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Bye Bye Prone Rifle, Double Trap and Free Pistol.

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Post by Chris Miceli 2/23/2017, 1:24 pm

Thanks ISSF 

http://www.usashooting.org/news/2017/2/23/908-statement-from-usa-shooting-on-issf-recommended-sport-changes
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Post by Guest 2/23/2017, 1:37 pm

While the Olympic shooters are screwed you can take comfort in the NRA's wholehearted support of Bullseye and all the shooting sports.
(sarcasm alert)

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Post by dronning 2/23/2017, 1:38 pm

Sad, I feel for those that were training for those events. Sad
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Post by desben 2/23/2017, 1:52 pm

I'm very sad to see Free Pistol go. To me, it was the ultimate, purest and most difficult event. I liked that the scores were low (remember: difficult). I liked that there were barely any rules for the equipment (1oz trigger!). Some would argue air pistol is essentially the same thing and to some extent, I would agree. But that target sits only 10m away from you. Bullseye shooters understand the courage/faith required to fire a pistol at a target 50m away. R.I.P., Free Pistol.

On another note, I wish the olympics would add Standard Pistol; essentially ISSF's version of NRA Bullseye!
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Post by Chris Miceli 2/23/2017, 1:55 pm

if they add bullseye to the Olympics everything will be good.
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Post by Aprilian 2/23/2017, 2:07 pm

Wasn't double trap one of the events that would have easily gone co-ed?
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Post by Guest 2/23/2017, 2:14 pm

Aprilian wrote:Wasn't double trap one of the events that would have easily gone co-ed?

Women competing alongside men would have offended too many member states.

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Post by james r chapman 2/23/2017, 2:21 pm

Think Margaret Murdock, '72 Olympics.
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Post by desben 2/23/2017, 2:33 pm

I remember reading that women air pistol was 40 shots instead of the men's 60s so that you couldn't easily compare scores; some men would not have taken lightly to be beaten by women Smile
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Post by Chris Miceli 2/23/2017, 2:57 pm

desben wrote:I remember reading that women air pistol was 40 shots instead of the men's 60s so that you couldn't easily compare scores; some men would not have taken lightly to be beaten by women Smile
Ruby Fox is in the NRA 2650 club
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Post by BE Mike 2/23/2017, 4:03 pm

There will still be free pistol for the Word Games, Pan Am Games, National Championships, State Championships, etc., right?
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Post by john bickar 2/23/2017, 6:05 pm

BE Mike wrote:There will still be free pistol for the Word Games, Pan Am Games, National Championships, State Championships, etc., right?
World Championships: yes
Pan Am Games: no
USASNC: kind of, in a very red-headed stepchild fashion
State Championships: up to the coordinators in each state

USAS has been very clear that they do not care a whit for the non-Olympic events. Those events, and the people who compete in them, are second-class citizens.
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Post by Wobbley 2/23/2017, 7:40 pm

In a lot of respects, the Olympics are becoming a rolling disaster anyway.  They're too big too costly and an economic basket case. I'm not sure they will survive in their present form.
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Post by 1joel1 2/25/2017, 10:21 am

Well now, what the hell am I gonna do with my free pistol and my small bore rifle?

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Post by Guest 2/25/2017, 10:28 am

1joel1 wrote:Well now, what the hell am I gonna do with my free pistol and my small bore rifle?

Sell them to me cheap? pirat

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Post by robert84010 2/25/2017, 10:59 am

john bickar wrote:

USAS has been very clear that they do not care a whit for the non-Olympic events. Those events, and the people who compete in them, are second-class citizens.
Interesting how they don't mind soliciting money from the second-class citizens though.

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Post by john bickar 2/25/2017, 6:30 pm

1joel1 wrote:Well now, what the hell am I gonna do with my free pistol and my small bore rifle?

Trade them for Walther OSPs?
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Post by Jon Eulette 2/25/2017, 7:15 pm

john bickar wrote:
1joel1 wrote:Well now, what the hell am I gonna do with my free pistol and my small bore rifle?

Trade them for Walther OSPs?

John I don't think you could have said anything more naughty than that:-)

I just shot my first free pistol match in 10 years today. NRA sectional championship. I can't believe how much fun I had.
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