Air Pistol

NoVA Sharpshooters Youth Pistol Program

The NoVA Sharpshooters youth pistol program introduces junior athletes to the sport of international air pistol.  This shooting discipline uses an air pistol with iron sights firing a 4.5 mm pellet at a target 10 meters from the shooter.  As junior athletes develop, they will advance from beginner (sitting supported) to intermediate (standing supported) and finally advanced (standing unsupported).

Practices are held the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month from 12 Noon to 3 PM.  The program is open to junior athletes 10-18 years of age.  Payment of the Sills Air Range consumables fee and membership in the junior chapter of the AFC-IWLA are required.

Additional practices and matches may be scheduled in addition to the two Sunday practices.  Coaching and equipment are provided.  Advanced athletes may be eligible to participate in the shooting discipline of 25-meter pistol.

The program is currently full. Openings may be available starting in the month of May, 2020. Contact coach Mark Budgeon,, 703-490-5817 (home) for more information.  This is not a walk-in program.  Reservations are required.

Pistol Information

Junior Pistol Guide

Pistol Opportunities for Juniors I

Pistol Opportunities for Juniors II

ISSF Academy “The Fundamentals of Olympic Pistol Shooting”

USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Program

Virginia Air Pistol 2018-2019 Junior Olympics State Championship Results!

Virginia Sport Pistol 2018-2019 Junior Olympics State Championship Results!

2019 VSSA Air Pistol State Championship Match Bulletin

2019 VSSA Sport Pistol State Championship Match Bulletin

2019-2020 Virginia Sport Pistol JOSC Match Bulletin

2019-2020 Virginia Air Pistol JOSC Match Bulletin