NRC WEB INFORMATION – METALLIC SILHOUETTE
Updated 11 April 2019
An NRC Information Sheet> has been added that covers the inspection of the hammer block and Interlock Safety. Thompson Contenders are used in both Metallic Silhouette and 50m Black Powder. All safety mechanisms must be operational and these items are to be checked by Equipment Control
The rules used by PA for Metallic Silhouette Pistol events are those of the International controlling body (IMSSU) for Pistol and Rifle metallic Silhouette.
IMSSU Rules download>> pdf download, subject to,
The international controlling body for Metallic Silhouette shooting is (IMSSU) with AISL being the Australian Affiliate; Handgun Metallic Silhouette is conducted by Pistol Australia as the only Pistol Affiliate to AISL.
There is currently no Australian Shooting organisation for Rifle Metallic Silhouette affiliated through to the international controlling body.
PA conducts National Championships for Handgun Metallic Silhouette and selection events to the following rules hierarchy:
· PA Constitution
· PA General Regulations
· PA Supplementary Rules for Metallic Silhouette
· IMSSU Rules
1. For PA Competitions, the IMSSU Rules are subordinate to the PA Inc. Constitution, and are adopted within the provisions of the PA General Regulations and General Technical Regulations.
2. Changes to the IMSSU Rules are adopted by PA on the recommendation of the PA Metallic Silhouette Director.
3. Juries for PA Metallic Silhouette National Championships are appointed by PA on recommendations from the PA Metallic Silhouette Director and the PA NRC Director.
4. PA Grades are listed below
5. Grade Classification. The first score fired in a sanctioned match by a shooter in a particular type and category of competition shall establish a classification for that match only. The shooter’s official recorded classification shall be one class lower, effective at the next match in which he competes. The score shall qualify as one “leg” into the class in which it was fired. During the following twelve month period, the next score fired which exceeds the “break point” of his official class in that category, will move the shooter to the next highest class, effective at the next match in which he competes.
If a shooter fires a single score that exceeds the break point for a class that is two or more classes above the shooters current class, he shall be advanced to the class immediately below the class of the score fired, effective in that match. Such score will also be the first “leg” into the class in which it was fired.
6. Reclassification to a lower class will be based on four consecutive recorded scores below the breakpoint of a shooters current class and shot within a twelve month period.
7. PA Competitions may include a class for Juniors. PA members are defined as Juniors up until the 31st December of the year prior to the year they attain the age of 21 years.
.177 Air pistol will be shot on 1/10th scale of “full size”
targets. Targets are to be made from
3mm or equivalent steel plate.
Distances for Air Pistol are Chickens 10m/yds;
Small Bore 50m/yd will be shot on 1/5th
scale of “full size” targets. Targets
are to be made from 6mm or equivalent steel plate. Target distances are Chickens 20m/yds; Pigs 30m/yds;
10. Shoot-offs. At all Open matches (including State and National), first place in all categories must be decided by shoot-off in the event of tied scores. A “sudden death” shoot-off format may be used if scores are equal after the first five shots. All other ties may be broken by count back unless the scores cannot be counted back in which case a shoot-off will decide.
Replacement of sights with after market sights is allowed. Adaptor blocks for after market sights are allowed. The height between the centerline of the bore and the center of the front sight or the highest point of a blade may not be more than 50 mm. Drilling and tapping for sights or adaptor blocks is allowed. No part of the rear sight, including the sunshade or hood, may extend beyond the rear of the pistol, actions uncocked (refer to the drawing). The sights may be painted or smoked to suit the competitor. This includes painting of sight setting marks.
Diopters are not allowed on pistols used in Production events for the Big Bore Pistol categories (Revolver, Production and Standing). The only sight apparatus allowed for these categories are a notched leaf type rear sight associated to a solid front sight, giving a sight picture similar to the following drawings :
Diopters are allowed only on Small Bore and Field pistols.
The distance between the front and rear sight must not exceed 342mm (13.5"). This distance must be measured from the rear surface of the rear sight blade to the highest point of the front blade or peep. No part of the front sight post or blade (with the exception of a production hood) and no part of the optical device (with the exception of a production sun shade) may be located in front of the muzzle of the barrel.
A scope mount which is or has been a catalogue item readily available to the general public. It must be complete at all times in form and finish as manufactured.
The distance between the axis of the optical device and the axis of the bore cannot exceed 76mm (3").
A scope which is or has been a catalogue item readily available to the general public. It must be complete at all times in form and finish as manufactured. Adjustment knob caps can be removed. Any