Planning to admin an informal pistol league

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Planning to admin an informal pistol league

Post by RainmanRFW on 3/8/2013, 9:36 pm

Hi people,
I'm planning to coordinate a short Bullseye league next winter (10 weeks). I've recently become an NRA member and am very interested eventually in registered NRA Bullseye. For this first year, I plan to personally invite 8 to 10 friends and family so that I know who I'm dealing with. I'm also choosing fairly novice shooters and not limiting the league to any caliber as I can't expect these people to purchase new guns. A new "Bill's Gun Shop and Range" opened near me and I plan to use this indoor range to conduct the league. My first year goals are to find a compromise between low pressure, fun shooting, and reinvigorating interest in this great sport.
The range itself is no longer than 25 yards but I'm thinking of running the league using 50ft targets and distance. I'd like to hear suggestions for handicapping (score or yardage). Knowing that the shooters are largely novice and that there would be warmup shooting, I'd like to hear suggestings for number of rounds/targets per week. I'm thinking of something simple like 3 targets, 10 rounds each, take either the best of the three or the average. I intend to follow Bullseye conventions as much as possible. I have a longer term plan to refine the league as membership and skills grow so long as interest remains. I think this winter league is a great way to get out to spend these quieter months.

Reney Langlois, River Falls, WI

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Re: Planning to admin an informal pistol league

Post by BE Mike on 3/9/2013, 6:43 am

Good on you for taking this on. The following might help you with some ideas. Our club matches are held during the week. The consist of a 30 shot national match course. They are reentry matches, so if the shooter doesn't like his/her score on a particular night he/she can shoot again and try to get a higher score. There is a match fee for each attempt. We have a club classification system. Once a person has fired three matches, their classification is established, based on their average. Awards are given out each month, in the form of cash or trophies, at the option of the competitor.
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Post by throttleup on 3/9/2013, 6:58 am

Reney,
You could shoot the 60 round NRA course as we do: 10 minutes warm up or sighters, 10 rounds slow fire, 10 rounds timed fire and 10 rounds rapid fire then repeat and average the two strings. The first 60 are shot with one hand, optics optional. Then for those that want to shoot some more, we repeat the course two handed, iron sights only. For 10 shooters in each category, four relays usually takes about 2 1/2 hours. The proper B2 and B3 targets are available from any of the on-line target suppliers. Ammo is starting to become a problem for some of our shooters though. We shoot all year divided up into four 12 week seasons. Check out "www.bullseyepistol.com" for the NRA Bullseye rules. Good luck. Bill

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Post by RainmanRFW on 3/9/2013, 9:19 am

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I'm also concerned about common caliber ammo availability affecting how many rounds we shoot each week. I like the idea of special intermediate awards through the season perhaps as cash or gift cards. Good forum here.

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