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1State Instructors John Gardner Mike Briski 4-H Pistol CourseState InstructorsJohn GardnerMike Briski
2Introduction to the Pistol ObjectivesUnderstand the fundamentals of safetyRecognize and identify parts of pistols and their functionUnderstand proper sight alignmentUnderstand proper trigger controlUnderstand range commandsUnderstand basic shooting proceduresHave FUN while learning
3Introduction Facility and Rules Food and Drink Time Schedule Discipline and CourtesySafetyEye ProtectionEar ProtectionCommon SenseResponsibilityRange EtiquetteFiring Line
4What are some Basic Safety Rules?? Muzzle ControlAction OpenTrigger Finger offEyes and EarsWhat are some Basic Safety Rules??
5Semi-automatic Pistol Knowledge Semi-automatic pistol (def)Fires a single cartridge each time the trigger is pulledAutomatically extracts and ejects the empty caseInserts a new cartridge into the chamber
6Revolver Knowledge Revolver (def) A revolver is a pistol that has a rotating cylinder containing a number of firing chambers. The action of the trigger or hammer will line up the chamber with the barrel and firing pin.
7Handgun KnowledgeBarrelRevolvers and Semi-Automatics consists of three major componentsFrame or StockBarrelActionActionFrameBarrel
8Air Pistols Operating Parts of Pistol Bolt or Breechblock Holds Projectile in PlaceMay Cock ActionEjects Spent Cartridge
10Handgun Knowledge Action (def) Working Parts of Pistol Trigger Hammer Releases Mechanical Parts of Action Causing Pistol to FireFiring Pin or HammerAir ChargeMay Cock Action in Some PistolsHammerSome semi-automatics are hammerlessTrigger
11Handgun Knowledge Grip Panels Wood, Plastic, Rubber Rear SightGrip PanelsWood, Plastic, RubberAttached to lower portion of the frameTrigger GuardProtects the trigger to prevent accidental firingRear SightFront SightTriggerReleases mechanical parts to cause firingTriggerTrigger GuardGrip PanelsFront Sight
12Semi-automatic Pistol Knowledge SafetyMechanical device designed to reduce the chance of accidental dischargeMechanical devices can failSafety
13Safety Mechanism Mechanical Device to Block Operation of Action Trigger OnlyFiring Pin BlockHammer BlocksPotential for FailureShooter Ultimately Responsible for SafetyMuzzle Pointed in Safe DirectionPersonally Check Safety of Any Shot Before FiringKept in the “ON” position till ready to fire
14Handgun Knowledge Barrel Chamber Unlike revolvers, semi-automatic pistols have a single chamber located at the rear of the barrelHolds cartridge at the instant of firingThe revolver, in contrast, has multiple chambers which are located in the cylinderCylinder
15Handgun Knowledge Barrel (def) Metal tube through which bullet passes Launches the projectileBore - Inside of BarrelBore
16MuzzleWhere the Projectile ExitsPoints Toward Impact Site
17Rifling Spiral Lands (Ridges) and Grooves Rotating Projectile on Its Long AxisStabilizing Flight Path
21Determining the Dominant Eye Each individual has a dominant eye, which should be used to aim the pistol.Reduced Eye FatigueReduced TensionQuicker Target AcquisitionBoth Eyes OpenBetter Depth Perception
22Sight Alignment Sights As Reference Points Aligning the Eye With the BoreAligning the Bore With the Intended Point of Impact
23Achieving Sight Alignment Focus on Front SightCenter Front Sight in Rear Sight NotchAlign Top of Front SightMaintain Front Sight Focus
24Trigger Control What is the function of the trigger? When pressed, the trigger activates the hammer and fires the gun.The index finger is placed with the trigger halfway between the tip of the finger and the first joint.
25Trigger ControlThe trigger is pressed in a smooth, continuous manner directly to the rear, while not disturbing sight alignment.
