Guyana’s first 3-Gun Match a success

Just a few weeks ago the Guyana Sport Shooting Federation (GSSF) received a National Sports Award for the

Prize Winners pose with their trophies
Prize Winners pose with their trophies

Most Improved Association for 2015 and there is no question that merely a few months later, Sport Shooting has once again been taken to an even higher level in Guyana after the successful hosting of Guyana’s first 3-Gun Match.

On Saturday May 28, 2016 the Practical Shooters of Guyana were given a chance to display their Accuracy and Speed while managing Power at the GSSF’s Inaugural Multi-Gun Match sponsored by Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc.

The Match Director Mr. David Dharry welcomed participants and spectators to the Match and the safety element for the match was monitored by Range Master, Mr. Ryan McKinnon.

Scoring was calculated by the competitor’s total points divided by the time it took to shoot those points on the targets in each stage which resulted in a Hit Factor. The shooter with the highest accumulated points from all stages in a match was declared the winner. Courses of fire in the practical shooting sport are often designed so that the shooter must be inventive. Shooting was under the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Handbook Rules.

David Dharry won the Limited Division followed by Ray Beharry and Peter Hugh while in the Production Division Shawn Smith scored the most points followed by Fabian Stuart and Azaad Hassan. The Open Division was won by Ryan McKinnon with Harold Hopkinson placing second followed by Mohamed Qualander.

Present at the Range to present the beautiful trophies to the Prize Winners was the Managing Director/CEO of Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., Guyana’s Premiere Aviation, Land and Sea Security Services and Licenced Firearm Dealers, Mr. Harold Hopkinson. Special Stage Medals were presented by the President of the Federation, Ms. Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon to the 1-3 Winners of each division.

At the closing ceremony, gratitude was extended to the Match Officials for ensuring the efficiency and high safety standards with which the match was run and for this big step in sport shooting in Guyana to commemorate the nation’s 50th Independence Activities. The Federation also thanked Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force – Brigadier Phillips, Colonel Doodnauth, Guyana Police Force Commissioner Persaud, Assistant Commissioner Ramnarine, Commander Hicken, Superintendent Dehnert, Corporal Dunn and the ranks of the Armoury and Tactical Service Unit. More information on the GSSF is available on its website