Submachine gun and belt-fed machine gun shooting competitions take place across the United States every month in many states where firearms which fall under the National Firearms Act are legal. Although submachine gun competitions have been happening in the United States of America since the early 1980s, it is one of the least-known shooting disciplines due to the restricted nature of the firearms involved. To the novice submachine gun competitor, the average match would have many of the same elements as an IDPA or IPSC event with the only difference being the firearm used and the amounts of ammunition carried. Usually competitors move through a stage while being timed as he or she navigates the course of fire (COF) and shoots the various target types. A competitor in a typical subgun match may use anywhere from 300 to 800 rounds of ammunition depending on the number of targets, the shooter's skill, and the stage design. Some sub gun events incorporate other firearms into the matches such as pistol and shotgun.
States which have Subgun competitions as of April 2012[edit | edit source]
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
See also[edit | edit source]
- Knob Creek Gun Range - Host of bi-annual submachine gun competitions.
- List of submachine guns
- Shooting range
- Shooting sports
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- Machine Gun Competition Calendar - Listing of submachine gun competitions in the United States of America
- Knob Creek Machinegun Shoot and competition - One of the largest submachine gun competitions in the USA. Considered the subgun national competitions.
- Indiana State Sub-Machinegun Championship - Another large match which also has a reenactor competitor class.
- Bullet Hose - Submachine gun competition discussion
- SMGBuddy - SMG competition results
- Arizona Full Auto - Arizona Subgun Shooters (Phoenix)
- PC3C - Pennsylvania Class III Competitors
- IAWCA - Idaho Automatic Weapons Collectors' Association
Videos[edit | edit source]
- Videos of ISSMC, Florida Shooters and Knob Creek
- Assorted subgun competition videos on YouTube
- Subgun Videos on Google Video and YouTube
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