26Follow ThroughThe act of Maintaining the proper sight picture and sight alignment after you fireWatch for the “LOOK SEE” student
27Introduction to Shooting Range Basic Range ProceduresRange Officer in Charge at All TimesIn Charge of Calling commands, Safety, and enforcement of rules.Safety FirstPersonal ResponsibilityEye and Ear ProtectionHearing Loss is non reversiblePossible with any powder burning firearm.No Nonsense, Disruptive or Abusive Behavior on or Near the RangeAny Special CircumstancesRANGE
28Basics of Pistol Safety on the Range Muzzles Pointed Down RangeActions Open and Empty Except When FiringFinger off the Trigger Except When FiringEyes and Ears on the range
29Procedure If a Problem Occurs Cease Fire If NecessaryKeep Pistol Pointed Down RangeRaise Hand for Help
30Range Commands Shooters to the Line Is the Line Ready? Respond by Firing Point NumberThe Line Is ReadyPick up Your Pistols (or Make Ready)Fire When ReadyCease FireMake Your Pistols SafeGround Your Pistols
31Cease Fire!! Immediate Response Necessary Finger off Trigger Make Pistol SafeOpen ActionRemove All AmmunitionCalled by anyoneRepeated if heard
32Basic Pistol Shooting Procedure Pick up your PistolMuzzle Remains Pointed Down RangeShooter ResponsibilityCoach ReinforcementSafety onLocation of SafetyExplain “Safe” or “On”Explain “Fire” or “Off”Action OpenFinger off Trigger
33Loading or Unloading Firearm Loading ProcessOpen ChamberPlace Projectile in ChamberClose ActionReverse Process to UnloadControl of AmmunitionEnsure Correct CaliberAll Live Ammunition Under ControlCoach or Instructor Distributes AmmunitionCharging Air PistolsUse of Dummy Ammunition
34Basic Shooting Procedure Assume PositionTake the proper gripArms are extendedRest Muzzle on bench or tableSafety OffSight AlignmentRaise PistolPistol and arms lift as a unitFire When ReadyMaintain Sight AlignmentTrigger PressFollow Through
35Basic Shooting Procedure Make the Pistol SafeOpen the ActionRemove all ammunition
36Ground PistolPistol on BenchAction Open and ExposedCBI
37“Coaches” and Range Assistants Watch Form and SafetyMuzzle ControlFocus on Front SightTrigger ControlFollow Through
38Lesson 1 SummaryFacilitiesSafetyPistol Parts and FunctionSight AlignmentTrigger ControlRange ProceduresEye and Ear Protection
39Dry Firing and Live Firing on Target Backs ObjectivesUnderstand and practice dry firingUnderstand and practice live firingUnderstand and practice proper stance and gripPractice safe range and shooting proceduresHave FUN while learning
40Review of Previous Lesson FacilitiesBasic Rules of Pistol SafetyPistol Parts and FunctionSight AlignmentTrigger ControlRange CommandsEye and Ear ProtectionShooting Procedures
41Safety is always the primary concern when handling firearms. Pistol OwnershipWhat is the most important aspect of handling firearms?Safety!!!Safety is always the primary concern when handling firearms.
42Safe Gun HandlingWhat do you think are the major causes of gun accidents?IGNORANCECARELESSNESS
43#1: ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction What do you think is meant by a “safe direction”?Term: safe directionTerm: muzzleIf the gun were to discharge, it would not cause injury or damage.
44#2: ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot If your finger is kept off the trigger, where should it be?Term: triggerTerm: trigger guardTerm: frameThe finger should rest outside the trigger guard or along the side of the gun (on the frame).
45#3: Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use How do you know whether or not a gun is unloaded?Term: magazineTerm: actionTerm: chamberCheck that a gun is unloaded by removing the magazine, opening the action, and inspecting the chamber.
46Safe Gun HandlingAn agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has been suspended after video surfaced showing the man shooting himself during a gun safety class in front of a group of Orlando fourth-graders.
