Thursday, October 17, 2013
Colour Sergeant Magson fires his way to success at Army championships
Bideford Target Shooting Club’s Clive Magson enjoyed success both as an individual and as part of a team at the Army Target Pistol Championships at Bisley.
Clive – who starting shooting with the local club last year – is a Colour Sergeant in the Royal Marines, and was invited to take part in the championship shoots at the National Shooting Centre, with - to quote his team leader – ‘very pleasing and successful results’.
Firstly, Magson shot in the individual Target Pistol Championships – which consisted of three 60-shot matches; standard air pistol at 25 metres, centre-fire air pistol at 25 metres and air pistol at 10 metres. His scores of two scores of 520 and a personal best of 558, each out of a possible 600, put him in second place overall.
He then went on to shoot as part of a team in the Inter Services Match, with the course of fire being three half-courses, a total of 90 shots, and contributed to the first victory in the Inter-Service Target Pistol match for well over a decade.
Finally, he shot as part of the team of four over the same 90-shot course, which narrowly beat the Army Target Shooting Club allcomers team.
Magson, together with his son Kieran and fellow club members from Bideford, will now continue training with air pistol by taking part in local competitions through the winter months, and is likely to be included in the next training course run by the Army.