The Arms Historic Society of Finland organize annually historical shooting competition and other shooting events to test skills in a variety of black powder and traditional firearms. Competitive activities are an integral part of the history of weapons, and it is marked as one of the activities of our club in the rules of the
association.

It is also possible for non-SAHS members to participate in the competitions. The 2022 shooting competitions will be held on August 7, 2022 at the Seppälä shooting range in Kalvola, Iittala. Invitations to the competition will be published both on this site and in Ase-lehti magazine.

Competition categories

301 Breech-Loading Black Powder Rifle
Position: standing
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

302 Flintlock Musket
Position: standing
Distance: 50 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

303 Percussion Vetterli
Position: standing
Distance: 50 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

304 Military Rifle 100 Years
Military rifles that are original and over 100 years old. (Approved in 2022: rifles manufactured in or before 1921.)
Position: prone
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

305 Military Rifle 50 Years
Military rifles that are original and over 50 years old. (Approved in 2022: rifles manufactured in or before 1971.)
Position: prone
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

306 Military Rifle, 6+7
Military rifles that are original and manufactured in or before 1945.
Position: 6 shots prone and 7 shots standing
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

307 Military Sniper Rifle
Military rifles that are original and manufactured in or before 1945.
An original scope of that era is allowed, which was manufactured in 1945 or before.
Position: prone
Distance: 200 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

308 Air Rifle
Caliber 0,30 inch or more.
Position: standing
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

401 Breech-loading black powder pistol
Breech-loading black powder pistols and revolvers
Position: standing, one handed
Distance: 25 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

402 Percussion Revolver
Percussion black powder revolvers
Position: standing, one handed
Distance: 25 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

403 Military Pistol
Military Pistols and revolvers that are original and manufactured in or before 1945.
Position: standing, one handed
Distance: 25 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

404 Pocket Pistol
Pocket pistols and revolvers that fit into a 130mm x 180mm box.
Position: standing, one handed
Distance: 25 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

405 Vest Pocket Pistol
Vest pocket pistols and revolvers that fit into a 130mm x 90mm box, when shooting condition.
Position: standing, one handed
Distance: 25 m
Shots: 13, best 10 shots to score
Time: 30 min

501 Submachine Gun, 5+5+5
Military submachine guns that are original and manufactured in or before 1945.
Position: prone, kneeling and standing, mandatory reload when changing
the position
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 15 (5+5+5), best 10 shots to score, 3 magazines where 5 rounds loaded each.
Time: 1 min, including position changes and reloads.

601 Light Machine Gun, 5+5+5
Military light machine guns that are original and manufactured in or before 1945. The bipod shall be original.
Position: prone
Distance: 100 m
Shots: 15, best 10 shots to score, 3 magazines where 5 rounds loaded each.
Time: 1 min, including position changes and reloads.

More information of competition and categories by email
kilpailut@sahs.fi