47Shooting Positions Supported Seated Seated at Bench Pistol Supported on RestGrip Resting on Table
48Stance for Two-handed Standing Position Standing Facing TargetFeet Shoulder-width ApartNearly Touching Shooting Bench or TableAt Least 1 M (3 Feet) Apart
49Two-handed Grip Thumb-lock Grip Heel of Grip Placed in Web of Shooting HandThumb Along Side of GripFingers Around GripTrigger Finger Along Trigger GuardBracing or Supporting HandFingers on FingersThumb on ThumbGrip Consistent, Firm but RelaxedArms Evenly ExtendedElbows Rotated DownRelaxed Arms Shoulder High
50Palm-rest Grip Shooting Hand As Above Supporting Hand Cupped Under Base of Grip and FingersArm of Shooting Hand Pushing Forward SlightlyArm of Cupped Hand Slightly Bent and Pulling Back Slightly
51Dry Firing Going Through the Shooting Sequence Without Ammunition Avoid Tension and Noise of Live FiringGreater Concentration on Learning How to ShootDevelop Feel for TriggerDevelop SmoothnessDevelop Consistent Sight AlignmentUse Dummy Ammunition
52Dry Firing at Target Backs Reasons for Using Blank TargetsLess DistractionConcentration on Sight AlignmentConcentration on Trigger Control
53Coaches and Range Asst. SAFETY Muzzle Control Front Sight Focus Trigger ControlFollow Through
54Are you comfortable with what you know? Any questions?Let’s go shoot!Are you comfortable with what you know?
55Dry Firing by Command Assume Pistol Shooting Position Expanded Range CommandsExpanded Shooting ProceduresRepeat Several TimesReverse Roles and Repeat Sequence
56Live Firing at Target Backs Actually Firing a ProjectilePoint of Impact ObviousIndicates Where Muzzle Was Pointed
57Ammunition Being Used Type “Coaches” Control Ammunition Rim Fire Center FirePellet“Coaches” Control Ammunition
58Shooting for Groups How to Shoot Groups Proper Sight AlignmentGood Trigger ControlConsistent Hold on Target Center“Coaches” and Assistants Watch Form and SafetyMuzzle ControlFocus on Front SightTrigger ControlProper Loading ProceduresRefer to Owner’s ManualReinforce Safety Rules
59Live Firing at Target Backs Assume Proper Pistol Shooting PositionDry Fire by CommandLive Fire by CommandLive Fire on Shooter’s DiscretionReverse Roles and Repeat Sequence
60Evaluating Groups Review Shooting for Groups Consistency Sight AlignmentTrigger ControlCenter of Mass Hold
61Fire a Carefully Held, Five-Shot Group Small GroupsAdequate Mastery of BasicsReady to Move on to Target FacesLocation Not Important
62Large or Inconsistent Groups Continue Using Supported PositionKeep Pressure OFF Shooter by Staying With Target BacksAllow Shooters to Proceed As They Are Ready.
63Lesson 2 and 3 Summary Sight Alignment Trigger Control Range Safety and ProceduresDry Firing at Target BacksLive Firing at Target BacksShooting for Groups
64Sight Picture and Sight Adjustment for Pistols ObjectivesDemonstrate and understanding of sight pictureDemonstrate the ability to shoot groups using consistent and proper shooting formDemonstrate a sound two-handed shooting technique from the standing positionDemonstrate and understanding of how to adjust sights to move and scoring ability using standard bulls-eye targets
65Sight Picture and Sight Adjustment for Pistols Objectives (con’t)Improve scoring ability using standard bulls-eye targetsHave fun while learning
66Sight Picture Sight Picture Elements of a Proper Sight Picture Aligned Sights in Relation to a TargetElements of a Proper Sight PictureFocus on Front SightRear Sight and Target Slightly Out of Focus
68Types of Sight Pictures Six O’clock “Pumpkin on a Post”Center of MassBoth Acceptable, but Stick With One Type
69Are you comfortable with what you know? Any questions?Let’s go shoot!Are you comfortable with what you know?
