Chris's Shooting Page

In the Territorial Army I got through thousands of rounds of ammo; most of it 7.62mm NATO, which is very heavy stuff to carry around and probably not much fun to get hit with either. But firing it in an FN FAL (known in the Army as a Self-Loading Rifle) is an excellent way to shoot up targets on a big firing range. Using a Light Machine Gun (Bren gun converted to 7.62mm) or a General Purpose Machine Gun will ensure you don't have a heavy load of ammo to carry back to the armoury and is damned good fun, apart from having to clean it afterwards.

I also fired a lot of 9mm rounds using Browning pistols and the British Army's comedy weapon, the Stirling Mk III Sub Machine-Gun, which is actually capable of firing two rounds down the barrel simultaneously given the right sequence of faults.

All of which nonsense won me a fistful of medals at Bisley and various other championships.

Sadly, there is no longer any civilian shooting in Britain, thanks to the ban on non-criminals owning guns. However, the criminals have been enjoying an unprecedented period of freedom and have been happily shooting innocent people, safe in the knowledge that all their victims are defenceless. Gun crime is now at an all-time high in Britain, as a direct consequence of the ban.

So here I am in the good old US of A, where the constitution guarantees the right to bear arms.

Pistols and Pistol Calibres

Internet Shooting Directory Auctions, Classifieds
UK Small Arms Industry & Products
Diamond Gun
Links to shooting related sites
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Big Guns - Little Guns - Canadian firearms regulations
Firing Ranges of the FCSA .50 cal
FFL Holder Locator
Central Arkansas Shooters Association 25 miles west of Little Rock just off Hwy 10, with 14 ranges and a nice club house
International Defensive Pistol Association
Arkansas Rifle and Pistol Association
Arkansas Shooting Clubs Affiliated to ARPA
Arkansas Shooters keep checking the messages
Benton Gun Club 300 yard rifle range (eventually to be 600), pistol, idpa. "They give you a key to the gate so you can go shoot anytime you want"
Mountain Valley Sportsman's Association, Hot Springs 2 trap/skeet fields, 10 stages of cowboy action, 7 stages of IDPA, a 300 yard rile range
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Old Fort Gun Club
United States Practical Shooting Association
Gun Owners of America
The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Shoot IDPA
International Defensive Pistol Association

Competition Shooting

USA Shooting The National Governing Body for Olympic Shooting Sports
An introduction to Olympic shooting
Olympic pistol events The five pistol disciplines explained
Olympic rifle events The five rifle disciplines explained
High Standard Target Pistols In 1960, Colonel William McMillan won the Gold Medal in the Olympic Rapid Fire competition using a High Standard pistol. This is the only Gold Medal won using an American-made firearm in this event!
The Essential Equipment
Britain's holiday camp with guns - 24/07/06 Bisley, of course


Shotgun News

Firing Ranges

Arkansas Gun Clubs
Mountain Valley Sportsman's Association, Hot Springs 300m rifle range
Central Arkansas Shooters Association
Sherwood - AR 72124 Phone: 501-666-9488 - 1000yd rifle range
Searcy - Fischer's Shooting Center, 911 S. Booth Road, Searcy, AR 72143. 501-726-4030 400yd rifle range


Gun Safes at Fort Liberty

US vs. Switzerland Gun Laws - 04/06/1999
Gun ban threatens British Games prospects - 13/08/00
42 Deaths as use of handguns hits seven-year high
Court Backs Individual Gun Rights - 18/10/01 2nd Amendment applies to individuals, say 5th Circuit Justices
Shooters cheer the 'sunset' of assault rifle ban - 15/09/04
Bear Tooth Bullets
When Guns Are Banned - 20/03/02
Down The British Path To Hell
The Dictatorship of Decorum: Who will demand an end to England anti-gun fiasco? By Charlton Heston
'Dark and dangerous' Democrats under fire - 07/01/07
Gun sales soar amid fears of Barack Obama weapons ban - 11/07/09