Presentation on theme: "United States International Muzzle Loading Team"— Presentation transcript:
1United States International Muzzle Loading Team A Standard to Maintain
2Who We AreThe U.S. International Muzzle Loading Committee is a non-profit corporation created in 1976 to recruit the best shooters possible from our country’s muzzle loading community to become members of the USIMLT and compete in the MLAIC World Championship events.
3Goals of the USIMLTEncourage muzzle loading shooting to develop a high proficiency in the use of antique firearms;Develop public interest in antique arms by using them in in competitions as closely as possible to original conditions and style;Prevent alterations that would spoil the historical value of the firearms and promote sensitive repairs to preserve them;Develop historical research on antique firearms and shooting methods.
4Goals of the USIMLTField a U.S. team that will go abroad, compete, and bring home the gold!
5Goals of the USIMLTEncourage youth and women shooters in the sport.
6Funding for the USIMLTThe U.S. team relies solely on donations from shooting organizations and clubs, industry and private contributors.
7A Standard to MaintainTeam members are selected through a qualification process over a two-year cycle.World competition involves a World Championship every other year and a Zone Championship in the alternate year.
8The CompetitionsIndividual competitions are held in eight rifle, four pistol and two shotgun events.There are also a number of team events.
9The CompetitionsFirearms are classified by original or reproduction blackpowder muzzle loaders and divided into sub-classes according to their ignition system: matchlock, flintlock or percussion cap.
10The Competitions Women can compete in all competitions. The Walkyrie is a women-only individual event.
11The Competitions50 meter offhand events are shot with a variety of firearms from percussion target rifles to 16th century matchlock long guns.
12The CompetitionsPistol matches are shot at 25 and 50 meters
13The CompetitionsShotgun competitors compete with flintlock shotguns or blackpowder percussion shotguns.
14The CompetitionsLong-range team events are shot at 1000, 900, 600, 500, 300 meters.Long-range matches are generally held at a different venue than the short range competition.
15Visit the United States International Muzzle Loading Team website at USIMLT.com A Standard to Maintain