70Live Firing at Target Faces Shooting bulls-eye targetsWatch for consistent groupsProvide support for shooters who need it
71Developing Consistent Sight Picture Precise Shooting Requires Consistent Sight AlignmentAlignment Errors Magnified by Distance to TargetPrecision Comes From Consistent ActionPractice Essential for Consistency
72Triangulation Exercise Mount Pistol in Vise or Set in Notches in a Small BoxAlign Pistol With Blank TargetMove Box or Vise to Position SightsFix Box or Vise in PlaceHave Participant Align SightsHave Participant Direct the Marker to the Aligned Sights With Verbal DirectionsMark Location Through Center of MarkerRepeat at Least Three TimesSize of Group Shows Precision in Sight AlignmentGroup Sizes of Quarter to Dime Size AdequateLarge Groups Shows Inconsistent Sight AlignmentDiscuss and Repeat Exercise If Needed
73Sight AdjustmentObjective Is to Match Point of Aim and Point of ImpactMove Sights to Align With the Bore
74Rear Sight Adjustment Most Common Move Rear Sight in the Direction You Want the Point of Impact to MoveUse Center of Group for Reference PointNote Distance and Direction From Desired Point of Impact
75Front Sight Adjustment Less Commonly NeededMove Front Sight Toward the Current Point of Impact (Chase the Hits With the Sight)Adjust Sights to Place Group Center in Center of Bulls Eye
76Are you comfortable with what you know? Any questions?Let’s go shoot!Are you comfortable with what you know?
78Scoring Scoring in Concentric Bands Highest Band Touched Is Scored Lines Between Bands Part of Higher Scoring AreaScored From Center OutCenter Is Scored As “10”Each Ring One Point LessShots Outside Scoring Area Are Scored As “0”
83Pistols, Revolvers and Ammunition ObjectivesDistinguish handgun ammunition and understand safety considerations for handgun ammunitionIdentify other types of handguns
84Revolver Knowledge Frame Stock Holds the gun together Contains the Grip PanelsFrame
85Revolver Knowledge Barrel (def) Metal tube through which bullet passes.BoreInside of BarrelRifling (Handbook Page 2)Spiral lands and grooves cut into the boreBarrelBore
86Revolver Knowledge Action (def) Group of moving parts used to load, fire and unload the pistol (Handbook Page 2)TriggerActivates the hammer when pulledHammerCauses the firing pin to strike and fire the cartridgeHammerTrigger
87Revolver Knowledge Hammer Ejector Rod Cylinder Trigger Cylinder ReleaseLatchEjector RodCylinderTrigger
88Revolver Knowledge Differences between single and double action Single ActionTrigger performs one action; Releases HammerHammer is manually cocked with thumbDouble ActionTrigger performs two actions; Cocks and releases hammerMay also be fired in single action mode by cocking hammer with thumb
89Double Action Revolvers May be used single-actionMay be cocked and fired by trigger press aloneCylinder usually exposed for loading and unloading
91Semi-automatic Pistol Knowledge ActionSlideOn some models, slide fits around the barrelOn other models, located at the rear of the barrelWhen fired, slide moves to the rearReturns to closed position due to pressure from a slide spring
92Semi-automatic Pistol Knowledge Action (con’t)Magazine (Handbook Storage device that holds cartridges ready for insertion into the chamber of a semi-automaticMagazine Release ButtonDevice that releases magazine so it can be removed from the pistolMagazine
93Semi-automatic Pistol Knowledge SafetyMechanical device designed to reduce the chance of accidental dischargeMechanical devices can failSafety
94Operating Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols Loading ProcedureLoad MagazinePlace Magazine into the frame under the gripCocking ProcedurePull the slide back and release
95Bolt-Action Pistol Similar to Bolt-action Rifles Usually Single Shot Specialized UsesSilhouette ShootingVarmint HuntingBig Game Hunting
96Break-Action Pistols Similar to Break Action Rifles and Shotguns Usually Single ShotSpecialized UsesSilhouette ShootingHuntingSurvival Arm
97Black Powder Handguns Muzzle loading Pistols Single Shot or Multiple BarrelsCap-and-ball RevolversRevolver With CylindersLoaded Like MuzzleloaderImportance of Grease Sealer Over Balls
98Center-fire Ammunition Numerous Calibers and ChamberingsVaries With Intended UsePaper Target Shooting.38 Special (.357)9 MM10 MM.45 ACPSilhouettes7 MM to .44 MagnumHunting.224 to .458 in Many ChamberingVaries With Game,Distance and Regulations.
