Results: 2022 USPSA Roadrunner Shootout

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This year’s USPSA Roadrunner Shootout sold out quickly, with shooters from across the country heading to the Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club in California last March to experience this solid Tier 2 game.

Shooting schedules varied from an all-day Thursday shoot, an all-day Friday shoot, or a Saturday and Sunday morning shoot. The folks at the Central California Pistol League worked tirelessly to prepare for the game.

Bryan Jones won the overall Roadrunner Shootout 2022 title with a final time of 160.41. In second place was Pistol Caliber Carbine shooter Zack Smith at 165.54, and in third was Open Division shooter Nilo Nunez at 173.51.

As in previous years, the Roadrunner Shootout was split between CCPL’s competition bays and the ‘old west’ town owned by local Single Action Shooting Society club Kings River Regulators. Competitors eagerly await this variety. Everyone associated the Roadrunner with the cool western town stages; each year the CCPL crew has received such positive feedback that the old west stages are a must see.

The scenes featured a wide range of shooting throughout the game. From technical stages to quick shots, the stages offered multiple options for shooters to complete the course. Many of those who made it through the 11-step match seemed to enjoy the experience. The atmosphere was best summed up by a contestant, “Competition, friends and fun [are] which I look forward to every year. Roadrunner is a must.

It’s an efficient match, thanks to Match Director Greg Vaughn, who takes many aspects into consideration to make sure everything goes smoothly. An example is paperless notation. By pressing the “approve” button, the scores are sent directly by e-mail to the shooter. This year, all technologies were up and running with the help of CCPL’s statistics guru, Steve Murray. Great staff are essential for a game like this to go off without a hitch. The Roadrunner Shootout is blessed with strong staff members who return year after year. Each stage of the Roadrunner is proud to have a certified Chief Range Officer and other talented Range Officers working there.

USPSA Area 2 Director Leighton Oosthuisen had this to say about the 2022 Roadrunner Shootout: “If you’re looking for a game that combines challenging stages, great game management, and super friendly Range Officer staff, then the Roadrunner Shootout is your place. Match Director Greg and his team really set the bar high on how a Tier 2 should be run. The stages were well thought out, with options everywhere. I particularly liked the mix of partial targets and distance. Swingers and movers were well within reach of the shooters. The lunches each day were a welcome bonus and the awards ceremony was awesome.

Making the match memorable for every shooter is important. Once again, each competitor walked away with a Roadrunner Shootout jersey from TechwearUSA. Prices were at an all time high. A total of $62,000 in prizes was given away, including items from Blue Bullets, 22 Dillon 750 presses, three pistols from Turner’s Outdoorsman, a rifle from Taran Tactical Innovations, six airsoft pistols from Echo One, Smoke Composite components and Vortex optics.

Article from the July/August 2022 issue of USPSA magazine.

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