Pistol Shooting

                                                                            

There are four unique competitions with specific dates, venues, age divisions, and competition details. Information pertaining to the 2019 Pistol Shooting events is listed below. 

*Please note that Air Pistol, Sports Pistol, Free Pistol and PPP all separate events in the Bay State Games, and each requires its own registration form and fee.

Sanction

The matches will be sanctioned by USA Shooting (USAS). Bay State Games competitors who are members of USAS will have their scores registered and sent to USAS for classification.

Competitors who are not current members of USAS but wish to become a member can do so using the following link: USA SHOOTING MEMBERSHIP 

Non-USA Shooting members can shoot in the match and be in contention for Bay State Games medals but, their scores will not be registered with USA Shooting. 

Eligibility 

In each event and age division, there will be separate male & female divisions each with their own medals and awards.

An athlete must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A full-time resident of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont or Connecticut

  • A registered member of a shooting club in Massachusetts. Athletes using the club membership for eligibility may not also be a member of a non-Massachusetts club. 

  • Athletes who are permanent Massachusetts Residents and attend school out of state are eligible to compete.

Awards 

All participants receive a Bay State Summer Games T-Shirt. Medals and a Bay State Games award item will be presented to the top three finishers in each division.

Competition Information

Air Pistol

Competition will consist of 60 shots for all divisions. 

Tryouts
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 
Start time: 9 a.m.
Venue: Woburn Sportsmen's Association, 155 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730
Cost: $25
Late Fee: $10 (applied on April 20)

Finals
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 
Start time: 9 a.m.
Venue: Massachusetts Rifle Association - Fazio Range, 290R Salem St. Woburn, MA 01801
Finalist Fee: $25

Divisons
Sub-Junior: 14& under. Minimum Age 7 (birth year 2005 & later)
Intermediate Junior: Age 15-17 (birth year 2002-2004)
Junior: Age 18-20 (birth year 1999-2001)
Open: 21+ (birth year on or before 1998)

Open to Male & Female Competitors. 
*Athletes cannot move up an age group

Progressive Position Pistol

No Teams. No Open division. Maximum age of 20. 40 Shots for all divisions. 

Finals Only
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019 
Start time: 9 a.m.
Venue: Massachusetts Rifle Association - Fazio Range, 290R Salem St. Woburn, MA 01801

Cost: $25
Late Fee: $10 (applied on May 16)

Divisons
Basic Supported: Minimum Age 7 - Maximum Age 12 
Standing Supported:
Minimum Age 7 - Maximum Age 14
International Standing: Minimum Age 15 - Maximum Age 20

Open to Male & Female Competitors
*Singles only. No Teams. No Open Division
*Age as of December 21, 2019

Sport Pistol

Competition will consist of 60 shots for all divisions. 

Finals Only
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019 
Start time: 9 a.m.
Venue: Massachusetts Rifle Association - Fazio Range, 290R Salem St. Woburn, MA 01801

Cost: $25
Late Fee: $10 (applied on June 16)

Divisions
Sub-Junior: 14& under. Minimum Age 7 (birth year 2005 & later)
Intermediate Junior: Age 15-17 (birth year 2002-2004)
Junior: Age 18-20 (birth year 1999-2001)
Open: 21+ (birth year on or before 1998)

Open to Male & Female Competitors
*Athletes cannot move up an age group

Sport Pistol Course of Fire

The sport pistol match will be fired on the Fazio Range, a 50-foot inside range.  We have range access starting at 8 a.m. and the preparation period will begin at 9 a.m. sharp.

The match will follow current USA Shooting rules, but there will be no final. The event is a 60 MATCH shots divided into (2) stages of 30 shots each.

 PRECISION STAGE: Five (5) minutes preparation, then five (5) shot sighting series, then six (6) five (5) shot series for record.

RAPID STAGE: Three (3) minutes preparation, then five (5) shot sighting series, then six (6) five (5) shot series for record.

Any safe .22 caliber pistol can be used for this event with a limit of 5 rounds of ammunition. B-33 and B-39 reduced targets will be used. Please bring an empty-chamber indicator such as a length of weed-whacker wire or a chamber plug with a flag.

 

Free Pistol

Finals Only
Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019 
Start time: 1 p.m.
Venue: Massachusetts Rifle Association - McLaughlin Range, 290R Salem St. Woburn, MA 01801

Cost: $25
Late Fee: $10 (applied on July 6)

Divisons
Age 14-19 (birth  year 2001-2005)
Age 20+ (birth year 2000 and earlier)

Open to Male & Female Competitors

Free Pistol Course of Fire

 The free pistol match will be fired on the McLaughlin Range, a 50-yard outdoor range with covered firing points, and will be held rain or shine.  We have range access starting a bit after 12nn and the preparation period will begin at 1pm sharp.

The match will follow current USA Shooting rules, but there will be no final.  The match consists of a 15 minute preparation and sighting period  followed by 60 record shots fired 10 shots per target (the rules say 5, but that's impractical because we have to walk downrange to score) in a total time of 1 hour 45 minutes.  The time duration for each 10-shot record target will be 17 minutes and 30 seconds.  Any safe .22 caliber pistol can be used for this event.  Each shot must be individually loaded - if you're using a semi-auto you may use the magazine but it may only contain one round.  Likewise, revolvers may have only one round in the cylinder.  Free pistol is an iron-sights event, USAS and ISSF rules do not permit the use of any optical elements mounted on the firearm.  Please bring an empty-chamber indicator such as a length of weed-whacker wire or a chamber plug with a flag.

State Games of America

 

 




All medalist in this event will qualify for the 2021 State Games of America in Ames and Des Moines, Iowa. 

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