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Practical Division


The Practical Firearms Division is always open to any new shooters who might be interested. Check out the different disciplines of practical shooting that we follow, then make a selection and come out to join us. You can check out the schedule by choosing it in the menu to the left, or you can look at the calendar just below the schedule link. If it's your first time on the Practical range, just ask for the Match Director, or the Division Director, and we'll see that you are made to feel right at home.

Shooters are expected to help tear down the stages they finish on in all the paper matches at the Practical Division.

With the exception of Thursday Night Steel and the Wednesday Shotgun matches, the start time listed on the Calendar for each match is the time the match starts and sign in ends. Anyone who has not signed in by the listed start time will not be allowed to shoot the match.


USPSA - (United States Practical Shooting Association)

USPSA matches generally consist of up to four stages of handgun shooting in one of six classes accomodating virtually any handgun type. Individual stages typically require from 8 to 32 rounds to complete with a total minimum, for the match, in the 80-100 round range. Match Costs are $10 for club members and $15 for non-members.

  The Practical Division is alway happy to have new shooters at our USPSA matches but it is important that you be familiar with the rules and procedures before you shoot your first match.
  We will cover specific rules and answer questions at the new shooter's briefing before the match but the following general rules will keep you in compliance when you first arrive:
A. Bring your unloaded gun to the match in a case or bag.
B. Handle your gun only at one of these two approved times:
  1. When in the marked safety areas. These areas are where you transfer the gun from your bag or case to your holster at the start of the match, and where you return it to your bag or case when you are finished with the match.
  2. When explicitly authorized by the RO when it is your turn to shoot a stage. You are allowed to handle your gun beginning with the "Make Ready " command and ending with the "Line Is Clear" command.
C. Do not bring ammunition into the safety areas.
D. Guns are to be unloaded with no magazines in them at all times except for when you are the shooter and have been given the "Make Ready " command. After the "Line Is Clear" command you are again subject to the unloaded gun requirement.
  Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) shooters are required to use a chamber flag AND to have the gun in a closed case at all times until the "Make Ready " command. At "Make Ready" be sure the muzzle is pointing down range, then you may remove your PCC from the case. You may hand the case to a friend, squad member, or one of the ROs. After you have completed the course of fire your case will be brought to you to complete the unloading and casing process. Remember - this part is not on the clock and, as PCC is new to USPSA, there may be some non-standard range commands. If there is any confusion on the part of the shooter or the RO talk to each other and resolve the issue before continuing.
  Please note that all safety rules and regulations are non-negotiable so as to provide the safest possible environment for all involved. If you violate one them is does not matter that you may feel that your action was an equally safe alternative.


IDPA - (International Defensive Pistol Association)

IDPA matches generally consist of four stages of shooting with 8 to 20 rounds fired per stage. Classes consist of Stock Service Pistol (all double-action or safe-action autos), Enhanced Service Pistol (9mm, .38 Super & 40 S&W, and 10mm single-action autos), Custom Defensive Pistol (45 cal.), Stock Service Revolver (wheel guns loaded from speed loaders), and Enhanced Service Revolver (wheel guns loaded to a 165,000 power factor, can be loaded from speed loaders or moon clips). Match costs are $5 for club members and $10 for non-members. IDPA membership is required after the first match.


ICORE - (International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts)

ICORE combines elements of the Bianchi Cup, IPSC, and the Steel Challenge into demanding competition exclusively for revolvers. Our standard paper target is the NRA D-1 target with 4 scoring areas. Scoring is based on time, including time added or subtracted per the scoring rules. Falling and stationary steel plates are also used in ICORE events. Each ICORE match will usually include a Classifier stage as well. Match costs are $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.


Steel - (Bang and Clang / Shoot and Scoot)

Steel matches consist of four stages of steel targets that average about 15-20 rounds minimum per stage. There is a mixture of stationary steel squares, rectangles and rounds along with poppers, plate racks and trees. Stage descriptions list the required number of hits on stationary targets. All reactive targets must fall to score a hit. Scoring is raw stage time, plus any penalties and minus any bonuses. Penalties are +5 seconds per miss and +5 seconds for any procedural errors.

Centerfire handguns allowed are minimum diameter of 9MM/.38 Cal and maximum of .45 Cal, .22 caliber rimfire is allowed for Steel Challenge matches, which will be held on the 5th Thursdays in months that have them.

There are 5 equipment divisions and 6 competitor classes. The equipment divisions are Open Guns, Limited Guns, Limited 10 Guns, Revolvers and Fun Gun(second runs). The Competitor Classes, Master, A, B, C and D are based on the shooters practical firearms skills. Match costs are $8 for club members and $12 for non-members.


Tactical Shotgun and Pistol Caliber Carbine Steel

This game is the same as Steel, with the same targets as the next night's Steel match. The twist is that they must be shot with your Tactical Shotgun or Pistol Caliber Carbine. There is a mixture of stationary steel squares, rectangles and rounds along with poppers, plate racks and trees. Stage descriptions list the required number of hits on stationary targets. All reactive targets must fall to score a hit. Scoring is raw stage time, plus any penalties and minus any bonuses. Penalties are +5 seconds per miss and +5 seconds for any procedural errors. This special event will always be shot the night before a regular steel match, giving shooters the opportunity to scope out the next night's stages, and shoot their Tactical Shotguns and Pistol Caliber Carbines at the same time. Come out and enjoy a good time. Match costs are $8 for club members and $12 for non-members.


PPC

On the third Monday morning of each month, the PRGC's Practical Division holds a "Police Pistol Combat" match, or PPC match for short. PPC was developed for police officers, became an NRA event in the early 60s and was opened to civilians in a separate division in 2013. It is shot with an either a revolver or automatic, open sights - no optics or compensators. The basic course of fire consists of 150 rounds, fired from the 7, 15, 25 and 50 yard line on an NRA B-27 target under time limits, and from positions to include the barricade, at the longer distance. The NRA has five established classifications ranging from marksman to high master, for shooters that are interested in competing.


2 Gun Action Challenge Match

The goal of this match is to provide shooters of all levels the ability to leverage and practice practical and realistic firearms handling and shooting in a physically dynamic environment. Please keep in mind that this match is relatively advanced and physically demanding so if you're a true beginner there may be other first steps that would benefit you before your first match. Feel free to email the match director with questions.
We're a friendly, no ego group of responsible firearms owners who leverage this venue by running a monthly match with an emphasis on physical & mental challenges normally not found anywhere else.
Above all, we want everyone to enjoy themselves, build camaraderie and improve themselves and inspire others to do the same.
Matches are held the second Sunday of every month at 2pm, with signup beginning at 1pm. Match fees are $5 for members of PRGC and $10 for non-members
Check the 2 Gun Action Challenge Match link for rules, and each match will consiste of 4 stages with ammunition requirements being approx 150 rds rifle (No armor piercing) and 100 rds handgun.





For more information or to read the rulebook for a specific discipline please visit the links above or contact the Practical Division Director.



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