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Interested in pistol marksmanship? Have you heard about, or tried bullseye pistol shooting? It’s a fun and competitive individual and team sport. Matches can include centerfire and/or rimfire pistols, and typically involves three different courses of shooting fired off-hand from 50 feet: slow fire (10 shots in 10 minutes), timed fire (10 shots in 40 seconds), and rapid fire (10 shots in 20 seconds).
The Andover Sportsmen’s Club has three bullseye pistol teams in the Merrimack Valley Pistol League (MVPL), which includes about 20 local teams from clubs in Tewksbury, Billerica, Lowell, and Dracut. In the MVPL, which is a rimfire only league, each team has up to 12 shooters on their rosters. In a match, the top 5 individual scores for each team count toward the team total. Presently, our teams practice and compete on Monday evenings. The season runs from October until March, and we are always looking for new shooters (from beginners to experts).