USAR Pistol team at the Interservice Championship

2010 Interservice Pistol Championship

The US Army Reserve Pistol team was well represented at this year’s match. Shot at Fort Benning, the Interservice Pistol Championship is open to shooting teams from all military services. These teams represent some of the best marksmanship talent in the world.

For 2010 the main Reserve team, USAR Black, took first place in two of the overall team championships. In conventional pistol shooting, team events take the aggregate of four shooters firing against the challenging pistol National Match Course. This course consists of thirty rounds worth a possible 300 points – 30 X’s. Pistol NMC starts with ten rounds slow fire at 50 yards. Moving to the 25 yard line, shooters fire Timed and Rapid strings, five rounds in twenty and ten seconds respectively, for a total of ten rounds each. All shooting is unsupported and with one hand only.

With a combined score of 1166 – 42 USAR Black won the Center Fire Team Championship. This event requires an accurized centerfire pistol. Team members of USAR Black were SFC Sanderson, MSG Mango, SSG Rosene, LTC Toler, SFC Spencer and CPT Sleem.

Of particular note was the amazing score posted by SFC Keith Sanderson, who fired a 298 – 19!

USAR Black also took top honors in the .45 Caliber. Team Championship with a score of 1160 – 48.

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