On October 31, 2015, our club will be hosting a Halloween - No Tricks And Earn Your Treat pistol event that is geared toward introducing new and seasoned pistol shooters to a classic form of pistol shooting.
All you need is a pistol and case, at least two magazines, ammunition and stapler. A spotting scope can be helpful for the slowfire stage. There will be a “Warm-Up Event” so everyone can get the “feel” of a true classic pistol match, also check their pistol zeros and then shoot again for special matches for the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
Anyone can shoot a pistol with two hands, but the twist of these events are that they are fired strong hand only. It is about grip like a firm handshake, couple that with sight alignment and trigger control.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has given us sanction to hold what are called Excellence In Competition (EIC) events for Service Pistol and Rimfire Pistol, a tradition that goes back to the early 1900s. EIC matches are known to CMP pistol shooters as “legs” where they try to earn "leg" points toward the Distinguished Service Pistol Badge and new for 2015 the Distinguished Rimfire Pistol Badge.
This shooting sports event is open to all members and non-members. New shooters will find that experienced shooters will generally help out with coaching and loaning spare gear.
TARGETS: 50 Yards, NRA B-6 Target and 25 Yards, NRA B-8 Target. Club members, for practice, these targets are available in the rifle range blockhouse.
As you will see below, the choices for pistol are nearly endless.
Pistols may be match conditioned, provided there are no external alternations or modifications. Iron sights are required and can be adjustable type.
Trigger pull must be able to lift a 4 pound weight. Anyone who meets the requirements to earn leg points will have their pistol checked for CMP compliance.
Must be chambered in 45 ACP only, barrel length no greater than 5.100".
Must be chambered in 9x19mm only, barrel length not less than 4.9" and not greater than 5.100".
If you have one of these, bring it out and see what it can do!
|PX4 Storm (Full Size)||9mm/40S&W/.45 ACP|
|PX4 Storm SD||.45ACP|
|FN/Browning Highpower||9mm, .40S&W|
|CZ||CZ 75 Series||9mm|
|CZ 85 Series||9mm|
|CZ 97 B and D||.45ACP|
|GLOCK||G17, G19, G34||9mm|
|G22, G23, G35||.40S&W|
|HK45 Compact Tactical||.45ACP|
|Ruger||P85, P89, KP89, SR9||9mm|
|P90, KP90, P345, KP345,SR45||.45ACP|
|P91, KP91, SR40||.40S&W|
|SIG SAUER||P210, P210 Legend, P210 Legend Target||9mm|
|P220 Match, P220 Super Match||.45ACP|
|SMITH & WESSON||M&P, M39, M59, M439, M459, M539, M559, M639, M659, M5903, M5904, M5905, M5906, M5924, M5926, M5943, Sigma, M909, M910, M915, M3904, M3906, MSD9VE||9mm|
|M&P, M410, M411, Sigma, M4003, M4004, M4043, M4044, M4046, MSD40VE||.40 S&W|
|M&P, Sigma, M745, M645, M4506, M4586, M4526, M4566, M4576||.45ACP|
|M1006, M1026, M1046, M1066, M1076, M1086||10mm|
|TAURUS||PT-92, PT-99, P-24/7, PT-809, PT-911||9MM|
|PT-100, PT-101, P-24/7, PT-840||.40S&W|
The Standard Smallbore Pistol may be fired in CMP-Sanctioned Rimfire EIC Matches and other CMP-sanctioned .22 Rimfire Pistol matches.
Service Pistol calibers can be no smaller than 9x19mm and no larger than 45 ACP. Any safe jacketed ammo is allowed.
Who can shoot? Any eligible competitor, you need not be a member of the NRA, CMP or the sponsoring club. All competitors must have an "Eligibility Affidavit and Liability Agreement" on file at the sponsoring club or present at registration. It requires a notary stamp, which your bank will most likely do for free. Download from CMP here.
RULES: Current edition of CMP Rules which can be downloaded HERE.
WHAT TO BRING: Pistol with case, at least 2 magazines, at least 30 rounds of ammunition per event (always bring a little extra), stapler, water and snacks.
FEES: $25 for the Warm Up and One EIC Match or $40 for the Warm Up and Both EIC Matches.
Team Match is $5 per firing team member. Match fees include CMP EIC sanctioning ($10 per EIC fired).
Empty Chamber Indicators will be used by all competitors. ECIs will be available at the match.
The best way hear about what the Distinguished Rifle and Pistol Badge is all about is to go to the Civilian Marksmanship Program website HERE.
It is a journey that takes you on a pursuit for marksmanship that translates to your other shooting disciplines.
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