SSAA Field Pistol is a WA Based event with an interesting, varied and challenging discipline that provides variety and satisfies the needs of shooters in a wide variety of shooting challenges, from speed events to the more challenging long range events there is something for everyone. People of any suitable age can enjoy this discipline and it attracts a large spectrum of the shooting community, from young people to families and seniors, everyone is in there with a chance. Field Pistol courses of fire are wide and varied and each is designed to challenge a different aspect of the shooter’s abilities.
SSAA Field Pistol has been successfully building in numbers and operating effectively and safely for many years now. Field Pistol courses of fire are wide and varied and each is designed to challenge a different aspect of the shooter’s abilities.
The targets for the Field Pistol stages usually represent species of vermin and in turn shooters tend to learn more about wildlife conservation. Most of the targeted animals that are depicted are pests and are in paper or steel reaction targets.
Competitors may use a different type of pistol between Varmint and Field Pistol matches if they wish. Longarms such as Shotguns and Rifles are employed in the Field and Action match as well.
Varmint Match is a precision static match using vermin targets at various ranges dependent on match requirements. For the longer ranges out to 200m shooters also use specialized pistols that are purpose built to shoot long distances, these compete in their own class, of course as shooters are welcome to also use standard pistols, and they do! This is normally a slow timed match as the goal is accuracy, not speed.
Field Pistol is a test of a shooter’s speed and accuracy at various distances. There may be one or multiple targets in different stages and the matches generally require movement between shooting positions which adds to the challenge when competing in these matches. Field Pistol is designed to be a movement match that adds another dimension to the shooting experience.
Field & Action Match falls under the auspice of the Field Pistol discipline and is shot in a similar fashion. The difference is that this match is even more exciting than Field Pistol in that it utilises Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun in its stages, the shooter needing to compensate not only for accuracy and speed over varying distances, but also has to come to grips with the change of firearm used. This is a great test of the shooter’s ability and is well received by its practitioners.
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