TEAM SHOOTING events


N-SSA team hanging 16 Pot Silhouettes

N-SSA team hanging 32 Clay Pigeons on a backer.

MUSKET

The core of the North-South Skirmish Association is the musket team match. For both National and Regional matches, this competition consists of eight members. There are usually five events, one event at a distance of 100 yards and four at a distance of 50 yards. The events for the National musket matches are:

  • 50 yards - 32 clay pigeons on a cardboard backer
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging 4"x4" ceramic tiles
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging clay pigeons
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging pot silhouettes
  • 100 yards - 10 hanging 6"x6" ceramic tiles

Regional musket matches are free to substitute other targets in place of the ones listed above. Other typical targets for the 50 yard events are 12 ounce drink cans or 8 ounce styrofoam cups filled with water. Another typical target for the 100 yard event would be 2 liter bottles filled with colored water.

Events are timed, usually five minutes, and rapid fired. When all the targets for an event are broken, time is stopped. The winner of the match is the team with the lowest total time for all events.


SMOOTHBORE

The fastest growing competition in the N-SSA is the smoothbore team match. For National matches, this competition consists of four shooters; some Regional skirmishes allow three-member teams. National matches consist of four events -- one at 50 yards and three at 25 yards. National smoothbore match events are:

  • 25 yards - 12 clay pigeons on a cardboard backer
  • 25 yards - 8 hanging 4"x4" ceramic tiles
  • 25 yards - 8 hanging pot silhouettes
  • 50 yards - 6 hanging 6"x6" ceramic tiles

Regional smoothbore matches are free to substitute other targets. Typical substitutes for the 25-yard events include 4x4 wood blocks and water-filled 12- to 16-oz. soft-drink bottles. The 50-yard event may see hanging 2-liter bottles filled with outdated soda or colored water.

Events are timed, usually three minutes, and rapid fired. When all the targets for an event are broken, time is called. The team with the lowest total time for all events wins the match.


REVOLVER

The fastest competition within the North-South Skirmish Association is the revolver team match. For the National matches, this competition consists of four members shooting at targets at 25 yards. Due to the layout of the National revolver range, it is currently not possible to include 50 yard revolver events although most Regional revolver matches include them. The events for a National revolver match are:

  • 25 yards - 12 clay pigeons on a cardboard backer
  • 25 yards - 8 hanging 4"x4" ceramic tiles
  • 25 yards - 8 hanging clay pigeons

Regional revolver matches quite often consist of three members, this is done to increase the number of teams competing since there are a smaller number of people attending. There are usually three events, one event at a distance of 50 yards and two at a distance of 25 yards.

Regional revolver matches are free to substitute other targets in place of the ones listed above. Other typical targets for the 25 yard events are 12 ounce drink cans or 8 ounce styrofoam cups filled with water. Typical targets for the 50 yard event would be 6"x6" ceramic tiles or 2 liter bottles filled with colored water.

Events are timed, usually two minutes, and rapid fired. When all the targets for an event are broken or when all revolvers are empty, time is stopped. The winner of the match is the team with the lowest total time for all events.

CARBINE

The second largest (next to the musket match) competition within the North-South Skirmish Association is the carbine team match. For the National matches, this competition consists of eight members shooting at the following targets:

  • 100 yards - 10 hanging 6"x6" ceramic tiles
  • 50 yards - 32 clay pigeons on a cardboard backer
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging 4"x4" ceramic tiles
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging clay pigeons
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging pot silhouettes

Regional carbine matches quite often consist of five members, this is done to increase the number of teams competing since there are a smaller number of people attending. There are usually four or five events, one event at a distance of 100 yards and three or four at a distance of 50 yards.

Regional carbine matches are free to substitute other targets in place of the ones listed above. Other typical targets for the 50 yard events are 12 ounce drink cans or 8 ounce styrofoam cups filled with water. Another typical target for the 100 yard event would be 2 liter bottles filled with colored water.

Events are timed, usually five minutes, and rapid fired. When all the targets for an event are broken, time is stopped. The winner of the match is the team with the lowest total time for all events.


BREECHLOADER

The newest competition within the North-South Skirmish Association is the breechloader team match. For the National matches, this competition consists of four members shooting at the following targets:

  • 50 yards - 32 clay pigeons on a cardboard backer
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging clay pigeons
  • 50 yards - 16 hanging pot silhouettes
  • 100 yards - 10 hanging 6"x6" ceramic tiles

Regional breechloader matches quite often consist of three members, this is done to increase the number of teams competing since there are a smaller number of people attending. There are usually three or four events, one event at a distance of 100 yards and two or three at a distance of 50 yards.

Regional breechloader matches are free to substitute other targets in place of the ones listed above. Other typical targets for the 50 yard events are 12 ounce drink cans or 8 ounce styrofoam cups filled with water. Another typical target for the 100 yard event would be 2 liter bottles filled with colored water.

Events are timed, usually three minutes, and rapid fired. When all the targets for an event are broken, time is stopped. The winner of the match is the team with the lowest total time for all events.