101Pellets Three Sizes Common Several Designs Grades and Weights .177 Caliber5 MM.22 CaliberSeveral Designs Grades and WeightsAir Pistol Competitions Use Standard .177 Pellets
102Rim Fire Ammunition .22 Caliber Most Common Components Rimmed CasePriming CompoundPowderBullet or Shot CapsuleUsed in Small Bore Shooting of All Types and in Olympic Pistol Events
103Caliber Distance between the lands inside of the barrel Measured in hundredths of an inch or millimetersPaper Target Shooting.22 Rimfire.38 SP / .357 Mag9mm10mm.45 ACPSilhouettes7mm MagHuntingVaries with game, distance and regulations
104Ammunition Basic Structure Case(Rimmed or Rimless)PrimerPowderBullet(Many Different Styles and Designs)
105Pistol Ammunition Rimfire and Center-fire cartridges Rimfire cartridge Primer is contained in the inside rim of the case’s baseCenter-fire cartridgePrimer is contained in a small metal cup, and is in the center of the case’s base
106Pistol AmmunitionWhat three items should be checked to be sure that you are using the correct ammunition for your gun?The barrel of the gunThe box of ammunitionThe base of the cartridge
108FIRING SEQUENCE Ammo Loaded into Chamber Firing Pin Strikes the Primer Powder Is Ignited and burnsPressure from the Powder launches the bullet
109Fitting Handguns to Your Use Rules and RegulationsPower and RegulationsHandgun DesignUsing Available Information
110Lesson 5 Summary Learned Basics of Range Behavior Learned Basic Pistol Shooting TechniquesLearned Variety and Uses of HandgunsRest up to You
111LEGAL STUFFThis is not an all inclusive list please check with you local jurisdiction.
112ATF RegulationsAll pistol shooters under the age of 18 must have in their possession a written permission statement from their parent or guardian stating their permission to possess and fire pistols to be in compliance with BATF regulations.A simple statement, shrunken to card size with the name of the shooter, and the parent’s name and address as well as their signature and that of a witness and dates.
113Federal Regulations§ Possession or transportation of certain firearms by persons under the age of 18; penalty.It shall be unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to knowingly and intentionally possess or transport a handgun or assault firearm anywhere in the Commonwealth. For the purposes of this section, "handgun" means any pistol or revolver or other firearm originally designed, made and intended to fire single or multiple projectiles by means of an explosion of a combustible material from one or more barrels when held in one hand and "assault firearm" means any (i) semi-automatic centerfire rifle or pistol which expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine which will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (ii) shotgun with a magazine which will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered. A violation of this section shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor.This section shall not apply to:1. Any person (i) while in his home or on his property; (ii) while in the home or on the property of his parent, grandparent, or legal guardian; or (iii) while on the property of another who has provided prior permission, and with the prior permission of his parent or legal guardian if the person has the landowner's written permission on his person while on such property;2. Any person who, while accompanied by an adult, is at, or going to and from, a lawful shooting range or firearms educational class, provided that the weapons are unloaded while being transported;3. Any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or going to and from a hunting area or preserve, provided that the weapons are unloaded while being transported; and4. Any person while carrying out his duties in the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard of this Commonwealth or any other state.
114Federal Regulations§ Furnishing certain weapons to minors; penalty.If any person sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, to any minor a dirk, switchblade knife or bowie knife, having good cause to believe him to be a minor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.B. If any person sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, to any minor a handgun, having good cause to believe him to be a minor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. This subsection shall not apply to any transfer made between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity.
116PISTOL MATCH EVENTS Slow Fire Timed /Rapid Fire Camp Perry Silhouette Air.22Timed /Rapid FireCamp PerrySilhouetteInternational Competitions
1174-H Nationals Rules and Events All matches are “single pistol” matches. A shooter is to shoot the entire course of fire of that event with the same pistol. No pistol changes between stages. Only one pistol per shooter allowed be on the line.
118CAMP PERRY ROUND (modified) Target-NRA B-8Distance-25 yardsCourse of Fire10 shots each slow fire15-timed fire and15-rapid fire. (40 record shots)Time LimitsSlow fire: 5 minutes (10 shot string)Timed fire: 20 seconds per 5 shot stringRapid fire: 10 seconds per 5 shot string
119CAMP PERRY ROUND Shooting Position-One-handed standing Equipment:Iron sights only.Smallbore pistol or revolver firing the .22 rimfire long rifle, long or short cartridge with a sight radius no greater than 10 inches, and a trigger pull no less than 2 pounds. (Rule 3.4-except iron sights only.)Rule book:NRA Pistol Rules CP16650 (Most Recent printing)
120 SLOW-FIRE BULLS EYE – single stage Target-NRA B-8Distance-25 yardsCourse of Fire-All slow-fire, 40 record shots at 25 yardsTime Limit-10 shots per 10 minute string.Shooting Position-one hand standing.
