Pistol Information
  • Washington State Distinguished Pistol Shot program status (click here) -- This is the current status of our member's progress toward distinguished designation, updated through the June 2014 -- Governor's-20 Pistol Championship.
  • Washington State Pistol EIC Rules -- This instruction contains the rules for the conduct of state EIC "leg" matches.
  • Pistol Range Directions -- Check the Outdoor pistol schedule for directions to pistol ranges in Washington that hold pistol matches, and for the match director's point of contact information.
 
Pistol Schedule

 

Upcoming events:

Kitsap 2700, Aug 24th.

Paul Bunyan fall league, begins Sep 4th.

Cascade service rifle-pistol EIC match, Sep 7th.

Washington State Championship, Sep 13&14th.

 

 
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 Matches:

KRRC 2700 on August 24th.  (Click here for program.)

Cascade combined Rifle-Pistol match with CMP EIC matches, September 7th.  (Click here for program.)

Washington State Outdoor Pistol Championship, with revolver and CMP leg matches, September 13&14th.  (Click here for program.)

Leagues:

 

Paul Bunyan Fall League (Mt Rainier Pistol League), September 4th through November 13th.  (Click here for program.)

 

 
 

Competitors from all over the Puget Sound area turned out this winter for the popular indoor league.  With good lighting and a nice heated range, West Seattle's Roger Dahl Rifle Training range is a comfortable place to shoot during the rain and cold weather.  With a fourth relay added at 4pm this year, the league has a record number of participants.  Relays run on the hour from 4:00 to 8:00pm.  Below are pictures of shooting and scoring targets at West Seattle in February 2011.

 

This year was a banner year for SPAA's leagues.  In his third year of running SPAA's bullseye leagues, Ken Marquess has had continued growth in the league's attendance.  Twenty-eight competitors participated in the league this fall, with Robert McGowan taking top honors as the league winner.  Ken continues to draw in new shooters each year with his "new shooter clinic" held at the beginning of each season.  It is significant that 19 marksmen or beginning (unclassified) competitors shot this fall. Well done, Ken.  Below are some pictures taken under the lights.

 

 

This year's state pistol championship was held on the weekend of September 25th & 26th.  Twenty-six competitors met at Paul Bunyan for a great weekend of shooting.  Saturday's weather was ideal, with sun and warm temperatures.  Sunday turned cool, with intermittent showers throughout the day.  Jeff Hendrickson prevailed over defending champion Jay williams by two points, and won the Stoppel Trophy as this year's state champion.

 

Thirteen competitors converged on Cascade's covered pistol range on Saturday, July 24th for a very warm day of shooting.  Robert McGowan survived the heat to become the match winner.  Hank McCleary travelled from Ellensburg to shoot with his old friends.  David Schmolke and Byron Akita drove down from Bellingham to participate as well.  Overall, it was a fun match

 

 

On a cool, cloudy day in early June, Lindell Schmittler played host to 22 competitors at Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club for a 2700 pistol match.  It was a great turnout, nearly filling the line, for what turned out to be a truely historical occasion for Washington pistol shooting.  Don Stoppel was shooting his last competitive match in Washington State.  Don has been one of the driving forces in competitive pistol shooting in our state for the past several decades.  We owe a lot to his work.  He has been the pistol chairman of the state association, run matches at SPAA, held clinics to recruit and train new bullseye shooters, provided advice and counsel to new leaders as they started running matches at their own clubs, and coordinated among a group of match sponsors to plan a pistol match schedule for the state.  In addition, he has been always available for advice about how to improve your shooting and to help you find the equipment needed to perform better.  Don....we wish you the best as you move south.  You will be missed.

 

 
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