I decided to go to a recent shoot, inside the club, starting at 7 PM. They are held on the second and last Friday of each month during the winter months. I knew I would make a fool of myself as I have not shot for awhile and even then could not hit “the broadside of a barn”, but the $5 cost would be well worth it. All types of 22LR pistols are allowed, metal sights, red dot, revolvers, semi-auto, etc. About 14 shooters showed up, a mixture of biological sexes. Everyone had a good time from the jovial conversation and good natured teasing.
The rules are fairly simple. Two shooters at a time post their targets and return to the firing line at about 50 feet. Upon command they load their pistols and commence firing upon another command. They take five shots at the target then return to a safe condition with the removal of the magazine and assurance that no bullet is in the chamber. Of course, loading only five rounds allows one to concentrate on shooting. Those that have them insert a flag to verify the chamber is empty. The shooters then cycle through those present to complete a round. Five rounds are completed.
Scoring is something else as various bullet strike locations are valued as either plus or minus points. A record is kept of each rounds score and at the end of the rounds the scores are totaled and the scores are compared. I “won” the non-existent booby prize for being last place. Even so, I plan to return until I at least hit where I think I am aiming.
Attendance is highly recommended. Where else can you have such fellowship and practice to be a better pistol shooter than at this ISA function.