Finnish Brutality 2021 – Winter War was all set to go from February 20th thru the 21st but due to COVID restrictions in the area where the event was supposed to take place it was canceled. Finnish Brutality is a competition that was put together by InRange TV and Varusteleka with the aim of matching physical fitness and marksmanship in the frame of a competition. Since the event has been canceled, a new event called Remote Brutality has been set up with shooters being able to participate in the competition from their local ranges.
Remote Brutality Contest is On! Dig out Your Rifles and Kettlebells
Because we had to cancel our Finnish Brutality: The Winter War, we decided to whip up a Remote Brutality contest. So dig out your rifles and kettlebells!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- A kettlebell, rock, backpack, or another item you can throw around weighing 20 kg (44 lbs). In the instructions, this item will be referred to as the kettlebell.
- A metal target (No larger than IPSC/IDPA silhouette)
- A rifle
- A timer
- Fault line indicators
- There are two boxes marked on the ground, A and B, with a distance of 15 meters
- The target is approximately 50 meters from the center point of the two boxes
- The shooter starts standing in Box A or Box B, with the rifle fully loaded, on safe, held at low ready.
- The kettlebell is in the same box with the shooter on the ground.
HOW TO PERFORM THE STAGE
- At the buzzer, the shooter will go prone next to the kettlebell and acquire one hit on the target.
- The shooter will put the safety on, ground the rifle and get up. The shooter will take the kettlebell and throw it towards the other box.
- The shooter will grab the rifle, go prone next to the kettlebell and acquire one hit on the target.
- The shooter will continue in the same manner until the kettlebell crosses the fault line of the opposite box.
- The shooter goes prone next to the kettlebell in the box and acquires one hit on the target.
- The shooter will continue back towards the first box in the same manner and continue this until the 180 second par time expires.
- The kettlebell needs to be thrown underhand with one or two hands. The shooter may not spin or shot put it.
- Remove 10 seconds from the 180 par time for each hit made from the A or B Boxes after the first one.
- Hits from between the boxes do not count towards the final score; they only allow the shooter to move forwards.
- Violation of the kettlebell throwing technique will disqualify the shooter
- Violation of any gun safety rules will disqualify the shooter
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Take part in Remote Brutality by filming your performance of the stage and uploading the video on Instagram or YouTube using the hashtags #finnishbrutality and #remotebrutality2021, or uploading it to the Facebook event Remote Brutality 2021. Add your final score (180 s – 10 s for each hit from the A or B Boxes after the first one) to the post as well. Participation ends on March 14th, 2021, at 23:59.. On Instagram, your account needs to be public in order to participate.
Our jury will select three winners from all participants by March 22nd based on their overall performance and coolness factor. The first place will receive the Särmä TST belt set of their choice, so either the Pistol Belt set (value 304,95 €) or the Battle Belt system (value 284,96 €). The second place will receive a 100 € gift card to Varusteleka, and the third place will get a 50 € gift card.
Winners will be contacted personally via Instagram or Facebook private message. The winners’ names will be published on Varusteleka’s website and social media channels in the form of “John D.”
If you’re interested in submitting your Kasarda drill for the competition to be judged, there is still time as the event goes on till March 14th. Even if you only have a Vickers Gun at home you can get involved. I think it’s great that InRangeTV is encouraging people to not only shoot more but move more as well. This not only prepares you for more dynamic shooting situations but is also probably helping you work off a bit of that couch potato body in the process.
All Photos Obtained from Varusteleka