Couple are right on target

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

In its first metallic silhouette event for the year, the Hedland Sporting Shooters Club witnessed a husband and wife partnership sweep the competition away.

In true Pilbara fashion, the sun was out as the competition started, with competitors hoping for some wind to help cool the nerves.

With revolver and semi-automatic pistols at the ready, competitors stepped up to their marks, breathed in and took aim to hit metallic shapes at ranges of up to 100m.

Despite the hot conditions, decent scores were achieved in the little rimfire 100m event.

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Husband and wife David and Jodie Briggs took first and second place as David ended with a score of 15 and Jodie fell just one short of that with 14.

The second event of the day was the centrefire silhouette, where Chris Lefroy took an unsurprising first place as he knocked out 12 targets.

Not to let a small injury keep her down, Jodie Briggs took another second place with nine hits, followed by husband David hitting eight targets.

Next Sunday will see a favourite event among shooters, with the traditional black powder and muzzle-loading firearms being pulled out alongside a shotgun event.

Competition starts at 8.30am at the Hedland Sporting Shooters Club. For more information on how to be involved or joining the club, contact Peter Nicholls at Harvey King Firearms on 9173 4825.

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