Experience the excitement and competition of being a part of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). Practical shooting is an exciting, fun, fast action safe shooting sport where accuracy, power and speed count. USPSA courses of fire are predominantly “free-style” in nature where you are not told how to shoot the stage, just as long as you shoot it safely. Courses of Fire have multiple targets, moving targets, reactive targets, penalty targets, partially covered targets, steel targets that are engaged all while moving and negotiating obstacles. There are six distinct divisions in USPSA that you can participate in based on what kind of firearm and equipment you want to use. If you own a pistol, holster, some magazines and a few magazine pouches, you can shoot in USPSA. Pistol Caliber Carbines are another approved division within USPSA. Stages vary from 12 to 32 rounds. Typically there are one to two classifier stages in each club match.
For SMPS USPSA match announcements and results:
- Open to the public to anyone who can legally possess a firearm. You do not have to be a member of USPSA to shoot local matches. Major matches (e.g. State Championship) require USPSA membership.
- Firearm: Minimum Caliber 9mm, Revolvers, Semi Auto Pistol, Pistol Caliber Carbine (scored as 9mm)
- Magazines: 4 – 6 magazines
- Ammo: Recommended to bring 150 rounds. We have ammo restrictions to protect our shooters and steel targets. Ammo that has a velocity of 1600 FPS or Higher and Steel Jacketed Ammo i.e. Tulu or Wolf that has a copper washed steel jacket are prohibited.
- Holster: specific to division (shoulder holsters are prohibited)
- Magazine pouches: 3 to 5 depending on division
- Active Law Enforcement may utilize duty gear
Course of Fire Details
- USPSA Rules - March 2020