Bullseye is a precision pistol sport traditionally shot one-handed at 25 and 50 yards. It is typically shot with one to three categories of pistol: .22 rimfire, centerfire, and a 1911 chambered in .45 ACP.
How does it work?
A single competition is typically separated into four matches: Slow Fire, Timed Fire, Rapid Fire, and the National Match.
A Slow Fire match consists of two sets of ten shots at a 50 yard target (or scaled 25 yard equivalent), with ten minutes to complete each set.
A Timed Fire match consists of two sets of ten shots at a 25 yard target, with each set split into two strings of five shots with 20 seconds per string.
A Rapid Fire match consists of two sets of ten shots at a 25 yard target, with each set split into two strings of five shots with 10 seconds per string.
A National Match consists of three sets of ten shots, each corresponding to a single set from a Slow Fire, Timed Fire, and Rapid Fire match.
Typical range commands are as follows:
- A description of the course of fire is given. Example: "This is a string of timed fire. Five shots in twenty seconds."
- The command to load is given. Example: "With a magazine of five rounds, load."
- Marksmen are then asked if they are prepared. Example: "Is the line ready?"
- If no one indicates that they need additional time, the match director continues with: "The line is ready. Ready on the right, ready on the left, ready on the firing line."
- The command to fire is either given verbally with the command "Fire," or by the sounding of a buzzer.
- At end of the alloted time, the command "Cease Fire" is given, or a buzzer sounds.
Each shot in a competition has a maximum score of 10, so the maximum score for a single competition is 900 points. The center-most ring of the target (the bullseye) is used for tie-breaking purposes. If a shot crosses the boundary between two score rings, the higher score is counted.
Similarly, even though Bullseye is traditionally played one-handed, we allow two-handed shooting. Your only "competition" is against yourself. We want you to enjoy yourself and improve your skills! You do not need to be a member to come to any of our matches. Our gate will be open for you.
If you would like to know more about Bullseye, this website is a great resource for the sport.