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Waterloo, NY 13165

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9 am to 30 minutes

Before dusk

Bullseye

Match Director: Tom Hodge 585-396-0041

Introduction

Waterloo Rifle and Pistol Club belongs to the Finger Lakes Pistol League (FLPL) which is a postal league where individual scores are maintained in separate categories (one-hand, two-hand, etc.) for end of the season awards. All firing is from the standing position using one or two hands while engaging a target 50 feet away. WRPC Bullseye matches are held Thursday evening from October thru March. The NRA courses of fire are as follows:

    • Slow Fire – 10 rounds fired in 10 minutes
    • Timed Fire – 10 rounds fired in two 5-shot strings with 20 seconds for each string
    • Rapid Fire – 10 rounds fired in two 5-shot strings with 10 seconds for each string

Competing in a Rimfire Match for Bullseye consists of two courses each in the Slow, Timed and Rapid Fire series (60 rounds). Competing in the Centerfire Match for Bullseye consists of one Slow and two Timed fire series (30 rounds).

Please check the club calendar for the upcoming match dates and times.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND RULES

NRA Precision Pistol, also known as Bullseye Pistol, is a national bullseye shooting discipline organized in the United States by NRA.  Emphasis is on accuracy and precision.  Participants shoot handguns at paper targets at fixed distances and time limits.

At WRPC we use a less formal format than those of national matches.

Bullseye Pistol: League sessions are shot in 3 phases, Slow Fire (10 rounds 10 min), Timed Fire (5 rounds in 20 seconds), and Rapid Fire (5 rounds in 10 seconds).  Indoor distance is 50 feet.

All shooting is done standing (no leaning on the bench) with one hand or two hands allowed.  (It’s never come up, but we could accommodate someone sitting or in a wheelchair)

You do NOT need to be a member of WRPC. Anybody with a valid pistol permit can participate.

To get started in Indoor Bullseye, a good .22 pistol that fires standard velocity ammunition reliably is a must.  You will need 1,magazine (2 is better) and it is good to have a backup.  3 or 4 are optimal. For Centerfire any centerfire pistol (.32 Cal or greater).  Revolvers can be used.

Any type of sight can be used (except laser sights).

INDOOR COURSE OF FIRE (each target has scoring rings for a potential 100 points)

    • 2 Slow Fire targets
    • 2 Timed Fire targets
    • 2 Rapid Fire targets

(60 rounds of .22LR ammunition. For centerfire we only shoot 3 targets equaling 30 rounds)

10 shots in 10 minutes
5 shots in 20 seconds, 2 strings per target 5 shots in 10 seconds, 2 strings per target

Each shooter pays the $3 fee to the club (sign in and place fee in the cash box).  This year we will have a $1 fee for rimfire for the league (place this with the score sheet) and a $1 fee if you shoot centerfire (this pays for targets and other materials).

Shooters may enter the range and pick an open position. Then prepare their equipment.

At all times we will follow the NRA’s Three Main Safety Rulesarmsafetyinstitute.com

    1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
    3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

You will need 2 slow fire targets (B-2), and 4 timed/rapid fire targets (B-3). The slow fire targets have the 8–10 rings inside the bullseye and the timed/rapid fire targets have only the 9, 10 and X rings inside the center black bullseye.

Once shooters are on the line you may load magazines. Do not load the pistol (or close chamber) until the command to LOAD has been given.

All shooting is done standing (no leaning on the bench), with one hand or two hand grip allowed. We start with rimfire. We start at 6:30pm (or when everybody has arrived)

If there are any malfunctions, misfires, misfeeds, or jams during slow fire you should have time to clear it and continue.  If it can’t be cleared raise your hand and we will take care of it before proceeding.

If a malfunction occurs during timed or rapid fire then it is an ALIBI. Raise your hand at the end of the string. You will be allowed to clear it and we will proceed. After the 2nd string for that round we will fire an alibi string of 5 rounds (consisting of just the alibi shooters).  The shooter must keep track of which targets have alibis because it affects scoring.

If at any time you hear the command CEASE FIRE, stop immediately and place your gun on the bench and await further instructions. Anybody can call CEASE FIRE if they see anything unsafe.

