About CSD2022-02-08T21:06:19+11:00

About csd

WHAT IS combined services discipline?

our discipline

Combined Services is a competitive discipline that endeavours to rejuvenate and strengthen interest in the use of historic military and service firearms.

Firearms, whether in original condition or a faithful reproduction are used in this discipline to compete in service matches that test the skill of the shooter across a wide array of events and firearm classes in CSD.

What is involved?

Combined Services Discipline matches encompass a wide variety of classes of military and service firearms from both past and present.

These firearms are used to compete, with matches involving positional shooting over a range of distances. These events differ in structure and timing between rifle and pistol classes.

our core matches

The Three Position Core Event embodies the nature of Service Rifle shooting. In this match, shooters engage a Core Target; a 1200×1200 target – from three distances and three shooting positions.

This 30 round event starts out with 5 rounds from the prone position at 300m. Shooters then proceed forward in 100m intervals using the standing, seated and prone position as they come closer to the target.

Each distance has a set time limit, after which ceasefire is called and no shots may be fired. 3P Core is also shot by rimfire training rifles and .310 cadets at scaled down distances and target formats

organisational structure

NSW Combined Services Discipline is a discipline operating under its peak sporting body, the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.

The discipline is made up of members from various SSAA Branches around the country. Each branch that is involved in Combined Services has a discipline captain that will conduct matches at their respective shooting range.

The members each year gather at the NSW State Titles and together elect a State Discipline Chairperson, to co-ordinate state level events and interact with other interstate SDC’s.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens if my firearm is not listed on the approved list of pistols and rifles?2022-05-02T08:01:13+10:00

Due to the enormous number of firearms that have been in service with various police and military groups around the world, there will always be firearms that have not been added to our approved list of firearms.

To have a firearm added to the list of approved pistols and rifles for use in Combined Services competitions:

  1. Gather evidence of the firearms history, and which military or police force issued them from a reliable source.
  2. The firearm must have been issued to the unit in a formal manner, and not one-off instances.
  3. Once evidence has been gathered – forward it to your state discipline chairperson, or directly to the national discipline chair.
  4. This evidence will be considered by the technical committee and approved if the firearm is deemed to be of genuine service issue.
How does the grading system work?2022-02-08T21:02:51+11:00

In addition to competing within your own class of firearm, shooters are also graded in conjunction with their shooting experience in both pistol and rifle events. After shooting 3 matches every shooter receives a grade within which they compete with others at their level, those that improve can move up a grade by shooting three successive scores that surpass the minimum score for the next grade.

This ensures that shooters are matched with others at the same experience level – so that they have a fair competition, but also are challenged to improve over time.

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