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Post by Guest on 8/18/2017, 9:38 am

The NRA Gallery Match

Here is information about the NRA Gallery Course I have been looking for. Due to my disability, I need to shoot indoors where a pulley system brings the target in and sends it out.

Some information is dated...

The first section is from the NRA rule book.
The second section is about a postal match some years ago. I would be interested in a postal match as well.
The third section is the Sequence of Commands for the NRA Gallery Course.

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From: NRA Pistol Book pdf Section Seven
http://compete.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Pistol/pistol-book.pdf

Gallery Course (May also be fired outdoors) (50 feet or 20 yards)

                      Time per 10
Range    Type Fire    Shot String    Strings    Target
50 ft    Slow         10 minutes      1           B-2
20 yds   Slow         10 minutes      1           B-4


                     Time per 5
Range    Type Fire   Shot String     Strings    Target
50 ft      Timed     20 seconds       2           B-3
           Rapid     10 seconds       2           B-3
20 yds     Timed     20 seconds       2           B-5
           Rapid     10 seconds       2           B-5

Single Stage Course
Any number of strings (10 shot at 50 yards slow fire, or 5-shot at the timed or rapid fire) fired at a single distance as specified in the conditions of the match and in the regular time allowed for that type of firing.


Targets may be found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBAXJDM/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I8BMVMCGBT8ZW&colid=39LU4F8G3ARUH


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NRA "Gallery" postal match course in .22 and/or .45.
03-12-2007, 08:12 PM
http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/17566-NRA-quot-Gallery-quot-course-in-22-and-or-45

The last try at a postal match got too complicated and so never happened... I'm going to keep this one simple:

This shoot will run from April to September (6 months), one set of targets each month.

NRA "Gallery" course in .22 and/or .45.

Target #1: NRA 50ft Slow Fire (B-2)
Slow fire is 10 rounds fired in 10 minutes. (EDIT: use two targets for .45, 5 shots each so that the individual shots can be scored properly.)

Target #2: NRA 50ft Timed and Rapid Fire (B-3)
Timed fire is 10 rounds fired in two 5-shot strings -- 20 seconds each string. 

Target #3: NRA 50ft Timed and Rapid Fire (B-3)
Rapid fire is 10 rounds fired in two 5-shot strings -- 10 seconds each string. 

Rules:
You can shoot either or both .22 and .45acp.
Please note if you are using iron or optical (red dot) sights.
You supply the targets. (see above links for reference. Any brand, as long as they are the correct format.)

Targets may be found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBAXJDM/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I8BMVMCGBT8ZW&colid=39LU4F8G3ARUH


Scoring: NRA Rules Apply
Targets must be:
If shooting by yourself, mail targets to me to be received by the last day of the month. Please mark Timed or Rapid Fire on the appropriate target. Or:
If shot with another paid NES member, the other member should score and PM to me the results. Please report each target's score separately (don't forget the X's and who's scores you are reporting).
Eligibility: You must be a paid NES member to play this time. For info see here.
Winner at the end of the year to be determined by best average score (but you have to shoot 4 sets minimum in that caliber to win).


When shooting a postal match:
Practice as much as you'd like
Decide to shoot the match (I don't recommend shooting it after a long practice session).
Shoot the WHOLE MATCH (all 3 targets) in one session in succession.
Once you've shot the match, that's it. You can't go back and reshoot because you flinched on the third shot in slow fire, or whatever. The idea is to try to simulate some match pressure. Honesty is required here.


First targets are due BEFORE May 1.

Let us know if you are in by choosing the from the poll above (you can multi select).

Good Luck!!
Last edited by matt; 03-26-2007 at 09:44 AM. Reason: Rule change: Use (2) targets for .45 slow fire.


