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SHOOTERS' NEWS

2017 NRA PRECISION PISTOL UPDATE

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BY NRA STAFF

etallic and Open Divisions for
Precision Pistol. This is a new rule
that allows shooters with "iron
sights" to compete in a separate division from
those using more expensive optical sights. In
the 1980s, optical (scopes or red dot) sights
began to be used at Precision Pistol matches
across the country. Thus, the NRA drafted
rules to distinguish between Metallic and
Optical sight pistols. There is a possibility that
the 2018 NRA National Pistol Championships
may include it.
The .22 Caliber Only Aggregate Match (.22
COAM) is offered at the NRA National Pistol
Championships. The .22 COAM supports
shooters with limited equipment or resources
to reload. With the .22 COAM, a shooter can
enter matches where sponsors allow the .22
COAM, and shoot across the course with
the other shooters. The entire .22 aggregate
score is reported to NRA, who assigns a .22
COAM classification to the individual after the
minimum shots for record are fired.
.22 Cal. Ammunition. Previously, the NRA
rules required that the bullet weight not
exceed 40 grains. When .22 cal. ammunition
was in short supply, competitors appealed
for a rule change with .22 cal. ammunition
allowing for bullets greater than 40 grains to

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be fired in NRA sanctioned tournaments. The
NRA amended the Precision Pistol rules to
permit the use of any .22 cal. long rifle rimfire
bullet made of lead or similar soft material.
The Distinguished Revolver Match was a
superb idea that allowed competitors with a
.38 cal. revolver to compete in a designated
match and earn points toward Distinguished
Revolver. Until 2016, in order to participate in
a State or Regional Distinguished Revolver
match, the individual had to sign up and
pay entry fees for all or part of the NRA
Precision Pistol match. Additionally, the NRA
developed an award for already distinguished,
Distinguished Revolver shooters. Expect that
award, along with a nominal Distinguished
Revolver entry fee to be introduced in 2018.
The Military Veteran Individual and Team
Category was introduced into the NRA rules
in 2014. Local match sponsors began to
recognize the new categories in 2015. The
response from military veteran shooters
has been good. The NRA recognized Military
Veteran teams at the 2016 National Pistol
Championships and will again at the 2017
Championships. With more visibility on
this category, the NRA National Pistol
Championships may offer the Individual
Veteran category in 2018.


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