OKC Gun Club members win shooting titles

by Ed Godfrey Published: August 3, 2013

Two Oklahoma City Gun Club members captured world titles last weekend in the 37th annual International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association world championships in Fort Stockton, Texas.

Jim Fields, state director for the IHMSA, won two world championships, one in air pistol and another in the 5-gun scope category (total score for five guns over 400 rounds.) Larry Curts won a world title in smallbore, hitting 78 out of 80 targets

The competition features shooting at metal silhouette targets of turkeys, rams, chickens and pigs from different distances.

It was Fields' fifth and sixth world championships overall and his fourth in air pistol. He scored a perfect 80 with a Morini pre-charged pneumatic handgun in the air pistol match, but a shooter from Minnesota and another from Texas also recorded perfect scores. However, Fields was crowned champion in a shoot-off.

Next year's IHMSA world championship will be held at the Oklahoma City Gun Club for the second time. The club near Arcadia also hosted the 2012 championship.

by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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