ORANGE pistol shooter Dean Brus yesterday won the state service pistol title at the Orange range, while finishing second in the service unrestricted.
In the masters event, Brus scored 871/900 to win the service pistol title ahead of Parkes' Tony Drabsch by one shot, with Orange's Dave Oates (865/900) in third place.
It was the opposite story in the service unrestricted, with Brus (877/900) finishing one shot behind Young shooter Greg Armstrong (878/900), with Oates (805/900) again in third place.
Brus also shot well in the service 25 event on Saturday, with his score of 643 being a new national record. But because the event was not an officially recognised one the record will not stand.
Oates also performed well in the service 25 A grade title, coming second behind Wayne Turner (Blue Mountains).
Orange also had a good result in the service pistol A grade, with Max Wicks coming second with a score of 851/900.
In service unrestricted D grade, Daniel Kolar (Blue Mountains) and Russell Jones (Gulgong) came first and second with their scores of 812 and 802 respectively giving them a grade break.
NSW Pistol Association president Ryan Cheers attended the two day tournament held.
The Orange Pistol Club would like to thank GBS Mitre 10 and One Steel, who helped the club rebuild after fire damage, and JIB Australia for sponsoring the event.