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Pistol League

2017 Spring League Info
You do not have to be a member to participate! Everyone is Welcome!

Two New Things for this Spring League:

TEAM CHALLENGE:
While there will be no change in the Spring Pistol League format (individuals competing at three levels of competition) there will be an option of a Team Challenge.
This is the way it works:
1. Individual shooters may choose another shooter to form a two person team.
2. Teams will then compete against other teams at the same level of competition (Top Gun, Pro, Match) shooting center fire semi-auto or revolvers at 25 feet.
3. There will be no additional or extra shooting required. The scores you shoot in the regular pistol league will be combined to determine your team scores.
4. The team who accumulates the most points after five weeks of shooting will be declared the winners. Only first place teams will receive awards.
5. All teams must be established on or before the second week of shooting. You will receive a Team Option form on the first night of the league. It must be filled out and turned in with fees paid by March 10th. Cost in addition to the regular league fees will be $2.00 per team member.

The Team Challenge will be thoroughly explained at the first league shoot. In the meantime if you have any questions call: Rick St John 924-9065

Off the Chart Shooters:
This is an opportunity for those shooters who do not want deal with the pressures of competition and would prefer to shoot their self-defense/conceal carry weapons rather than bullseye target guns.

This is the way it works:

1. Shooters will not be competing against regular pistol league participants but will be shooting in the same time sequence (slow fire, timed fire & rapid fire).
2. All Off the Chart shooters will be shooting at seventeen feet at NRA B-29 silhouette targets.
3. Shooters can shoot rim fire or center fire, semi autos or revolvers (not to exceed 44 magnum). All weapons must have open/iron sights, NO lasers, No scopes permitted.
4. Off the chart shooters will only be competing against themselves with the emphasis on improvement over the course of five weeks.
5. Fees are the same as the league. $12.00 entry fee and $5.00 target fee.
6. All range rules pertaining to safety and league procedures apply.

We need more shooters and we are asking for all pistol league participants for your support. If you know anyone who likes to shoot (a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker) we encourage you to invite them to shoot in the upcoming spring league. You don’t have to be a club member to shoot. Everyone is welcome!

For additional information call:
Rick at 719-924-9065 or Bill at 719-250-1541



Regular Pistol League Info
To provide a level playing field for all shooters, there are three levels of competition.
You will only be competing against shooters at your level.

MATCH DATES: March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th is the Award Ceremony & Flashlight Shoot.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to any shooter. Less than 18 will need a guardian at the meet.
TIME: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. You must be there by 8 pm to shoot. No targets handed out after 8 pm.
LOCATION: PMS Indoor Range (In the park next to the zoo entrance)
TARGETS: B2, B3 for all hand guns.

CATEGORIES:
RIMFIRE: Any .22 revolver, .22 semi auto pistol or both in the same category ($5 per entry).
CENTER FIRE: Any center fire revolver and/or center fire semi auto or both ($5 per entry).
CENTER FIRE at 50 ft: Center fire revolver and/or semi auto or both ($5 per entry).
SIGHTS: Iron sights only. NO red dots, NO optic sights, no calibers to exceed 44 mag.

FEES for Spring League 2017
$12.00 Entry Fee Plus $5.00 per Category


RULES: SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY! All range rules apply. Case and uncase guns in the shooting booth only. NRA rules will be used. Pistols will be at 25 feet, women shoot at 17 feet. You can use one or two hands for pistols. No supporting of shooter or gun.
NOTICE: If you have to miss a shoot you can shoot in advance or after a date in which you cannot be present. One exception; If you cannot be there on the last league night you must shoot for that date in advance rather than after the league ends.
COURSE OF FIRE: Pistol Slow Fire: 10 minutes for ten shots. Timed Fire: 20 seconds per 5 shot string (two strings). Rapid Fire: 10 seconds per 5 shot string (two strings).
SCORING: All scoring will be done by match officials. NO one except the officials will be allowed to plug targets.
AWARDS: Based on the number of shooters in each category; first, second or third place winners will receive awards.

LEAGUE RULES and REGULATIONS will be posted on the east end of the class room.

