Lea Valley Air Gun Club

Pistol Competition Rules

1st Saturday of every month.


  • Sign in from 9:00
  • Briefing 09:45
  • Start 10:00
  • Results/Awards- After all competitors have finished including any Shoot-offs, please return cards to Comp Sec promptly.

Entry– Free to all members and visitors. (Visitors must pay grounds guest fees)

Open to any calibre sub 6ft/lb pistol, TAC users should have FAC available for inspection.


  • Iron sights
  • Red-Dot sights
  • Optical sights (Optical magnification not to exceed 4x. Battery devices may be turned off between firing points.)

No adjustment of sights after first shot has been taken.


  • Protective eye wear should be worn.
  • Only competitor and scorer at the firing point, Others to stand back in a place of safety.
  • Competitor to operate pull-up string.
  • Pistols to be carried in a box, bag or holster and only removed when at the firing line.
  • Loading of pistols and insertion of magazines only to be carried out at the firing line.
  • Recharging of co2 pistols to be done at the firing line.
  • All discharges to be carried out over the firing line.

Shooting position

  • All shots to be taken in the standing position.
  • No supports of any kind to be used.
  • Some part of the body must be in contact with the firing peg whilst taking the shot.
  • Double handed and cross arm hold is permitted.

Course of fire-

  • Fifteen targets
  • Target are set between 10 and 25 yards (Approx.), Consisting of 40/45mm diameter knock over targets, there may be alternative targets of smaller diameter scoring higher which the competitor may elect to shoot.
  • Targets to be painted before competition starts and of contrasting colour.
  • Targets can be obscured 50% maximum.
  • Three shots at each target.


  • 5 points for a knockdown
  • 2 points for a hit on the plate, (see above “Alterative Targets” Scoring 10 points)
  • 0 points for miss

All fully paid-up members on or before the first date of the competition period are eligible for entry into the clubs six monthly league.

  • Top four scores based on highest members score of the day in each section.
  • Minimum of four shoots to qualify.


  • January-June
  • July-December