International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA)
|Match Days||1st Saturday of each month, (February to November)|
|Match Director||Ron Dixon|
|Location||100 yd Silhouette Range (colocated with the 100 yd GP 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 these divisions:
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.
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, we have a club-owned gun that you can borrow.
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 matches at CGC, feel free to contact the match director.
For more details and specific rules about the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette game, go to the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association website.
For more local IHMSA information, you can visit the Georgia IHMSA website.