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Tuesday, June 26,  2001

Locklar wins again at local rifle match

Burleigh Locklar, Jr. of Midland made it two in a row Saturday when he edged out Paul Evans of Alpine for top honors at the monthly service rifle match hosted by the Pecos Rifle and Pistol Club.

Locklar posted the best overall score of the year during a service rifle match, scoring 405 points out of a possible 500 over the four legs of the match. Locklar shot a Springfield Armory M1-A, the civilian version of the M-14 service rifle.

Evans was a close second shooting an AR-15 (the civilian version of the M-16) moving up a notch from a third place showing last month, and only five points behind Locklar.

Smokey Briggs took third with 391 points shooting an M-1 Garand.

"The level of competition in these matches has really come up this year," Mike Mason said. "These guys are coming to shoot."

Mason is the vice president of the club and was in the hunt for first himself until a broken gun took him out of the competition during the last course of fire.

Mason said that 14 shooters from as far away as Amarillo competed in the event.

Dr. John Libby took fourth with 366 points and Jeff Tormey of Amarillo took fifth with 353 points.

According to Mason the match is actually a modified version of a true service rifle match.

"There are only three rifles, M-1 Garands, M-14s and M-16s (and civilian variations) that are allowed in true service rifle competition. Our matches are open to anyone with a rifle that was a service rifle for any country — from World War I Enfields to the most modern rifles," he said.

A service rifle, Mason said, is a rifle adopted for service in the military.

Mason said that the club plans on holding a similar match every fourth Saturday of the month throughout the shooting season and that it should soon be affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Once affiliated with the Program competing in a service rifle match hosted by the club will qualify shooters to buy an M-1 Garand through the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Rec department holds golf sign-ups

Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is now enrolling children for its summer golf class, which will meet two days a week for six weeks beginning next month.

Parents of children between the ages of five through 12 who are interested may pick up enrollment forms at the recreation office during regular office hours. Entry deadline is July 13 and parents need to bring their child's birth certificate and both parents' signatures when returning registration forms.

Cost is $10 per child and they will need to provide their own clubs.

For more information call 447-9776.

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