Slow Fire | Timed Fire | Rapid Fire
Bullseye pistol shooting is one of the most popular shooting sports. Shot outdoors at LC & SA, these courses of fire emphasize the development of competition bullseye pistol shooting skills. Competitive bullseye shooting is also known as “Precision Pistol or Conventional Pistol.” The precision required in bullseye shooting helps to hone your trigger control and concentration skills.These skills will be of great value if you decide to move on to action pistol shooting.
Starting with the 2017 season, this qualification program is run in conjunction with the rimfire "900" practice matches held on Thursday evenings.
Program Duration: Thursday evenings, from the first week in May for fifteen (15) weeks at 6:00 p.m. Walk-in registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Please plan to come early for registration and orientation so we can start the program on time. If the first line fills up before 6:00 p.m., we start the program early.
We use the East Pistol Range for this program. Drive all the way back to the barn and then stay left to the top of the hill.
We will shoot each Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will not shoot on evenings if it rains or storms, please check the online club calendar for cancellations. We also do not shoot if the Thursday combines with a holiday weekend.
Sessions cancelled due to weather conditions will be made up at the end of the season. Please always check the website calendar for updates/cancellations prior to coming out to shoot.
NRA Pistol Rules will apply, except where specific exceptions are made.
Recommended age of participation is 11 years and older. This program requires pistols to be fired from the standing position using one hand. We recommend that shooters be able to handle equipment safely and complete the courses of fire within given rules and time restraints. LC & SA reserves the right to disqualify participation if needed.
Pistols and Revolvers
Any safe rimfire revolver or semi-automatic pistol may be used.
Metallic, telescopic, or electronic sights are permitted, with the exception of any sight that projects an image onto the target.
The conventional “bullseye” pistol qualification is fired from the standing position using one hand, except for the first three ratings (Pro-Marksman, Marksman, and Marksman 1st Class) where the benchrest or two-handed standing positions may be used.
Target and Distance
B-2 slow fire target and B-3 timed and rapid fire target at 50 feet.
Shots Per Target
Traditionally, 10 shots per target are fired on “B” series targets. However, if scoring becomes too difficult, shooters have the option of using two targets and firing five shots on each.
Slow fire is 10 rounds fired in 10 minutes or less.
Timed fire is 10 rounds fired in two five-shot strings at 20 seconds per string.
Rapid fire is 10 rounds fired in two five-shot strings at 10 seconds per string.
The aggregate course of fire is 30 shots that must be fired as a complete unit in the same session in order to qualify as a viable course of fire. Each qualifying course of fire must meet or exceed the minimum score or the complete aggregate must be refired.
An aggregate course of fire consists of a total of 30 shots fired as follows:
- 10 shots slow fire (10 shots fired in 10 minutes)
- 10 shots timed fire (five shots fired in 20 seconds, two times)
- 10 shots rapid fire (five shots fired in 10 seconds, two times)
As this program is conducted in conjunction with the "900" rimfire match, individuals participating in the LC & SA NRA Bullseye Pistol Qualification Program (extra fee applies) will aggregate their points (300) as follows:
- Targets SF1, TF1 and RF1.
- Targets SF2, TF2 and RF2.
- Targets NMC1, NMC2 and NMC3.
SF = Slow Fire, TF = Timed Fire, RF = Rapid Fire, NMC = National Match Course
- NRA Pistol Qualification Patch
- Skill Rockers
- Parchment Certificates
All registration fees are due at the start of the program, and all line fees are due prior to shooting!
Registration Fee:$20.00 - if shooting in the Qualification Program and earning awards. If a participant is continuing the award program from the previous year, registration fee will be waived.
Any participants not shooting in the Qualification Awards program will not be charged the registration fee, but will pay the standard line fee to participate.
Season Fee: $90.00 for the 15 week season, paid at beginning of season. Walk-in (each evening): $8.00 for 9 targets (900 point match).
Junior Membership:All non-member participants ages 6 through 17 are required to become Junior Members of LCSA to participate in the program. The annual fee for Junior Membership is $15.00 and entitles the member to participate in all LCSA events for the entire year ( See Article VII, Section 1c for details). Download a membership form here.
|Rating||Req. Score/Possible Score||Repetitions|
|Basic Practical||This rating is achieved by completing the practical exercise conducted during a NRA Basic Pistol Course.|
|Marksman 1st Class||200/300||6 times|
Score: 269/300 or better 10 times, or 258 or better in two NRA sanctioned pistol competitions.
(Witness Requirements - All firing for the Distinguished Expert rating must be witnessed by an NRA member (with current ID number), or an NRA instructor or coach (with current ID number).