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http://www.tenxshootingclub.com/2013/09/sequence-of-commands-for-the-nra-gallery-course/

Sequence of Commands for the NRA Gallery Course
By Peter Vasilion, on September 9th, 2013
Sequence of Commands for the NRA Gallery Course

By:  Bruce Matthies

1.     Call the relay to the line.  The official command is  “RELAY # ___ TO THE LINE”. 

2.     Start 3-minute preparation time.  “THE PREPARATION PERIOD STARTS NOW”.

3.     Pass out score cards

4.     Commands:

a.  THE PREPARATION PERIOD HAS ENDED.  DOES ANY ONE REQUIRE ADDITIONAL PREP TIME? (If no response, proceed to next command)

b.  THIS WILL BE THE SLOW FIRE STAGE. TEN SHOTS IN TEN MINUTES.  The first shot is loaded on command, all others at will.

c.  SHOOTERS ON THE LINE:  LOAD. (edge targets).

d.  IS THE LINE READY?

e.  THE LINE IS READY.

f.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

g.  READY ON THE LEFT –

h.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE.

5.     There is a 5-second pause between commands “c” and “d” and “e”.  There is a 3-second pause between commands “e” and “f” and “g” and “h”.

6.     Face targets for 10 minutes (or less if required).  Upon the last shot, the command is given:  “CEASE FIRE.  UNLOAD.  CYLINDERS OPEN, MAGAZINES OUT, SLIDES BACK.  EMPTY CHAMBER INDICATORS IN PLACE.  ALL GUNS ON THE TABLE.

7.     Check all guns on the line.  When clear, call for target changes.

8.    Hang timed fire targets.

9.     Start the timed fire stage.  Be sure to set the timer to the correct cycle time by moving the switch on the target control box to the 20-second position.

10.    Commands:

a.  SHOOTERS TO THE LINE.  THIS WILL BE THE TIMED FIRE STAGE OF THE GALLERY COURSE.  TWO STRINGS OF 5 SHOTS EACH IN 20 SECONDS PER STRING.

b.  WITH 5 ROUNDS LOAD. (edge the targets).

c.  IS THE LINE READY?

d.  THE LINE IS READY.

e.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

f.  READY ON THE LEFT –

g.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE

11.     Face targets for 20 seconds.   Using the automatic timer, the “START” button is pushed simultaneously with the word LINE in Command “g”.  As with the Slow Fire Stage, there is a 5-second pause between the commands “b” and “c” and “d”.  There are 3-second pauses between commands “e” and “f” and “g”.

12.     Edge targets.  If using the automatic timer, the targets will automatically edge after 20 seconds.

13.     Assess malfunctions and call the second string.  Commands are:

a.  ARE THERE ANY MISFIRES?

b.  THERE ARE NO MISFIRES or if the opposite is true, THERE IS A MISFIRE ON TARGET #______.  Check malfunctions to determine if they are allowed.  All valid malfunctions are re-fired after the second string.  Note: a competitor is only allowed one (1) misfire per match!

c.  FOR YOUR SECOND STRING OF TIMED FIRE, WITH 5 ROUNDS LOAD.

d.  IS THE LINE READY?

e.  THE LINE IS READY.

f.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

g.  READY ON THE LEFT –

h.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE.

14.  Face targets for 20 seconds.  Using the automatic timer, the “START” button is pushed simultaneously with the word LINE in Command “g”.  As with the Slow Fire Stage, there is a 5-second pause between the commands “b” and “c” and “d”.  There are 3-second pauses between commands “e” and “f” and “g”.

15.  Assess malfunctions and call the refire string.  Commands are:

a.  ARE THERE ANY MISFIRES?

b.  THERE ARE NO MISFIRES or if the opposite is true, THERE IS A MISFIRE ON TARGET #______.  Check malfunctions to determine if they are allowed.  All valid malfunctions are re-fired after the second string.  Note: a competitor is only allowed one (1) misfire per match!

c. If there is an allowed misfire, the following commands are used:  THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS ARE FOR THE REFIRE SHOOTER ONLY.  WITH YOUR REFIRE STRING OF 5 ROUNDS LOAD. 

d.  IS THE LINE READY?

e.  THE LINE IS READY.

f.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

g.  READY ON THE LEFT –

h.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE.  Face targets for 20 seconds.  Using the automatic timer, the “START” button is pushed simultaneously with the word LINE in Command “g”.  As with the Slow Fire Stage, there is a 5-second pause between the commands “b” and “c” and “d”.  There are 3-second pauses between commands “e” and “f” and “g”.

