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FEATURE // PISTOL

Former NRA Competitive Shooting Director Mike Krei at a Camp Perry PPP awards ceremony with three future pistol hopefuls.

• RUGER GETS • AM STANDING SUPPORTED • GUN CL Minimum age: None BENCHE (up to the Coach’s discretion) • PROM Maximum age: 15 ERAL • B The athlete must stand, with POLICE one hand on the pistol. A T-stand • CAMP provides counterbalance GLOCK support between the elbow and TECHNOL the muzzle. The competitor’s • CLOTH shooting arm must be fully extended, with the sights at • FLASH eye level. Plans and directions CASE • CL
for a T-stand can be found at: www.usashooting.org/ downloads/Z%20PPP%20 Counterbalance%20T%20 Stand.pdf.

BRAKE • H ING GEAR

INTERNATIONAL STANDING ING • GR Minimum age: 13 TAPCO • (if parent, coach, and physician agree that a younger athlete RANGE is PACKS • L ready, this may be waived) MRES • DV Maximum age: 20 may be loaded ay any given moment. The pistols must be .177 caliber (4.5mm) and must use compressed air or compressed, non-flammable gas such as CO2 for propellant. Coaches should attempt to help athletes obtain pistols that are appropriately sized and weighted for juniors. MATCH EVENTS Competitors are divided into three categories, which are defined by the shooting position. They are: • Basic Supported • Standing Supported • International (One-Handed) Standing BASIC SUPPORTED Minimum age: None (up to the Coach’s discretion) Maximum age: 13 The rules of Basic Supported are written very broadly so that coaches can progress competitors incrementally, within the position, without being forced to go to the next position before they are ready. The competitor may be seated or standing and may grip the hand stocks with one or two hands. Supports can include sandbags, kneeling rolls, etc. as well as any rest made of wood, metal or plastic that can safely support the butt of the pistol and the shooter’s hands. Firm supports should be adjusted for height to ensure an upright posture and level head position. Coaches should encourage athletes to progress to one-handed position as soon as they can safely do so.
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International air pistol rules apply. Competitors must 1911 ACE shoot standing, unsupported with one hand on the pistol. Coaches should encourage athletes to progress as they • BOOK MILITAR become proficient with basic skills and when their hands STOCKS are large and strong enough to do so safely. ERS • FIR Coaches are encouraged to take advantage of ZINES • opportunities to learn and develop their skills and techniques for working with young people. Coach ING PRO certification and training is available through the NRA/ REMINGT USA Shooting/CMP Coach Education Program at: ACESSO www.nrahq.org/education/training/coaching/. USAS GEAR • U will subsidize pistol coach certification courses with a TACTICA minimum of six adults/participants that will start up and/ • GRIPS or maintain a PPP program. And to reward the young champions, discounted tournament prizes are available V for affiliated clubs. For more information, visit: www.usashooting.org/ • BACK youthPistol.php or contact Michael Theimer at: • AME michael.theimer@usashooting.org or Sheri Judd at: REMIN sjudd@nrahq.org.

AKS ACCE

2012 PROGRESSIVE POSITION AIR PISTOL ACESS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OGY CMP South Competition Center Anniston, AL BELTS • July 6-8, 2012 GRIPS • The rules can be downloaded from the USA Shooting BENCHE web site: http://www.usashooting.org/library/Rulebooks/ PPP_Rules_rev_12Oct11.pdf • PEPPE

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http://www.usashooting.org/library/Youth_Development/Z_PPP_Counterbalance_T_Stand.pdf http://www.usashooting.org/library/Youth_Development/Z_PPP_Counterbalance_T_Stand.pdf http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/coaching/ http://www.usashooting.org/youthPistol.php http://www.usashooting.org/youthPistol.php http://www.usashooting.org/library/Rulebooks/PPP_Rules_rev_12Oct11.pdf http://www.usashooting.org/library/Rulebooks/PPP_Rules_rev_12Oct11.pdf

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