Pistol Competition

Pistol Team Web Page

Detachment 729’s pistol teams provide members an opportunity to develop their handgun marksmanship skills and to enjoy the comradeship of likeminded Marines.  Our Detachment historically has competed strongly against all other Detachments nationwide.  In the 2020 MCL National Competition, Detachment 729 placed first in Service Team Pistol and Open Team Pistol Master Class, first and second in Open Individual High Master Class, second in Service Individual High Master Class matches and first place Open Team Expert Class. 

Our pistol team training calendar beginning weekly in January is built around the annual Marine Corps League postal match competitions which are held nationwide between March 1 to October 31.  This competition is administered by Marine Corps League National HQs.  Competition is at both team and individual levels in three classes, Service Pistol, Open Pistol and .22LR Pistol.

Service pistol acceptable models are Model 1911 .45 ACP any manufacturer, Beretta FS 92 or M9 9mm, SIG Sauer M17 P320, .38 caliber six-cylinder revolvers and new edition Glock 19 9mm.

Open match pistols may be revolver or semi-automatic handgun larger than .22 caliber and smaller than .50 caliber.  .22LR Caliber Match is .22LR rimfire round only.

Our primary guidance published annually comes from the National HQs documents page located at https://www.mcleaguelibrary.org

Detachment 729 pistol team meets weekly at the indoor pistol range Jefferson County Sportsmen’s Club 12100 Waterford Rd, Louisville, Ky.

Jefferson County Sportsmens Club, on 12100 Waterford Road in Louisville, KY is the current indoor range facility used by Det 729’s Pistol Team. This venue could change with the passage of time, and any updates will be posted here.

The current members of Det 729’s Pistol Team encourage you to join us, and we leave you with these final words of wisdom:

Rules of Gun Safety

RULE I:  ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE POINT AT ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET.

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET.

Team Point of Contact

Charles (Butch) Moore

843-252-2412 (c)

Butchmoore210@gmail.com