Wales’s top black powder pistol shooters recently competed in the National Championships held at Haverfordwest Target Shooting Club. Many competing were of international status, regularly representing Great Britain.

Bill James, on the right, from Aberystwyth, is Welsh Black Powder Pistol Champion. John Munt presents his trophy.

The competition consisted of five different disciplines. The aggregate scores of two particular events producing the eventual Welsh champion.

The events were divided between shooters who used modern reproduction pistols or revolvers, and those who used originals. Originals being pistols or revolvers usually manufactured before the start of the 20th century. Competitors could compete in both, provided they used the appropriate gun.

A gallery of pictures from Pete Biebrach