CDR Matt Bartel, USN (Ret)

STRATHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Director Info

Background

Started as a junior smallbore shooter, continuing with the Naval Academy/NCAA. Spent the next 15 years shooting slightly larger guns (20mm) as a Navy FA-18 driver, returning to Service Rifle and Service Pistol as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Navy Marksmanship Team. Have always had a passion for teaching junior shooters, likely as a result of those great Americans who taught me how to shoot as a kid.

Awards

10-time All Navy Rifle and Pistol Champion, 2014 National Trophy Individual Rifle Champion, Winner of the Arleigh Burke, Wyatt and Nimitz Trophies at the National Championships.

Personal Info

Systems Engineer with BAE Systems, and enjoy working on a farm older than our country (1740). Married with 3 daughters (God’s revenge on a misspent youth).

Reasons

Desire to return to the shooting sports a small portion of the discipline, pleasure and meditation that it has brought me.

Goals/Hopes

Re-establish a strong feeder program for people commited to a lifetime of shooting enjoyment, whether it be competition or recreational shooting. Engage High School, College and adult shooting communities to foster an appreciation for marksmanship and a desire to share that experience with everyone they encounter.

Week 2 NH Pistol League Results

Two teams submitted scores for the second week of the NH Pistol League.

Pelham Fish & Game and Plaistow Fish & Game

2021 New Hampshire Pistol League

New Hampshire has reinstituted a cross-club precision pistol league for 2021. Pelham Fish and Game, Plaistow Fish and Game, Nashua Fish and Game, and Pioneer Sportsmen are organizing under the below program. Other clubs are encouraged to submit scores, and socialize across the league shoots (not required to submit your scores, but encouraged to meet members and teams from other clubs in NH). Scores will be posted here on a weekly basis, and compiled for an awards ceremony in the fall.

2021 New Hampshire Pistol League

Friendly Competition in the Free State

MATCH DATES: Weekly, varies by club:  Plaistow on Mondays, Nashua Fish & Game on Tuesdays and Pelham Fish & Game, Pioneer Sportsman’s on Wednesday evenings.  League will be complete (no more compiled scores) by August 31st, 2021

Range:  Varies by club.  Plaistow (25 yards, .22 only), Nashua Fish & Game (25 yards, .22/CF/.45), Pelham Fish & Game (50/25 yards, .22/CF/.45 and Pioneer 50/25 yards, .22/CF/.45).

Eligibility:  Open to all competitors. These matches are not sanctioned nor registered.

Registration and fees:  Each team registers 6 shooters.  Each week the 4 highest scoring members “make the team” for that club, and count towards team awards.

Rules:  Current CMP Rules will govern.

Classification: No classification by skill.  Awards will be broken down in the following categories:  Team and Individual for .22, Centerfire and .45 (i.e. those shooting .45 will not compete against .22 only shooters)

Firearms: .22, CF and .45 as defined in Rule 4.2.2 for Match Pistol.

4.2.2 .22 Rimfire Match Pistols

Pistols used in CMP .22 Rimfire Match Pistol Events must comply with this rule:

a) The pistol must be chambered for .22 cal. rimfire long rifle cartridges.

b) The pistol must have a trigger pull of at least 2.0 pounds.

4.2.3 Centerfire Match Pistols

Pistols used in CMP Centerfire Match Pistol Events must comply with this rule:

a) The pistol must be chambered for any centerfire cartridge that is .32 caliber or larger.

b) Semi-automatic pistols and revolvers must have a trigger pull of at least 2.5 pounds. If a .45 Caliber Pistol is used as a Centerfire Pistol it must have a trigger pull of at least 3.5 lbs.

4.2.4 .45 Caliber Match Pistols

Pistols used in CMP-Sanctioned .45 Caliber Match Pistol Events must comply with this rule:

a) The pistol must be chambered for any centerfire .45 caliber pistol cartridge.

b) Revolvers must have a trigger pull of at least 2.5 pounds. Semi-automatic pistols must have a trigger pull of at least 3.5 pounds.

Scoring: Integrity is assumed.  Some clubs allow shooters to score their own targets, which is allowed.  Scores will be submitted to Matt Bartel, CMP State Director for NH at [email protected] for publishing on the NH page of the CMP website (https://thecmp.org/cmp-state-director/NH/) on a weekly basis

Targets: All slow fire will be on either the NRA B-6 50 yard slow fire target, or the B-16 reduced target for 25 yards. All timed and rapid will be on the B-8 target for 25 yards.

Award Schedule: Awards night in September (date and actual awards TBD).  Awards will be given “by thirds” (Modified Lewis System for awards) to incentivize all shooters (no sandbagging!):

Individual awards: 

.22 First, Second, Third place, then “thirds” (i.e. if there are 24 shooters, awards go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 17th place)

CF First, Second, Third place, then “thirds” (i.e. if there are 24 shooters, awards go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 17th place)

.45 First, Second, Third place, then “thirds” (i.e. if there are 24 shooters, awards go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 17th place)


Team Awards: First place team, each contributing member will get an award.

2021 High Power Rifle Schedule

The New Hampshire High Power Rifle League has published their schedule for 2021.  Many thanks to George from NF&G for compiling a comprehensive schedule for local club matches. 2021_NE_Combined_as_of_01 June 2021

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