• Andrea Guillou
  • Martyn Cohu
  • 2013 Island Champions
  • Cobo United Team Winners
  • Andrea Guillou - Island 10m Champion 2012 (North United Trophy)
  • Martyn Cohu
  • Paul Guillou & Jack Hanca Island Champions 2014
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Cobo Open 2017

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Club nights

Club nights are Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30pm until about 10:30pm from October until April. Experienced members can opt for Premier Membership which gives them access on other days of the week and at all times when the club is not otherwise used.

Membership Enquiries

If you are thinking about taking up either air rifle or air pistol sports, feel free to contact our club President John Mechem ( [email protected] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or come down on a club night. You will be most welcome and someone will show you around and let you try out the club rifles or pistols.

Where are we?

The club is situated in Ruette de la Tour, Cobo. Co-ordinates (e.g. for Google Maps) are 49.477817, -2.587613. As you enter the Ruette de la Tour from the Rue de Bouverie, the driveway to the club house is opposite the Garage Door company, approximately 50 metres into the Ruette de la Tour. MAP

A sport for all ages

Rifle

10m Air Rifle Men and Women

Air Rifle is shot from an unsupported standing position. Most rifles use compressed air (sometimes CO2 gas) to propel the 4.5mm (.177 inch) calibre pellet the 10m to the target. Rifles have a maximum weight of 5.5kg. Specialised clothing is worn to enhance the stability of the shooting position.

In the Qualification part of the competition, men shoot 60 shots (each shot scored in decimals, maximum 654) in 1 hour 15 minutes with a 15 minute period before the qualification time for unlimited sighting shots. Women shoot 40 shots (each shot scored in decimals, maximum 436) in 50 minutes, again with a 15 minute period before the qualification time for unlimited sighting shots.

For the Final part of the competition, the top eight scoring competitors from the Qualification phase go forward to the Olympic Final. Each competitor starts from zero firing two 3-shots series, each in 2 minutes 30 seconds. After these 6 shots, there are a further 14 shots, each fired in 50 seconds, with the lowest scoring competitor dropping out after the 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th and 18th shots. The 1st and 2nd places are then decided after the 20th shot. Shots are scored to 1 decimal place, with a 10.9 as a perfectly centred shot.

Pistol

10m Air Pistol Men and Women

Air Pistol is shot from an unsupported standing position holding and firing the pistol with one hand. Most pistols use compressed air (sometimes CO2 gas) to propel the 4.5mm (0.177 inch) calibre pellet the 10m to the target. Pistols have a maximum weight of 1.5kg, the trigger must be able to support a weight of 500g before firing and must fit in a box of set dimensions. Flat-soled shoes that do not cover the ankle are the only specialised clothing allowed.

In the Qualification part of the competition, men shoot 60 shots (each shot scored in whole points, maximum 600) in 1 hour 15 minutes with a 15 minute period before the qualification time for unlimited sighting shots. Women shoot 40 shots (each shot scored in whole points, maximum 400) in 50 minutes, again with a 15 minute period before the qualification time for unlimited sighting shots.

For the Final part of the competition, the top eight scoring competitors from the Qualification phase go forward to the Olympic Final. Each competitor starts from zero firing two 3-shots series, each in 2 minutes 30 seconds. After these 6 shots, there are a further 14 shots, each fired in 50 seconds, with the lowest scoring competitor dropping out after the 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th and 18th shots. The 1st and 2nd places are then decided after the 20th shot. Shots are scored to 1 decimal place, with a 10.9 as a perfectly centred shot.

Local Competitions

There are several competitions which are organised either within the Cobo United Air Rifle Club or by the governing body, the Guernsey Air Rifle Association. The competitions are open to all registered members and cater for all levels of ability. There are handicap competitions which gives everyone a chance at claiming victory. There are also various divisions or classes where people are ranked according to ability. Competitions are always exciting and everyone taking part has the opportunity to improve their scores as they learn more about the sport.

For more information on how to take part, please contact Paul on 07781 102 781 or John on 255540.

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