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USA / Olympic Shooting

USA/Olympic Pistol is precision target shooting using .22 caliber single shot pistols with iron sights at 50 yards. It is shot standing, offhand, with no supports. There are no shooting coats or gloves used. No scopes or dot sights are allowed. It is one of the Olympic shooting sports. It is sometimes referred to as free pistol. Shooters typically use .22 caliber single shot pistols of European or Russian manufacture. These are specialized pistols with individualized fitted grips and set triggers. Shooters may use other .22 caliber pistols, but they must be loaded one shot at a time. The course of fire is 60 shots, fired in three 20 shot strings each lasting 35 minutes. Targets are scored after each 20 shot string. There is an 18 minute sighting-in period prior to competition where shooters can fire an unlimited number of sighter shots. Matches are held the first Saturday of each month beginning in April and running through September. Preparation begins at 8:30 a.m., shooting begins at 9 a.m. on the Competition Range. The match is completed by 11:30 a.m. Matches are open to both OGC members and members of the public. These are club matches and not nationally sanctioned matches.

Match Director – Steve Studt / 952-942-8510

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