IHMSA Air Pistol Silhouette
Ed Mundorf 402-217-9234 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Air Pistol Silhouette A Winter Retreat
Air Pistol Silhouette is a relatively new sport at the Ikes. IHMSA sanctioned (International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association) national competition started in 2002 and began here in December 2003. Air pistols with calibers no larger than .22 may be used and there is a discipline for just about any air pistol made, from the vintage Crosman you’ve had for years to the latest Morini or Steyr match pistols.
Disciplines are: Production, Unlimited, Standing, Unlimited Standing (scoped), Unlimited Standing Iron Sight, and Unlimited Any Sight (scoped). All disciplines are separate and class divisions within each assure that competitors only compete against those of similar ability and equipment.
Like IHMSA’s other competitions, the normal course of fire is forty rounds fired in five-shot strings, two strings at each bank of five animals. So you would shoot ten shots at chickens at ten yards, ten at pigs at twelve and a half yards, ten at turkeys at fifteen and ten at rams at eighteen. You are allowed a thirty second preparation time for loading followed immediately by a two minute firing period in which you may shoot at the bank of five animals, starting with the chickens. You are only allowed one shot at each target, engaged from left to right. If it is knocked down it is scored as an “X” on your scorecard. A miss or hit that fails to knock the target down is an “O”. After a second “Load and Fire” period, you move to the next position and shoot the pigs.
As the name implies, this game is for air pistols. However, for a fun side match, anyone wishing to shoot an air rifle may do so in either scopes or open sight class provided the rifle used does no damage to the targets. Targets are the hinged, string re-set type making repeated walks down to the targets unnecessary.
These competitions are held indoors during the winter months in our heated facility. Whole families can shoot together and, because of the continuous cycle of moving from chickens to pigs etc., an entire family can shoot using the same gun. And junior shooters shoot their first gun free with a paid adult entry. Hey dads! Have four kids? One entry fee of $6.00 buys you each a scorecard. Where else can you find hours of such inexpensive fun for the whole family?
For rules and more information visit us at: http://IHMSA.org