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11617 Hunt Club Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
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Gallery Pistol Matches

Purpose:

Provide an entry-level pistol program at Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman’s Club.

Participant Eligibility:

Open to any non-prohibited individual. Individuals of less than 21 years of age must have documented prior pistol match shooting experience or have completed a NRA Basic Pistol course and have a parent or guardian present during the competition. It is suggested that novice shooters over 21 years of age complete a NRA Basic Pistol Course.

Range:

50 ft range in one of the cowboy action bays

Course of fire:

  • Ten minute unlimited practice on one each target NRA B-2 and NRA B-3.
  • Slow Fire: 2 five shot strings on B-2 target in 10 minutes. Shooters reload on their own.
  • Timed Fire: 2 five shot strings on B-3 target in 20 seconds. Shooters reload on command.
  • Rapid Fire: 2 five shot strings on B-3 target in 10 seconds. Shooters reload on command.

Pistol Categories:

.22 caliber Pistol or Revolver

Any pistol, semi-automatic or revolver, using a .22 caliber rim-fire cartridge having an overall length of not more than 1.1 inches and with lead or alloy bullet not greater than .23 inches in diameter and weighing not more than 40 grains; barrel length, including cylinder, not more than 10 inches. Firearm must have a capacity of at least 5 rounds. Trigger pull not less than 2 pounds. Any sights, including telescopic, are permitted with the exception of those sights that project an image on the target. Open sights may be adjustable but not over 10 inches apart measured from the apex of the rear sight to the apex of the front sight. Any sighting device programmed to activate the firing mechanism is prohibited. All standard safety features of the firearm must operate properly.


Any Center Fire Pistol or Revolver

 

Center-fire pistols, semi-automatic or revolvers of .30 caliber or larger (including 7.62 mm, 7.65mm and .45 caliber pistols and revolvers); barrel length, including cylinder, not more than 10 inches; trigger pull not less than 2 1/2 pounds, except.45 caliber semiautomatic pistols not less than 3 1/2 pounds. Firearm must have a capacity of at least 5 rounds. Any Sights, including telescopic, are permitted with the exception of those sights that project an image on the target. Open sights may be adjustable but not over 10 inches apart measured from the apex of the rear sight to the apex of the front sight. Any sighting device programmed to activate the firing mechanism is prohibited. All standard safety features of the firearm must operate properly. Programs may specify particular calibers of types of center-fire guns that will be permitted or not permitted in each stated event.

 

Any .45 Caliber Semi-automatic Pistol or Revolver

 

Any .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol or revolver; barrel length, including cylinders, not more than 10 inches, trigger pull for revolvers not less than 2 1/2 pounds, .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol trigger pull not less than 3 1/2 pounds. Firearm must have a capacity of at least 5 rounds. Any sights, including telescopic, are permitted with the exception of those sights that project an image on the target. Open sights may be adjustable but not over 10 inches apart measured from the apex of the rear sight to the apex of the front sight. Any sighting device programmed to activate the firing mechanism is prohibited. All standard safety features of firearm must operate properly.

 

Other Gallery Pistol Match rules:

  • Ear and Eye protection required.
  • Any safe ammunition that meets Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club rules is allowed.
  • Two-handed pistol grip to be used.
  • Start command will only be given once all shooters have signaled loaded and ready.
  • Shooter may only participate in each class once per event
  • No more than 5 rounds of ammunition in the firearm at any time

Awards:

  • Medallion given based on individual scores
  • Bronze level 240-259 points
  • Silver level 260-279 points
  • Gold level 280-300 points

 

Entry Fee:

  • 21 years old and above $10.00 per entry
  • Below 21 years old $5.00 per entry

Additional Information:

Download PDF with related information here.

 

2016 Schedule

 
Event Date Registration Match Start Range
Gallery Pistol 1 04/03/16  8:30-9:00 AM 9:00 AM Pistol Bay 9
Gallery Pistol 2 06/19/16 8:30-9:00 AM 9:00 AM Pistol Bay 9
Gallery Pistol 3 08/06/16 8:30-9:00 AM 9:00 AM Pistol Bay 9
Gallery Pistol 4 10/09/16 8:30-9:00 AM 9:00 AM Pistol Bay 9

For additional information please contact: 

Steve Crowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-582-7555 (c)
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David Place at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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