Narine pips Franklin to win pistol shoot

Guyana Chronicle
April 6, 2003

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WITH a Morini pistol, Hemant Narine beat Everal Franklin by one point to win the Olympic .22 Standard pistol shoot, staged by the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) two Saturdays ago.

The shoot was in three parts. The first was firing five shots in two and a half minutes, the second was to get off five shots in 20 seconds and the third was to fire five shots in ten seconds. Each five-shot string had to be done four times and was timed by a countdown electronic timer.

Narine amassed 515 points and Franklin 514, while Handgun captain Dale Hing, who was off his usual form, tallied 464 for the third slot.

In the junior category, competitors used Colt pistols, firing ten shots at the five-metre, ten-metre and 15-metre ranges for a maximum of 300 points.

Christian Duncan took top honours with 277 points, followed by Rawle Adams on 270 and Stanton Seepersaud 263.

Next week Sunday, the GNRA Handgun Section will be staging its first IPSC shoot at the Timehri Ranges, sponsored by Topgun Aviation Security Services. Competitors will be tested on reliability, speed, calibre and accuracy.

Meanwhile, practice sessions continue for air .177 air pistol, .22 standard pistol and the 9mm defensive shoots that consists of the UK Police Pistol, UK Service Pistol, the FBI, and the Response & Self-Defence. This is in preparation for upcoming international shoots.

For further details, persons desirous of joining the GNRA, licensed firearm holders and members should contact the GNRA Handgun captain Dale Hing at the TSU Indoor Range, Eve Leary, any Saturday between 13:30 hrs and 18:00 hrs.

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