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Record Holder

After almost every air gun Silhouette match, we have long runs.  Long runs are where you try to score as many animals as you can in a row, up until the record.  If you shoot ten animals in a match, you can count those toward your long run.

At Today’s Air Gun Silhouette Match, we manged to set a record.  Rowland Smith, this past Thursday, managed to break the Senior record for most number of pigs with an open sight pistol.  Pigs are at 12 yards, and about the size of a walnut.  After setting the Senior record for pigs on Thursday, today he broke his own record by scoring 40 pigs in a row in the long runs.  That’s five away from the overall record, held by Dave Carpenter (45 pigs with open sights, no bullshit).

Rowland Smith, Senior Record Holder for Pigs

Rowland posing with “Lucky,” his custom shop Crosman .22 Air Pistol, with a Williams Peep Sight.  Rowland has had a record that was somehow lost in NRA paperwork.  Let us hope they do not lose this one.  They better not lose this one.

2 Responses to “Record Holder”

  1. comatus says:

    Aperture sights are a beautiful t’ing, no kidding–they can actually heal a damaged eye–but I thought I’d been reliably informed that they cannot be used in Bullseye competition?
    If that’s not true, I’m off to Commercial Row…

  2. Ninth Stage says:

    I don’t hold a national record but I have tied one (perfect 480-48X) in Action Pistol. I received a nice certificate from the NRA, roughly the shape and size of my life member certificate. It would be nice to see my name online so I could prove it but, AFAICT, they now only list the first to make the record. Also, they’ve since changed the target from plain cardboard to cardboard with a nice black aiming point (Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o’clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of ‘ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky! /MP).

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