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    This is just a thought and to see interested, please indicate what is your view.

    Attached the USA rules example/guideline.

    Pistol Field Target Rules
    1. Air pistols only. The maximum caliber is 0.177.
    2. Muzzle energy limited to 12 foot-pounds.
    3. Barrel length is limited to 15 inches including any attachments to the muzzle (e.g. moderator, or flip compensator). A wooden or other barrel-friendly dowel will be used to determine the length of the barrel, as measured from the tip of the barrel or muzzle attachment to the breech-face.
    4. Forend depth is limited to a maximum of 3 inches, measured from the center of the barrel to the lowest part of the gun forward of the trigger guard.
    5. Attached cylinders at the rear of the Pistol are not allowed.
    6. Overall length including any attachments must not exceed 25 inches.
    7. No shooting jackets, slings, harnesses, or other bodily supports. Clothing or shooting gloves worn by the shooter must not restrict hand or body movement.
    8. No shooting sticks or mono/bi/tri-pods.
    9. Knee-pads may not exceed 1 inch in thickness. The intent is to allow comfort, and not an extra form of support.
    10. Sand bags, knee risers or buttstocks are not allowed.
    11. Scopes maximum magnification of 12x. Variable scopes capable of greater than 12x are not allowed. Clicking is allowed.
    12. Seats up to 6 inches high allowed.
    13. Time limits may be enforced.
    14. Any shooting position is allowed so long as the pistol is fully supported by the competitor. Hangy-tanks are allowed, but cannot contact the ground or shooter’s anatomy while shooting.
    15. Distance 10-35 yards
    16. Kill zones sizes shall be 0.5” to 2” in diameter.
    17. Forced Offhand (Standing) Shots: Pistol is held solely by the hands, and may not contact the arms, body, or any other kind of support.
    18. Eye-cup contact with the face is permitted.
    19. Classes: AAFTA requires at least one sanctioned class for a legal match.
    Other classes may added if desired. Sanctioned classes are:
    A. Limited Class: Rules as defined above.
    B. Hunter Class: Rules as defined above, but no turret adjustment allowed during the match (no clicking.).
    Any form of seat without back or arms support may be used. Monopods, shooting sticks, or bipods may be used, with the same restrictions as described in the
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    Would CP1's qualify?
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    Hi Mike

    Yes if the power is under 12ft/lbs should be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrews View Post
    Would CP1's qualify?
    The rule say "1. Air pistols only"
    CP1 is a CO2 pistol.
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    Dit klink baie interessant!
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    Hou hiervan Lekker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanG View Post
    The rule say "1. Air pistols only"
    CP1 is a CO2 pistol.
    Last time I did Physical Science 50 years ago, CO2 was considered as part of the composition of AIR. What Changed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrews View Post
    Last time I did Physical Science 50 years ago, CO2 was considered as part of the composition of AIR. What Changed?
    The required pass level? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyan View Post
    So ek neem aan meeste van die ouens skiet die hunter klas. Die ouens met bipods.
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    Cor ek wil probeer vastel is daar genoeg belangstelling om dit te begin en dan sal daar besluit watter "klas/se" het die meeste belangstelling
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    Just my 2 cents

    I think it would be spreading the interested guys too thin.
    The majority of competitors would initially come from the same basic pool of FT/SFT/HFT shooters
    Over the years we have seen how the numbers are on a gradual decline and how club shoots have basically become non-existent, throwing a new option into the mix of already dwindling numbers ??
    Look at what happened to the pistol shooting they used to do at Wonderboom a few years ago (i've forgotten what it was called), it was a flavour of the month type of thing that slowly fizzled out and Pistol FT could go the same way.
    It will take LOTS of effort from one or two people to keep it alive and if one of them loose interest/politics gets too much, people could end up with kit costing thousands of rands that doesn't get used.
    (did I forget to mention I'm not a big fan of the short barrel types )
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    Hi Keith what do you suggest, I stop to try and see how the sport die a slow death
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    Hi Wyan,

    You were asking for our views, that was mine. Many may differ, most will remain silent.
    It cannot die a slow death in SA as it hasn't been born here yet afaik.
    It would be sad if you put a lot of thought, finance and effort into something and then to watch it slowly fade away.
    Maybe run a poll to see how many would join and be actively participating, then its just a simple click YES or NO for people.
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