AIRGUN-TEC SUMMER 2011 ISSF STYLE AIR PISTOL TARGET SHOOTING COMPETITION, RULES1, Qualifying.
The Airgun-Tec.com Summer 2011 ISSF style air pistol target shooting competition is open to all active members of the Airgun-Tec.co.uk website, (one entry per member). 2, Start & end date information.
The competition will be run over 6 rounds starting on 01st April 2011. You will have 5 weeks to complete each round of the competition and all entries for each round should reach the competition umpire by 23.59hrs (B.S.T) on the 07th of the following month. The final round will commence on 01st September 2011 and will finish at 23.59hrs (G.M.T) on 07th October 2011.3, Acquiring the targets.
The target in use will not be the usual official Airgun-Tec.co.uk target, but the same target as used by the ISSF, see below;- 10 Meter Air Pistol Target
This is the same as the N.S.R.A Air 4/89 10 Metres – 1 Air Pistol Target
and to get them, I will get them direct from the N.S.R.A at Aldersley and post them to your home address. Please email your home address to the competition umpire at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please title your emails “AGT 10m ISSF style competition”. There will be 5 targets provided for each round of the competition, with one practice target provided per round. In total there will be 36 targets sent to you. To start with there will be no cost to participants for the targets/postage, but this may change should there be many participants in the future.4, Eligible pistols & optics.
Unlike the official ISSF rules which only allow PCP & CO2 pistols, all types of air pistol actions are eligible for the competition: PCP, CO2, MSP, SSP, spring, semi-recoilless spring & recoilless spring, either single or multishot. However, whatever action is used please note the following:
(i) All pistols must be fitted with open sights (day glow fibre optic open sights are allowed).
(ii) All pistols must fall within the following dimensions, these being a maximum: 421mm (L) x 201mm (H) x 51mm (W). The pistol must be measured with all accessories in place, e.g. The height must be measured to the top of the rear sight.
(iii) All pistols must be .177” (4.5mm) calibre.
(iv) No part of the grip, frame or accessories must touch the wrist.
(v) All pistols must be under 6lb.ft.Example pistols that comply with (i) to (v) (not exhaustive);-Accles & Shelvoke
Atomic.Smith & Wesson (Umarex)
4", 6" & 8" 586/686 revolvers (CO2).Walther (Umarex)
Tempest.5, Specialized clothing & accessories.
Specialized clothing in the form of shooting jackets, trousers, boots and gloves are not allowed. Correction glasses and/or filters may be worn by the shooter.
Dioptres on your shooting glasses or a stick on/clip on one on standard spectacles are allowed. Shooting glasses with adjustable frames and lenses are allowed, but they have to be "prescription" lenses, such that they don't magnify the image.
Side blinders are allowed to be used, attached to a hat, shooting glasses, cap or head band.
(i) Blinders used in front of the non aiming eye must be no wider than 30mm.
(ii) Blinders used to the side of the aiming eye must be no higher than 40mm. These must not extend further forward than to a line from the centre of the forehead.6, Setting up the target.
If at all possible, targets must be set at a height of 1.4m to the centre of the “10” ring, + or – 5cm, from the ground, but this can be ignored if it is not practical due to, say, lack of a secure safe backstop. The 1.4m rule is generally only for participants who are able to shoot on an official indoor 10m shooting range, such as Aldersley, for example. Participants who cannot shoot at an official range may shoot at home, such as in their back garden, and the target may be placed in/on a suitable target holder/backstop on or near to the ground. It is your responsibility to make sure that your backstop is sufficiently safe for use.
The shooting line must be 10m from the target in a straight line and when shooting your leading foot must be behind the shooting line.7, Round procedure.
Each round will consist of shooting 5 targets, 2 shots per target with a maximum time allowance of 17.5 minuets to shoot all 5 of the targets for that round of the competition. This is for participants using electrically/mechanically operated target changers. Participants not using such equipment and who have to walk to change the target themselves are allowed to stop the clock between target changes after placing the pistol down and leaving it in a safe manner. The clock must be re-started before picking up the pistol to start shooting at the next target. Practicing with the same target design as the competition target is allowed before the start of any given round, but must not take place between targets once you have commenced your round.
