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8th Annual SMGC/CMP "SNOW SHOOT" Vintage Rifle Match

Submitted by Kerry Rasmussen, SMGC CMP Division Representative

Fifty-two "soldiers," many clad in uniform, shot period correct rifles and pistols to participate the Southern Michigan Gun Club’s 8th Annual SMGC/CMP “Snow Shoot” Vintage Rifle Match on 26 January 2008.
Caleb Hughes, of Charlotte, MI, was the Overall match winner. He fired a 289-3X with a K-31 Swiss Rifle.

The cold snowy weather didn't stop the diehard shooters from enjoying the friendly competition and supporting the M1 for Vets Program, which provides M1 Garand Rifles to disabled vets of the War in Iraq and Afghanistan. In all a total of 52 shooters participated in rifle match, along with 20 pistol shooters and 15 period dressed competitors, and over $1000 dollars was raised for the M1 for Vets Program.

The overall match winner was Caleb Hughes. Hughes shot a 289-3X with a K-31 Swiss and received the First Place Trophy, a plaque and a gold Military CMP pin. The second place winner was Phil Randall who shot a 283-6X and received the Second Place Trophy, a plaque and a gold M1903 CMP pin. Alexandra Verburg was the top female shooter of the match. Competing in her very first Snow Shoot, Verburg shot an impressive 214-1X with an M1 Carbine and was awarded the First Place Women’s Trophy and a plaque. The First Place Junior Shooter went to Caleb Chapman. Chapman, using an M1 Garand, shot a 210 and took home the plaque and First Place Junior Shooter Trophy.

Tedor Sturm, wearing a German Infantry uniform, was awarded the Best Period Costume Award.

The Best Period Costume Award went to Tedor Sturm who wore a very authentic looking German Infantry uniform. The remaining shooters were all eligible for awards based on their scores as applied to the revised CMP cut scores.






The Snow Shoot also included a pistol match where 20 competitors competed.

In the Pistol competition, Blair Cooper, who shot a revolver, took the top honor of the event as the Overall Pistol Match winner with a 276-7X. David Clark won First Place in the Match Pistol category with a 263-4X. In the As-Issued category there were enough competitors to issue two awards. The First Place winner was Dan Eddington with a 256-3X, and Don Czuhajewski took Second Place with a 250-2X. The Revolver Category winner was William Skallos with a 256-1X. These competitors will all receive medals for their accomplishments.

Thank you to all the volunteers. Todd, Sheila and Trevor Hoekstra, Greg and Linda Anderson, Mike Edick, Caleb Hughes, Don Czuhajewski, Phil Randall, Tom Kiess, Glenn and Don Jankowski, Steve Larson, Jay Mayer, Brian Gildea, Terry Rix and anybody I just happened to miss .


Steve Larson coaches first-time shooter, Alexandra Verburg, who fired a 214-1X with a Carbine. Alexandra was the High Woman in this years’ Snow Shoot.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to all competitors for making this a safe and enjoyable event. Thank you to everyone for contributing to a very worthwhile cause, we had plenty of hot chow and great camaraderie.

Results can be viewed at
SnowShootResults.pdf and pictures can be viewed at
08/SnowShoot/index.htm and

Our next event is a 30-round Springfield and a 30-round Garand Match on Saturday, 29 March 2008 with registration beginning at 9AM. For more information, visit the Southern Michigan Gun Club web site at


The 2008 Snow Shoot Winners

Left to Right: Caleb Chapman, High Junior, Caleb Hughes, Overall Match Winner, Phil Randall, Second Place, Alexandra Verburg, High Woman, and Tedor Sturn, Best Period Costume Award.

A tradition at the Snow Shoot is that many competitors attend the Snow Shoot in their period uniforms.

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