Match Director

Chuck Nothom

[email protected]

The 2021 Bullseye Pistol program now includes the NRA Precision Pistol 2700 matches as before, and now the CMP 2700 Pistol Matches.  CMP EIC matches, both .22 and .45, will be scheduled as will NRA Distinguished Revolver matches as appropriate.
Bullseye Weekend matches are scheduled to begin the first week of April and run through November, including July.  Matches have not previously been scheduled in July because of the Camp Perry national matches.  They were cancelled this year and all local matches were held in abeyance for several months due to COVID-19.  That may well be the case for 2021. Further, I recall that very, very few local shooters have consistently competed in those matches.  A July match provides another local opportunity for those who do not attend the national matches.
CMP Precision 2700 Pistol Matches will be held on Saturdays starting at 9 AM and NRA Precision 2700 Matches on Sundays at 9 AM.
Both are almost identical with a few differences.
Given the current pandemic and the expectation that presently mandated restrictions will continue, there will always be the real possibility of changes before or during the season..
More definite information will be promulgated in February.
If anyone wishes to be on the distribution list for that information, let me know.
Point of contact is:

 

2021 Fairfax Rod & Gun Club Saturday Registered NRA Free Pistol Tournament, CMP EIC Matches (.22LR & .45), &

NRA Registered Precision Pistol .22LR 900 Tournament

SATURDAYS  –  May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th

Federal, state, sanctioning authority, and local pandemic mandates will be enforced.  The number of competitors AND match personnel allowed will be determined by those mandates.  The most restrictive mandate will be enforced which could result in as few as 6 of our 25 positions being available.

Location: WALSH Range, Fairfax Rod & Gun, 7039 Signal Hill Road, Manassas, VA 20111

Eye and ear protection required while on or near the range during all courses of fire.

Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) are required.

  • Face masks or face coverings must be worn at all times during the tournament except during the firing of guns. A range command will be given prior to the “LOAD” command that face masks or face coverings may be removed if desired Following each course of fire after the targets have edged and the “Make the line safe” commands, another command to replace face masks or face coverings will be given.
  • There will be no congregating to discuss target scoring. A 6-foot separation between competitors to the maximum extent possible at all times.
  1. NRA Registered International Free Pistol

Governing Rules: Current NRA International Pistol Rules

Time:  9 AM

Tournament fee:  $10.00

Match specifics:

Turning Targets (B-35) @ 25 yards.

.22 LR caliber pistol or revolver.  The grip may wrap around the hand.

“a. There are no weight restrictions; however, the pistol must be capable of being held in one hand in the shooting position without support.

  1. The caliber may not exceed 5.6 millimeters using ammunition of internationally recognized specification .22 caliber rimfire long rifle. Bullets must be of lead or similar soft material.
  2. The trigger pull is free and must be released by a finger of the hand in which the gun is held and that finger must make physical contact with the trigger.
  3. In NRA Sanctioned competitions a pistol equipped with a magazine may be used but it may only be loaded with one cartridge at a time.”

Iron (Metallic/Open) sights only.

Course of fire:

  • 15 minute preparation period to set up equipment and for dry-firing only.
  • 15-minute sighting period. There is no limit to the number of sighting shots fired during this period
  • 6 record firing periods, each 17 minutes in duration, in which 10 shots are fired. After each record firing period of 10 shots, a ceasefire will be called and the firing line made safe.  Competitors will then proceed to the target line to score and repair targets.  Competitors will score the target on their left and pass their scorecards to the competitor on their right.

Awards:  None

  1. CMP EIC

The EIC matches will be conducted immediately following Free Pistol.  EIC matches will be repeated continuously during the match period until everyone wishing to compete has done so within the time allotted.

A 2021 modification of CMP Pistol Competition Rule includes the requirement that eye protection must cover both eyes.  Accordingly, competitors who wear shooting glasses such as Knoblochs or Champions must have a protective lens over both eyes.

Time: 10:30 AM until 12:30.  Guns for use in the CMP EIC match will be inspected and triggers weighed.  Arrive early enough to have this done prior to match time.

Location: Walsh Range

Match Fee: $15.00 (fee set by CMP) for each (.22 and Service Pistol)

Targets: B-6 @ 50 yards and B-8 turning targets @ 25 yards.

