1st MLAIC European Championship Postal Match 2021

The results of the 1st MLAIC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP POSTAL MATCH 2021 are published.


Results of Pacific Zone 2021

The results of the Pacific Zone competition 2021 are published on the page “Results”.


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How to start black powder shooting?

The hardest step is always the first one in any hobby. Shooting old and repro muzzle loading guns is not an exception. We would like to help you with a few thoughts how it is convenient and practical to have those very first few steps, so you can avoid wasting money and time, since keeping the adventure of exploring your way of historical shooting.


Black powder shooting

Blackpowder shooting is a target sport for historical muzzleloading firearms loaded with traditional blackpowder. The renaissance of black powder shooting started in middle of the last century. Melting history with shooting sports it evolved into a unique mix of cultural and sports activities spreading all over the World.

You want to get involved?

The best way to start muzzleloading shooting is to find the nearest blackpowder shooting club, or to contact directly your national blackpowder federation. Shooters are always very friendly, helpful people.

Here you have the list and contacts of the national blackpowder federation…

History of MLAIC

While M.L. guns were always used in Europe, especially hunting by farmers, there was no shooting club for old gun fans. In the U.S.A., Red Farris and Oscar Seth held a first shooting match at Portsmouth (Ohio) on February 22nd-1931, then founded the N.M.L.R.A. in 1935, and held a yearly championship at Friendship (Indiana) attended by many shooters. Their scope was mainly civil free guns, and folklore, while Europeans were more concerned with military muskets and rifle events…


Newsletter No. 147 (January, 5th. 2022)

2022. January 20.
Enclosed please find our annual/new year’s circular letter. No. 147 (January, 5th. 2022) Hope to see you all in Pforzheim in August this year. The official invitations will be send/published by next week.

Results of European zone

2021. December 13.
Final results of the “1st MLAIC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP POSTAL MATCH 2021” The results of the 1st MLAIC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP POSTAL MATCH 2021 are published. Letter from Secretary General (Gerhard Lang) to participants. Congratulations on a successful competition. 18 countries 449 shooters 1772 entries “Ramon muchas gracias” for your work

Impression about a championship

A quick impression about a week full of blacpowder smoke. 27th MLAIC World Championships, Hungary

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