InRangeTV Announces Desert Brutality Shooting Competition

    Ian and Karl of Forgotten Weapons lore have recently announced a two gun competition open to the public, based in Arizona. Desert Brutality will take place in early February is based on the theme that Forgotten Weapons has always been known for, championing historic small arms. The focus of the match will be on creating a competition where it will be “physically, mentally and shooting challenging” while using historic small arms in a 2 gun match (rifle and sidearm). In this case, rifles allowed are pre-1970s configurations. They can be modern reproductions built today as long as their basic layouts, magazines, scopes, etc… match the weapons they are reproducing. There are five divisions that shooters will be scored against. They are Classic, Scout, Armored, Armored+P, and Sport. To read more about the specific divisions, check out the match rulebook created. The portion of their website has other sections about scoring and match rules as well. There will be random prizes as well, with the match being co-sponsored by, a surplus outfitter.

    This is the promotional video that InRangeTV has come up with-

    Ian and Karl were recently also in the news on TFB for announcing their participation with Indy Neidell to collaborate on creating a Second World War version of the famous Youtube series The Great War. Along with a recent excellently made video on the Springfield Air Service Rifle in collaboration with C&R Arsenal, Ian’s contributions to the field of historic small arms research appear to be outdoing his predecessors in the field.

    Signing up for the match can be accomplished at their website.


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