We host a Bullseye League at Shooters. Please check our Calendar for dates and times and come join us for some fun. We have all skill levels and we are seeing more and more women participate so do not be shy, come on out. You are welcome to just watch if you want to see what all the fuss is about and we guarentee that you will have fun and will make some new friends.
Here's how it works........
A single National Match course consists of there stages of firing. All thress stages are called a Relay. The stages are as follows:
Slow Fire: 10 shots in 10 minutes
This stage of the relay is shot in one series. During the slow fire stage, the range officer gives the command to load 5 rounds. The range officer will give the command "Ready on the Right?" " Ready on the Left? ". "Ready on the firing line!". Approximately 3 seconds later the target turn, at which time you proceed to fire the five rounds that you loaded, reload 5 more rounds and fire them. When the firing line is finished (or time has expired) the command is given to "make the guns safe". The end shooters will check the line for safety, at which time, the line advances to the targets for scores.
Timed Fire: 10 shots in 40 seconds
This stage of the relay is shot in two series. This means 5 rounds are loaded and fired in half the allotted time (5 rounds in 20 seconds), the targets are then turned, the firing line reloads, and the second 5 rounds are fired at the same target in the remaining 20 seconds. This is done because Bullseye shooting is not a speedloading competition.
Both series are conducted in the same manner as the slow fire stage. The range officer gives the command to load 5 rounds, checks the line for ready, the targets turn and the five rounds are fired. As with the Slow Fire stage, the end shooters will check the line for safety, at which time, the line advances to the targets for scores.
Rapid Fire: 10 shots in 20 seconds
This stage of the relay is shot in exactly the same manner as the Timed Fire stage. It is once again shot in two series. The only difference is the time allotted (two 10 second 5 shot series).
Scoring is relatively straight forward. The targets used in Bullseye shooting are ringed targets with a 5.5 inch bullseye (black ares in the center of the target). The bull encompasses the x ring, the 10 ring and the 9 ring. The rings on the target continue out to the 5 ring. To score, you simply add up the points associated with each ring for each hole in the target. Anything outside the 5 ring does not contribute to the total score. A perfect score for a relay is 300 (possible 100 in Slow Fire, 100 in Timed Fire and 100 in Rapid Fire).
It does not take a lot of expensive equipment to compete in Bullseye shooting. The basic guidelines are as follows:
Any pistol can be used as long as you do not use a laser sight. Open sights, red dot sights, revolvers or semi-automatics in rim fire or center fire calibers are allowed.
Note that by rule all stages are shot single handed. We do, however, allow for the use of a two hand grip in our league for shooters that are just learning or have other limiting factors that require a two handed grip as long as the two handed grip does not provide the shooter with an advantage over the other shooters.