Vintage Military Handgun Match – 29 Nov in McComb, MS

 

At the SWGC, we are trying to keep bullseye pistol alive by holding a vintage military handgun match. We hope to increase participation in traditional outdoor pistol matches which are challenging and quite enjoyable. I hope to see you there.

We will allow most any handgun to be used in this match. Those without qualifying handguns will be put into a separate category. Shooters using target grade pistols will use NRA Outdoor Pistol Targets.

Southwest Gun Club, Inc.
PO Box 1061
McComb, MS 39649
Cell 601-341-8797

Douglasmbowser@yahoo.com

NRA Club # c1149 CMP Club # y35005
Member USA Shooting
Member 4-H Shooting Sports

VINTAGE MILITARY HANDGUN MATCH

NOTICE: TO EXPEDITE THE TOURNAMENT, EACH SHOOTER SHOULD BRING A STAPLE GUN, STAPLES, A ROLL OF MASKING TAPE OR WHITE PASTERS AND A PEN. THIS WILL MAKE TRANSITIONS DURING SCORING FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENT. OTHER EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE SIGHT BLACK, A SPOTTING TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS. ALL SHOOTERS WILL CARRY THEIR HANDGUNS TO THE FIRING LINE IN A CASE. THE HANDGUN MUST BE POINTING DOWNRANGE WHEN THE CASE IS OPENED.

What:A tournament using handguns used by military organizations that the model was used at least 50 years ago or older, all shooting is with one hand at US Army “L” targets at 25 yards.

Where: Southwest Gun Club’s McComb Range facility. It is 6 miles East of McComb, MS on US Highway 98. When driving from McComb, drive East on US98 until you see the Homestead turnoff sign. Drive 2 miles further and the driveway to the range is on the North side of the road. It is a driveway that cuts into the hill. There is no sign or marking on the main road for the club. You will have to drive to the next turn around and come back to the driveway. Drive to the back of the property. If driving from Tylertown, MS, drive past the Bogue Chitto River Park and look for a roadside market on the right. The range driveway is 2.2 miles past the store, on the right. The name of the range road is Edna Drive, McComb, MS for GPS use.

When: 11/29/14 sign-up at 8:30AM shooting starts 9:00AM

NOTE: This match will allow any Centerfire handgun with iron sights to be used. Those using non military handguns will be put in a separate category. Check note at the bottom of the program about using .22 RF pistols or revolvers in this match.

Equipment: Any CF handgun model used at least 50 years ago, by any military organization in as issued condition. The following being examples of these pistols but not the only handguns allowed:

1. P08 Luger
2. US 1911
3. P38
4. Webley revolvers in .380 or .455/.45
5. S&W & Colt revolvers in .38 S&W, .38 SPL. .45ACP, .455 Webley & .45 Colt
6. TT33 Tokarev
7. Model 1895 Nagant
8. CZ52 Czech
9. Beretta Brigadier 9×19
10. Steyr 1911
11. Astra 400
12. Astra 600
13. Star Model B
14. Star Model P
15. Super Star 9mm Largo

Other pistols will qualify as long as they are as issued (no after market sights) and not altered in anything but a trigger job. Not everyone has an original pistol and we do not want to eliminate any potential shooters from this contest. As long as the pistol or revolver is of the same model as the handgun used by the military organization, it will qualify even if it is less than 50 years old. We also will not prevent anyone from firing in this match because of their pistol not qualifying. If their pistol does not qualify, their score will be counted in a special category.

Ammunition: Any safe ammunition of the proper caliber will be allowed. No tracer rounds allowed.

Additional Rules: Shall be taken from the NRA Conventional Pistol Rule Book.

Course of Fire: All shooting done at 25 yards with one hand on the US Army “L” Target.

Sight in period, 10 minutes unlimited sighters

1. Slow fire event: 2-10 shot strings with a time limit of 10 minutes per string.

2. National Match Course:

  • 10 shots slowfire in 10 minutes
  • 10 shots timed fire in 2 strings of 5 shots in 20 seconds
  • 10 shots rapid fire in 2 strings of 5 shots in 10 seconds

3.Timed fire event: 20 shots timed fire in 2 stages of 2 strings of 5 shots in 20 seconds

4. Rapid-fire event: 20 shots rapid fire in 2 stages of 2 strings of 5 shots in 10 seconds

5. Grand Aggregate: Scores from matches 1, 2, 3 and 4

Fee: $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Juniors. If awards are deemed necessary, the fee would be $5.00 higher.

For additional info, call the Secretary, Doug Bowser 601-341-8797

NOTE: Even if a shooter does not have a qualifying handgun, they are welcome to attend this event. They will be placed in a separate category. We do not want to exclude anyone from these events. You are also welcome to use a .22 RF pistol or revolver in this match. We have Ruger .22 RF 5.5″ target pistols available and .22 RF ammo available for members and first time shooters at $2.00 per box of 50 rounds.

NOTE: WE ASK ANY SHOOTER WHO HAS A QUALIFYING HANDGUN AND AMMUNITION, TO USE IT IN THIS MATCH IF POSSIBLE. WE ARE GETTING AWAY FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE VINTAGE MATCH IF WE HAVE A LOT OF SHOOTERS USING THE .22 RF EQUIPMENT WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE TO.

 

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