SAC Competitors - Send us your SPOT ID's now!

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 30, 2014

ACTION REQUIRED FOR 2014 SAC PARTICIPANTS – DUE BY AUGUST 15

Like last year, we are going to use live SPOT tracking of competitors during the Sniper Adventure Challenge for safety, logistics, and spectators.

In order for this to work, we need a link to each team’s “Shared Page” from the SPOT site. Here are the instructions:

  1. One team member please complete and send us the following:
  2. Log into the “My Account” section on findmespot.com
  3. Go to the “Share” tab.
  4. You need to use or create a “Shared Page” and then click on the name of the shared page, and it will take you to a page with a URL that looks like this:

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    A password is NOT required, but if you have one, send us the password also.

  5. Turn on your SPOT tracker, and put it somewhere where it has good GPS reception
  6. Press and hold the “Footprint” button until it blinks with the POWER button/light.
  7. Let the SPOT sit in a good-reception area for 1-2 hours.
  8. SEND US THE URL from STEP #4, along with your Confirmation Code and whether you are in SPRINT or ENDURANCE class.

    Note: only send us the URL after the SPOT has been on and the footprint button/light flashing for 1-2 hours

    For example:

    TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
    CLASS: ENDURANCE
    CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
    URL: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    SEND TO zak@competition-dynamics.com

These steps will allow us to get everyone’s SPOTs into our tracking system and tested prior to the event so we don’t have last minute technical difficulties.

SPOT II/Gen2 or SPOT III/Gen3 recommended. You need to be able to activate “TRACK MODE” via a button on the device (the “Footprint” icon). Other models may not work well or be compatible with our tracking system. A SPOT that requires another device (such as a phone for bluetooth) is NOT RECOMMENDED. NOT RECOMMENDED: SPOT Trace, SPOT Global Phone, SPOT Connect, SPOT HUG.

 

DDI Lowers Price for SAC Prep Course

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 17, 2014

DDI has lowered the price on their SAC prep course to just $499 for 3 days. Here’s the info:

Deliberate Dynamics (DDI) is offering a Sniper Adventure Challenge (SAC) Prep Class at the SniperCountry facility. Dates are August 8-10th.

DDI teams competed in the 2012 and 2013 SAC events and are ready to share their experiences and help get you ready for the 2014 SAC. Topics will include Land Nav (day and night), Lock and handcuff picking and shimming, Load out and gear selection, Shooter / Spotter verbiage and teamwork, Shooting (finding targets and engaging on the clock, non-standard positions, etc), Diet selection and strategy. They will have longer land nav movements available in the training scenario for those that want it, but nobody will have to do more than they want to.

DDI is offering a 10% discount if you tell them you were referred by Competition Dynamics when you sign up.

Please contact Jim Staley at jim@deliberatedynamics.com for more information or to sign up.

Link to the class:
http://www.deliberatedynamics.com/products/training/desert-tech-precision-rifle.html

Video of DDI classes @ SniperCountry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX_-Qan7Hzs

 

2014 SAC T-Shirt Order Due

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 17, 2014

It’s time to get the t-shirt order in for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge. T-shirts will be $10 for the first one and $15 for extras.

They are printed on high quality USA-made blanks from American Apparel by local printing company here in Fort Collins. For sizing on American Apparel shirts please check this out,
https://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts
they do run on the “trim fit” side.

Shirts will be brought to the match to be picked up at check-in, and you can pay us there.

Please send the sizes and quantity you want to info@competition-dynamics.com no later than Saturday July 27th

The design will have the SAC logo on the front with the sponsors on the back,

 

DDI offering SAC prep class in Utah, early August

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 2, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Deliberate Dynamics (DDI) is offering a Sniper Adventure Challenge (SAC) Prep Class at the SniperCountry facility. Dates are August 8-10th.

DDI teams competed in the 2012 and 2013 SAC events and are ready to share their experiences and help get you ready for the 2014 SAC. Topics will include Land Nav (day and night), Lock and handcuff picking and shimming, Load out and gear selection, Shooter / Spotter verbiage and teamwork, Shooting (finding targets and engaging on the clock, non-standard positions, etc), Diet selection and strategy. They will have longer land nav movements available in the training scenario for those that want it, but nobody will have to do more than they want to.

DDI is offering a 10% discount if you tell them you were referred by Competition Dynamics when you sign up.

Please contact Jim Staley at jim@deliberatedynamics.com for more information or to sign up.

Link to the class:
http://www.deliberatedynamics.com/products/training/desert-tech-precision-rifle.html

Video of DDI classes @ SniperCountry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX_-Qan7Hzs

 

Seeking Range Officers for Sniper Adventure Challenge

Posted By: Zak Smith on June 13, 2014

Hi everyone,

We are looking for Range Officers for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge [SAC]. The SAC is a “Tactical Adventure Race” that involves a lot of land navigation on foot (no GPS allowed) during day and night, practical shooting problems, fieldcraft, problem solving, physical and mental challenges, and other related tasks. The dates are Sept 5-7th.

Range Officers at the SAC will either run shooting stages or be a “judge” at a mental/physical/field challenge stage.

This event is extremely physical. Being an RO is an opportunity to be a part of the event even if competing in it is beyond one’s ability. If you have medical expertise we have a medical team to put you on.

For more information on Competition Dynamics’ RO program, click here.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email zak@competition-dynamics.com

thanks
Zak

 
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