M 32 = Combined Service Pistol Discipline
Target Number one – Three-range event – 25 M
Range 25 Metres
Practice One 6 rounds, standing unsupported – Freestyle in 30 seconds
Practice Two 6 rounds, sitting unsupported – Freestyle in 30 seconds
Target Number two – Three-range event – 15M
Range 15 Metres
Practice Three 6 rounds, standing unsupported – Strong hand in 20 seconds
Practice Four 6 rounds, kneeling unsupported – Freestyle in 20 seconds
Target Number three – Three-range event – 7M
Range 7 Metres
Practice Five 6 rounds, standing unsupported – Freestyle in 5 seconds
Practice Six 6 rounds, kneeling unsupported – Strong hand in 10 seconds
Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS), also known as Western Action Shooting or Single Action Shooting, is a competitive shooting sport that originated in California USA, in the early 1980s.
Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages.
Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel targets.
Competitors are required to wear an Old West costume of some sort, and safety glasses and hearing protection must be worn while shooting. Depending on the standards of the sanctioning organization, clothing may be historically accurate for the late 19th century or may just be suggestive of the Old West. Some might even dress like a character in a western B-movie, such as Hopalong Cassidy or a television series like Gunsmoke..
Participants must select an alias out of the Old West or having an Old West flair, which is registered with the sanctioning body that will prohibit any other shooter from using that same alias at a sanctioned event. Many shooters get creative in selecting an alias (such as the banker who shoots under the alias "The Loan Arranger"). Registered names cannot sound the same as another registered name
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Men and women shoot this match in separate competitions with .22 Calibre rifles
at targets 50 meters down-range. The shooters adopt a prone position lying on
their stomachs and aim at a target with a 10-ring which is 10.4mm in diameter –
about half the size of a five cent piece. This is the most stable & technically the
least difficult of the three rifle events, however the high scores required to
achieve success demand absolute perfection on every shot. Additionally, wind
can deflect the shot outside the 10-ring, so competitors must also take this into
consideration on each shot by monitoring flags set at 10 & 30 metres from the
In National and International Championships, the first 8 shooters in the men’s
event advance to the 10 shot “final” where the time limit is 45 seconds for each
shot. There is no final for the women’s event. The world record for the men’s
event stands at a perfect score of 600 with several shooters having achieved this
result. For women the record is 597.
RIFLE: The same specifications as for the “3P” Match for men & women
AMMUNITION: The same as in the other .22 cal Rimfire Rifle events. To achieve
the very high scores necessary for success at international level, extreme
accuracy is required for this and other rifle matches. To enable this, ammunition
must be carefully selected to be compatible with the particular rifle used.
COURSE OF FIRE: The Prone match consists of 60 shots. Unlimited sighting
shots may be fired only before the beginning of the match, but both the sighting
and match shots must be completed within the total time limit.
TIME LIMIT: 1 hour 15 minutes
Final: 45 seconds per shot
In the 3 x 40 Three Position Rifle Event (known just as the “3P” Match)
competitors fire their .22 calibre rifles from three different positions – prone,
standing and kneeling, in that order. The match is shot at a distance of 50 metres
on the same target as the 50m prone match.
The 3P match for men is considered the “marathon” of shooting events. It is nearly
always held last in the program of competition and it is technically and physically
the most demanding of the rifle matches lasting over 3 hours. Competitors in both
the men’s and women’s matches must achieve excellence in three separate and
technically different positions in order to succeed in this event. The World Records
for both the women’s and men’s matches are quite comparable – 594 for women,
and 1186 for men. At the completion of the qualification round, a 10 shot final is
contested in the standing position by the top 8 competitors.
RIFLE: .22 cal Rimfire Rifles that comply with the regulations for the match may
be used. The rifle may not exceed the weight of 8 kg (men) or 6.5 kg for women.
There are no restrictions on trigger pull weight. Other specifications of the rifle are
detailed in the Rifle Rules. No compensators, muzzle brakes or perforated barrels
are allowed. Corrective lenses or telescopes may not be attached to the rifle.
AMMUNITION: .22 cal (5.6.mm) LR. Rimfire ammunition is to be used.
COURSE OF FIRE: For men the match is 120 shots – 40 shots in each of the
Prone, Standing and Kneeling positions. For women, the match is 60 shots – 20
shots in each of the Prone, Standing and Kneeling positions. Unlimited sighting
shots may be fired only before the beginning of each competition position.
TIME LIMIT: Men: Prone: 45 mins, Standing: 1hr. 15mins, Kneeling: 1hr.
There is a 10 minute changeover time between positions.
Women: 2hrs, 15 mins in total
Finals: 75 seconds per shot
INTERNATIONAL RIFLE EVENTS
The Air Rifle event is shot from 10 metres at a target with just a 0.5 millimetre dot as the ten ring. The skill of the competitors lies in being able to maintain perfect balance, and the correct mixture of relaxation & tension in the different muscle groups in order to achieve the high scores demanded by this event. Competitors wear specially designed clothing which provides support and aids stability. As an interesting point, both the 60 shot and 40 shot world records stand at a perfect score! At the end of the qualification round, the top 8 shooters proceed to a 10 shot final. The match is decided by the aggregate of the qualification and final scores achieved.
RIFLE: Any type of compressed air or gas rifle which conforms with the specifications may be used, however gas rifles are seldom used at international level, with competitors favouring the more accurate compressed air models. The total length of the rifle system (from the back end of the mechanism to the muzzle) may not exceed 850 mm, and the weight must be less than 5.5kg. Other specifications, including clothing rules are detailed in the regulations.
AMMUNITION: 4.5 mm (.177 cal) pellets typically made of lead. The high accuracy required makes ammunition testing a necessity for success in this event.
COURSE OF FIRE: The Air Rifle Match consists of 60 shots for men and 40 for Women, shot in the standing position. Unlimited sighting shots may be fired only before the beginning of the match, but both the sighting and match shots must be completed within the total time limit.
TIME LIMIT: 1 hour 45 minutes for Men,
1 hour 15 minutes for Women.
Final: 75 seconds per shot