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Handgun Metallic Silhouette Match

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Handgun Metallic Silhouette Match


Place:  Columbus Rifle Club Clark Memorial Range; Columbus, NE

Dates:  April 21, May 19, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17.  No shoot on Father’s Day, June 16. 

Time:  Please arrive by 8:00 for setup and registration.  Shooting begins at 9:00 AM.

Match Fee:  $5.00

Firearms:  Any centerfire handgun with any sights.

Ammunition:  Any straight-wall or bottleneck centerfire cartridge.  

Targets:  ½ scale chicken, pig, turkey, and ram IHMSA regulation silhouettes constructed of AR500 steel, 3/8” thick. The silhouettes will be painted either flat black or white, depending on range conditions.

Shooting Classes:  Freestyle:  Any safe shooting position without artificial support.  The handgun will not touch the shooting mat or ground, but can come in contact with the shooter’s clothing or body.  One or both hands may be used.

Standing:  Any safe shooting position with the handgun supported by only one or both hands.  No part of one or both hands supporting the handgun may come in contact with any other part of the competitor’s clothing or anatomy (except the other hand).  No part of either arm, from the shoulder to the wrist, is allowed to come into contact with any other part of the competitor’s anatomy, or be artificially supported in any way.

Hunter:  Any safe shooting position which includes a rest such as sticks, bipod, sandbags, etc.  A stool, chair, or bench may be used to simulate shooting from a blind.


 Course of Fire: 

25 yds:  2 strings of 5 rds fired at ½ scale chickens, 2 min. time limit.  

50 yds:  2 strings of 5 rds fired at the pigs, 2 min. time limit. 

75 yds:  2 strings of 5 rds fired at the turkeys, 2 min. time limit.

100 yds:  2 strings of 5 rds fired at the rams, 2 min. time limit.

Two sighting shots will be offered at paper targets only at the 75 yd. turkeys and 100 yd. rams.  Silhouettes will be shot in order from left to right.  After each string the line will be made safe and empty chamber indicators inserted, before the fallen silhouettes are returned to the stands.  

Scoring:  Only targets knocked off the stand will be counted as hits.  Silhouettes will be shot in order from left to right.  Silhouettes shot out of sequence or a silhouette which is turned but does not fall from the stand will be counted as a miss.  A ricochet hit which knocks down the properly sequenced target will be scored as a hit. The scorecard will be marked with an “X” for a hit, “0” for a miss.  

Spotter/Score Keeper:  Each shooter may have one coach on the firing line who may have a scope or binoculars and advise the competitor where the shots are going, keep time and score, advise the shooter on number of targets/shots remaining, but said coach may not handle the shooter’s pistol or assist in any physical way once the command to fire has been given.   

Ties:  Ties will be broken by the highest ram count. 

Equipment to Bring:  Spotting scope or binoculars, ground cover or mat, empty chamber indicator (required), pen, anything else needed for an enjoyable day at the range.

Weather:  The match will not be shot in the rain or snow nor rescheduled.  If in doubt before the match check your weather radar or call (Tom Bryan).


Tom Bryan




October 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Clark Memorial Range
23584 83rd St
Columbus, NE 68601 United States
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Tom Bryan
(402) 276-2722