The Windsor Rifle & Revolver team is one of 13 bullseye pistol teams in the Greater Hartford CT area currently participating in the Metropolitan Revolver League of Hartford, Inc. These teams meet for formal NRA-style bullseye pistol matches each week between September and April, culminating in a league award banquet held each May. Although teams have come and gone since its beginning, the league just celebrated its 60th anniversary in spring of 1998.
The Windsor Rifle & Revolver club began in 1937 as the Windsor Police Revolver Club, holding matches in the basement of the town hall. They were an incorporating team of the Metropolitan Revolver League in 1938, dropping the police affiliation. In the first year of league competition, Windsor finished sixth with a record of 5 wins and 9 losses. The high team average for the year was 258.10 out of 300. In the 1997-1998 season, the team finished 4th with a record of 18 wins and 8 losses, with four of our shooters in the top 30 in the league. For the 1998-1999 season, Windsor's home range is the Metropolitan Shooters Inc. range in Manchester CT.
In each weekly match, the members of two competing teams meet and each competitor shoots the standard NRA National Match Course. This consists of 10 rounds fired slow fire in 10 minutes, 10 rounds timed fire shot in two strings of 5 shots each in 20 seconds each, and 10 rounds rapid fire shot in two strings of 5 shots each in 10 seconds each. Standard NRA type B-2 and B-3 targets are used at 50 feet. The targets are scored, and the 5 top scores from each team are added to calculate team scores which decide the outcome of the match.
The matches are shot with 22 caliber pistols fired off-hand. Each competitor must furnish their own pistol and ammunition. Targets and refreshments are provided by the home team. Although the format, as described above, favors semi-automatic pistols, revolvers are also allowed, and there are some shooters who shoot them. Guns may be fitted with non-projecting optical sights or open iron sights.
New shooters, with or without experience, are always welcome to join the Windsor
team, or any other convenient league team. Please email me with
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Team Statistician and page author, Jim Crane :