BOWLING PIN SHOOT RULES
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.
Classes: 22 rim fire - auto & revolver
Automatic - Minor (up to 9MM) & Major (40 S&W
Revolver - Minor (.38 special) & Major (10mm &
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.
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
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
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 @
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