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TECHNICAL RULES: RIFLE SECTION

 

8.1. Shooting times

8.1.1       All shooting timesare according ISSF rules (edition 2001 – First printing 11/2000)

 

8.1.2     World- and Regional Championships will comprise out of the following rifle events:

 

Event

Discipline

Sex.

Class

Shots

Mtr

Time

R1

Air rifle standing

Male

SH1

60

10

1:45

R2

Air rifle standing

Female

SH1

40

10

1:15

R3

Air rifle prone

Coed

SH1

60

10

1:30

R4

Air rifle standing

Coed

SH2

60

10

1:45

R5

Air rifle prone

Coed

SH2

60

10

1:30

R6

English Match .22

Coed

SH1

60

50

1:30

R7

Free Rifle .22

Male

SH1

40 prone

40 standing

40 kneeling

50

1:00

1:30

1:15

R8

Sport Rifle .22

Female

SH1

20 prone

20 standing

20 kneeling

50

 

2:30

R9

English Match .22

Coed

SH2

60

50

1:30

R10

Air rifle standing

Coed

SH3

60

10

1:45

R11

Air rifle prone

Coed

SH3

60

10

1:30


 

8.1.3       Paralympic Games will comprise out of the following rifle events:

 

Event

Discipline

Sex.

Class

Shots

Mtr

Time

R1

Air rifle standing

Male

SH1

60

10

1:45

R2

Air rifle standing

Female

SH1

40

10

1:15

R3

Air rifle prone

Coed

SH1

60

10

1:30

R4

Air rifle standing

Coed

SH2

60

10

1:45

R5

Air rifle prone

Coed

SH2

60

10

1:30

R6

English Match .22

Coed

SH1

60

50

1:30

R7

Free Rifle .22

Male

SH1

40 prone

40 standing

40 kneeling

50

1:00

1:30

1:15

R8

Sport Rifle .22

Female

SH1

20 prone

20 standing

20 kneeling

50

 

2:30

 

 

Note: times mentioned in the tables 8.1.2 and 8.1.3 are valid for pit operated competitions or target carriers

 

8.1.4       In case of electronic target systems the following competition times are used, both in World and Regional Championships and in Paralympic Games:

 

Event

Discipline

Sex.

Class

Shots

Mtr

Time

R6

English Match .22

Coed

SH1

60

50

1:15

 

R7

Free Rifle .22

Male

SH1

40 prone

40 standing

40 kneeling

50

0:45

1:15

1:00

 

R8

Sport Rifle .22

Female

SH1

3x20

50

2:15

 

R9

English Match .22

Coed

SH2

60

50

1:15

 

 

It is recommended that in Sport rifle 3x20 competitions, at least every third firing point is left empty to ensure position changes without disturbing other shooters during the match.

8.2   Shooting tables

8.2.1       Shooting tablesfor sitting classes may be attached to the shooting chair or may be free standing. A small upstanding edge to prevent small items from falling may be fitted but in no way shall it be used for additional stability or support of the shooter

 

 

8.2.2       The shooting table must be horizontal or at the same angle as the floor, measured at the center of the table. (A variation of +-5 deg is allowed)

 

8.2.3       In rifle shooting the table or board may be upholstered with compressible material of a maximum thickness of 2 cm. Other material on the table must be of uniform thickness for both elbows. It is not permitted to make a hollow in the table or board or in the upholstered material.

 

8.2.4       If required because of uneven arm length or similar problem, a compensating blockmay be used, but this fact must be authorized by the functional classification panel and marked on the classification card.

 

8.2.5       The maximum surface for support of the elbow in kneeling position is 10 cm in diameter.

 

8.2.6       If a large table is used in the kneeling position, a removable board with a diameter of 10 cm and a thickness of at least 20 mm must be attached to this table fixed at the edge of the full board.

 

 

8.2.7       The table, if fitted, must not be used to gain support or stability for the body in any way, except for prone position. A separate board or table may be allowed for the shooting stand.

 

8.3    ADDITIONAL RULES CLASS SH1

Competitors who do not use a rifle support stand.

 

8.3.1       All competitors in class SH1 will compete in the same class; the subclasses are only to define the backrest height according to their classification.

 

8.3.2       Sitting competitors in class SH1A may choose to stand, but if so they must stand free of any artificial support with the exception of medically certified normal prosthesis/orthosis.

 

In the case of SH1 arm-amputee shooters, it is allowed to hold the rifle with a normal prosthesis, as long as the prosthesis does not grip the rifle and does not have a fixed elbow.

 

8.3.3       If standing in SH1A, all shooting positions will be shot as described in the I.S.S.F. rules with the following exceptions:

 

a. In free rifle prone position a shooting chair is allowed.
 
b.  In the kneeling positionof the three position events a stool of 350 mm. maximum height can be used if marked on the classification card.
If a shooting chair and table is used, the competitor must comply with all rules regarding the use of shooting chairs and tables in kneeling positions.

 

c.  In air rifle prone events competitors may not lay down, but must use a table (and a shooting chair if wanted)

 

8.3.4       In the standing position from a shooting chair the rifle must be held with the arms only, without support (as per I.S.S.F.). No part of the arms may come in contact with any part of the shooting chair. Not any part of the elbows is to make contact with the lap, wheel or gain support other than from the ribcage, hip or abdomen.

