20 February 2019
"R. Dupraz, I was thinking local matches only we do a lot of stuff that is not exactly by the book but the main idea is to get more people out to shoot. And to gauge any interest out there on air rifle shooting."
Nothing wrong with that !
I am a member of a club that started shooting monthly regulation lever action silhouette matches about ten years ago or so. The initial investment was a fair amount at the time and while we do follow the NRA rules fairly closely, we welcome any one who wants to try the game with a qualifying lever gun.. The idea was for the same reason. to draw people into the shooting game. It also has been pretty success full over the years in helping to keep the club afloat. We don't get too hung up on the winning or losing thing.
There is also another club within driving distance that hosts an annual indoor fifty foot paper 22RF silhouette shoot on Super Bowl Sunday. One member came up with this idea probably ten years ago, again for the same reasons that we are talking about. The rules are pretty basic in that it is open to anyone and any 22 RF rifle. sporters, target rifles scopes, irons, kids, adults etc. The rules have now involved to include pistols and grouping the rifles in like classes. with an emphasis on kids.
It has been very successful over the years with a regular annual attendance of probably 30-40 shooters. One asset that this club has of course is a pretty nice heated indoor fifty foot range.
There is even an "Old Farts class who just like pulling triggers and hearing them go "BANG" or maybe "Phsssssst" once again, whichever the case may be.
While there is presently no class for air guns in SBS shoot, the more I think about your idea of adding them, the more I like it. Think I'll suggest adding a class tor them to the match director.