Practical shooting is a sport which challenges an individual's ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a full power handgun, rifle, and/or shotgun. To do this, shooters take on obstacle-laden shooting courses called stages, some requiring many shots to complete and some just a handful. While scoring systems vary between practical shooting organizations, each will measure the speed with which the stage is completed with penalties for inaccurate shooting.
In 1976 an international group of enthusiasts interested in what had become known as practical shooting met in Columbia, Missouri. From that meeting came the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). In 1984 USPSA was incorporated as the US Region of IPSC. After many years of established IPSC competition, some shooters, including some of the original founders, became dissatisfied with IPSC, as more specialized equipment was required to remain competitive. The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) was formed in the late 1990s with the aim of returning to the defensive pistol roots of practical shooting. Today USPSA and IDPA matches are two of the most popular forums of practical handgun shooting in the United States with more than 14,000 and 11,000 members respectively.
Practical shooting evolved from experimentation with handguns used for self-defense. The researchers were an international group of private individuals, law enforcement officers, and military people generally operating independently of each other, challenging the then-accepted standards of technique, training practices, and equipment. The work was, for the most part, conducted for their own purposes without official sanction. Even so, what they learned changed the face of police and military training forever.
had begun with the leather slap quick draw events of the 1950s, which had grown
out of America's love affair with the TV westerns of that era. However, many
wished for a forum that would more directly test the results of the experimentation
that had been going on in Big Bear, California and many other places. Competitions
evolved to test what had been learned, and just for the pure fun presented by
what quickly became a sport requiring competitors to deal with constantly changing
scenarios while shooting rapidly and accurately with full power handguns.
Our Goal is to promote safe, fair and fun participation in Practical Shooting competition, for members of all ages and skill levels.
So come on out and join us on the first Sunday of the month for one of our matches and you to will be hooked on fun.
This year with all of the new state laws, and price of ammo, we will be making some changes to the rifle match.
First of all, you may shoot the match all rifle just like always. Scoring will be done as normal.
Second option: Two gun Rifle / pistol, every stage will require rifle and supplemented with pistol. Details will come with stage design.
Scoring will be done on rifle power factor. Rifles can be dumped or slung chamber empty. Any loaded rifle after slung clear will be match DQ.
As always safety first.
With the new laws, no magazines with a capacity larger than 30 rounds may be used. Magazines must be loaded with no more than 10 rounds. Stages will be 8-10 round neutral.
Sorry about any inconvenience but we all know about the useless laws.
Any question or suggestions please let me know.
Chris - Match Director
Rifle sling needed for some stages BRING a SLING
Shooters meeting 8:30 – start shooting 9:00. If you want to be squaded together,
please send applications together with a note. This will be a full day match, bring a
lunch. We will provide pizza and cold drinks.
Please get your apps in early, this match sold out last year.
Send apps to:
c/o Guy Sutton
3262 Long Hill Rd
Scipio Center, NY. 13147
E-mail: email@example.com subject NY Rifle Match
or call Chris (607) 748-2771
Squad ListingAddress for GPS:
3153 State Route 26
Glenn Aubry, NY 13777
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