ORANGE and District Pistol Club member Dean Brus continued his run of good form at the NSW Service Pistol titles.
The Australian representative last month claimed the WA1500 pistol and revolver state titles in Dubbo.
Shooting in Orange last weekend, Brus won the NSW service pistol and unrestricted service pistol double.
Brus was pushed by Orange clubmate Dave Oates in the service pistol with both scoring 872 our of a possible 900.
This sent them to a shoot off where Brus won with 119 out of 120 compared to Oates’ 117.
Brus backed up his effort on Sunday, claiming the unrestricted service pistol title with 888 out of 900.
Oates was again second with 878.
There were other Orange shooters who performed well, including Max Wicks, who won the A-grade unrestricted title with 877.
Lara Cowling, competing in her first official service pistol competition, won bronze in the D-grade service pistol and unrestricted events.
Peter Brus probably achieved the best individual result of the weekend with a gold medal and personal best score of 868 in the B-grade unrestricted service pistol.
When asked later if he had ambitions of one day beating his father, Dean, his reply was: “If Dad looks in the rear vision mirror he will see it’s full of Peter Brus!”
This might lead to some healthy competition for Dean.
The State titles in Orange brought competitors from Newcastle, Wollongong, Upper Hunter, Sydney, Nelsons Bay, Dubbo, Cowra and Gulgong.