2009 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
This year, the 28th
French National Silhouette Championships were held in
Volmerange les Mines, a small city of the north of France. It is located 15 km south of
the city of Luxemburg. The shooting range, named Euro stand www.eurostand-
lorraine.fr, is the biggest of the country. It welcomes shooters from France, of
course, but also from Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and
The competition took place from August 3rd
to August 8th
, 2009. About 180 shooters
attended these championships. All IMSSU events were shot excepted the Big Bore
Rifle. There is no 500 meters range.
Silhouettes were painted in white. It is the best color against the background of the
range. But contrast is not always good, depending of the position of the sun. It is a
Not many 40's were shot.
The photographs taken on the range in the Pictures section, are by Gilles
DUMERY of the FFTir (©Crédit Photos : FFTir GDumery).
Some translation hints to read the results:
- "Gros Calibre" means Big Bore.
- "Petit Calibre" means Small Bore.
- "Debout" means Standing.
- "Combiné" means Aggregate.
- "Equipes" means Teams.
- "Carabine" means Rifle.
- "Légère" means Light.
- P, C D, M stands for Poulets (Chickens), Cochons (Pigs), Dindons (Turkeys)
and Mouflons (Rams).
- "Barrages" means shoot offs.
With this you can read the results.