The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation’s Practical Pistol Section commenced shooting activities for 2018 on Saturday 17th February, 2018, when they hosted the 3rd Annual P&P Insurance Brokers & Consultants sponsored Practical Pistol Match at the GDF Yarrowkabra Range. The event saw local practical shooters testing their skills in four dynamic stages setup by the Match Committee. Shooters competed for the top three prizes in two divisions based on their firearm setup, in accordance with the rules of the United States Practical Shooting Association USPSA Handgun Rules. The divisions were Production and Limited Division.
Opening remarks were made by recently elected President of GSSF, Mr. Ryan McKinnon, who reminded participants of the safety rules and the Match was declared open by Match Director Mr. David Dharry. On the cool, sunny Saturday afternoon, shooters were placed in two squads and the match commenced. The prize order was as follows: Limited Division 1st – Ryan McKinnon – 235.5987 points 2nd – Johan DaSilva – 197.7184 points 3rd – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon – 105.0355 points Production Division 1st – Rajiv Latchana – 180.0000 points 2nd – Andrew Phang – 169.9061 points 3rd – David Dharry – 133.5190 points Chairman of the Practical Shooting Committee and the Match Director for this event Mr. David Dharry, expressed appreciation to P&P Insurance Brokers for their continued support to the promotion and building of the sport in Guyana.
Director Mr. Vikash Panday echoed the same sentiments that his company stands committed to continued support of the GSSF and sport shooting in spite of the slow economic conditions that presently exist.