For additional information call:
Rick at 719-924-9065 or Bill at 719-250-1541




2016 Fall League Results

Fall pistol league had 25 shooters with a total of 51 entries. There were three levels of competition; Top Gun Shooters, Pro Level Shooters and Match Level shooters and competed in Rimfire, Center Fire, Women Center Fire & Targets at 50 ft. There were five shoots with a possible total score of 1500 points in each event.
Before listing the winning results for the fall league I would recognize the following points of interest:

  • In Center Fire the top three Top Gun Shooters were all shooting revolvers.
  • Victor Gustafson placed second as a Pro Level Shooter. He shot the highest Pro Level score of 253 also shooting with a revolver.
  • Adam Harrison placed second as a Match Level Shooter. He shot the highest Match Level score of 235 also shooting with a revolver.
  • Both first and second place Top Gun Shooters at Targets at 50 ft. were also shooting revolvers.
  • Robert Duarte as a Pro Level Shooter placed second in Targets at 50 ft. with the highest Pro score of 171.
  • Eight of the winners from the Center Fire and Targets at 50 ft. were all shooting revolvers.

Winning Results from the Fall Pistol League:

RIMFIRE:
Top Gun Shooters
   1Gould Shriner1397
 
Pro Level Shooters
   1Doug Carter1283
   2Bob Turano1276
 
Match Level Shooters
   1Greg Grahek1067
   2Dennis Carter824
 
CENTER FIRE:
Top Gun Shooters
   1Alvin Buffalo R*1261
   2Gould Shriner R*1257
   3Bob Turano R*1220
 
Pro Level Shooters
   1Alvin Buffalo1089
   2Victor Gustafson R*1089
   3Ralph Walker1087
 
Match Level Shooters
   1Victor Gustafson934
   2Adam Harrison R*875
   3Jason Shomaker R*819
 
CENTER FIRE WOMEN:
Top Gun Shooters
   1Sherry Buffalo1042
   2Lisa Shomaker922
 
TARGETS AT 50 FT:
Top Gun Shooters
   1Gould Shriner R*1012
   2Rick Taullie R*866
   3Alvin Buffalo790
 
Pro Level Shooters
   1Ralph Walker716
   2Robert Duarte634
   3Jason Shomaker616
 
Match Level Shooters
   1James Amos238
   2Lisa Shomaker217
   3Fred Sanchez140
 
Awards Ceremony and Flash Light shoot was held on November 11th which was one week after the league ended. This was something new from the previous league format. From all reports people enjoyed this event. There were refreshments and the five shot Flashlight Competition was a real success.

A special thanks to Pistol League Director, Bill Johnson and all the volunteers who make this event possible. We are looking forward to the 2017 Spring League and we hope you will join us for another fun event.


2016 Fall League Info

To provide a level playing field for all shooters, there are now three levels of competition.
You will only be competing against shooters at your level.

MATCH DATES: September 30th, October 7th, 14th, (NO SHOOT on 21st), 28th, November 4th, 11th
ELIGIBILITY: Open to any shooter. Less than 18 will need a guardian at the meet.
TIME: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: PMS Indoor Range (In the park next to the zoo entrance)
TARGETS: B2, B3 for all hand guns.
SIGHTS: Iron sights only. NO red dots or optic sights permitted.
CATEGORIES:
Rimfire: Any .22 revolver and/or .22 semi auto pistol or both in the same category ($5 per gun).
Centerfire: Any centerfire revolver and/or center fire semi-auto ($5 per gun).
Centerfire at 50ft: Center fire revolvers and/or semi-auto or both ($5 per gun).

FEES for 2016
$10.00 entry fee plus $5.00 per category
RULES: SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY! All range rules apply. Case and uncase guns in the shooting booth only. NRA rule will be used. Pistols will be at 25 feet for men, women shoot at 17 feet. You can use one or two hands for pistols. No supporting of shooter or gun.
NOTICE: In order to accommodate shooters during hunting season, you will be allowed to shoot in advance or after a date in which you cannot be present. One exception; if you cannot be there on the last league night you must shoot for that date in advance rather than after the league ends.
COURSE OF FIRE:Pistol Slow Fire; 10 minutes for ten shots. Timed Fire: 20 seconds per 5 shot string (two strings). Rapid Fire: 10 seconds per 5 shot string (two strings).
SCORING: All scoring will be done by match officials. NO one except officieals will be allowed to plug targets.
AWARDS: Based on the number of shooters in each category; first, second or third place winners will receive awards.
LEAGUE RULES and REGULATIONS will be posted on the north end of the class room.

Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a PMS member to participate so bring a friend.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call: Bill 719-250-1541 or Rick 719-924-9065

Three things you need to know about the PMS Pistol League.

Number 1: You do not have to be afraid to shoot in the league.
You do not have to be an “Annie Oakley-Crack Shot” to participate! There are three levels of competition. You are only going to be shooting with those who are at your skill level. The top shooters will be competing against each other. There is also an intermediate level as well as a match level for new or less experienced shooters. Women shoot at seventeen feet. No one should ever feel intimidated. There is a place for everyone.
The league is very professionally run with a lot of volunteers who are there to make sure you are safe and not intimidated by the activities of the event. Your security and safety is our number one priority.

Number 2: It is not going to cost a lot of money to shoot this next league.
We have drastically dropped the cost so that more shooters can and will participate. Registration fee for the five league nights will be $10.00 and an additional $5.00 for each category in which you choose to shoot (Rim Fire, Center Fire, Center Fire-Revolvers). If you shoot in one category your total would only be $15.00, two categories $20.00 and all three categories $25.00. Wow…what a deal!

Number 3: An opportunity to be involved with others who share your passion.
It is a social event where you will meet new people. It is an educational event where you will learn how to sharpen your shooting skills. It is a rewarding experience where you will gain more self confidence in your shooting ability. And above all…it is just simply a lot of fun to shoot in the league!



Clarification of Rules and Regulations
Pueblo Municipal Shooters pistol league rules and regulations are based on the NRA Precision Pistol Rule Book. All NRA rules apply with the exceptions related to the distance from bench to target and using two hands instead of the traditional one hand bullseye shooting stance.

NRA Rule 10.10
Procedure in case of Defective Cartridge, Disabled Pistol, or Malfunction in Slow, Timed or Rapid fire.
1. Should you have a defective cartridge, disabled pistol or malfunction keep the gun in the ready position pointed down range. Do not clear the gun or attempt the resolve the malfunction. Raise your non shooting hand to call for an alibi. A Range Safety Officer will then inspect the reason for an alibi request and determine if you are granted the alibi.
2. If the alibi request was granted during Slow Fire you will be allowed to shoot the number of rounds necessary to complete the 10 round string on the same target.
3. If the alibi request was granted during timed or rapid fire you will be required to load an additional five rounds and (in a timed or rapid fire string) you fire into the same target. In scoring; the lowest ten rounds in your target will determine your score.

  • No supporting of gun or shooter.
  • No leaning on the bench.
  • Targets must be set in place with the white line on the overhead track clearly visible.
  • Shooters are NOT permitted to shoot semi-autos or revolvers twice in the same category.
Scoring Procedures With the new league format adopted in 2015 the scoring for Top Gun, Pro, and Match level competitions will be based solely on the total number of points earned by each competitor.

All shooters will be competing to earn the highest number of points possible. The total number of points will determine the first, second and third place winners in each level of competition.

To determine the three different levels of competition the total number of shooters will be divided by three. For example, with fifteen shooters there would be five shooters in of the three levels of competition (Top Gun, Pro & Match). Should the total of shooters be an odd number there would be an additional shooter assigned to the match level. For example, with sixteen shooters there would be five in Top Gun, five in Pro and six in Match. In the event there are seventeen shooters there would be five in Top Gun and six in Pro and six in Match. With less than nine the total number of shooters would be divided by two rather than three. With three or less shooters there would be only one level of competition. Winners will be announced and awards presented the last night of the league.

  • First, second and third place awards will be given out only if there are a total of five shooters in any of the three levels of competition (Top Guns, Pro-Shooters, Match Shooters).
  • With four shooters only the first and second place shooters will receive awards.
  • With three shooters or less only the first place shooter will receive an award.
  • Exceptions can only be made and approved by the league director.
If you miss a shoot and it is not made up either the week prior to or the week after no points will be awarded. No averages will be considered. If you miss the last shoot of the league you must make it up prior to the last night of the league. No points will be awarded once the league is over.

View the Pistol League SOP HERE