Practical shooting, shooting whilst moving -engaging multiple targets from multiple distances from various shooting positions, has been a growing passion of mine over the past few years.
In 2019 I managed to secure the Grand Aggregate win for the NRA Handgun League in Standard Division and continue to improve my skills and abilities with regards to pistol shooting. 2020 I had decided I wanted to concentrate on Mini Rifle, that is .22lr Semi-Automatic Rifle Practical Shooting.
I entered my first ever Mini Rifle Competition, which was the Silverstone Hawke Mini Rifle Championship, to consist of 6 Rounds of 6 Stages.
Utilising skills garnered on pistols I set out to improve the cross over onto rifles and it just so happens that the series was filmed for TV and Youtube.
There are various stages shown with my shooting them.
I managed to compete in 5 of the 6 rounds.
Round 1 Saw me in 16th position
Round 2; 12th Position
Round 4; 12th Position
Round 5; 9th Position
Round 6; 7th Position
As you can see there was a definite progression in my ability as the competition went on. With each stage in each round a learning experience of where I needed to practice and extend my skills.
For the competition I used my Lantac LA-SF with a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x Main Optic and a Shield SMS on a 45 degree offset. My belt is Double Alpha with Dorset Woodland Blades Mag Pouches. Ammunition used was Eley Force.
I’m looking forward to more competitions throughout 2021 as we appear to be lifting from Lockdown.
Big thanks to the Range Crew, Organisers, Camera Crew and Editors at Silverstone Shooting Centre for a great league and a cool snapshot into the sport that we can share!