Governing Rules: CMP Pistol Competition Rules, 24th Edition, 2020/2021 (Red Cover)

.22 EIC:

“Rule 4.1.6 .22 Rimfire Pistols Pistols used in CMP-Sanctioned .22 Rimfire National Trophy and EIC Pistol Matches must comply with this rule. The following rules apply to these pistols:

  1. a) The pistol may be either a semi-automatic pistol or a revolver.
  2. b) The pistol must be chambered for .22 cal. rimfire long rifle cartridges.
  3. c) The pistol may have asymmetrical, orthopedic or specially shaped grips.
  4. d) The pistol may have only open sights. Optical sights are not permitted. The rear sight may be adjustable, but must have an open “U” or rectangular notch. Front sights may have fiber optic or light enhancing or tritium inserts. Adjustable front sights are permitted, but extended front sights are not permitted. The total sight radius may not be more than 10.0 inches as measured from the rear surface of the rear sight to the highest point of the front sight.
  5. e) The pistol must have a trigger pull of at least 2.0 pounds.
  6. f) Any system of recoil control based on barrel venting, barrel porting or other similar recoil reduction system is prohibited.”

Course of fire:  National Match Course consisting of

  1. 1. 10 shots of Slow Fire at a B-6 target placed at 50 yards,
  2. 2 strings of 5 shots each in 20 seconds at a B-8 target placed at 25-yards, and
  3. 3. 2 strings of 5 shots each in 10 seconds at a B-8 target placed at 25 yards.

.45 EIC:

(See CMP Pistol Competition Rule 4.0. Too numerous to be listed here)

Course of fire same as that for .22LR.

Awards: CMP leg awards and CMP achievement pins:

Service Pistol: Minimum of 6 competitors and a minimum score of 250 points for leg.

  • Achievement pins: Gold:               270+
    • Silver: 255-269
    • Bronze: 240–254.

.22LR: Minimum of 6 competitors and a minimum score of 260 points for leg.

  • Achievement pins: Gold:               271+
    • Silver: 256-270
    • Bronze: 241-255
  1. NRA Registered Precision Pistol .22LR 900 Tournament

Time: 12:30 – 3 PM

Match Fee: $10.00

Governing Rules:  Current edition of NRA Precision Pistol Rules

Targets:
Slow fire: B-6 @ 50 yards
Sustained fire: B-8 @ 25 yards (turning targets)

Courses of fire:  (90 Shots)

  • Slow Fire Match: 2 strings of 10 shots in 10 minutes (20 shots)
  • National Match Course Match: 1 string of 10 shots in 10 minutes (10 shots)
    • 2 strings of 5 shots each in 20 seconds (10 shots)
    • 2 strings of 5 shots each in 10 seconds (10 shots)
  • Timed Fire Match: 4 strings of 5 shots each in 20 seconds (20 shots)
  • Rapid Fire Match: 4 strings of 5 shots each in 10 seconds (20 shots)

Awards: Certificates

Re-fires and “Not Ready”:

  • Competitors are expected to constantly be aware of, and ready for, each and every aspect of the match.
  • If a competitor experiences a problem before the automated commands begin, they must make the line officers or Chief Range Officer aware of their situation and the progress of the match will be stopped.
  • Once the automated commands begin, the command sequence will not be stopped. The competitor with a problem will retain a grasp of their firearm with it pointed downrange and will raise their non-shooting hand to let range personnel know that they have a problem.
  • The situation will be investigated by range personnel and a determination will be made as to whether a re-fire will be allowed.  Competitors should not expect an automatic re-fire for simply not being ready.
  • Competitors are expected to bring and use firearm and ammo that are fully functional without any issues. If equipment is believed to be not reliable, or has had problems in previous matches, it will not be brought to the match.
  • Equipment or ammo malfunctions and re-fires are distracting and pose potential safety hazards because competitors having equipment problems tend to focus on their problem and lose primary focus on safety.

Hearing and eye protection are required under the covered area of the range and in the immediate parking areas nearby.

Empty chamber indicators are mandatory.  Per CMP rules, they must be red or yellow.  They must be clearly visible and functional and permit easy identification by match personnel.

Challenges: $3.00

Misc:

A first call email for position requests for both Free Pistol and EIC will be sent a few weeks prior to each tournament.  NO advanced reservations will be accepted due to the pandemic.

Lunch will not be available so plan accordingly.  There are numerous eating establishments nearby.

NRA Precision Pistol Registered 2700 tournaments will be conducted on the 1st Sunday, May through October.  A separate program will be promulgated for them.

Contact:  Chuck Nothom             [email protected]

NRA Registered Precision Pistol Tournaments

SUNDAYS

2700 Tournaments: May 2n, June 6th, July 4th, October 3rd

1800 Tournament: August 8th (Revolver),

900 Tournament: September 5th (Service Pistol – 2 Relays)

Federal, state, sanctioning authority, and local pandemic mandates will be enforced.  The number of competitors AND match personnel allowed will be determined by those mandates.  The most restrictive mandate will be enforced which could result in as few as 6 of our 25 positions being available.

Location: WALSH Range, Fairfax Rod & Gun, 7039 Signal Hill Road, Manassas, VA 20111

  • Eye and ear protection required while on or near the range at all times.
  • Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) are required.
  • Face masks or face coverings must be worn at all times during the tournament except during the firing of guns. A range command will be given prior to the “LOAD” command that face masks or face coverings may be removed if desired Following each course of fire after the targets have edged and the “Make the line safe” commands, another command to replace face masks or face coverings will be given. There will be no congregating to discuss target scoring.  A 6-foot separation between competitors to the maximum extent possible will made at all times.

Time:                          9 AM

Match Fee:                 $25.00 (Flat fee for 1, 2, or all 3 aggregates (.22LR, CF, .45))

Governing Rules:     Current edition of NRA Precision Pistol Rules

Targets:
Slow fire: B-6 @ 50 yards
Sustained fire: B-8 @ 25 yards (turning targets)

Courses of fire:

90 shots in each of 3 aggregates (.22LR, CF, .45)

 4 matches per aggregate

  1. Slow Fire,
  2. National Match Course,
  3. Timed Fire,
  4. Rapid Fire.

Aggregate format:

  • Slow Fire Match: 2 strings of 10 shots in 10 minutes (20 shots)
  • National Match Course Match: 1 string of 10 shots in 10 minutes (10 shots)
    • 2 strings of 5 shots each in 20 seconds (10 shots)
    • 2 strings of 5 shots each in 10 seconds (10 shots)
  • Timed Fire Match: 4 strings of 5 shots each in 20 seconds (20 shots)
  • Rapid Fire Match: 4 strings of 5 shots each in 10 seconds (20 shots)

There will be a 15-minute break between aggregates.

Awards:

Certificates for all competitors

Cash: Tournament Winner

Classification Winner:

  • Minimum of 5 competitors in each for classification award
  • Classifications will not be combined

Re-fires and “Not Ready”:

  • Competitors are expected to constantly be aware of, and ready for, each and every aspect of the match.
  • Refires will be allowed for equipment failures and issues per rules.
  • If a competitor experiences a problem before the automated commands begin, they must make the line officers or Chief Range Officer aware of their situation and the progress of the match will be stopped.
  • Once the automated commands begin, the command sequence will not be stopped. The competitor with a problem will retain a grasp of their firearm with it pointed downrange and will raise their non-shooting hand to let range personnel know that they have a problem.
  • The situation will be investigated by range personnel and a determination will be made as to whether a re-fire will be allowed. Competitors should not expect to be allowed an automatic re-fire.
  • Competitors are expected to bring and use firearms and ammo that are fully functional without any issues. If equipment is believed to be not reliable, or has had problems in previous matches, it will not be brought to the match.
  • Equipment or ammo malfunctions and re-fires are distracting and pose potential safety hazards because competitors having equipment problems tend to focus more on their problem and lose primary focus on safety.

Challenges: $3.00

Misc:

A first call email for position requests will be sent a few weeks prior to each tournament.  NO advanced reservations will be accepted due to the pandemic.

Lunch will not be available so plan accordingly.  There are numerous eating establishments nearby to obtain food before and after the match..

Contact:  Chuck Nothom             [email protected]