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The Melbourne International Shooting Club offers both smallbore rifle and pistol shooting disciplines.

The club has recently introduced Single Action Shooting Australia which requires the skilled use of period specific rifles, coach guns and single action revolvers.

Pistol

MISC can accommodate almost all of the Victoria Government Approved Pistol Matches with the following currently programmed in our calendar:-

25 Meter Centre Fire Pistol Match

25 Meter Rapid Fire Pistol

25 Meter Standard Pistol

50 Meter Pistol (Free Pistol)

Air Pistol

Black Powder

Classic Pistol Match

Sport Pistol

Service Pistol/Service Pistol Unrestricted/Service Pistol 25 Yards 

Combined Services (M32/M60)

Rifle

Benchrest Match

Air Rifle

Free Rifle and Sport Rifle Prone

Three Position Small Bore Rifle

Benchrest Match Descripton

 

Image Benchrest is an increasingly popular rifle discipline shot over two distances, 20 metres and 50 metres and in two classes, Hunter and Unlimited, .22 calibre. 20 metre targets have twenty-one target diagrams, twenty to count, one shot on each diagram, and one for unlimited sighters. The 50 metre target has eleven diagrams, ten diagrams for two shots apiece and one diagram for unlimited sighters. 30 minutes is allowed for a course of fire.


Image Hunter class rifles are limited in weight, and scope power and may also have a magazine. The Unlimited class is unlimited both in weight and scope power, but is single shot. Present scopes in use are over 40X.


Front rests have a bag that must accommodate a rifle fore-end of no more than three inches in width, in either class. The rear bag is of no fixed dimensions but it and the front bag may be filled with any heavy granular material, other than lead shot.

Benchrest is shot at MISC on Wednesday evenings from 1930, with a monthly competition on the second Wednesday with  three scoring cards ex.600. There is a club championship shoot and a benchrest event at 50 metres as a part of the MISC Anniversary Combined Pistol & Rifle competition in May. There is also a TRV postal 50 metre Benchrest competition throughout Victoria which MISC contests.

 

Service Pistol/Service Pistol Unrestricted/Service Pistol 25 Yards

Pistol Australia Service Matches comprise the following three competitions:
• Service Pistol which requires a Pistol Australia Holster Qualification.
• Service Pistol Unrestricted which follows the same course of fire as Service Pistol but a holster is not used during the match.
• Service Pistol 25 Yards which is a different course of fire to the two previous matches and a holster is not used during the match.
 
Service Pistol/Service Pistol Unrestricted

The Service Pistol event for 9mm and .38/.357 pistols consists of 90 shots fired at distances varying from 50 to 7 yards with the pistol holstered at the comencement of each series.  Shooters must hold a current PA Holster Accreditation to compete or train in this event.  PA Service Pistol targets are used for this event and set in a bank of four targets per shooter.

 

24 shots @ 50 yards 

  • 6 shots prone
  • 6 shots sitting or kneeling
  • 6 shots right side of barricade
  • 6 shots left side of barricade


24 shots @ 25 yards 

  • 6 shots right side of barricade
  • 6 shots left side of barricade
  • 6 shots from each the right and left side of barricade


12 shots @ 25 yards 

  • 3 shots on each of two targets
  • shots on each of three targets

 

18 shots @ 10 yards 

  • shots on a target
  • 6 shots on a target, three shots with each hand only
  • 3 shots on each of two targets


12 shots @ 7 yards

 6 shots on each of two targets with the pistol below the shoulders.


The Service Pistol Unrestricted event for calibres allowed are .32 to .38 has the same course of fire as for Service Pistol.  This event does not use holstered pistols at the commencement of each series.

Service Pistol 25 Yards

This event for calibers from •32 to •38/•357 pistols consists of 65 shots fired at distances varying from 25 to 7 yards.

25 shots@ 25 yards 

  • 5 shots prone
  • 5 shots sitting
  • 5 shots kneeling
  • 5 shots right side of barricade
  • 5 shots left side of barricade


15 shots @ 25 yards 

  • 5 shots with three on one target and two on another
  • 5 shots with one on one target, one on another, and two on another
  • 5 shots on one target


15 shots @ 10 yards 

  • 5 shots on one target
  • 5 shots with the weak hand on one target
  • 5 shots with three on one target and two on another


10 shots @ 7 yards 

  • 5 shots on each of two targets with the pistol below the shoulders

 

The International Rapid Fire targets are used for this event and set in a bank of five targets per shooter

Classic Pistol Match Description

Through an initiative of the Victorian Amateur Pistol Association, on 30 November 2006 Victoria Police authorised two versions of ISSF matches to be fired with “Classic Pistols”.

The firearms allowed to be used must all be breech loading and of a type, calibre and action of a pattern in production up to 1955. An additional requirement is that the pistol is without apparent significant modification.


The “Classic Pistols” have been divided into four classes based on age of pattern with further sub sets of type and calibre.


Matches for these firearms are fired to the same rules and timing sequences specified for the ISSF 50 metre Pistol match or the Centre Fire match but with a reduced number of rounds fired - 40 scoring shots instead of 60 shots.

Black Powder

The 25 m  (Aggregate) Black Powder event
This event combines both precision and rapid-fire, in two stages each of 20 shots:

Distance 25 metres
Calibre = maximum .46 calibre, cap and ball revolver
Precision Stage
Number of shots/time  = 20 shots, in four series of 5 shots, each series is 12 minutes
Precision Stage, target =

10 ring of 50 mm diameter, each ring increases by 50 mm

 After all competitors have completed the Precision Stage, they then fire the Rapid Fire Stage.

Rapid Fire Stage

Number of shots/time  20 shots, in four series of 5 shots
Each series consists of 5 exposures of the target, each exposure is for 3 seconds; the shooter fires one shot per exposure.
Rapid Fire Stage, target = 10 ring of 100mm wide x 150mm high, each ring increases by 100mm


The 50 m event
This event is based on the ISSF 50m Pistol match reduced to 40 shots:

Distance 50 metres
Calibre = maximum .46 calibre, cap and ball revolver
Number of shots/time  = 40 shots, in four series of 10 shots, each series is 30 minutes
Target =

PA Black Powder Target

 

The 13-shot events
These events  provide a 13-shot match for virtually every type of black powder ‘cap and ball’ pistols.
Although this is an event of 13 shots, only the ten best scoring shots are counted for the shooter’s score.
There are four suggested ‘categories’: Replica single-shot, Fixed-sight revolver, Adjustable-sight revolver, and Modern single-shot pistol.

PA Affiliates may add further categories, but pistols must be black powder:

Distance 25metres
Number of shots/time  = 13 shots, in 30 minutes
Target =

ISSF 25/50m Precision Target