NRC WEB INFORMATION – ACTION PISTOL
23 March 2016
All competitors in Action Pistol conducted by PA must have a current PA Holster Accreditation>
→See item below> re: placing a pistol on the groundß
3.2.1 Production Firearm
(a) Factory grips may be modified to fit the competitor’s hand, or facilitate loading, through the use of checkering, stippling, grip tape and sleeves.
7.19 Barricade Event – Modified
This event will be divided into four stages, one string per stage, 12 shots per string, with one (1) mandatory reload per string after the initial 6 shots on the corresponding target on each side of the barricade, 48 shots; all shots will be fired from behind a barricade:
(a) 10 yards – 6 shots on either side of the barricade to corresponding target, mandatory reload, 6 shots from opposite side to corresponding target, in 13 seconds, 1 string.
(b) 15 yards – 6 shots on either side of barricade to corresponding target, mandatory reload, 6 shots from opposite side to corresponding target, in 15 seconds, 1 string.
(c) 25 yards – 6 shots on either side of barricade to corresponding target, mandatory reload, 6 shots from opposite side to corresponding target, in 17 seconds, 1 string.
(d) 35 yards – 6 shots on either side of barricade to corresponding target, mandatory reload, 6 shots from opposite side to corresponding target, in 19 seconds, 1 string.
10.15 Specific Rules for Conduct of the Barricade Event – Modified
Target: NRA AP-1 target
Range: 10,15,25,35 yards
At each stage there will be a 6 foot high, 2 foot wide barricade. They will be placed in a line, one directly behind another. Each barricade will have a clearly marked 2-foot wide by 3-foot long firing area on the up-range side. The competitor must be within the firing area at the “COMMENCE FIRE” signal and no portion of the competitor’s body or equipment may touch outside the firing area until the competitor has finished firing the designated rounds. The barricade will be considered to be within the firing area and may be used as support. There will be 2 targets downrange. One will be placed 3 feet to the left of the centerline and one 3 feet to the right (6 feet apart, edge- to- edge). The starting position will be with the handgun holstered and the palms of both hands on the face of the barricade. The starting signal will be an audible type (whistle, horn, etc.) or turning targets may be used, preceded by the verbal commands “READY” and “STANDBY.”
10 Yard Stage:
At the signal to commence fire, competitor fires 6 rounds at either target from the matching side of the barricade; performs a mandatory reload and fires 6 rounds at the remaining target from the matching side of the barricade; time limit is 13 seconds.
15 Yard Stage:
At the signal to commence fire, competitor fires 6 rounds at either target from the matching side of the barricade; performs a mandatory reload and fires 6 rounds at the remaining target from the matching side of the barricade; time limit is 15 seconds.
25 Yard Stage:
At the signal to commence fire, competitor fires 6 rounds at either target from the matching side of the barricade; performs a mandatory reload and fires 6 rounds at the remaining target from the matching side of the barricade; time limit is 17 seconds.
35 Yard Stage:
At the signal to commence fire, competitor fires 6 rounds at either target from the matching side of the barricade; performs mandatory reload and fires 6 rounds at the remaining target from the matching side of the barricade; time limit is 19 seconds.
A penalty of 10 points will be charged for a premature start, for each procedural error, for each round fired over the designated number, and for each round fired overtime. No score will be recorded if a mandatory reload is not performed.
Note: To fire this event indoors the 25- yard stage is fired at 25 feet on the AP-2 target and the 35-yard stage is fired at 35 feet on the AP-2 target.
17.5 Courses of Fire for Which National Records are recognized.
Note: National Action Pistol Shooting Records are maintained for scores fired over the following courses for “Open”, “Woman,” “Junior,” “Senior,” and “Grand Senior” categories.
(p) Barricade Event – Modified
· All competitors fire the 1920 four-match course
· Top 36 competitors proceed to fire the four-match course to decide the winners
· There will be no multi-gun aggregate match or speed event in 2016.
· Registration is on Monday, May 23.
· Firing starts at noon on Tuesday, May 24.