 

In particular the backrest uprights are not to be used for support.

 

8.3.5       In the kneeling position from a shooting chair or stool, or standing at a table, only one elbow must rest on the table or board and the body must be well clear of the board. No support may be gained from the board/table frame.

 

8.3.6       In the kneeling position from a chair or stool, the supporting forearm must form an angle of not less than 30 degrees from the horizontal. Only the point of the elbow may be supported on the 10 cm block.

 

8.3.7       In prone shooting, both elbows (not upper arms) must rest on the table or board . The forearm in this position must not form an angle of less than 30 degrees from the horizontal, measured from the axis of the forearm. The chest and/or abdomen may rest on the board or table .

 

8.3.8       In all standing events, the arms and sideboards of the shooting chair and the shooting table must be removed. In kneeling events, the arm(s) of the shooting chair, which are not used to attach the table/board to, must be removed. In prone and kneeling positions the arms of the shooting chair are a part of the shooting table.

 

8.3.9       The use of a loading assistant is permitted if sanctioned by classification.

 

8.3.10     In case a loading assistant is used, chapter 10 applies. In standing position, the shooter must clearly and visibly deshoulder between shots.

 

 

8.4   ADDITIONAL RULES CLASS SH2

Competitors who need to use a rifle shooting stand.

 

8.4.1       All competitors in class SH2 will compete in the same class; the subclasses are only to define the backrest height and the spring flexibility according the classification.

 

8.4.2              All competitors Class SH2 will compete in the same class and will use an approved support stand (see appendix A) to support the weight of the rifle. No other support or mechanical devices may be used as a support for the rifle. The shooting stand may be fixed to the table or on a tripod.

 

8.4.3       The support stand, this is the top part (80 mm pin and rifle holder - total weight less than 200 gr), spring and bottom part must be an official ISCD marked model. The measurement will be done according appendix B.

 
It is allowed to shorten the bottom part of the support stand. The remaining length need to be at least 40 mm, so that it will be possible to check the flexibility of the support stand during equipment control.

 

8.4.4       The combination of balance, disability and arm/finger strength and function will determine which spring the shooter shall use and will be assessed at the classification.

 

 

Spring characteristics
Subclass
WEAK SPRING

=

flexibility minimum 35 mm

SH2Aa

SH2Ba

SH2Ca

STRONG SPRING

=

flexibility minimum 25 mm

SH2Ab

SH2Bb

SH2Cb

 

 

8.4.5       The rifle may not contact both sides of the yoke at the same time.

The yoke (rifle holder) must be at least 1 cm wider than the width of the rifle stock.
The pin and the spring of the shooting stand must be in vertical position, front to back.

 

It is allowed to add material inside the yoke as long as it  is comparable to the surface of a shooting glove and it doesn’t interfere with the measurements of the yoke.

 

8.4.6       Sitting competitors in class SH2A may choose to stand, but if so they must stand free of any artificial support with the exception of medically certified normal prosthesis/orthesis.

 

In case of SH2 arm-amputeeshooters it is not allowed to hold (touch)the rifle with the prosthesis in standing position.
In prone position it is allowed to hold the rifle with a normal prosthesis that does not grip the rifle or has a fixed elbow.

 

8.4.7       No device or substance may be attached to the rifle or the shooting stand in order to hold the rifle in a fixed position in, or against the shooting stand. The hands must not interfere the operation of the spring when firing a shot. They must not be placed in front of the spring.

 

8.4.8       In all shooting positions the use of a sling is prohibited.

 

8.4.9       A SH2 shooter is allowed to add material that gives increased grip for the hands on the rifle, and on the butt plate to increase the grip on the jacket. The rifle needs to remain within the specified dimensions.

 

8.4.10     The point of balance of the rifle must be marked at equipment check. The rifle must be placed +/- 5 cm of its point of balance on the rifle support stand and the total 10 cm range must be marked.  The complete yoke must be within the 10 cm range.

 

8.4.11     In case of gas or compressed air rifles, the point of balance will be measured with full containers.

 

8.4.12     In the standing position all shooters must clearly and visibly deshoulderthe rifle in between shots.


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TECHNICAL RULES: PISTOL SECTION

9.1  Shooting events and times

9.1.1          All shooting times are according ISSF rules

 

9.1.2       World- and Regional Championships will comprise out of the following pistol events :

 

Event

Discipline

Sex

Class

Shots

Mtr

Time

P1

Air pistol

Male

SH1

60

10

1:45

P2

Air pistol

Female

SH1

40

10

1:15

P3

Sport pistol .22

Coed

SH1

60

25

 

P4

Free pistol .22

Coed

SH1

60

50

2:00

P5

Air Pistol Standard

Coed

SH1

40

10

 

 

9.1.3       The event P5 – Air Pistol standard is shot according to ISSF rules on one stationary air pistol target

No final will be shot in this event.

 

9.1.4              The trigger weight for P3 – Sport Pistol will be 1000 gr.

 

9.2   Safety

9.2.1       A device to hold the pistol to enable it to be loaded safely may be used upon approval of the range official.

 

9.3   Shooting position

 

9.3.1       In pistol shooting, the non-shooting hand must not be on the shooting chair.

 

9.3.2       In all pistol events the armrests and sideboards of the shooting chair must be removed