16.     Edge targets.  If using the automatic timer, the targets will automatically edge after 20 seconds.  Upon the last shot, the command is given:  “CEASE FIRE.  UNLOAD.  CYLINDERS OPEN, MAGAZINES OUT, SLIDES BACK.  EMPTY CHAMBER INDICATORS IN PLACE.  ALL GUNS ON THE TABLE.

17.     Check all guns on the line.  When clear, call for target changes.

18.    Hang rapid fire targets.

19.     Start the rapid-fire stage.  Be sure to set the timer to the correct cycle time by moving the switch on the target control box to the 10-second position.

20.    Commands:

a.  SHOOTERS TO THE LINE.  THIS WILL BE THE RAPID FIRE STAGE OF THE GALLERY COURSE.  TWO STRINGS OF 5 SHOTS EACH IN 10 SECONDS PER STRING.

b.  WITH 5 ROUNDS LOAD. (edge the targets).

c.  IS THE LINE READY?

d.  THE LINE IS READY.

e.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

f.  READY ON THE LEFT –

g.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE

21.     Face targets for 10 seconds.   Using the automatic timer, the “START” button is pushed simultaneously with the word LINE in Command “g”.  As with the Slow Fire Stage, there is a 5-second pause between the commands “b” and “c” and “d”.  There are 3-second pauses between commands “e” and “f” and “g”.

22.     Edge targets.  If using the automatic timer, the targets will automatically edge after 10 seconds.

23.     Assess malfunctions and call the second string.  Commands are:

a.  ARE THERE ANY MISFIRES?

b.  THERE ARE NO MISFIRES or if the opposite is true, THERE IS A MISFIRE ON TARGET #______.  Check malfunctions to determine if they are allowed.  All valid malfunctions are re-fired after the second-string.  Note: a competitor is only allowed one (1) misfire per match!

c.  FOR YOUR SECOND STRING OF RAPID FIRE, WITH 5 ROUNDS LOAD.

d.  IS THE LINE READY?

e.  THE LINE IS READY.

f.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

g.  READY ON THE LEFT –

h.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE.

24.  Face targets for 10 seconds.  Using the automatic timer, the “START” button is pushed simultaneously with the word LINE in Command “g”.  As with the Slow Fire Stage, there is a 5-second pause between the commands “b” and “c” and “d”.  There are 3-second pauses between commands “e” and “f” and “g”.

25.  Assess malfunctions and call the refire string.  Commands are:

a.  ARE THERE ANY MISFIRES?

b.  THERE ARE NO MISFIRES or if the opposite is true, THERE IS A MISFIRE ON TARGET #______.  Check malfunctions to determine if they are allowed.  All valid malfunctions are re-fired after the second string.  Note: a competitor is only allowed one (1) misfire per match!

c. If there is an allowed misfire, the following commands are used:  THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS ARE FOR THE REFIRE SHOOTER ONLY.  WITH YOUR REFIRE STRING OF 5 ROUNDS LOAD. 

d.  IS THE LINE READY?

e.  THE LINE IS READY.

f.  READY ON THE RIGHT –

g.  READY ON THE LEFT –

h.  READY ON THE FIRING LINE.  Face targets for 10 seconds.  Using the automatic timer, the “START” button is pushed simultaneously with the word LINE in Command “g”.  As with the Slow Fire Stage, there is a 5-second pause between the commands “b” and “c” and “d”.  There are 3-second pauses between commands “e” and “f” and “g”.

26.     Edge targets.  If using the automatic timer, the targets will automatically edge after 10 seconds.  Upon the last shot, the command is given:  “CEASE FIRE.  UNLOAD.  CYLINDERS OPEN, MAGAZINES OUT, SLIDES BACK.  EMPTY CHAMBER INDICATORS IN PLACE.  ALL GUNS ON THE TABLE.

