Metro pistol shooters compete as a team in conjunction with the Greater New York Pistol League. While Metro and other teams in the league include many fine shooters, you need not be a seasoned competitor to participate. Competition is open to anyone with a valid pistol license and a properly functioning, NRA competition-legal pistol (revolver or semi-automatic). The league reports shooters' scores in "conventional" (NRA-style) matches to the NRA so that members can obtain Indoor Pistol classifications.
The competition season runs from September to April, beginning with "conventional" (NRA-style) .22 pistol and continuing with conventional centerfire pistol (any calibre between .32 and .45), conventional .45 pistol, and modified international centerfire matches (any calibre between .32 and .45).
Conventional Pistol Matches
Any number of shooters can participate in conventional pistol matches; the three highest scores make up the team's score. The 30-shot National Match Course is fired:
Modified International Centerfire Matches
Any number of shooters can participate in modified international centerfire matches; the three highest scores make up the team's score. Scores in this event cannot be used for classification purposes because any NRA competition-legal pistol up to .45 calibre is allowed. (International rules place greater restrictions on equipment.) The modified international centerfire event also consists of 30 shots:
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