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5 Pin Main Events & Rules

Using a qualified handgun, clear 6 tables of 5 pins each. Times are recorded for each table. The 5 best tables are counted toward your aggregate time. Competitors are required to register for at least one Main Event Division.

Start Position

Standing behind railing, handgun loaded and rested on the rail in the low ready position.

Start Procedure

As called by the starting official the start cadence is “Timers ready, guns on the rail, shooters ready,” followed by a blank being fired into the air which indicates the start signal.

Event Procedure

At the sound of the start signal engage bowling pins until they are completely knocked off the table.

Stop Procedure

Time stops when the last pin hits the ground or backstop.

Penalties

Knocking over one of the two hostage pins results in a 5 second penalty. Improper procedures result in 5 second penalties.

Round Count

Minimum of 30 rounds required.
Pinshoot Events And Rules

Main Event Definitions

Stock Gun

Semi-automatic handguns with iron sights and a maximum barrel length of 5 inches or a revolver with iron sights and maximum barrel length of 8 3/4". Using a Stock gun competitors are limited to 8 rounds per gun to start but reload capacity is unlimited.
Permitted Modifications Include:
  • Non-slip grip and frame treatments
  • Adjustable sights, including night sights and fiber optic sights
  • Replacement recoil spring systems, provided they do not extend beyond the original dimensions of the pistol.
  • Trigger modifications that are safe and function properly.
  • Barrel porting (example: Mag-Na-Port)
Not Permitted:
  • Muzzle brakes and compensators
  • Scopes
  • Holographic / red dot optics
  • Lasers of any kind

Pin Gun

Same as Stock Guns but muzzle brakes and compensators are permitted.  There is no barrel length requirement for Pin Guns. Semi-automatic handguns or revolvers with iron sights and no barrel length requirement.
Permitted Modifications Include:
  • Non-slip grip and frame treatments
  • Adjustable sights, including night sights and fiber optic sights
  • Replacement recoil spring systems, provided they do not extend beyond the original dimensions of the pistol.
  • Trigger modifications that are safe and function properly.
  • Barrel porting (example: Mag-Na-Port)
  • Muzzle brakes and compensators
Not Permitted:
  • Scopes
  • Holographic / red dot optics
  • Lasers of any kind

Space Gun

Same as Pin Guns but holographic / red dot optics are permitted. Semi-automatic handgun or revolver with no barrel length requirement.
Permitted Modifications Include:
  • Non-slip grip and frame treatments
  • Adjustable sights, including night sights and fiber optic sights
  • Replacement recoil spring systems, provided they do not extend beyond the original dimensions of the pistol.
  • Trigger modifications that are safe and function properly.
  • Barrel porting (example: Mag-Na-Port)
  • Muzzle brakes and compensators
  • Scopes
  • Holographic / red dot optics
Not Permitted:
  • Lasers of any kind

Concealed Carry

Semi-automatic handgun or revolver with iron sights and a maximum barrel length of 4 inches.
Permitted Modifications Include:
  • Non-slip grip and frame treatments
  • Adjustable sights, including night sights and fiber optic sights
  • Replacement recoil spring systems, provided they do not extend beyond the original dimensions of the pistol.
  • Trigger modifications that are safe and function properly.
  • Barrel porting (example: Mag-Na-Port)
  • Scopes
  • Holographic / red dot optics
Not Permitted:
  • Muzzle brakes and compensators
  • Lasers of any kind

Established Partnerships

Pinshoot Events And Rules

Optional Events

2 Person Team

Two people vs 13 bowling pins plus two innocent bystanders. Best single-time wins. 8 rounds per gun to start, reloaded capacity is unlimited.

3 Person Team

Two people with semi-auto shotguns, and one with a handgun are facing 24 bowling pins. Best single-time wins. 8 rounds per gun to start, reloaded capacity is unlimited.

Shotgun

8 pins stare you down. You have 8 rounds in a semi-auto or pump-action shotgun.00 Buck, 000 Buck, or Slugs acceptable.

Revolver

Starting with only 6 rounds in your revolver, you are facing 8 pins. Practice your reloading! 8 3/8” barrel limit.

Big Push

You are facing only 3 bowling pins at a distance of 21 feet that must be knocked back a whopping 14.5 feet! One handgun only, so bring your hand cannons, thunder sticks, and mega-magnums!

9x12

Using a 9mm or higher caliber handgun you are facing 13 pins and two innocent bystanders. All you have to do is knock the pins over. Magazine capacity is unlimited. Stock guns only, no multiple projectile ammo allowed.

Pistol Caliber Carbine

Similar to the 9x12 but using a Pistol Caliber Carbine. You are facing 13 pins and two innocent bystanders. All you have to do is knock the pins over. Magazine capacity is unlimited.

.223×39

Two people with semi-auto rifles and handguns face 39 six-inch diameter steel “lollypops” 60 –100 yards away. Optics are allowed and recommended. Start and end with an empty rifle on table and magazine out. The maximum capacity is 30 rounds. 1 shooter offhand the other from a bench or prone with sandbags or bipod.

Slug Fest 12x8

Starting with an iron-sighted shotgun with up to 8 slugs you have to knock over 10 heavy steel targets at ranges of 50 to 100 yards. Targets are between 1 and 2 square feet.

.22 Pin Head

This will be a 50/50 event where competitors use a ten-shot .22 revolver to try to knock 7 pin heads off a table at just ten feet. Revolver and ammo will be provided by the Pin Shoot.

Ruger .22

Using the Ruger bolt action .22 rifle provided, engage the bowling pin shaped steel plates until all targets are down.

LRPF

This is a one person rifle event. Start position is standing behind table, rifle loaded with safety on and resting on the table. At the start signal, engage 15 six inch lollypop plates from an unsupported position. Rifle slings are allowed.

Shoot Off!

Go head to head in a single elimination mega match.  Compete in the OSS / Master Blaster 5 Pin Shoot Off's with your Stock or Pin guns, then give the 5-Pin Shotgun shoot off a try. Shoot Off's are held multiple times throughout the Pin Shoot.

The Pin Shoot 2022

2022 Event Dates

The next Pin Shoot is set to take place at Davis Range on June 13th - 17th, 2022. Online registration for Main & Optional Events is now open.
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