Local practical shooters will for the third year be given an opportunity to participate in the Annual Practical Pistol Match which has been exclusively sponsored by P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited and hosted by the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation.
The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation’s Practical Pistol Section commenced shooting activities for 2017 on Saturday 21st January, 2017, when they hosted yet another fun and exciting P&P Insurance Brokers & Consultants sponsored Practical Pistol Match at the GDF Timehri Range. The event saw local practical shooters testing their skills in four dynamic stages setup by the GSSF Match Committee competing for the top 3 prizes.
Local practical shooters will for the second year be given an opportunity to participate in the Annual Christmas Practical Pistol Match which has been exclusively sponsored by P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited and hosted by the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation. This much anticipated competition will be held at the GDF’s Timehri Ranges this weekend.
For the second consecutive year, the match will usher in the festive Christmas season and hopefully brings lots of cheer to the members and local pistol aces as they compete in the final competition for the GSSF’s calendar year. Competitors will be separated into two divisions based on their firearm setup: Production Division (for out of the factory firearms) and Limited Division (where some add-ons and higher end aftermarket parts are allowed.)
The Inaugural Trinity Resources sponsored Multi-Gun Practical Shooting Match proved to be challenging and fun for local practical shooters competing under the USPSA Practical Shooting Handgun Rules at the G.D.F.’s Yarrowkabra Range. Every G.S.S.F. Practical Shooting Match is made up of stages that seek to measure a shooter’s ability in all three elements of the sport and are coordinated under strict safety guidelines marshaled by experienced Range Officials. The Match held last Saturday 1st October, 2016, was no different as shooters competed in 5 stages, considering technical aspects and shooting positions to take based solely on target presentation. Targets a mere few yards away to some 25 yards away, each stage’s target array tested various different skills for the shooters of different levels.
Sport shooting has an ‘extreme’ sport and it is called practical shooting. Competitors have to move, lean, shoot, negotiate obstacles, run, shoot, reload, crouch, problem solve, shoot some more as they safely drive their bodies and guns through each of the stages as fast as their skills will allow. Every G.S.S.F. Practical Shooting Match is made up of stages that seek to measure a shooter’s ability in all three elements of the sport and are coordinated under strict safety guidelines marshaled by experienced Range Officials. These matches in Guyana are held outdoors, in all weather, further testing competitor skills. Saturday 30th July, 2016 was no different as the Foundation members started out in horrific heat in brilliant sunshine, blue skies, facing 4 stages ahead of them to complete the scheduled match. Shooting was done under the USPSA Practical Shooting Handgun Rules at the G.D.F.’s Yarrowkabra Range.
Queensway Security Service Inc. is the latest corporate agency to support the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation. The leading security company has over the years continued to recognise shooting as a sport and gives the company's commitment to fostering the continued growth of the sport in Guyana. This was highlighted as Queensway Security Service gave sponsorship to the growing Foundation for their upcoming Practical Shooting competition.
At a simple hand-over ceremony at the Company’s Head-Office at 153 Regent Road and Oronoque Streets, Bourda Georgetown, Chief Operations Officer of QSS, Mr. Lancelot Khan, presented the sponsorship funds to GSSF Chairman of the Practical Shooting Committee, Mr. David Dharry who thanked the security company for the usual support given to the G.S.S.F. In an invited comment Mr. Khan highlighted that he is happy to be involved and that he has seen first hand the discipline and high level of safety surrounding the sport not only in Guyana but also around the Caribbean and further afield. He also mentioned the added benefit sport shooting brings to practical shooters with regards to the training element for safe and accurate firearm use in a totally dynamic environment.
Just a few weeks ago the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation received a National Sports Award for the Most Improved Association for 2015 and there is no question that merely a few months later, Sport Shooting has once again been taken to an even higher level in Guyana after Saturday’s successful hosting of Guyana’s first 3-Gun Match.
As a part of the Guyana’s 50th Independence Activities the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation and the National Sports Commission successfully featured Practical Shooting in the NSC’s 50 Shades of Games sports programme on Saturday 27th February, 2016.
Practical Shooters were given the opportunity to display their Accuracy and Speed while managing Power at the Practical Pistol Match, held at the G.D.F’s Timehri Range as new and experienced shooters alike showed up to test their skills against each other in four challenging courses of fire in celebration of Guyana's Golden Jubilee.
The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation Practical Pistol Section brought the curtains down for 2015 on Saturday 5th December, 2015, when they hosted the P&P Insurance Brokers & Consultants Practical Pistol Match at the GDF Timehri Range. The event saw local practical shooters testing their skills in four dynamic stages setup by the GSSF Match Committee competing for prizes in two divisions. The Production Division shooters used out of the factory firearms which were limited to a magazine capacity of 10 rounds only while the Limited or Standard Division shooters where allowed some add-ons to make their guns more race worthy for the sport.
Match Director for the event, Mr. Ryan McKinnon in his opening remarks, welcomed the shooters and encouraged all to follow the strict safety rules set out by the discipline and introduced the range safety officers who would be monitoring the action. McKinnon also noted the attendance of sanctioned and established practical shooters of IPSC Guyana along with the Regional Director Mr. Harold Hopkinson. The stages selected for the competition from the get go appeared to be a rigid test of the ability of the shooters to balance the three elements of practical shooting: Speed, Power and Accuracy. To get things on the way the MD introduced the Range Master for the event, Mr. David Dharry, who was tasked with ensuring all the rules of the sport were followed correctly.