TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Five weekends of sport shooting events highlight the 2019 Sunshine State Games Shooting calendar, beginning this weekend with Bullseye Pistol at the Hernando Sportsman’s Club, in Brooksville.
The seven events through November feature competition with Pistols, Rifles and Shotguns.
Bullseye and Precision Pistol events, at the Hernando Sportsman’s Club in Brooksville and Wyoming Antelope Club in Clearwater, challenge shooters with one-handed shooting from different ranges over a variety of times.
Bigbore and Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Silhouette, at the Seminole County Gun & Archery Club in Geneva and the Hunter’s Pistol Silhouette event at the Chuluota Sportsmen’s Club, shoot at figurines of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams from various distances.
The Trap Shooting events, at the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club in St. Petersburg, require the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire and break the 4 quarter-inch discs which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter.
The final event of the 2019 SSG Sport Shooting Calendar, the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association), at the Volusia Hunt & Gun Club in New Smyrna Beach, offers disciplines with a variety of weapons. Practical shooting involves a rapid-fire, on-the-move, style of shooting at targets.
Registration fees begin at $25 and vary by event. On-site registration is available at all events if slots are available. Registration is limited in Smallbore and Bigbore Pistol, International Double Style Trap, International Style Trap and USAPA.
Visit https://sunshinestategames.com/sport-shooting/, more information and online registration opportunities and deadlines for each of the seven events.
Sport Shooting has been a part of the Sunshine State Games since its inception in 1980 and in every Summer Olympic Games since the inaugural Games in 1896.
2019 Sunshine State Games Sport Shooting Calendar of Events
Sunday, September 22
Bullseye Pistol, Hernando Sportsman’s Club, Brooksville
Saturday, October 12
Bigbore/Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Silhouette, Seminole County Gun & Archery Club, Geneva
Sunday, October 13
Bigbore/Smallbore Hunter’s Pistol Silhouette, Chuluota Sportsmen’s Club
Saturday, November 2
International Style Double Trap, Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, St. Petersburg
Sunday, November 3
Precision Pistol, Wyoming Antelope Club, Clearwater
Saturday, November 9
International Style Trap, Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, St. Petersburg
Saturday, November 30
USPSA, Volusia Hunt & Gun Club, New Smyrna Beach
About the Sunshine State Games
The 40th Sunshine State Games are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Sunshine State Games, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide. #PlayInFlorida