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EK and KK in FM
October 22, 2009, 12:20 PM
Does anyone know of locations where the Olympic Style FREE PISTOL matches might be held?

These are 50m competitions and sound like they could be a LOT of fun.

Casimer
October 22, 2009, 02:27 PM
There are several ranges in NJ and DE that hold FP matches - where are you located?

Also check-out the yahoo freepistol group.

darkgael
October 22, 2009, 06:49 PM
The NRA publishes a monthly called "Shooting Sports". All registered matches in the country are listed every month in the back of it. Free pistol matches are virtually always registered.
Pete

EK and KK in FM
October 22, 2009, 07:37 PM
I live in Florida. Will check the Yahoo site.

darkgael
October 22, 2009, 10:00 PM
EK/KK: They are a lot of fun. Two hours to shoot 60 shots. Very leisurely.
Do you own a free pistol?
Pete

melchloboo
October 23, 2009, 11:40 AM
Where in Florida?
If SE, you might like to know about our club in hollywood, www.hrpclub.com
A few members have free pistols, but we do not currently have fp matches.
Great place to train though (out doors) and try other disciplines.
PM me for more info.

EK and KK in FM
October 23, 2009, 07:52 PM
I live in SW Florida.

Own an old Hi-Standard, which was one of the pistols the Olympians used at the time I was told. Purchased back in mid 1960s. Was stored for perhaps 35 years until we got out CCW permits, bought new self defense handguns, and I came across this old one. Fortunately, it had been pretty well preserved--a little rust, but a good cleaning and took it to the range, and it worked.

Remarkably well. Very accurate little pistol.

Just this week I came across the Free Pistol information. Sounds like it could be a LOT of fun. Thinking it would be a good reason to purchase a modern Free Pistol which can be extremely accurate. The competitive part sounds good to me, but the main competition would be to improve a personal "best."

I'd consider driving across the state, perhaps once a month, to do a competition if there were some people that would be interested.

Or better yet, perhaps there is a club in SW Florida where such a competition could be started. If not on a 50 meter range, even an indoor range would work for starters.

Let's see what develops on this thread and go from there.

darkgael
October 24, 2009, 08:29 AM
A fellow that I used to shoot with - a master class Bullseye competitor - used to shoot the occasional Free Pistol match with his High Standard. I did also, though I used a ten inch Falcon barrel for those matches. It was great fun. Another fellow uses a Thompson Contender with a .22 barrel and finer aftermarket sights.
You have to load rounds one at a time in a Free pistol match. That is a little more of a task with a H-S than it is with a Hammerli or a Pardini FP.
Enjoy.
Pete