Where we shoot: Basement of DuPont Gymnasium: Building W31.
Interested in Joining?
No prior shooting experience is necessary.
All members of the MIT student community are eligible to try out to join the team. Undergraduate members are eligible to compete. Recruitment happens during the beginning of the school year with the Athletic Midway which is held during Rush/Orientation week.
The pistol season runs from September to March, with the first match in October. Practices are held Monday through Thursday. The range is open for the team from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (except on Tuesdays, when it closes at 6:30).
As with other sports, practice is required, absences must be excused, and participation at home matches is expected. As your level of proficiency increases, you will be asked to go to away matches. You must be patient as it takes as much time to develop proficiency in pistol as it does in any other sport. However, if you practice and stick with it, maybe you can join the ranks of our All-Americans, All-Stars, and nationally ranked teams!
If you are a grad student or employee, you may consider joining the MIT Pistol and Rifle Club instead of the Sport Pistol Team, because you will be eligible to shoot in competitions and the membership dues are less expensive. PRC practices on Tuesday nights and goes to local competitions.
If you are interested in competitive rifle shooting, you can find information on the undergraduate MIT Rifle Team here.
Take the P.E. class
There is a pistol P.E. class available for undergraduates, but slots are limited. Sign-ups are on P.E. registration days twice a semester. For more information on signing up for the class, please visit the MIT Athletics page.
Official 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship Results All-American Awards Congratulations to Jackie Wu, who got Air Pistol Honorable Mention, Sport Pistol First Team, and Standard Pistol Second Team! Congratulations to Jennifer Hsu and Kristin...Read More
Matches: MIT Beat USCGA 6054 to 5950 Open, 2666 to 2653 women's MIT beat Merchant Marine 5958 to 5638 Open MIT beat Yale 4108 to 3750 (air and standard) MIT sets season record match score at sectionals, with a 6160 open and a 2701 women's Individu...Read More
http://tech.mit.edu/V134/N19/pistol.html Written by team members Jennifer Hsu and Francisco Garcia, and coach Steve Goldstein. Article found in The Tech volume 134 number 19, published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, starting on page 16 (Sports section): h...Read More