A field of eight shooters competed in the Cobar Amateur Pistol Club’s Air Pistol Match on Sunday with a number of shooters new to the sport breaking their handicaps.
Shot under the guidance of Geoff Clayton, who officiated as range officer, there were some impressive first-time scores.
Tom Smith shot 440 off pistol and, coupled with his assigned handicap of 350, he finished with a total of 790 (and a new handicap of 144).
Alexandra Cain scored 406-350-756 and earned a new handicap of 175 while John Cain finished the day with a score 387-350-737 and also a new handicap of 192.
David Tomek shot 345-350-695 and earned himself a new handicap of 230 and Joe Simes scored 402-264-666 and also lowered his handicap to 178.
Among the regular shooters, Robert Neate scored 485 off pistol and, with his handicap of 48, finished with a total score of 533.
Michael Garbutt recorded 479-67-546 and Todd Manns’ score for the day was 390-83-473.
This week’s event is a Standard Pistol Match with new shooters aged from 12 and up, welcome to join the members at the range.