WE ARE THE TRESTLE VALLEY LONGSHOTS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I join?
A: Easy! Just show up for a match.

Q: Where are you located? 
A: The indoor range is located at 1600 62nd St SW in Minot. Our outdoor range, where the buffalo matches are held, is a bit to the north at Latitude: N 48° 13' 32.62" Longitude: W 101° 23' 15.876" 
 
Q: What does your range look like?/Is there a map of your range? 
A: You can download our map to get a feel for the outdoor ranges. Our buffalo matches are held in the Upper Range.
 
Q: What is a "Buffalo Gun"? 
A: A buffalo gun usually refers to a large-caliber single-shot black powder firearm, like those used in the late 19th Century to hunt American buffalo. Professional hunters of the time favored the Sharps rifle for its accuracy at long ranges, but the Remington No. 1 (aka "Rolling Block") and the Springfield Rifle were also used.  
 
Today, competitors use modern replicas of models originally made from 1860 to 1899 with styles from 1869 to 1874 making up the bulk. 
 
Q: Do you keep score?/How does scoring work? 
A: Shooters are scored based on how many hits or misses they achieve with their allotted shots. There is a maximum of 24 points for Lever Action, and 30 points for Single Shots and Scoped.  
 
Hitting a target anywhere counts as a point.
... but you already knew that. What you may not know is that we were officially founded in January of 2018 after hearing some of our Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) buddies talk about the Quigley Match. Needless to say, we were interested in the challenge that long-range shooting provided. And since we had enough people interested in buffalo gun shooting, the Minot Rifle & Pistol Club gave the okay to establish the Longshots as part of their range family and even provided the targets and signage. The folks overseeing the Quigley Match also helped us get started, giving us the run down on how buffalo gun shooting matches work. Everything came together, and we held our first match in April of 2018.
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