BOWLING PIN SHOOT RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS               
 
 
Here are the rules and the course of fire for bowling pin shoots.
 
RECOMMENDATIONS ON FIREARMS:
 Any revolver or automatic of adequate accuracy is acceptable.  First time shooters might start with a .22 pistol such as a Ruger Mark II / III / IV, Browning Buckmark or similar gun.  A speed loader for revolvers and at least 1 spare magazine for automatics is recommended.
 
BASIC INFO:
Classes:  22 rim fire - auto & revolver
Automatic - Minor (up to 9MM) & Major (40 S&W and up)
Revolver - Minor (.38 special) & Major (10mm & up)
 
All shooters will shoot at 5 pins on a table 25 feet away.  Shooter will be timed from the start signal until the last pin hits the ground or 30 seconds, whichever comes first.  Each shooter will shoot 3 tables with their total times from those rounds being their score.
 


RULES:

1.    All range rules enforced.  Eye & ear protection must be worn by all shooters and spectators.
2.    No firearm handling except when in designated safe area or after given load command by range officer.
3.    Firearms to be brought to the firing line cased and unloaded (cylinder empty, chamber empty and magazines removed).
4.    When range officer states " load and make ready" that is your command to load and come to the start position.  Start position is barrel of firearm touching        table.
5.    When start signal sounds, shooter commences firing.
6.    Each shooter has up to 30 seconds to shoot pins from table.  When the last pin has cleared the table or 30 seconds has passed, shooter is to     
       unload firearm and show timer the empty cylinder or chamber.  Firearms will then be cased.
7.    When range officer declares "the line is clear", the shooter will then proceed down range to reset pins on table for next shooter.
8.    Firearm handling while pin setters are down range is expressly forbidden.


See the monthly newsletter / calendar for shooting dates

The starting time for the outdoor shoots is 9:00 a.m. and for the indoor shoots is 1:00 p.m


For more information, contact Kevin Monk at 309-443-5339 or via e-mail @ kpmonk@hughes.net
All shooters will shoot at 5 pins on a table 25 feet away. Shooter will be timed from the first shot until the last pin hits the ground or 30 seconds, whichever comes first. Each shooter will shoot 3 tables with their total times from those rounds being their score.