Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee

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The Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee (MLAIC) is the world governing body for competition with muzzle-loading firearms. Both originals (mad prior to )


Founded on 20 June 1971, the MLAIC was organized to organize and establish rules for shooting competitions with antique arms, as well as to promote historical knowledge and research [1].

The first World Muzzle-Loading Championships was held in Madrid, Spain, in 1972. World Championships were held annually until 1983. Since 1983 the World Championships have been held bianually. [2]At present, the World Championships are held in even-numbered years, while Zone Championships are held in odd-numbered years [3]. The 2008 World Championships were held 11–16 August 2008 in Adelaide, Australia.[4]

The 2012 World Championships were hosted in Pforzheim, Germany, the 2013 European Championships were hosted by Austria [5] and the 2016 World Championships by Hungary [6]

Member nations[edit]

The European Zone consists of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Russia and Ireland have applied for membership.[citation needed]

The Pacific Zone consists of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States.[citation needed]

Correspondent nations are Brazil, Croatia, Greece, Venezuela, and Mexico.[7]


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