Bullseye Precision Match

Match Description

    This is an informal non-sanctioned match generally following NRA precision pistol rules.  The match can be shot with any pistol from .22 to .45 caliber.

    Course of Fire Details—

    • Ninety shot aggregate match: slow fire, timed fire, and rapid fire, as follows:
    • (a) three strings of 10 shots in 10 minutes each, B-6 target at 50 yards.
    • (b) six strings of 5 shots, 20 seconds each, B-8 targets at 25 yards
    • (c) six strings of 5 shots, 10 seconds each, B-8 targets at 25 yards
    • All shooting must be performed one-handed.  Red dots and iron sights are permitted.
      • Open to the public.  
      • Wednesday afternoon during daylight savings time (April to October).
      • Setup starts around 3:30pm, match starts around 4:00 and runs to about 6:30pm.



      • $3

      Note: Unused lanes may be used by non-match shooters on a case-by-case/not-to-interfere basis at the discretion of the match director.  Firing line hot/cold commands must be followed by all shooters to facilitate match conduct.

      Match POCs

      Match director: Mark Swierczek

      Contact Mark to get on email distribution for this event

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      Previous Match Results

      25 Oct 2023

      The season ended with a quite literal bang as a full firing line of eight shooters came out to give it one last try in the final match for 2023!  Thanks to everyone for coming out and giving this challenging sport a try and we’ll see you in the spring of 2024!  Stay tuned to the club calendar for more details.        

      18 Oct 2023

      The strong turnout continues with six shooters on the line, and the strong scores continued as well with two shooters topping 800 and more personal bests recorded.  Just one more match this year, so if you’re interesting in trying out the sport of precision pistol, come join us on the 25th!      

      11 Oct 2023

      The strong turnout continues as five shooters showed up to the range and the scores continue to get better and better across the board. In fact, two shooters shot their best matches of the year and logged expert scores...we’ll see if they can keep it up!

      4 Oct 2023

      Four shooters stepped up to the plate, including one beginner who saw his scores slowly increase throughout the day as he became more comfortable with the unique sport of precision pistol!

      27 Sep 2023

      The days are getting shorter and the scores are getting higher as four competitors kept the pressure on throughout the afternoon.  In the end, two out of four shooters crested the 800 mark and their scores will only get better as the competition gets hotter at each match!

      20 Sep 2023

      Five competitors made it to the range (including a first-timer) and put down some decent scores, with one notching an expert score and one a sharpshooter score...good shooting!

      13 Sep 2023

      After a week off, five regulars made it out to the range and brought another interesting selection of pistols including another centerfire pistol...this time in .45ACP.  In the end, a new current match range record was logged (not with the 45, though!) along with some new personal bests!     

      30 Aug 2023

      Six shooters brought a variety of interesting guns including multiple specialized rimfire pistols and the first appearance of a centerfire pistol, a CZ in 9mm.  Despite the gun juggling, the scores were respectable and even included some personal bests!

      23 Aug 2023

      Three regulars showed up to practice their precision pistol skills and one walked away with a new personal best along with a current match range record!  We'll see if he can keep it up...

      16 Aug 2023

      Five shooters braved the heat of a seasonably sizzling southern MD summer afternoon and showed flashes of brilliance interspersed with moments of despair...sometimes all in one string (see pic below)!  Despite sweat trickling into eyeballs, the overall scores were decent across the board and everybody showed improvement to some degree.  Persistence is (slowly) paying off!  

      A near-perfect rapid fire target (ignore that pesky flyer!)

      9 Aug 2023

      Four shooters took advantage of another pleasant southern MD summer afternoon and put down some decent scores...for a few strings at least!  The experienced shooters are increasingly hitting the ten ring and the noobs are hitting the repair center (and even the aiming black) more often than not, so progress, slowly but surely, is being made...

      2 Aug 2023

      Five shooters made it to the range on a pleasantly sunny summer afternoon and almost everybody saw at least some improvement as they settled into the specifics of accurate precision pistol shooting.  Hopefully the trend will continue as skills continue to develop and muscle memory slowly becomes automatic.

      26 July 2023

      In spite of the blistering hot weather we actually had a great turnout of six shooters at the 26 July 23 bullseye match!  And the scores were hot as well, by both the new shooters (of which we had several) and the experienced old-timers.   

      Note that for future matches if the heat index approaches 100 or if rain or thunderstorms are in the forecast we will likely cancel the match.  No sense in risking anybody’s safety for an informal weekly match...there’s always another week!  I will plan to send an e-mail by noon (or earlier) the day of the match if we cancel due to weather.  Be sure to get on the email distribution for this match...if you don’t see an email the match is ON.  If in doubt, contact the MD for clarification.  Note that short notice cancellations won’t be reflected on the SLSC calendar.   

