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Sliverdale Pistol Club Est 1996.

Pioneer Shooting Australia

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Pioneer Action Shooting


Pioneer Shooting Perviously Colonial Action matches are similar to the well-known Single and Western Action matches shot all around the world, except for some differences, which are applied to make the match representative of the early colonial days in Australia (1850 to 1901).


Firearms are of a similar type except that only one pistol is used in the main scenarios. Rifles are usually the standard type of pistol-calibre lever-actions as used in Single Action matches, with a choice of Martini single-shot and black powder muzzleloaders allowable in some scenarios. Shotguns range from single-shot lever-actions to short-coach guns typical of the era. Black and nitro powders are equally used throughout the entire range of firearms.


The clothing is generally similar to Single and Western Action garb, with some well-dressed shooters posing as early English police, bushrangers, workers, preachers, and poachers  of colonial Australia.


Federation Match 

Semi-Automatic Pistols . 

Federation matches are similar to the well-known wild bunch matches, the main difference is that Federation match allows the use of any semi automatic pistol that was in production prior to the onset of WW2 (1939) in any popular calibers for example a Colt 1911 in 9mm or 38 super is an approved pistol as is the traditional 45ACP.  Other popular pistols such as the Browning high power or Luger are also approved pistols for this match. The match representative of the period after federation in Australia (1901).

The shooter can use the same rifle and shotgun as used in Pioneer match and clothing is to represent the period. 

A long range match has also been added to the rules which pays homage to one of the best shots in the Australian forces during WW1, Trooper William (billy) Sing.

Single Action Results - Top 10


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