Swiss Field Match in Brabant, the Netherlands

Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27

Ever since 1991, the board and members of the Pistol and Rifle Club SV Gilze-Rijen have been organizing the Swiss Field Shooting competition, with enormous success.

This competition is based on a competition that has existed since 1899, in which the Swiss demonstrate en masse the proficiency with their personal weapons.

This competition is open to shooters with weapons issued to the military and police as general armaments.

Sports weapons, converted weapons as well as weapons with optical aiming devices are NOT allowed.

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For shooters who have already participated in the competition once - or perhaps several times - in previous years, the registration will be different than you are used to. Previously you could register via e-mail. From now on you can register via this website.

From this edition, we also ask you to pay in advance by bank transfer. Please note, your registration for the competition is only final after receipt of payment. If you have not paid after 3 days after your registration, your registration will be cancelled. You will receive a notification. You can of course register for the competition again, but there is a good chance that the time you have chosen is no longer available.

To register for the competition you must be registered on this website. To register, click on 'Register->' under the 'Login' button. Fill in the form and click 'Register' at the bottom of the form. You will now receive an email to confirm your registration. Click on the link in this email. All set and done, you can now register for a match.

You can register for the pistol competition and/or  for the rifle competition. You can do so by clicking 'REGISTER FOR PISTOL' or 'REGISTER FOR RIFLE' in the menu at the top of the page. This will take you to pages where you choose a day and time. If you have chosen a day/time, you will see a green button 'Booking' at the top right. Click it to make a reservation for this match. Please think carefully about what time you want to shoot a match. Once a reservation has been made, it won't be easy to change.

If you don't have your own weapon, we have pistols/rifles you can use to shoot the match. Factory ammunition comes with the weapon. You may only use this ammunition in our weapons. Please note, you cannot participate without valid permit. Make sure you have your permit with you at all times. If you don't you can't shoot a match. Your payment will not be refunded in this case.

Shooting one match will cost you € 15.00. When you shoot both rifle and pistol match we'll give you a € 5,00 discount, you'll pay € 25,00 instead of € 30,00. On completing the reservation you can enter coupon code "Pistol+Rifle". A discount of € 5.00 will then be applied.

After you have confirmed your reservations, you will receive an email confirming your registration at the email address you provided. This e-mail contains your details, some more information and the bank account number for transferring the costs for participation in the competition/competitions.

We work with bank transfers, so make sure you transfer the correct amount. The costs for the matches you have registered and loaner weapons are in the confirmation email. Also, don't forget to mention the order number, this will make processing your reservation lot easier for us.

For participants outside the euro zone (the United Kingdom and Switzerland) we make an exception because of the (high) costs that banks charge for transfers from the local currency to the euro. These participants can pay in cash on the day of the competition.

If for whatever reason the competition is canceled, the COVID-19 virus is not gone yet, your registration fees will of course be refunded. This also applies to foreign shooters when the competition does take place but when you are not allowed to travel due to rules of your government.

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RIFLE PROGRAM

WEAPONS

All veteran and military rifles in unaltered condition are allowed. The use of original carrying strap attached to two points (not a sports shooting strap) is permitted.
Sports weapons, optical targeting devices and ring beads are not permitted!

Exception: K31 with diopter, brand W+F Bern, with associated globe sight with a post and the HK SL provided with G-3 visor ring.

Hunting, holed and sports stocks are not allowed.

A weapons inspection will take place at the firing point.

DISTANCE

The shooting distance will be 100 meters.

SHOOTING POSITION

Lying down, weapon placed on a (sand) bag or on a support (present at the firing point). Weapons with original bipods may use these bipods.

Please note: bipods that did not originally come with the rifle may not be used. With the PE 90, therefore, no adjustable bipods (also no 'Harris' type bipods).

Note: your rifle can react differently in this position from what you are used to. You may only use the rifle shouldered. There can't be any support to the ground.

NUMBER OF SHOTS

18 shots. There will be no practice shots.

All shots will be shot at one target.