      19 July 2023

      Three experienced precision pistol shooters and one semi-noob shook off the sweat and put a few rounds downrange at the 19 July 23 bullseye match.  Scores for the new shooters are (mostly) creeping up as familiarity with the course of fire and one-handed shooting style seems to be paying off.  Likewise the experienced shooters are seeing gains with practice and persistence.   

      28 June 2023

      Four shooters made it to the range on a pleasant summer afternoon to do some Precision Pistol (“Bullseye”) shooting after a long dormancy at Sanner's Lake. The line consisted of one experienced shooter, two novices, and one total beginner, making for a wide range of scores but a common denominator of fun! Scores slowly improved as lessons were learned and skills were developed, and everyone planned to return next week to give it another try. If you are interested in shooting this match, contact the match director and we’ll see you at the range!


      Older reports (these were 25 yard reduced target matches held at the SLSC pistol complex):

      October 2018:

      This month’s Bullseye match again had only one participant, Frank T (non-member) who was interested in trying out this type of shooting.  Frank brought a Browning Buckmark .22, SIG 329 9mm, and an STI .45 ACP, which he had won at last year’s Toys for Tots event.

      The Buckmark was behaving badly so I offered my S&W mod41 with an EO Tech sight.  As it usually goes, he shot it better than I do.  All of his guns were iron sights so his performance with an unfamiliar gun and a optical sight is all the more remarkable: He shot 83 (untimed), 100-4X (timed fire) and 95-4X rapid fire for a total of 278 with the .22.  Frank used his iron sights for the remaining two pistol courses of fire and scored 120 and 193, respectively, but this was the first time he had shot those pistols at 25 yards.  Each course of fire was shot two-handed.

      There will NOT be a Bullseye competition in November due to the Toys for Tots event.  With cold weather setting in, Precision Bullseye shooting will next be shot in the Spring.  When we do start back up I request interested shooters contact me via text message to let me know they will be showing up to shoot…

      Keep ‘em in the black….Terry W

      September 2018: 

      The September Bullseye Precision Match held 9/8/18 had only one participant, but he was as excellent shooter.  Sanners member Mike D says he hasn’t shot bullseye for several years now, but apparently once a Master, always a Master.  Mike fired a 82-1X, 86-1X and 94-1X with his Ruger 22-45 rimfire.  Using his Springfield Armory Curtis Custom .45 ACP for both center fire and .45 strings, he scored 85-1X. 90, and 90-1X and 81, 88-2X and a very strong 93-5X in the slow fire, timed fire and rapid fire stages.  Mike’s total score was 789-12X.  Not too shabby for a long layoff.

      The next Bullseye competition will be October 13.  Please contact match director Terry W at 301-481-1555 before 10/12/18 to sign up.

      The February 2017 report is here
      Carl M edged-out Damon A with a VERY IMPRESSIVE 778-12X. 

      Damon Anderson was a very close second overall with a 767-12X.

      It was wonderful seeing new shooters at this event.  And everybody  shot well and seemed to have fun.   Well done!

      The October 2016 Match report is linked here.    Carl M dominated with a 763-5X overall score.  Damon A and Terry W also performed well, with Damon's H Z80 taking the Top Rimfire title.   We're being bumped by state match in November and by the Club's Hunting Season Closure in December.   Hope to see you-all in January of 2017.

      At the September 2016 match, Matt W dominated the event with a VERY IMPRESSIVE 767-13X.  

      Unsurprisingly, Mike M was very impressive with the best rimfire score of a massive 272, followed closely by Dick C breathing down his neck with a 264.

      Terry W also did quite well, and took overall Senior.

      The match report is here:  Bullseye-Style Precision Pistol Match-Report for SEP 2016 (Rev-0).pdf

       It was great seeing so many new shooters at this event.  And everybody  shot well and seemed to have fun.   Well done!   Hope to see you all next month.

      Attendance at the August 2016 Match was a bit depressed by the oppressive heat.  Jake shot some unusual guns including an Artillery Luger and Single-Action Blackhawk, so he gets extra points for style.  Chris was also looking good as he was blowing our eardrums out with the Tokarev.  Interestingly, Mark's score was exactly the same two matches in a row, and his .22 score was identical as well. Mark brought his trusty Python but his score but fell apart on the 1911 -- he blames different ammo.  Anyway, it was a fun match, thanks to Terry for running it!   The detailed match report is here: SLSC Bullseye Match Report for August 2016.pdf

      July 2016 Match report is shown below.   The young whippersnapper Jake S did a great job and carried the day.    We had a surprisingly good turnout for this inaugural match, and worked-out a number of bugs that will make future matches run more smoothly.   It is good that we hold these later in the afternoon, because it was oppressively hot on both July 8th and 15th.  Bullseye-Style Precision Pistol Match-Report for July 2016 (Rev-2).pdf

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