Course of Fire - Slow Fire: 10 rounds in 10 minutes (load 5 or 10 rounds per magazine)

Range commands (slow fire):

For slow fire on the line LOAD. Is the line ready?
Fire.

You have 10 minutes to fire 10 rounds at one slow fire target.
Make your guns safe and retrieve your targets. (pistols on the bench actions open) The commands will be repeated for the 2nd slow fire target.

Course of fire - Timed Fire: 5 rounds in 20 seconds, 2 strings per target. (5 rounds per mag)

Range commands (Timed Fire): Range commands may be from an electronic source. For timed fire with 5 rounds LOAD. (1st string)
Is the line ready?
The line is ready.

Ready on the right? (you may raise the gun from the bench) Ready on the left?
Ready on the firing line.
(Buzzer)

You have 20 seconds to fire 5 rounds.

(Buzzer)
Are there any alibis?
(If there was a malfunction raise your hand)

Prepare for your next string. (you may load magazines at any time.)

For timed fire with 5 rounds LOAD. (2nd string)
Is the line ready?
The line is ready.
Ready on the right?
(you may raise the gun from the bench) Ready on the left?

Ready on the firing line.

(Buzzer)

You have 20 seconds to fire 5 rounds.

(Buzzer)
Are there any alibis?
(If there was a malfunction raise your hand)
If there were any alibis a string of 5 rounds will be fired for just the alibi shooters.

Make your guns safe and retrieve your targets. (pistols on the bench actions open) The commands will be repeated for the 2nd timed fire target. (stings 3 and 4)

Course of fire rapid fire: 5 rounds in 10 seconds, 2 strings per target. (5 rounds per mag)

Range commands (Rapid Fire):
For rapid fire with 5 rounds LOAD. (1st string)
Is the line ready?
The line is ready.
Ready on the right?
(you may raise the gun from the bench) Ready on the left?
Ready on the firing line.
Buzzer.

You have 10 seconds to fire 5 rounds.

(Buzzer)
Are there any alibis?
(If there was a malfunction raise your hand) Prepare for your next string. (you may load magazines at any time.)

For rapid fire with 5 rounds LOAD. (2nd string)
Is the line ready?
The line is ready.
Ready on the right?
(you may raise the gun from the bench) Ready on the left?

Ready on the firing line. Buzzer.

You have 10 seconds to fire 5 rounds.

(Buzzer)
Are there any alibis?
(If there was a malfunction raise your hand)
If there were any alibis a string of 5 rounds will be fired for just the alibi shooters. Make your guns safe and retrieve your targets. (pistols on the bench actions open) The commands will be repeated for the 2nd rapid fire target. (stings 3 and 4)

We will then collect our targets and score them. Individual shooters score their own targets.  We combine the scores from the 2 targets for each course of fire and write it on the scoresheet along with the total score.

First you count the number of shots on the target. There is likely 10 but there may be 15 (in an alibi) or fewer than 10. The scoring system ranges from 10 to 5 with X’s, each concentric ring represents a shot value. A shot in the10 ring (or X ring) is awarded ten points, a shot in the 9 ring nine points and so on. A shot on the border (touching the line) is given the higher shot value. Any shots outside the lowest scoring ring count as zero.

For an alibi target the lowest ten shots are counted. For example, if the 12 shots on the target are X,X,X,X,X,10,10,10,10,8 and 7 (I wish) the score is the lowest 10 shots on the target or 95, 3x.

Centerfire: Save your .22 targets to reuse for centerfire.
The commands will be the same for centerfire. But we only shoot 1 slow fire and 2 timed fire.

targets. We don’t shoot rapid fire to allow people to use revolvers.

League Scoring:

Traditionally you have had to submit 18 scores to qualify as an official entry. If you submit 19 scores your lowest is dropped. And if you submit 20 or more your lowest 2 scores are dropped from your average.

Firearms and Equipment

A pistol caliber handgun, either semi-automatic or revolver (bullet velocities under 1,500 FPS) iron site or scope, eye protection and hearing protection.

How to sign up for a match

Easy, just come to the match. Stop down and see what it is about or bring a qualified firearm as stated above and give it a try.

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