121SLOW-FIRE BULLS EYEEquipment-Any smallbore pistol or revolver firing the .22 rimfire long rifle, long or short cartridge with a sight radius no greater than 10 inches, equipped with any sights that do not project an image onto the target and a trigger pull no less than 2 pounds. (Rule 3.4, any sights.)Rule book: NRA Pistol Rules CP16650 (Most Recent printing)
122SMALLBORE HUNTER PISTOL SILHOUETTE Target: ½ scale metallic silhouettesCourse of Fire: All shooting in banks of 5 targets, shooting from left to right.10 chickens at 40 meters10 pigs at 50 meters10 turkeys at 75 meters10 rams at 100 meters.40 record shots.
123SMALLBORE HUNTER PISTOL SILHOUETTE Time Limit:30 second ready time and 2 minute firing time for each bank of 5 targetsEquipment: Any factory available smallbore pistol weighing no more than 5.0 pounds, chambered for the .22 rimfire long rifle cartridge and having a factory standard barrel length of no more than 12 inches measured from breech face to muzzle equipped with any sights that do not project an image on the target and a safe trigger. (NRA Pistol Silhouette Rule 3.1 and 3.2)
124SMALLBORE HUNTER PISTOL SILHOUETTE Shooting Position: Only standing positions may be used, two-hand holds permitted but the hands and arms must be fee of the body and may not touch beyond the wrist (NRA Rule 5.8)Scoring: Targets knocked down in order are scored as hits, those not knocked down or shot out of order are scored as misses. Rule book: NRA Pistol Silhouette Rules CS16830 (most recent printing)
125SLOW FIRE –BULLSEYE AIR Target: NRA B-40 or B-40/4Distance: 10 meters or 33 feet.Course of Fire: 40 shots,10 shot strings, 5 shots per bull.Time Limit:1½ minute per record shot (15 minutes per string)10 min preparation time,15 min for unlimited sighting shots.Shooting Position:one-handed hold, standing
126SLOW FIRE –BULLSEYE AIR Equipment:any .177 caliber (4.5 mm) air pistol weighing less than 3.3 pounds with a trigger pull of at least 17.6 ounces, metallic sights only. Overall size is limited to those that will permit the pistol to be enclosed completely in a rectangular box having inside dimension of 420mm x 200mm x 50mm (approximately 16.35” x 7.87” x 1.76”). Pellets must be single loaded. Rule book: NRA International Style Pistol Rules CI16500 (Most Recent printing)
127TIMED FIRE/RAPID FIRE COMBO Target-NRA B-40 or B-40/4Distance-10 meters or 33 feetCourse of Fire- Total of 40 record shots.Strings of 5 shots5 shots per bull.Time LimitTimed-fire-20 seconds per string of 5 shots.Rapid-fire-10 seconds per string of 5 shots.
128TIMED FIRE/RAPID FIRE COMBO Shooting Position: Two-handed unsupported. Hands and arms must be free of the body and may not touch beyond the wrists (as silhouette) or one-hand; standingEquipment:Only pistols utilizing the 12.0 gram disposable CO2 powerlets are allowed. Revolver or semi-automatic; capable of firing 5 rounds; .177 caliber (4.5mm) weighing less than 3.5 pounds with a trigger pull of at least 2.0 pounds. Any sights - that do not project an image on the target. Rule book: NRA International Style Pistol Rules CI16500 (Most recent printing)
129AIR PISTOL SILHOUETTE Target:1/10 scale metallic silhouettes Course of Fire:10 chickens at 10 yards10 pigs at 12.5 yards10 turkeys at 15 yards10 rams at 18 yardsBanks of 5 targets and shooting from left to right on each bank of targets.Time Limit:30 seconds ready time and 2 minute firing time for each bank of 5 targets.
