Gauteng Pin Shooting Association
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Below are links to useful information for existing members as well as people wanting to learn more about this great sport.
Article on Pin Shooting - Appeared in Gun Africa December 2014 issue
PIN SHOOTING is becoming increasingly popular as anyone with a basic pistol and revolver can complete. Of course, should you own additional fire-arms you can extend your participation to an almost unlimited number of events.
Pin Shooting - An Introduction
Guns On The Rail - Newsletter - February 2015, Vol 2, No 1
The SAPSF Executive will be meeting for its biennial summit in Warmbaths from 20 to 22 February. Agenda is in this newsletter.
Firearms Control Act. In the previous Guns on the Rail we referred to the working draft of a proposed Firearms Control Act. More info in this newsletter.
You’ve just had the perfect run. One shot, one pin. Your first sub-three second run on Stock Gun, probably the first in South Africa! Then it’s ‘Unload-and-Show-Clear’... Read what the Chief RO has to say about what happens next.
Guns On The Rail - Newsletter - December 2014, Vol 1, No 4
Our firearms are once again under threat. We fought hard to get a Firearms Control Act (FCA) we could live with and to get the Central Firearms Register (CFR) to actually implement it fairly and efficiently.
If there is one thing that should raise a red flag in the minds of pin shooters, RO’s and SO’s, it is a malfunctioning gun. An RO is entitled to remove a shooter who has repeated stoppages from the line, resulting in a decreased or zero
score for that event.
Our Nationals from 26 to 28 September was once again a great success. Congratulations to GPSA for running a great event and to the winning team, Limpopo A.
Guns On The Rail - Newsletter - September 2014, Vol 1, No 3
Nationals! Yes, it’s that time of the year again. In a few weeks’ time, we’ll be placing our guns on the rail for the start of the 2014 Nationals at Roodepoort.
One big difference between pin shooting and most other action shooting sports, is that we repeatedly unbag and bag a large variety of firearms contained in a variety of bags or cases during a match. Often one bag or case may contain more than one firearm with some muzzles pointing uprange and some downrange when unbagging.
“You have a headspace problem”
No, I’m not referring to the kind that may cause KaBooms. I’m referring to the metaphorical kind, issues of mind that can hinder or help your performance.
Guns On The Rail - Newsletter - March 2014, Vol 1, No 1
Guns on the rail! This is a new venture of your SAPSF executive, aiming to keep you, our members, informed of Pin Shooting affairs. I trust that you will find the
newsletter informative. It will be distributed roughly every third month.
How about this description by Robin Taylor: “Shooting bowling pins is a huge kick in the pants. You never know what’s going to happen, and ballistic craziness is the rule.
Last year’s SA Championships hosted by Limpopo Province in Tzaneen was a huge success. Congratulations and a big thank you to Chris Venter and his team on a well organised event. Thank you also to Western Province for handling the computerised timing and scoring.
SAPSF Rule Book
Here you will find a full copy of the SAPSF (South African Pin Shooting Federation) Rule Book.
This Rule Book serves as a manual to guide any person interested in the shooting sport, to compete in, or start up and run, a Pin Shooting event or Club.
It is the onus of all members or any prospective new member to acquaint himself / herself with the SAPSF Constitution, the Constitution of affiliate provinces or Clubs, this Rule Book, the Code of Conduct, basic safety rules and the requirements of Law.
Basic Firearm Safety Rules
Safety can never ever be taken for granted to both the novice or seasoned professional.
The link below contains Basic Firearm Safety Rules. Even though basic, theses rules are absolutely critical when it comes to a sport which deals with firearms.
Safety before anything else!
SAPSF Code Of Conduct
All sporting events and their associated clubs require a Code of Conduct. South African Pin Shooting Federation is no exception to this practice.
The following link will take you to the SAPSF Code Of Conduct document which covers safety procedures as well as range etiquette. This applies to members, invited guests and visitors.