The WIPL/ISSF Committee promotes International and Olympic style hand gun and rifle shooting holding 21 events in the last year
We hold two events per month, on Saturday afternoons, at Range 4. Generally we conduct one match per event, with some practice time. We run two kinds of matches. The first is Standard Pistol, a 22LR event. The second is conducted simultaneously either as Sport Pistol (22LR) or Centre Fire Pistol (up to .38), with identical targets and course of fire. We occasionally shoot a Free Pistol match (using single shot 22LR pistols). These events are all governed by rules set by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF). They require one handed shooting over iron sights.
The official distance for ISSF pistol matches is either 25 m, or 50 m for Free Pistol. We shoot all these matches on 20 yard targets, which are reduced versions of the official ISSF targets. This is common in North America and is approved by the Club. We also held one ISSF 50 meter prone 22 LR rifle event during 2021 (at Range 1) and hope to do so again.
We all submit scores to the local Western Canada Pistol League, which draws shooters from the Lower Mainland, and Vancouver Island. Some of our group also submit scores to the national Coast to Coast Championship series operated by the Shooting Federation of Canada. The SFC is the governing body for ISSF shooting in Canada, and oversees the selection of teams for Canada’s teams in Olympic and other ISSF international competition. None of us is on the Olympic team (yet).
In the Western International Pistol League, our member Edmond Lee is (as usual) leading the 2021-2022 season in Standard Pistol and Centerfire Pistol. In the Fall/Winter 2021/2022 SFC Coast to Coast Championship series (Fall/Winter 2021-2022), our member Tony Zhang ranked nationally as follows: #1 in Standard Pistol, #2 in Sport Pistol; #2 in Centerfire Pistol, and #3 in Free Pistol.
Report written by Richard Berrow.