130AIR PISTOL SILHOUETTEEquipment-Any air pistol caliber .22 or smaller equipped with any sights that do not project an image on the target and having a safe trigger.Shooting Position: only standing positions may be used, two-hand holds permitted but the hands and arms must be free of the body and may not touch beyond the wrists (NRA Rule 5.8).Scoring: targets knocked down in order are scored as hits, those not knocked down or shot out of order are scored as misses. Rule book: NRA Pistol Silhouette Rules CS16830 (Most recent printing)
131Progressive PistolThe Progressive-Position Pistol (PPP) program is intended to introduce young pistol shooters to competitive pistol target shooting and give them a natural progression into the Junior Olympic pistol competitions sponsored by USA Shooting (USAS) and the conventional pistol competitions sponsored by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).
132Shooting Positions There are five positions authorized Youth Basic SupportedBasic SupportedAdvanced SupportedTwo-HandedOne-Handed
133Youth Basic SupportedMinimum age: None,However, a club or other governing body may establish a minimum age within its jurisdiction.Maximum age: Nine.Must be seated.May use supporting material, such as boxes, duffel bags, bean bags, or sand bags, on the table or bench.
134Youth Basic SupportedShooting arm must be fully extended, with the sights at eye level.The non-firing hand may provide support for the firing hand or the butt of the pistol.The shooter may rest any part of either or both hands and forearms and the pistol, including the barrel, on the supporting material.
136Basic SupportedMinimum age: None However, a club or other governing body may establish a minimum age within its jurisdiction.Maximum age: Twelve.Must be seatedMay use supporting material, such as boxes, duffel bags, bean bags, or sand bags, on the table or bench.
137Basic SupportedShooting arm must be fully extended, with the sights at eye level.The non-firing hand may provide support for the firing hand or the butt of the pistol.The shooter may rest the butt of the pistol on the supporting material.
139Advanced SupportedMinimum age: None However, a club or other governing body may establish a minimum age within its jurisdiction.Maximum age: Fifteen.Must be seated.The shooter may use supporting material, such as boxes, duffel bags, bean bags, or sand bags, on the table or bench.
140Advanced SupportedThe competitor’s shooting arm must be fully extended, with the sights at eye level.The non-firing hand may provide support for the firing hand or the butt of the pistol.The shooter may rest his or her elbows on the supporting material.
141Two-Handed Minimum age: Ten. Must shoot from a standing position, with the pistol held with both hands. The pistol must be supported entirely by the strength of the shooter. No artificial support of any kind is allowed.Shooting arm must be fully extended, with the sights at eye level.Non-firing hand will be used to provide support for the firing hand.The support hand may contact any part of the shooting hand and wrist.
143One-Handed Minimum age: Thirteen Must shoot from a standing position, with the pistol held with only one hand. The pistol must be supported entirely by the strength of the shooter. No artificial support of any kind is allowed.Shooting arm must be extended, with the sights at eye level.Non-firing hand and arm may not contact any part of the firing hand or arm.
146CoachingCoaching on the line is allowed for shooters using any of the three Supported positions. The coach or assistant may also assist the shooter in setting up and clearing the firing point and loading and cocking the pistol. The coach or assistant may not offer any physical help in making the shot. The coach or assistant may not interfere with adjacent shooters.
147CoachingFor the two standing, unsupported positions, coaching is not allowed on the firing line after the beginning of the official preparation period. While on the firing line, after the beginning of the official preparation period, a competitor may speak only with a Range Officer.Permission must be requested from the nearest range officer. Once permission is granted, the shooter will make his or her pistol safe, place it on the bench or table with the muzzle pointing downrange, and retire to the rear of the firing line for the consultation
148Target HeightsTarget holders on the range must facilitate the placement of the targets at the correct height. Correct target heights, when measured from the level of the firing point to the center of the target are:Seated PositionThirty-six inches (plus or minus four inches)Standing PositionsFifty-five inches (plus or minus two inches)
149Competition Air Pistols Tau Brno 7 Match Custom $600 - $800Anschutz LP $ $1500Morini Free Pistol $ $1800