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Oklahoma City Gun Club to host the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) World Championship

by Ed Godfrey Published: July 13, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Gun Club will host the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) World Championship Saturday through July 25 at the club’s range north of Arcadia.

This is the second time in three years that the Oklahoma City Gun Club has been the site for the world championship.

“Our silhouette range is the finest facility in the country, if not the world,” said Jim Fields, match director at the Oklahoma City Gun Club and past world champion in the IHMSA. “I really love the competition in this sport. It’s thicker than syrup. Some of the best marksmen in the world are right here at the Oklahoma City Gun Club.”

More than 500 entries — almost 100 shooters — from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Paraguay have entered in the long-range shooting contest for several types of handguns.

Shooters will be firing at metallic silhouette targets of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams from various distances up to 200 meters. To score a hit, the half-inch-thick steel target must be knocked off its stand.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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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