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An Introduction
to USPSA Shooting
brought to you by the
Pinetucky USPSA Members
Agenda
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Introductions
What’s it like?
Types of competitions
Safety Procedures
Basic USPSA Information
Equipment Divisions
Match Organization
Staff, Stages, and Scoring
Range Commands
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Basic gun handling
The “game”
Advanced techniques
First match expectations
Costs
Keys to Remember
Range session
Wrap-Up, Pack-up, Q & A
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Introductions
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Mike, Mark, Nick, Thomas, Jordan,
Jed, & Dewey
Pinetucky
Valkyrie Training
Steve’s Gun Service
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What’s it like?
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Types of competitions here
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USPSA
Steel Challenge
NSSF Rimfire challenge
IDPA
3-gun
ICORE
PPC
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More competitions
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Trap
Skeet
Sporting clays
Air rifle
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Safety Rules
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COLD Range – All guns are to remain unloaded and in the
holster until brought to the line by an RO and instructed to
Make Ready
SAFE Areas – handgun handling may ONLY OCCUR IN A SAFE
AREA, or on the FIRING LINE (at the direction of the Range
Officer).
There is NO HANDLING OF AMMUNITION in
the safe area.
Violation of any Safety Rule results in a Match Disqualification
180 Rule – Do not allow the muzzle to point past 90 degrees
to your right, left, up, or down.
Finger - Your finger must remain clearly outside of the trigger
guard unless you are actively engaging targets
Sweeping – At no time should you allow the muzzle to point
at any part of your body.
Dropping a weapon
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Basic USPSA Information
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What is USPSA?
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Who Competes in USPSA?
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Usually every weekend across the globe
In almost any type of weather
Where are matches conducted?
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Over 20,000 active members in the US
In the CSRA we have accountants, attorneys, bankers, business managers, contractors, doctors,
financial planners, law enforcement officers, plumbers, realtors, technology professionals...
When do matches occur?
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79 regions (countries) within the International Practical Shooter Confederation (IPSC)
USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) is the US region within IPSC
Primarily outdoor shooting ranges
In our area: Pinetucky, Columbia, Spartanburg, Conyers, Summerville.
How do I begin?
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Find a club, get to a match, plan for a day of shooting like never before!
Wealth of information at www.USPSA.org, and www.BrianEnos.com/forums
http://csrapistol.com
CSRADPL email list
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Equipment Divisions
REVOLVER
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6 or 8 round capacity limit
No barrel ports or muzzle
compensators
No optical/electronic sights
No holster restrictions (all
holsters must cover trigger)
.45 ACP most popular round
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Equipment Divisions
PRODUCTION
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Double-action pistols
Decocked
Belt holster and magazine
pouches behind hip
10 rd magazine capacity
No optical/electronic sights
No external modifications
All scored as minor
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Equipment Divisions
SINGLE STACK
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1911-style pistols only
Single stack magazines
Belt holster and magazines
pouches behind hip
8 rds Major, 10 rds Minor
No optical/electronic sights
40 S&W, 45 ACP most
popular rounds
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Equipment Divisions
LIMITED & LIMITED-10
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Single or double-action pistols
Double stack magazines
Magwells & extensions
140mm magazines (10-rd per
magazines for Limited-10)
No optical/electronic sights
No ports or compensators
No holster/belt restrictions
.40 S&W most popular round
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Equipment Divisions
OPEN
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Single or double-action pistols
Double stack magazines
Magwells & extensions
170mm magazines
Optical/electronic sights
Ports and muzzle compensators
No holster/belt restrictions
.38 Super / 9mm major most
popular rounds
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Match Organization
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Matches consist of several courses of fire (stages)
Each stage contains targets (paper and metal), vision
barriers, props, and a written briefing that generally
describes what to do
Each stage requires 6 to 32 rounds
Each competitor takes a turn at executing the stage
Each competitor is timed and scored for each stage
– Time starts at the audible signal, and stops at last shot fired
– All stage scores are tabulated by computer
– Placement is determined by total match points scored
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Each competitor competes only against others
using similar equipment (Divisions)
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Staff, Stages, and Scoring
