practical pistol


 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. 

National Sports Commission fires off “50 Shades of Games” at GSSF Practical Pistol 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.