International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA)
Match Director: Ron Dixon
When: First Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 5:00pm-ish (February – November)
Where: The 100-yard Silhouette Range (co-located with the 100-yard GP range and the 200-yard rifle range)
What: The object of IHMSA (pronounced em-sah) competition is to knock down metallic silhouette targets with a handgun at specified ranges. There are four main disciplines (Big Bore, Small Bore, Field Pistol and Air Pistol) with each discipline divided into multiple categories that have several rank levels. At Cherokee Gun Club (CGC), we shoot Small Bore(22LR), Field Pistol (Straight-wall, center fire pistol cartridges of standard manufacture with a maximum case length of 1.29 inches; the .32-20 with a length of 1.32 inches, .270 REN, .22 Hornet and 25-20; 22LR and .22WMR Rimfire) and Air Pistol. We host a 3-day state match every May. Our sister club, Little River Gun Club in Lincolnton, GA, shoots all four disciplines on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Who: Our matches are open to the public and all are invited, CGC members and non-members alike (children under the age of 8 are not allowed beyond the clubhouse at CGC). If you don’t have a gun with you, and want to try our game, one of our regulars may just put a gun in your hand and coach you through your first highly addictive match (more than one of us has gotten hooked this way).
Safety: At CGC, range safety is the highest priority. Eye and ear protection are required at all times at CGC, unless you are at the clubhouse. All guns are brought to the range unloaded. During matches, guns are only loaded at the command of the range officer on the firing line.
For more information about our IHMSA matches at CGC, feel free to contact the match director. For more details and specific rules about the Handgun Metallic Silhouette game, go to: http://www.ihmsa.org
Scores, Match Updates and Info about future matches
2016 Georgia IHMSA State Match
The state match this year will be May 5th, 6th and 7th. The disciplines will be Field Pistol, Small Bore and Air Pistol. Lunch is not set up during this event, so plan accordingly. The Awards Banquet will be at the clubhouse on Saturday after the range has been closed down (approximately 5pm to 6pm).
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2016 Match Scores