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Outdoor Bullseye Pistol League

Dates for the 2018 season are being lined up,  In past years the league has run Thursday evenings from mid-May to mid-September, so expect something like that!

For those unfamiliar with Bullseye Pistol, it’s a precision target shooting sport, fired with one hand, at a paper target placed at a set distance. Typical distances are 50 feet, 25 yards or 50 yards. Our outdoor summer matches are shot at 50 feet on our 50-yard range, and we charge a nominal fee of $5.00 for each match, which helps defray our costs. Juniors are not charged a fee.

(If you’re already a bullseye shooter, please forgive our lengthy explanation.)

If you’ve never competed in bullseye pistol shooting, we’d like to help you get started, but you must attend an orientation/safety meeting before you’ll be allowed to shoot.

Please contact Ted Mark for details:
617-872-1675 or

We’ll give you safety instruction and show you how the competition is conducted.

You don’t need to be a world-class shooter to enjoy the sport. None of us are (at our club, anyway), but we enjoy getting together for the enjoyment of the match. You’ll meet new people, make new friends, and have a great time.

We welcome men, women, and junior shooters (14 years and older). Juniors must be accompanied by a parent, who will closely supervise.
(While the junior is shooting, the parent will not be permitted to shoot.)

You don’t need to belong to our club to shoot in the league, although we’d love you to join. Matches will be held every Thursday evening commencing at 6:30. (However, Ted’s
an old guy, and could use some help to set up before the match begins.) These will be 3-stage matches, fired at 50 feet, comprised of:

A Slow Fire stage: 10 shots in 10 minutes
A Timed Fire stage: 2 strings of 5 shots each, 20 seconds each string
A Rapid Fire stage: 2 strings of 5 shows each, 10 seconds each string

This is less daunting than it would appear, and we can get you up to speed quickly.  You may use either a .22 pistol or .22 revolver, capable of holding 5 shots.  While revolvers are adequate for the purpose, most bullseye shooters prefer an autoloading pistol.  If you don't curently own a target pistol, you might consider moderately-priced guns, such as those made by Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Browning, and others. Higher-priced .22 target guns are certainly available, but many shooters prefer to start out with a more affordable gun, and move up to a premium-grade gun once they've reached a degree of proficiency in the sport. 

If you'd like further information, please contact Ted Mark at 617-872-1675 or email