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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program

University of Wyoming Extension

Wyoming 4-H Email Shooting Match
Small Bore Pistol Guidelines

Information for Youth Participants

The contest will take place over five weeks - May 6 to June 3

Age divisions will be Junior, Intermediate, and Senior.

One score per week will be tallied. Participants will have all week to shoot and their score to be verified by a certified shooting sports leader. 

A score can be submitted for each week (i.e. a maximum of five scores can be recorded).  The top three scores will count towards the participant's final total.

The top 10 shooters in each age division will receive a pin in recognition of their accomplishment.  The pins will be sent to the County Extension Office after the final scores have been tallied and posted to the website.

Information for Extension Staff & Shooting Sports Volunteers

For your convenience, here is a score sheet.

Use this file to report final scores to the State 4-H Office via email.  You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader.

Final scores (do not send individual score sheets) are due to the State 4-H Office on the dates listed below:

  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27
  • June 3
  • June 10


Match Rules & Course of Fire


40 shots, slow fire, one minute per shot, 10 shots per bull. Loading will be at the discretion of the range commander.

In case of tie, the following tie-breaker will be used:  Total number of X’s.


DISTANCE:  50 feet


Any .22 caliber pistol, revolver, or semi-automatic will be allowed if the slide (action) is able to lock open. All pistols must be loaded one at a time.

Metallic sights only

Minimum 2 pound trigger – spot checks will be made prior to and during the match. Weights will be available prior to match. It is the competitor’s responsibility to meet this requirement.


Standing, two-hand unsupported. Senior aged members may shoot one handed if they choose.  All portions of the shooters clothing, body, and gun clear of artificial support. Competitors will take their position in such a manner as not to interfere with competitors on either side. No portion of the shooter’s body may rest upon or touch the ground in advance of the firing line.


22 caliber – Short, Long or Long Rifle Pistol only.

Competitors must supply their own ammunition.


All range commands will come from the range officer. Local range rules will apply. Any person may call for a cease fire if an unsafe condition or act is observed. Refer to General Event Rules for specific safety information.

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