Bowling pin shooting is a shooting sport (primarily for handguns) in
which the competitors race against one another to knock standard bowling
pins from a table in the shortest elapsed time. Pin shooting is often
described as one of the most enjoyable shooting games and one of the
easiest means of introducing a new shooter into regular competitive
shooting. Pinshooting appeals to both genders. There are many female
pinshooters and many distinguished female pinshooters. See below for More Info on the matches at Sanner's and our Upcoming Events.
We are always looking for sources of inexpensive used bowling pins. Contact the Match Director if you know of where we can get some.
- Five bowling pins are spaced evenly apart on a 4x8' table 7 yards from the shooter. For minor power factor (.380-.40cal) the pins are placed one foot from the rear of the table while major power factor (over .40 cal) are placed three feet from the rear of the table. The competition pins are used bowling pins from bowling alleys after they have reached the end of their useful bowling life. The pins react randomly, particularly to off center hits. Thus accurate bullet placement is important. After a string has been started any firearms/ammunition malfunctions are dealt with on the clock and are not reshot while any range equipment failures will permit a reshoot.
- Open to the public. Gate open 8:30AM
- A pistol with case
- Several magazines (high capacity are permitted)
- Ammo (minimum of 20 rounds required per match but rarely does anyone clear all the pins each time with one shot a piece so suggested 50-75 rounds per match). No magnum loads permitted.
Course of Fire Details
- SLSC Club Pin Shoot Rules and Information
- There is no official organization oversight for bowling pin matches and rules may vary slightly from club to club.