The Presidents 100 is a very, very prestigious event fired at the National matches. Some states have a Governors' Ten event: California, New York, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, etc. Nebraska now has a Governors' Ten event beginning with Governor Pete Ricketts.
Fired as part of the Cornhusker State Games on a Saturday in July. Enter via the Cornhusker State Games in the Centerfire Pistol event.
Precision. Then six series of five shots in up to six minutes, one handed, at a bullseye type target.
DUEL. Five sighters. Then six series of five shots at a turning type target that faces for three seconds, then edges for seven, then faces again, etc. One shot only as each target faces. Equipment is a .38 revolver, or 9mm, or .32 pistol.
To help you prepare for this event, we have a marksmanship clinic in late May, a June practice match, to prepare for the July event, usually fired on a Saturday morning about the third or fourth weekend in July.
The Top Ten Marksmen get a patch, pin, and certificate signed by the Governor signifying membership in this elite club. This is fun, but we want the best shooters in Nebraska to participate.
This event has all elements of marksmanship: precision, combat, PPC, IPSC, beer cans or bottles on the river.
Bowling pin shooting is a shooting sport for handguns in which the competitors’ race against one another to knock standard bowling pins from a table in the shortest elapsed time. Pin shooting is often described as one of the most enjoyable shooting games and one of the easiest means of introducing a new shooter into regular competitive shooting. Pin shooting appeals to both genders and youth.
Pin shooting is conducted with both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols in calibers ranging from .22 Long Rifle to .480 Ruger, and others. Bowling pin competition is often recognized to be a big-bore event in which large caliber or high-power handguns such as the .38 Super, .357 Magnum, 10mm, .41 Magnum .44 Magnum, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and other large-bore handguns have the greatest advantage in removing the pins from the table.
Equipment needed is most any .22 pistol or revolver. Five shots for sighters. Then: Five shots in eight seconds from the ready (arm down at 45-degree angle to start) one shot at each of five separate targets, B-39 Target at 25 meters. Twice Then five shots in six seconds, twice. Then five shots in four seconds, twice. Then repeat.
Quite challenging. Lots of fun. Usually is fired about Noon on a Saturday in June and July. It is helpful to attend the Pistol Marksmanship Class ahead of time for some basics. It is also helpful to make sure that your pistol likes your .22 ammo, as malfunctions harm your score a lot, but not your fun. Rapid Fire was fired in the first modern Olympics in 1896 and has been fired every quadrennial since. USA Shooting web site and give you more information.
In this clinic we have a safety lecture and inspection of all equipment and ammo. Then we shoot and talk, and shoot and talk, and shoot and shoot and shoot and talk and shoot and talk some more.
The pistol used must be in caliber .22 Long Rifle ammunition, may only be loaded with one round at a time, and have conventional "open" or "iron" sights (i.e. optical and laser sights are not allowed). It must also be held and operated by one hand, and not supported by any other part of the shooter's body. Apart from that, there are practically no rules for the pistol. Trigger weight less than 22 kilograms and be discharged with the same hand that holds the gun up. Precision pistols with long barrels, grips fitted to the shooter's hand, very light trigger pull, etc., are often themselves called free pistols. The bulls eye is about the size of your little finger nail at 50 feet and about the size of a 50 cent piece at 50 meters.
Recommend practice of fundamentals: stance, position, grip, sight picture, breathing, trigger control and follow through.
The course of fire is 60 shots within a maximum time of two hours.
The CMP has two different pistol events that are run by the WWGC.
The CMP .22 Pistol event allows almost any .22 pistol or Revolver.
International Centerfire Pistol is a very, very fun event. Usually shot with a 9mm pistol or .38 revolver. Almost any Centerfire Pistol is OK, but we don't want you to shoot BIG Guns as it is too hard on the target frames. Five sighters, then six series of five shots in up to six minutes at a Bullseye type target. Score after ten shots.
Duel. Five sighters. Then six series of five shots at a turning target that faces for three seconds, then edges for seven, then faces again. We shoot that in June and July usually on a Saturday morning. This has elements of Precision, bowling pins, combat, beer cans or bottles, PPC, and IPSC.
Standard pistol is shot with a .22 pistol. Sixty shots total for score plus five sighters to start.
This can be shot with almost any .22 pistol. Most shooters use a Ruger, or S and W Model 41 or High Standard. Any .22 caliber model pistol can be used.
This event is open to anyone. Men, women, novices, juniors.
Match takes about 30 to 40 minutes for each relay.
The Centerfire match and the .45 match is identical.
B-6 targets at 50 yards, Slow Fire. B-8 Targets at 25 yards, Timed and Rapid Fire.
This is a Precision event that requires excellent equipment, ammo, and strength, concentration, endurance, focus, single-mindedness of purpose, and determination.
All firearms must be cased when moving between stages.
Rimfire Challenge matches have become very popular and the original intent was to design this match for the entire family. This is a two gun match and requires a .22 cal rifle and a .22 cal handgun. Only .22LR is allowed.
All targets are reactive steel of different sizes and shapes. We use eight stages of five targets each. There is a maximum time limit of 30 seconds allowed per run. At each stage the shooter will engage the five targets in any order but a designated “stop” target must be engaged last. The shooter will shoot each stage five times and each run will be timed. The slowest time for each stage will be dropped and the remaining four totaled for the score. All shooting is done from a stationary position: no movement is allowed. All shooters are divided into groups (squads) with different starting/ending stages.
Four of the stages will be for rifle and four for handgun. Target distance will vary for each stage but the minimum is seven yards (handgun) and the maximum is 35 yards (rifle). Magazines are loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds, and it is recommended, but not required, to have five magazines. Reloading will not be part of the shooters time and if a shooter does not have five magazines, he/she may have another shooter in the group reload for them while they are shooting. This is a minimum 200 round match but plan on bringing extra ammo; everyone has misses.
Firearm classifications are as follows: