Parry blitzes the pistol club field

Amanda Parry had the top score of 693 at the Cobar Amateur Pistol Club’s shoot on Sunday. ▪ Photo contributed

Cobar Amateur Pistol Club hosted another International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) standard competition match on Sunday with Amanda Parry blitzing the field using an unfamiliar target pistol to break her handicap and take out the top score of 693.

Parry finished with a score of 343 and, combined with her handicap of 350, she finished with the top score of 693 and a new handicap of 231.

Other scores from the day were: Jason Holmgreen 397-110-507; Goff Clayton 396-144-540, Sarah Cryer 357-196-553 and Anita Neate (who did not finish the round) had 56-308-364.

There were also two first time shooters with Jason Potter recording 153-350-503 and Buffy Benson with 187-350-537. New shooters generally start off with a .22 calibre pistol and the club also provides a 10-metre air pistol event and they can shoot up to .45 calibre for the 25-metre centre fire events.

Michael Garbutt is reported to have had a “shocker” using a 38 Special as he finished with a score off pistol of 312 and, with his 94 handicap, finished with a total score of 406.

Range Officer Robert Neate officiated the match with the help of Lidija Garbutt, Todd Manns and Jason Ryan to supervise the new shooters and provide assistance and tips when necessary.

The club welcomes new members from the age of 12 and up and encourages anyone interested to go along and inquire about the sport of pistol target shooting.—contributed