FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Please mail your 2018 Shooters Registration to: Pin Shoot, P.O. Box 545, Central Lake, MI 49622

Who?  Open to all safe and competitive shooters. (You must be registered to be on the premises).

What?  The world’s original, biggest and best competitive bowling pin shoot hosted by the inventor of bowling pin shooting and concealable soft body armor.

Where?  Davis Acres, 3220 Muckle Road, Central Lake, MI  49622

When?  June 8th – 15th, 2018

Why?   So that shooters young and old can enjoy the incredible experience of attending a Richard Davis pin shoot.

Where should I mail my 2018 Shooters Registration?

Please mail your 2018 Shooters Registration to: Pin Shoot, P.O. Box 545, Central Lake, MI 49622

What are the rules going to be for the new concealed carry division?

3.5″ barrel, stock gun, 6 round max capacity, no modifications other than porting.

Will there be any special presentations during the Pin Shoot?

Presidential Medal of Valor Awardee and Armor Express SAVE, Brian Murphy, will share his incredible account of the 2012 Sikh Temple Massacre in which Brian was the first responding officer and was shot a total of 15 times during the altercation.

Will shoot participants be able to purchase ammo at the event?

The General Store will have ammo and other items for sale during the event.

Will the shoot take place at the old front range?

No.  Over $150,000 is being invested into the NEW facilities on what was previously known as the “back range.”

How many pin tables will there be?

We will have 10 pin tables (the same as before) and a new event called the Big Push which will require the use of .44 Mag – S&W 500 to be competitive.

How many divisions will there be?

The 5 pin will still have stock, pin and open divisions, as well as the NEW concealed carry division.

Will the 5 pin sets be the same as before?

The 5 pin sets are new and each 3 table series will have a different set.  Each set will also contain hostage pins.  If knocked over, these will cost competitors time.

What will the 5 Pin sets look like?

Here is a picture of the new 5 Pin Sets known as X, Y, and Z. The blue pins are hostage pins and shooters will be penalized if they are knocked over.

What events will the match have?

The match will have the 5 pin main event, 2-Man Team, 3-Man Team, One Man Shot Gun, Revolver, Fast and Fun, LRPF and the BCBC. For more info see the events page.

Will there be gunsmith services at the match?

Yes.

How do I transfer firearms if I win a gun?

FFL transfers will take place on site.  If you have an FFL, bring a current copy of it.

I am flying in for the match.  Will I be able to ship guns in and out?

Yes.  Purple Isles Police Supply will handle all firearm transfers.  They will provide safe storage for the firearms once they arrive.  All firearms must arrive no later than June 1st.  Purple Isles Police Supply can be contacted at purpleisles@juno.com.

How do the optional events work?

You can only shoot optional events after you have completed your 5 pin main event. In optional events only your single fastest time counts.  Second and third fastest times will be used as tie breakers.

Will you be accepting credit cards at the shoot?

No, credit cards will not be accepted at the event. However, ATM machines will be available in the nearby area (but not on the event site).

Are golf carts / ATV’s allowed?

Yes, for those who ride responsibly and obey the one-way traffic signs.  Ride at your own risk.

Are fireworks and/or explosives allowed?

NO!  Because of possible fire hazard, we will not allow fireworks and/or explosives.

What is the penalty for shooting a “hostage” pin?

A 5-second penalty will be added to your score if you shoot or tip over a hostage.

What are the OSS and MB classifications?

For 2018 we will not have the MasterBlaster class.  ALL shooters will begin as Ordinary Standard Shooters.

What are the table dimensions?

For those who want to practice at home, the table dimensions are: 3 ½-feet x 15-feet; cut into three segments, each about 4-feet 7-inches wide. Pins to be knocked back three-feet to get off the tables. Except for the Big Push where the three pins need to be knocked back 14 ½-feet. The Shooter’s rail is 26-feet from the front edge of the table.

Please mail your 2018 Shooters Registration to: Pin Shoot, P.O. Box 545, Central Lake, MI 49622