2-day shootfest set

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SOME 150 participants are expected to join the 1st Putukang Laang Kawal sa Davao 2012 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Shooting Competition that will fire off on Saturday and Sunday at Event Sphinx Firing Range in Panacan.

Philippine Air Force (PAF) 1st Lieutenant Michael Jonathan Guinto said on Tuesday that the shootfest, which is organized by the 7th Air Reserve Center, will feature the five-man team, individual, reservist and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Philippine National Police (PNP) categories.

The shooters in the team category will play the three-guns stage (Caliber .45, M-16 Rifle, and Pump Action Shotgun).


Shooters are required to have a minimum of 16 rounds for caliber .45, 12 rounds for the M-16 Rifle and six rounds for the shotgun.

Participants in the individual, reservist and AFP/PNP categories, meanwhile, will test their mettle in the Caliber .45, Caliber .40, 9mm, revolver, high lady and senior divisions. Each participant must have a minimum of 72 rounds.

The top three teams will take home a trophy and medals for each of its members. The champion of the individual categories, meanwhile, will bag a trophy while the next two placers will get medals. Merchandise from sponsors will also be at stake in the raffle draw.

Guinto added modified guns are not allowed since it will greatly affect the level of competition of the shootfest.

IDPA safety officer Jay Aseneta, for his part, said the shootfest aims to promote camaraderie, safety and responsible gun ownership among gun carriers.

"Venue pud ni para ma-test sa atong mga sundalo ug kapulisan ug laing law enforcement agencies ang ilang marksmanship (This is a good venue for our law enforcers to test their marksmanship)," Aseneta said.

Registration fees are P3,000 (team event) and P600 (individual) inclusive of lunch on the first day and a raffle entry.

For registration, contact the 7th Air Reserve Center headquarters at (082)235-8534 or mobile numbers (0916)576-9592 and (0922)839-0685.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 10, 2012.


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