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The Ames Rifle and Pistol Club's pistol team has been competing for
over thirty (30) years. Pistol shooters with years of experience and
knowledge to share, together with new shooters eager to learn and
compete meet Thursday nights for a pistol league matches both home at
our indoor range and away at participating Clubs. See the web site
calendar for dates and locations. All winter matches begin at 8:00 P.M.
Like other activity groups at the club, the pistol team members are
very supportive of each other. In addition to perfecting basic firearm
skills, such as sight picture, trigger squeeze/control, follow-through
and breathing, members of the team also enjoy the camaraderie found in
any team sport.
Experienced shooters on the team are always happy to share tips and
techniques of sound marksmanship skills with new shooters. The team has
several experienced shooters who are great shots and have a huge wealth
of knowledge to share. While we do have this experience the majority of
shooters on the team have just picked up the sport in the past few
year. The “new” shooters have been improving steadily and our team has
started moving up in the standings.
We encourage all team members to set their own marksmanship goals,
whether it be casual sportsmanship or Olympic competition.
Joining the pistol team is simple. All you need to do is come out on a
Thursday night when the team is shooting, bring eye and ear protection
and observe a match. If you decide that you are interested in joining
the team, contact Steve Driscoll (781)341-0160,TOPGUNSFG@aol.com or
any another pistol team member
familiar with the process.
The equipment you will need includes a .22 target pistol, two ammo
magazines, a couple of boxes of target quality ammo, ear and eye
protection. The course of fire is a Gallery Pistol Match, first round
is slow fire with 10 rounds in 10 minutes, second round is timed fire
with two strings of 5 rounds each in 20 seconds for each 5 rounds and a
third round of rapid fire with two strings of 5 rounds each in 10
seconds for each 5 rounds. Total score for a perfect match is 300.
We invite you to come check us out. While the competitions are serious
everyone on the team has a great time while developing their shooting
skills and achieving personal bests. Only the top five (5) scores in
each competition count toward the team score. This lets new shooters
get comfortable and not have to stress about affecting the team score
Our commitment is to make every member comfortable regardless of
experience or ability and to promote the shooting sports in a friendly,
fun environment while making each individual a better shooter through
regular participation as a pistol team member.
Ames Rifle & Pistol Club
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