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This Discipline had its genesis primarily in two states. 'Military Rifle', as it was known in Victoria, and 'Service Rifle', as it was colloquially known in Queensland, evolved around the same time.
Military/Service Pistol is relatively new and has grown rapidly in popularity. In general terms, the Pistol Rules are similar in make-up to Rifle Rules.
The two Disciplines have now evolved into Combined Services. The name change was warranted simply because at National and State Competitions both types of firearms are shot in the course of the Competition.
The aims and objectives are to encourage organised competitive shooting with a view towards a better knowledge of the safe handling and the proper care of military firearms, and caters for either original or faithful reproduction military firearms.
In Military/Service Rifle, the classes are Standard, Modified/Accurised and Sniper, which is broken into three divisions: F1 is Military Sniper and faithful reproductions as before January 1, 1946; F2 is Military Sniper Rifles and faithful reproductions as after January 2, 1946 and Tactical is a specialised rifle equipped with telescopic sights.
Military/Service Pistol is also broken into classes, which are Class 1 - Military, Class 2 - Para-Military Special Forces/Police and Class 3 - Accurised/Modified/Target Military.
Matches are shot in standing, sitting and prone shooting positions and use a different target for rifle and pistol.
Combined Services is specifically designed for military firearm enthusiasts.
There seems to be some confusion as to 'Energy Levels' of pistols used in Competition. To be sure that all competitors understand the requirement we have provided a table to help you.
Projectile Energy Levels
|Pel 100%||Pel 75%|
|32 S&W *||98||705||69||52|
|357 Magnum||357 S&W||125||1450||181||136|
|38 Special||Us M41 Ball||132||947||125||93|
|380 British||38/200 British Service Mkii||178||590||105||79|
|38 Super||38 Super Auto||115||1300||149||112|
|40 S&W||40 Auto||179||935||167||125|
|44 Magnum||44 Rem Mag||240||1525||366||274|
|45acp||Us Ball 1911||235||820||192||144|
|45 Longcolt||45 Colt||256||860||220||165|
|455 Webley||455 Webley Mkiv||266||650||172||129|
|6.35 X 16||25 Auto||50||820||41||31|
|7.62 X 25mm||Tt-33||86||1377||118||89|
|7.65 X 17||32 Acp||73||984||71||54|
|7.65 X 21||7.65 Parabellum||93||1207||112||84|
|9 X 17||9mm Short, Corto Etc||95||950||90||67|
|9 X 18||9mm Makarov||90||1115||100||75|
|9 X 19||9mm Parrabellum British Mk2z||115||1298||149||112|
|9mm Steyr *||9 X 23||115||1200||138||103|
|10 MM Auto||Bren 10||165||1115||184||138|
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* May be shot Subject to Range Approval. Approved firearms must still comply with Qld State Laws & Regulations.