Shooting Disciplines

Gallery Rifle

Gallery Rifle is a popular shooting sport throughout the world. The discipline commonly uses rifles shot at short and medium distances chambered for traditional pistol calibers such as .22 Long Rifle, .38 and .357 calibers, .44 and .45. In the UK Long Barreled Pistols (LBPs) and Long Barreled Revolvers (LBRs) are also part of the overall discipline.

Historic Smallbore Rifle

Because .22 ammunition is cheap, accurate and low-powered, firearms that fire the .22 rimfire cartridge are the most numerous and varied of all. In the last 120 years of invention, every know type of action has been adapted to this versatile cartridge. Members own a number of early designs, and compete in competitions based upon contemporary targets and courses of fire.

Muzzle Loading Pistol

When they confiscated our target pistols, even the politicians and police could not justify banning the old cap and ball pistols. Members compete in the standard international courses of fire, and also in close copies of the old cartridge pistol courses of fire.

Police Pistol 1 (PP1)

Type of firearm: Separate classes of smallbore and fullbore

Number of rounds required: 30

Who can try this?: It is a good introduction to 'action shooting'

Primary location: Lewsey club

More information and course of fire:

  • 25 metres:12 shots (in 2 strings of 6), in 2 minutes (including reloading)
  • 15 metres: 1 shot in 2 seconds, repeated 6 times
  • 15 metres: 1 shot in 2 seconds, repeated 6 times
  • 10 metres: 2 shots in 3 seconds, repeated 3 times

No allowances for any kind of malfunctions during the 30 shots

Service Pistol B

Target: 2 x service target, positioned side by side

Type of firearm: Separate competitions for smallbore and fullbore

Number of rounds required: 24

Who can try this?: It is fast paced and has 2 targets. Try PP1 first!

Primary location: Lewsey club

More information and course of fire

  • 25 metres: 6 shots on the left hand target in 15 seconds
  • 20 metres: 3 shots on each target in 10 seconds
  • 15 metres: 2 shots on the right hand target in 4 seconds, repeated 3 times
  • 10 metres: 3 shots on each target in 6 seconds

No allowances for any kind of malfunctions during the 24 shots

Service Rifle

Any rifle that has been official military issue anywhere in the world fits into the category of a Service Rifle (SR). Since our government do not trust us with self-loading service rifles, this largely limits us to bolt-action rifles designed in the pre-WW2 era. Many SR competitions are based on the targets and courses of fire used in contemporary military practice; others are a test of the target accuracy that can be achieved from as-issued military equipment.

Target Rifle

Both smallbore (.22 rimfire) and fullbore (centrefire) Target Rifles (TR) tend to be heavy-barreled single-shot rifles fitted with precision 'iron' sights. The competitions are shot from the prone position for accuracy; fullbore TR is shot exclusively with .308 or .303 rifles at distances up to 1200 yards. We have a growing group of members who own fullbore rifles fitted with telescopic sights and bipods for which we have created a separate 'F Class' competition.

Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is so-called because the trophies given out for it are in the form of a glass bowl, intended for roses.

It is an LRPC competition.

There are .22 and full bore classes (held over 2 evenings in the Lewsey range).

1 round of Precision, Police Pistol 1 and Service Pistol B are shot during the course of an evening.

The winner is the participant with the highest overall score, across all 3 disciplines.

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