Disciplines

Pistol League / Precision Pistol

Pistol League / Precision Pistol

Pistol League

Our Pistol League is held every Thursday, April thru Mid-September. Matches start at 10:00 AM, and 7:00 PM at the upper Bullseye Pistol Range. Registration closes 15 minutes before each match. Pistol League is an opportunity for you to develop your pistol shooting skills, all while learning the sport of Precision Pistol. These skills are transferable to all other pistol disciplines.

The basic shooting skills are sight alignment and trigger control refined with stance, grip, breath control, and follow-through. All shooters use these skills in other pistol matches, or at the Multi-Purpose Range. But, in Pistol League, these are the foundation for Precision Pistol shooting.

For some this weekly match may seem intimidating, but recreational shooters are welcome to this low-key event. Our experienced shooters are happy to coach and encourage recreational shooters. Most shooters fire this match one handed, but recreational shooters are welcome to use two hands.

Your welcome to compete in as many matches as your schedule and ammunition stockpile will allow. The match fee includes targets and backing boards. All competitors must wear eye and ear protection. Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) are a requirement. If you don’t have an ECI we will give you one at no cost. Please bring a staple gun for posting your targets, a clipboard and a pen or pencil for keeping score and masking tape for repairing targets when necessary. We also offer an optional abbreviated Revolver Match for an additional $1.00.

Match Fees:

  • Morning or Evening $4.00 non-member, $3.00 member
  • Morning or Evening + Revolver $5.00 non-member, $4.00 member
  • Morning + Evening $5.00 non-member, $4.00 member
  • Morning + Evening + Revolver $7.00 non-member, $6.00 member

The course of fire is a National Match Course (NMC) which is as follows:

Sequence Distance Time Number of Rounds
Slow Fire 50 yards 10 Minutes 10
Timed Fire 25 yards 20 Seconds 2 strings of 5
Rapid Fire 25 yards 10 Seconds 2 strings of 5

 

This NMC is fired twice. The first is fired using a .22 Rimfire pistol. The second can be fired with a .22 Rimfire or any Centerfire caliber pistol. Between each sequence, a cease-fire is called, shooters go downrange to score a target and affix a new target. The match takes approximately one hour to complete.

The optional Revolver match takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and there is only one NMC fired as outlined above.

The morning match starts at 10:00 AM followed by the optional Revolver match. The evening optional Revolver match starts at 6:15 PM with the main match starting at 7:00 PM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the match to sign-in, set up your target frame, backing board and first target. Parking is available adjacent to the Firing Line. We welcome shooters of all abilities, ages and handicaps.

Hope to see you on the range to enjoy this match.

If you have any Pistol League questions please contact Kevin Donahoe: pistol_league@miamirifle-pistol.org

 

Precision Pistol

Our Precision Pistol matches are held the 3rd Sunday of April thru October. Matches start at 9:00 AM at the upper Bullseye Pistol Range. Registration closes 15 minutes before the match.

Precision Pistol, also called Bullseye 2700, is an NRA sanctioned three-handgun match (.22 Rimfire, Centerfire, .45 Caliber) with a 2700-point format which has been the standard for national, state and regional championships since 1941. You can also fire this entire match with a .22 Rimfire pistol. You will fire 10 rounds each at 27 separate targets; 9 targets at 50 yards and 18 targets at 25 yards. You will need a total of 270 rounds plus a few extra in case of a misfire. A perfect score card of 270 bullseyes equals 2700 points.

Due to the current ammo shortage, we welcome shooters who do not want to shoot the full 270 shot match. We offer NRA sanctioned 1800 & 900 match formats as well, and non-NRA recreational matches.

A Precision Pistol match requires you to shoot identical 90 shot stages with each gun. Gun one must be a .22 Rimfire pistol or revolver, gun two must be a Centerfire pistol or revolver of .32 caliber or larger, and gun three must be a .45 caliber pistol or revolver. Most competitors use two guns for an entire match; a .22 Rimfire semiautomatic pistol and a 1911-style .45 ACP. Using two guns instead of three saves the expense of a third match-grade pistol, and it requires the shooter to accustom themselves to the recoil, grip, and trigger pull of only two guns. Optical sights are allowed, including conventional scopes and red dot sights, although many shooters still use open sights. You can also fire this entire match with a .22 Rimfire pistol. This match is typically fired one-handed, but new recreational shooters are welcome to shoot two-handed.

 

Course of Fire

Gun Sequence Distance Time Number of Rounds
1st Stage
.22 caliber Slow Fire 50 yards 10 Minutes 2 strings of 10
.22 caliber See National Match Course description listed in Pistol League
.22 caliber Timed Fire 25 yards 20 Seconds 4 strings of 5
.22 caliber Rapid Fire 25 yards 10 Seconds 4 strings of 5
2nd Stage
Centerfire Slow Fire 50 yards 10 Minutes 2 strings of 10
Centerfire  National Match Course
Centerfire Timed Fire 25 yards 20 Seconds 4 strings of 5
Centerfire Rapid Fire 25 yards 10 Seconds 4 strings of 5
3rd Stage
.45 caliber Slow Fire 50 yards 10 Minutes 2 strings of 10
.45 caliber  National Match Course
.45 caliber Timed Fire 25 yards 20 Seconds 4 strings of 5
.45 caliber Rapid Fire 25 yards 10 Seconds 4 strings of 5

 

Entries:

This is an open match; NRA membership is not required. Entries will be limited to one relay of 28 competitors. It’s preferred that you reserve a spot by emailing the Match Director, Ross Bowman: 2700pistol@miamirifle-pistol.org. Day of entries will be accepted up to that limit. Match Director reserves the right to alter the match schedule in accordance with weather and range conditions.

If you are not interested in NRA classification, winning some cash back, or shooting @ 50 yards we offer a recreational class just for you! The recreational class will fire all shots @ 25 yards and you can choose to fire the full 270 shot, 180 shot, or 90 shot matches. NRA and Recreational entries can fire all matches with .22 pistols. Competitors firing the entire 270 shot match will be given preference over those firing only part of the match.

Match Fee:

Due to the current ammo shortage, we welcome shooters who do not want to shoot the full 270 shot match.

  • NRA 2700 – $28.00 non-member, $25.00 member
  • NRA 1800 – $25.00 non-member, $22.00 member
  • NRA 900  – $22.00 non-member, $19.00 member
  • Recreational 2700 – $10.00 non-member, $8.00 member
  • Recreational 1800 – $8.00 non-member, $6.00 member
  • Recreational 900 – $6.00 non-member, $4.00 member

Starting Time:    Registration is between 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM. First shots will be fired @ 9:00 AM. Please arrive early to sign-in, set up your target frame, backing board and first target. The range goes hot at 8:55 AM to allow time to ready your firearm.

Scoring:              Competitors will score the target on their left. Competitors are responsible for the accuracy of their score card, signing and turning it in to the Match Director.

Rules:                 Current NRA Rules for approved tournaments shall apply. Plugging of targets by Match Official only. Shooters may use overlays. Challenges must be made within one hour of the posting of the preliminary bulletin and must be accompanied by a fee of $3.00. If the challenge is sustained, the fee will be returned. Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) are required, rule 3.21.

Food:                   Bring your own lunch for a 15-minute break between the 2nd stage and 3rd stage.

General:              Parking is available adjacent to the Firing Line.

Classification:    NRA classifications; High Master, Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, and Marksmen will be used. Unclassified competitors are welcome to enter, which starts your official NRA classification.

Awards:              Payout is proportional to the number of entrants in each NRA classification and in each Course of Fire listed above. Cash awards will be paid at the next month’s match.

An award will be given to the winner in each match for any class with 4 or more competitors.

A class with less than 4 competitors will be combined with the next higher class working from the lowest class up.

A Master Class with less than 4 competitors will compete for winner only.

Four or more unclassified competitors will make up a class. Three or less unclassified competitors will compete as Masters and shoot for winner only.

If you have any Precision Pistol questions please contact Ross Bowman: 2700pistol@miamirifle-pistol.org