Indoor Shooting

Indoor ShootingCommissioner

Grant Lewis — (907) 488-2884, grantandpamlewis@alaska.net

Schedule

Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 PM
Rifle (.22-caliber)

Wednesday, August 15, 1:00 PM
Pistol (.22-caliber)

Check-in 15 minutes early both days. Doors open at 12:45 PM.
CHECK-IN: Event check-in is at the range. All firearms must be UNLOADED and CASED upon arrival. Competitors must check-in before the end of the allotted check-in time or may not be able to compete in the event.

If you’d like to sight in or just get a little practice, the TVSA range will be open from 6pm to 9pm on Monday August 13th. Standard range fees of $10 per hour will apply. Contact the Commissioner for more information.

Site

Tanana Valley Sportsmen’s Association
1230 TVSA Way, Fairbanks, Alaska
(off Boat Street across from Fred Meyer West)

Fee

$12.00 for each event

Details

Rifle .22 caliber – 50 feet
Pistol .22 caliber – 25 feet

Rifles are .22-caliber light rifle weighing 10 pounds or less, with iron/open or optical sights.

Pistols are.22-caliber pistol with barrel length 10-inches or less, with iron/open or optical sights.

Bring your own safe firearm(s) with case(s), ammo (50 rounds recommended), eye and ear protection. Guns must be unloaded and cased upon arrival at the range.

Competitors must make sure firearm(s) are safe to use and must be competent in safely handling, loading, firing, and unloading any gun used in the competition, BEFORE the event. Competitors should sight in and practice shooting with their firearm(s) well in advance of the event.

Please practice before the competition!

ELIGIBILITY: Competitors must be 50 years of age or older (as per the AISG specified date) and must be able to safely handle and fire (shoot) the firearm(s) used in the event(s). Competitors must make sure firearm(s) are safe to use and must be competent in safely handling, loading, firing and unloading any gun used in the competition, BEFORE the event(s). Competitors should sight-in and practice shooting with their firearm(s) well in advance of the event(s).

DIVISIONS/BIBS: Competitors will be placed in individual men’s and women’s five-year age divisions beginning with age 50 and ending with 100+. Numbered Bibs (or a competitor number) will be issued at the event. If issued a Senior Games Bib for the event, please wear it (pinned to clothing on back) while competing in the indoor shooting event(s).

EQUIPMENT: See the Event Rules for additional equipment details.

  • .22-caliber light rifle weighing 10 pounds or less, with iron/open or optical sights. Competitors must bring their firearm in a case.
  • .22-caliber pistol with barrel length 10 inches or less, with iron/open or optical sights. Competitors must bring their firearm in a case.
  • .22-caliber rimfire ammunition, .22LR only, safe and suitable for the firearms(s) used. (We recommend bringing 50 rounds minimum per event to allow for practice and record shots, as well as account for any dud rounds.)
  • Eye and ear protection to use in the live-fire range.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: By registering and participating in these events, you provide consent for photographs or video to be taken and used for promotion of the Senior Games, the hosting of the event and the safe and responsible participation in the shooting sports.

PROTESTS: See the Event Rules for complete details on protests.
Must be in writing and submitted to the Event Commissioner within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the game, match, heat or event under protest.

 

Rules

  1. ENTRY REGULATIONS
    1. Competitors must be 50 years of age or older on or before the date of competition as noted on valid, government-issued photo identification.
    2. Competitors must be able to safely handle and fire (shoot) the firearm used in the event(s) at the discretion of the event’s Range Safety Officer (RSO) or Commissioner.
    3. Competitors must provide their own safe firearms, case for each firearm, eye and ear protection and ammunition.
    4. Competitors may register and compete in one or both of the indoor shooting events (rifle and pistol shooting).
  2. SAFETY RULES
    All competitors must abide by and follow these safety rules or may not be permitted to compete:

    1. ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION!
    2. Always keep your finger OFF the trigger until ready to shoot.
    3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
    4. Always know your target and what is beyond.
    5. Always wear eye and ear protection when live-fire is in progress.
    6. Follow all commands of the Range Safety Officer (RSO) in charge.
    7. Keep all firearms unloaded and cased until directed otherwise by the RSO in charge.
    8. Do not eat, drink or smoke while shooting.
    9. Wash your hands and face after a shooting session.
    10. There is no smoking in the TVSA building.
  3. FORMAT/COURSE OF FIRE
    1. Rifle Shooting:
      1. Competition will be conducted from a bench-rest position.
      2. The use of sandbags is permitted in the bench-rest position.
      3. Unlimited sighting shots will be allowed during a 5-minute sighting period prior to the record stage.
      4. One record stage will be fired, consisting of 20 shots, fired at four Orion 50 m rifle targets (five shots per each scoring bull on the target) at 50 feet with up to 20 minutes to complete the stage.
    2. Pistol Shooting:
      1. Competition will be conducted from a standing, unsupported position.
      2. Firing may be conducted using two hands or with one hand only.
      3. Unlimited sighting shots will be allowed during a 5-minute sighting period prior to the record stage.
      4. One record stage will be fired consisting of 10 shots fired at each of two Orion 50 ft Slow Fire targets at 25 feet with up to 20 minutes to complete the stage.
    3. Applicable to BOTH Rifle and Pistol Shooting:
      1. Scoring will be done with TVSA’s Orion Scoring System. (Electronic scoring). Only Orion Targets will be used. Scoring rings on Orion Targets are very close to those used in past years.
      2. Targets will be pre-labeled (before firing) by the Commissioner or his designee, with Orion labels and with the competitor’s name, target number (#1 of 2 and #2 of 2, etc.).
      3. The course of fire will consist of a total of 20 shots worth a possible 200 points.
      4. Misses (Shots that do not hit the target or do not hit or fall within a score ring on the target will be considered misses and scored as zero points.)
      5. In the case of a tie, x’s will first be counted to break the tie. If a tie still exists one additional point will be awarded to the target with the smallest measured group size as measured by the Orion scoring system.
      6. No alibis will be granted for misfires or malfunctions as each competitor will have up to 20 minutes per stage to fire 20 shots.
      7. Signals will be given to commence firing and cease firing. Competitors firing early (before the signal to commence firing is given) will be penalized the value of the best scoring shot on the fired target. Competitors firing late (after the signal to cease firing is given) will be penalized the value of the best scoring shot on the fired target. Excessive shots will be penalized the value of the best scoring shot(s) on the fired target.