Maximum number points: (18 x 4=) 72 points.

TARGET

Target B-4 (adjusted for use at 100 meters).

Swiss Military B4

USE OF SPOTTING SCOPE

Only during the first series after each shot. Total time remains 6 minutes! After that, the use of a spotting scope is NOT allowed anymore. The board of SV Gilze-Rijen does not accept any responsibility for damage to weapons, loss or theft of spotting scopes.

COACHING

Coaching by fellow shooters is not allowed, as this is experienced as disturbing by others.

COURSE OF THE MATCH

Series 1: 6 shots - time: max.6 minutes

Series 2: 2 x 3 shots - time: 1 minute / 3 shots

Series 3: 6 shots - time: 1 minute

MALFUNCTIONS / FAILURES

Weapon and/or ammunition failures are not recognised, unless there is clear breakage of a weapon part.

No own weapon? A club rifle is available at the shooting point. This must be booked in advance (with registration) so that the rifles aren't double booked.

Cost for using a club weapon is € 10,00, including factory ammunition (excluding the registration fee for the match).

If more than 6 shots are fired in the first series, there will be irrevocable disqualification!!!

PRIZES

The shooter who shoots 57 or more points, or has 18 hits in the visual, receives a beautiful commemorative medal, specially made in Switzerland. From 55 points one receives an honorary certificate. For veterans (year of birth between 1953 and 1962) the limit for a medal is 55 points and for juniors (year of birth between 2002 and 2005) this limit is also 55 points (respectively 53 points for the honor card). For senior veterans (born in 1952 or earlier) and youth (2006 – 2012) the wreath and honor card resp. 54 and 52 points as lower limit.

REMATCH

Rematch after a disappointing result is not possible.

PISTOL PROGRAM

WEAP0NS

Permitted for this part are all original service weapons in accordance with 'Militair Pistool' Match regulations of SV Gilze-Rijen. Raceguns and compensators are not allowed.

AMMUNITION

Wadcut ammunition is not allowed.

DISTANCE

Shooting will only be done at 25 meters (at the indoor range).

SHOOTING POSITION

Standing, one hand or both hands.

NUMBER OF SHOTS

18 shots. There will be no practice shots.

All shots will be shot at one target.

Maximum number points: (18 x 10=) 180 points.

TARGET

'Militair pistool' target.

MP target

USE OF SPOTTING SCOPE

Only with spotting scope (bring your own). First series after each shot. Other series after each series. The board of SV Gilze-Rijen does not accept any responsibility for damage to weapons, loss or theft of spotting scopes.

COACHING

Coaching by fellow shooters is not allowed, as this is experienced as disturbing by others.

COURSE OF THE MATCH

Series 1: 3 x 1 shot - 20 seconds each shot

Series 2: 5 shots - time 50 seconds

Series 3: 5 shots - time 40 seconds

Series 4: 5 shots - time 30 seconds.

MALFUNCTIONS / FAILURES

Weapon and/or ammunition failures are not recognised, unless there is clear breakage of a weapon part. Malfunctions are significantly reduced with original factory ammunition. Only factory ammunition can be used in club weapons during the match.

No own weapon? A club pistol / revolver is available at the shooting point. This must be booked in advance (with registation) so that the rifles aren't double booked.

Cost for using a club weapon is € 10,00, including factory ammunition (excluding the registration fee for the match).

If, in any series, more rounds are fired than indicated, there will be Disqualification!!

PRIZES

The shooter who shoots 159 or more points receives a beautiful commemorative medal, specially made in Switzerland. From 153 points one receives an honorary certificate. For veterans (year of birth between 1953 and 1962) the limit for a medal is 156 points and for juniors (year of birth between 2002 and 2005) this limit is also 156 points (respectively 150 points for the honor card). For senior veterans (born in 1952 or earlier) and youth (2006 – 2012) the wreath and honor card resp. 154 and 148 points as lower limit.

REMATCH

Rematch after a disappointing result is not possible.

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