rifle that shoots a very large caliber round that damages steel targets.
- Bad attitude
- Any desire to act like a sissy
- Any determination not to have fun
- Your safe place
Lone Star Armory Run and Gun Opener Rules
*We do our best to have as few rules as possible. Safety rules are an obvious must-have. Please don’t be the guy (or gal) that makes us have more rules next year.*
*Failure to comply with basic firearm safety can result in disqualification from the match and being asked to leave the range immediately.
- Always treat the gun as loaded.
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- Do not rely on your guns’ “safety” to prevent an accidental discharge.
- Use the correct ammunition for your weapon
- If your gun fails to fire, HANDLE WITH CARE.
- Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times while shooting.
- Rifles must only be loaded when a Shooter is at a rifle stage and after the RO has given the “fire” command.
- Pistols may remain loaded throughout the course. However, pistols must remain secured in a retention holster that covers the trigger guard until given the “fire” command at a pistol stage.
- Competitors are responsible to keep firearms secure from unauthorized persons at all times. If not on your person, make sure they are locked up and out of reach.
- Competitors must carry all equipment (firearms, ammo, water, all gear) with them the entire course.
- Any “normal” malfunctions must be cleared by the competitor “on the clock.” This is why a collapsible cleaning rod is highly suggested.
- In the event of a “catastrophic” failure, in which the firearm requires more work than can be accomplished in 3 minutes, the competitor may complete the repairs themselves on course. The competitor must have all the necessary tools to complete the repairs with them. The time it takes to complete the repairs will be included in the competitors run time. Another option in the event of catastrophic weapon failure, is for the competitor to run the rest of the course and receive a penalty for the parts of the course they are unable to complete.
- This is a simulated “battlefield” situation. There are no redo’s.
- Be respectful and listen to the ROs. Arguing with an RO is grounds for being disqualified from the event. If its bad enough, you will not be eligible to compete in the Championship. We work hard to ensure we have experienced, professional ROs working the event. What the RO says goes. Just be nice folks.
Lone Star Armory Run and Gun Opener Scoring
Time Plus Penalties
The scoring method that will be utilized in the Lone Star Armory Series Opener is “Time Plus Penalties.”
Time plus penalties is calculated by combining the competitors shoot time, plus any time penalties for missed targets, to come up with a total shoot time. Total shoot time is worth 60% of the total score. Run time is calculated by taking the competitors total time on course minus the time spent on stage. The run time is worth 40% of the total score.
There are no “Did Not Finish” (DNF) penalties in this event. Also, there will be an RO to record the time competitors arrived and left at the stages. The time in-between arriving and shooting will not be included in score calculations at all. There is no need for competitors to bring a stopwatch in order to track wait time.
Further Information on Event Scoring
- The competitor with the shortest shoot time will be given 600 points and all other competitors will be scored on a curve.
- The competitor with the shortest run time will be given 400 points and all other competitors will be scored on a curve.
- The weighted shoot time and run time will then be combined to calculate the final score.
- The competitor with the most “points” after combining the shooting points and running points wins the match.
Lone Star Armory Opener Course of Fire
*Course of Fire not finalized at this time. Please check back. The course of fire will be emailed to Run and Gun Competitors and anyone subscribed to our email list at the time it is released.
Round count for the Lone Star Opener is 40 pistol and 90 rifle.
This tab is for those of you who just want straight facts, no fluff. So, here ya go!
- Minimum Round Count – 40 pistol 90 Rifle
- Course Distance – Between 5 1/4 miles
- Rifle should be 308 or smaller unless you receive prior authorization from the event organizers. 817-944-6268
- No steel core ammo
- COF is not finalized. When it is, I’ll send it via email. (sign up for our email list)
- Pistols may be carried loaded. However, they must be in a secured holster that covers the trigger guard.
- Rifles are checked for clear at the start/finish line and at each stage.
- Barbecue and Concert are Saturday February 24 at 6:30 pm. Anyone with a ticket to either day is welcome to join. For $25, you can bring someone with you. Those tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds for the concert and barbecue only go to the We Defy Foundation.
- There will be one awards ceremony held on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 6:30pm (or as close to that as possible). Everyone is welcome.
- Scoring is a little complicated to describe. Please look under scoring tab.
We are very excited to welcome you to the first event in the Run and Gun Series. If you have any further questions, there is always someone available to help. Please call 817-944-6268 and speak with Jennifer or you can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No refund will be given in most cases. In the event of an emergency or extenuating circumstances, please email Jennifer at email@example.com. Out of courtesy to other competitors, please notify us as quickly as possible if you need to cancel so we can offer your spot to someone else. Being that this is an outdoor event in February, cancellation due to weather is a possibility — though we won’t cancel unless the weather is truly dangerous to be travelling and/or running in. If we do cancel due to weather, we will attempt to schedule, but this is not guaranteed. There will be no refunds in the event of a cancellation due to weather.
Concert and Barbecue
The Lone Star Armory Series Opener Concert and Barbecue is not simply a Run and Gun, it’s a celebration. What party would be complete without food and music? We are kicking the Series off in true Texas form. We have four phenomenal Texas Country Artists lined up to play a killer set and barbecue being catered by the best local barbecue we could find. You do not want to miss out on the festivities.
The best part? All of it is included in your event ticket, regardless of which day your ticket is for.
However, the Concert and Barbecue is for EVERYONE, even people who are not competing in the event. Tickets for the Concert and Barbecue only are available for the low price of $25 each purchase here. All the proceeds from the Concert and Barbecue only tickets go to benefit the We Defy Foundation. So, bring some friends along.