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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Shooting Park Holds Pistol Competition


August 10, 2023

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Albert Brewster of Ogallala takes his turn on the course. His rifle fires 9mm pistol ammunition, therefore qualifying for use in the Pistol Shooting competition.

Perfect weather Sunday morning was on tap for the SSP Outlaw Pistol Match at the Sidney Shooting Park. 31 competitors took their places at the range for a day of sharp shooting friendly competition.

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Chet Maddox navigates through the course during his initial run in the competition on Sunday.

Thomas Mitchell placed first with a 100% mark, scoring 603.6583 points with a time of 82.61. He was followed by Justin Candy with a 66.96% mark, scoring 404.2350 points with a time of 66.82. Justin Christensen placed third with a 66.80% mark, scoring 403.2414 points with a time of 66.65.

Shooters from all over the region came to Sidney, as the Shooting Park has a reputation for being one of the best in the area.

Organizer Thomas Mitchell said, "It was a great event. It was our biggest match with 31 participants that we have had since we started these competitions three years ago. For more information on the Shooting Park or to find available times to shoot, please contact


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