Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gozo - Shoot with AACTS

Apart our love and dedication to air guns, we are also fire arm enthusiasts. Many of our MAAC members are also members in the Association of Arms Collectors and Target Shooters (AACTS).

On Saturday 17th January 2009, we took an air gun break. We took the opportunity of a really beautiful day and joined with a group of AACTS shooters to put some rounds downrange at AFM Qortin - Gozo. The shooting session was coordinated by Godfrey Pizani, Professor Montanaro and the watch full eye of John Cassar.
Simon getting the grips with his CZ-Shadow under the supervision of John

The details varied between pistol and carbine. Most of us also had the opportunity to experience for the first time an IDPA qualifier - its difficult but its fun if you like pistol shooting. As expected most MAAC members are more into rifles. AFM Qortin Range like Safi has not opportunity to allow long rifle (rim fire) , yet Carbines (which are allowed) is the next best choice and MAAC members did not loose the opportunity to tune up their GSG's. The day was wonderfull, the people were wonderfull and the event was very well organized. Thanks to AACTS.

Edwin with his favourite - GSG5

At the end of the day - all seemed to have been through tough workout...maybe it was the fresh air :) !

Here are some photos courtesy of Simon Cosby.