Whatever targets have not been shot/shots not taken at the end of 17.5 minuets must not be shot and only those shot must be sent to the competition umpire.8, Shooting stance/grip.
The stance in use will be the freestanding one handed stance/grip. Participants requiring more information on this are to contact the competition umpire at email@example.com
Completed shots at the target will be scored as it states on the target, e.g. a shot hitting the “8” ring will score 8 points. Shots breaking the line will be scored inward or “up” as it were. See below;-PLEASE NOTE, FOR SIMPLICITY, MULTIPLE SHOTS AT A TARGET HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN THE EXAMPLES BELOW. FOR YOUR ACTUAL COMPETITION TARGETS, ONLY TWO SHOTS PER TARGET.
OK, here we have an "inwards scored" target:
Adding up the scores here would show
total of 52 / 60 as the x scores 10.
In the event of a round tie break the targets will be scored outward. Scoring of the target would be done as follows:
Adding up the first columb then the second (not as in simple decimal totals, no carrying over the point!)now produces
52.48 / 60.
If the other competitor had one of the 8's fully inside the 8 ring (not breaking out into the 7) for example they would have scored 8.8 for that shot and would therefore total 52.49.
It's extremely unlikely that this could not separate 2 scores in a tie (hence used by the olympic markers). In event of such then a shoot-off could be asked for.
At the end of the competition, if there is still a tie break a shoot off will take place. If the scores are still tied after the shoot off, the winner would be decided by alphabetical order on their surname.9a,
As a fun aside to the main competition there will be a manufacturers class/competition. This will be determined by adding together all entries from each manufacturer (separately) then dividing that manufacturers total by the amount of entries from that manufacturer to get an average. The winner per round will be the manufacturer with the highest average score and the winner of the competition will be the manufacturer with the highest total accumulated from the average scores of each round.10,
Malfunctions: Pistol, target or pellets. If whilst shooting your round of the competition you have a malfunction with your pistol, targets or pellets, you may stop the clock to rectify the problem. After the problem has been rectified you must restart the clock from the time you stopped it and you may continue for the time left to run. You are not allowed to reset the clock and therefore the time.11, Completing target details/emailing them to the competition umpire.
After shooting your targets, before emailing them to the competition umpire, all targets for each round must have the following details included on the target:
(ii) Competition name.
(iii) Round No.
(v) Actual name.
(vi) Pistol make and model.
(viii) Signed by witness (or yourself).
(ix) Must have official stamp.
Failure to complete the target details in full on any target will mean that that target will be discounted from your round entry.
After completing your details, scan or photograph your targets and send them to the competition umpire at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please make sure that photo's or scans are large enough and of good enough quality from them to be read easily. Once received a receipt email will be sent to that participant. If you don’t receive a receipt email after 3 or 4 days, send the umpire a “WAKE UP” email.Example of a shot & completed target. It doesn't really matter where you enter the details, as long as you include them all and I can read it.12, Results and standings.
Results and standings for each round will be posted within the ISSF target shooting section of the forum a.s.a.p after the round end date/time.13, Use it or lose it.
This is very much a trial competition in hope to provide more interest in the ISSF section of the forum, however, for it to continue in the future, at least 4 participants must compete in 5 out of the 6 rounds of the competition.14, Honour.
You are on your honour not to cheat in this competition. There are no prizes for the winner of the competition, so if you cheat you are not going to gain anything in the way of a nice prize or trophy. Anyone proved to have been cheating will be disqualified from the competition and will be banned from the website.15, Unused targets.
For whatever reason, e.g. unable to compete in the whole of the competition, or you ran out of time to complete all the targets in some of the rounds, to help keep costs down, please contact the competition umpire by email at email@example.com
to attain the address by which to send your unused targets to.16,
If there are any problems with the above rules, or something rears up that is not covered in the above rules throughout the competition, the ISSF rules will be consulted.