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Staff
– MD (Match Director)
– RO (Range Officer)
– Setup/Teardown Crew (those whom we cannot live without)
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Stages
– Diagram (rough picture of stage targets/props/barriers)
– Written Stage Briefing (what you’re to do)
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Scoring
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Points divided by Time
Major scoring values (A=5 pts, B/C=4 pts, D=2 pts)
Minor scoring values (A=5 pts, B/C=3 pts, D=1 pts)
Generally count the best 2 scoring hits per target
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Additional Info
USPSA Competitor Classifications
USPSA maintains a catalog of
standard Classifier courses
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Your score on a Classifier is
compared with an average of the
top scores for that Classifier
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Classification Designations
Grand Master
95% - 100.00%
Master
85% - 94.99%
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75% - 84.99%
B
60% - 74.99%
C
40% - 59.99%
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< 40.00%
Your Classification Designation
reflects how your performance
compares with the top shooters
across the country
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Classifier
Name
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Division
Your Score at
Match
(pts per sec)
Avg High Score
in Database
(pts per sec)
Your National
Classification
Percentage
Your National
Classification
Designation
Limited
50 points /
5 seconds=10
60 points /
5 seconds=12
10/12=83.33%
A class
www.NTPShooters.org - INTRO to USPSA - www.USPSA.com
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Range Commands
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Make Ready
Are You Ready
Standby
“Beep” (the audible start signal)
Muzzle, Finger, Stop
If You Are Finished, Unload, and Show Clear
If Clear, Hammer Down, Holster
Range Is Clear
Everyone resets stage
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Basic gun handling skills
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Draw
Grip
Loading
Reloading
Muzzle awareness
Finger awareness
Holstering
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The “Game”
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Hit factor
Makeup shots
Freestyle versus Standards
Comstock, Virginia Count, Fixed Time
Timing reloads
Stage planning
Walk throughs
Tenths and hundredths of a second
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Advanced techniques
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Uprange starts
Gaming starts
How fast should I shoot?
– Calling shots
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Transitions
Getting into and out of positions
Opening ports and doors
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More advanced techniques
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Shooting through ports & around walls
Moving while not shooting
Shooting on the move
Reloading on the move
Carrying props
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Additional Info
First Match Expectations
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Arrive at the range as early as you can
Introduce yourself to the Match Director – ask how you can
help (you will have IMMEDIATELY made a new friend!)
Ask for a coach/mentor for the day
Tell your squad RO that you are new to USPSA shooting
Make yourself useful during the match – tape, reset, shag
ASK QUESTIONS!
Safe area
Equipment to bring
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Eye, ear protection
Pistol (.38, 9mm, .40, .45)
Sturdy Gun Belt, and Belt Holster
THREE or more magazine pouches, FOUR or more magazines
200 rounds of ammo (you will likely need only 100-150)
Drinks, snack, ball cap, clothing appropriate for the season
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Additional Info
Startup Costs
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Startup costs
– Use what you already own
– Most of these items can be
borrowed from an experienced
shooter, allowing you to ‘test
the waters’ before buying
(including a pistol)
– Budget your equipment as to
your taste and pocketbook
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Recurring costs
– Ammunition costs can usually
be reduced in half by using
reloaded ammunition
– Local match fees have been
stable for many years
– Prize table matches will have
higher match fees (usually
150+ competitors, multiple
days, 10-12 stages)
Startup Costs
Low
High
Belt
Holster
$20
$255
Gun
Belt
$35
$75
5
Magazines
$60
$625
4
Magazine Pouches
$40
$150
Ear
Protection
$5
$250
Eye
Protection
$20
$300
$180
$1655
Total One-Time
Recurring Costs
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Fees
Ammo
(150 rds/ match)
Total Recurring
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High
$8
$275
$30
$60
$38
$335
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Range session
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Range Commands Review (on the range)
Dry fire demonstration with empty magazines
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Making Ready
Drawing from the holster / from a table
Reloading
Unloading and showing clear
Live fire USPSA Stage
Live fire Steel Challenge Stage
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Keys to Remember
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Keep SAFETY as Your First Priority
Listen and Obey the RO’s commands
Maintain ‘muzzle awareness’ - ALWAYS
Walk! Do Not Run (yet)!
And Remember…
HAVE FUN – it’s why you’re here!
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