· The top 36 competitors from the first 1920 (Top 16 Open, four Metallic, four Production, four Woman, four Junior and four Senior/Grand Senior) will move on to the new Championship Round.
· The top 36 competitors will fire an additional 1920 through the same four NRA Bianchi Cup events, in the Championship Round, which will be fired on Saturday, May 28 starting at 8:30 am.
· The aggregate of both 1920s will dictate the 2016 NRA Bianchi Cup Champions.
From the Director
Placing a pistol on the ground (Service Events, Action Pistol, WA1500):
First, a clarification – and a lesson in proof reading for me. Thanks to those who actually read the article in the ‘Bulletin’ and brought this to my attention.
In the paragraph re placing a pistol on the ground in the NRC article in the Bulletin (June 2015), the use of the word ‘loaded’ was a mistake for which I apologise: the intent of was not that this only applies to a loaded pistol but that it applies when moving to, or from, prone with a pistol (loaded or unloaded).
The question of ‘where the pistol points’ even when not loaded arose in Action Pistol first, but also has been asked in the context of Service Pistol and WA1500 in terms.
My intention was to show that in such a case the rule about anything on the ground being ‘dead’ was being ignored with the permission of the ROs/officials – the pistol MUST be in a safe direction!
Update to PA Holster Course
I am currently in PNG at the Pacific Games – by the time I get home I anticipate that the final version of the PA Holster Course will be ready for release. We have taken on board a lot of the feedback and I believe we now have a workable holster safety accreditation course.
Renewal of PA Judge Licences:
We have recently completed the renewal of the Judges A licences and will soon be doing the ISSF Judges B licences. Other disciplines will follow, as will the Range Officers. This is a mammoth task and will be done in collaboration with the State Referee Directors.
There are clear requirements for holster belt wear and a few other clarifications – read it here>
PA Management have approved the 2015 edition of the PA GTRs, The GTRs cover all PA competitions and take precedence over the discipline rules - they are available as a pdf file>
Metallic Sight Awards
At the PA ECM (02/11/14) it was resolved that he range of awards at PA National Championships for Metallic Sight events and ‘overall’ will be the same as for the Open events.
At the PA ECM 10/5/2014 it was resolved to NOT ACCEPT scores for PA team selection UNLESS chronographing was conducted properly.
This came about as at least one club holding sanctioned competitions seems to have an inordinate amount of trouble (competition after competition) in getting a chronograph to work properly.
Chronographing is an inherent part of Action Pistol!
· Be aware that if your loads do not pass chronographing, your score will not count for selection purposes.
· A wise shooter will check with the Competition Organisers that the chronographing will operate properly.
For Competition Organisers:
· Be aware that if you cannot provide chronographing, you are going to have a lot of very upset shooters
· If you are having a problem with setting up the chronograph so that it WILL work properly, get the problem sorted out BEFORE the competition.
· Chronographing must be completed before protest time is finished – i.e. completed on the last day of the competition.
For PA Judges:
· Before the competition, a wise Judge will check with the Competition Organisers that the chronographing WILL operate properly.
· If the loads are not chronographed for Power Factor, you cannot sign-off on the results as a true and proper record.
Note that the NRA Action Pistol rules are not taken their entirety for either the Bianchi Cup, or for the conduct of Action Pistol within PA.
The rules hierarchy is:
· Calibre & barrel lengths as specified by Australian legislation
· Any specific safety requirements for the competition venue
· PA GTRs
7.9 Falling Plate Event - Competitors must fire the 10 yard line segment in the standing position. Competitors may fire the 15, 20, and 25 yard line segments in the prone position at their option.
Note that shooters may NOT practice proning out with the pistol remaining (loaded or unloaded) in the holster: the pistol must be safely drawn and remain pointing downrange.
As of 1 January 2007 PA requires compliance with the 2006 NRA Action Pistol rule change that states that “all standard safety features of guns must operate properly” as per the motion passed by PA Management at the meeting held 13 August 2005, “that the NRA rule changes with respect to grip safety be adopted as of 1 January 2006”.
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