27.     Check all guns on the line.  After the last rapid fire string, competitors may box their guns and remove them from the line.  When the line is clear, call for target changers.  The target changers will reset the range for the next relay by hanging slow fire targets and this cycle will repeat until the match concludes.  For additional information concerning the proper commands, refer to the official NRA Pistol Rule Book, section 10. 

 

Any refire target shall be marked with the number of shots which should appear on the target.  For example, if an alibi was called with 3 shots fired, there should be 13 shots on the target.  Be sure to tell the target changers which targets are refire targets and also that they have a marker or pencil to mark the target. 

 

Originally published October 1998.

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I am interested in any further information about NRA Gallery Matches.

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Post by CR10X on 8/18/2017, 11:51 am

I don't understand the obsession with the NRA Gallery Match.  Any matches using the correct targets for the distances available can be shot, indoors or outdoors, with any type of movable or static target holders for matches (Registered Matches need turning targets), with appropriate timing.  Rule 4 describes the targets, Rule 7 describes the standard matches and allows for other course of fire if posted in the program. See rule 19.4 for matches that are to be used for classification.  

Basically it sounds like your just looking for indoor matches with movable target system to retrieve targets to the line.  As long as they have the correct targets for the distances and use the correct times, you're in business.   Just to be clear, it does not have to be the "Gallery Match".  
At our outdoor matches, if there is a problem with shooters getting to the line, the other competitors and match official will take care of scoring and repairing.  Don't worry too much about having to find this one type of match.

Hope this helps. 

PS, there are several recommended commands that are not included above, such as "The range is clear.  You may handle your guns."  

The complete commands for clearing the line should be:

“CEASE FIRING - ARE THERE ANY REFIRES? 

UNLOAD - CYLINDERS OPEN - MAGAZINES OUT - SLIDES BACK - EMPTY CHAMBER INDICATORS IN PLACE - GUNS ON THE TABLE.” 

“IS THE LINE SAFE ON THE RIGHT? IS THE LINE SAFE ON THE LEFT?”  

“THE LINE IS SAFE, GO FORWARD, SCORE TARGETS AND PASTE” (or “CHANGE”).

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Re: The NRA Gallery Match

Post by Guest on 8/18/2017, 12:06 pm

CR10X wrote:I don't understand the obsession with the NRA Gallery Match.  
 Due to my disability, I need to shoot indoors where a pulley system brings the target in and sends it out. I use a walker, and I am on oxygen 24/7. Plus, the heat and humidity here in Florida create a barrier for me. I asked the range master at the outdoor range which hosts Precision Pistol competitions, and he said that he would be concerned with my navigating to and from the targets on the rough terrain so many times throughout a match.

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Post by CR10X on 8/18/2017, 1:07 pm

Please read the entire reply. It does not have to be a gallery match to be shot indoors or at reduced distacces. You might shortchange your opportunities just looking for NRA Gallery. Other matches would probably help you with scoring, like I said. I know several that do.

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Post by jmdavis on 8/18/2017, 1:21 pm

I greatly prefer a 900 indoors to a double NMC or a single NMC (which is basically what is being called a Gallery match).
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Re: The NRA Gallery Match

Post by Wobbley on 8/18/2017, 2:04 pm

wesleytilson@gmail.com wrote:
CR10X wrote:I don't understand the obsession with the NRA Gallery Match.  
 Due to my disability, I need to shoot indoors where a pulley system brings the target in and sends it out. I use a walker, and I am on oxygen 24/7. Plus, the heat and humidity here in Florida create a barrier for me. I asked the range master at the outdoor range which hosts Precision Pistol competitions, and he said that he would be concerned with my navigating to and from the targets on the rough terrain so many times throughout a match.
I understand the heat and humidity can create a barrier.  However, I find it incredulous that the range master / match director would not get a volunteer for your down range duties.  I'm sure the Director of Competitions at NRA can help remind these folks that disabled shooters must be accommodated.
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