Pickaway County Sportsmen, Inc.

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Action Pistol

Action Pistol

NRA Action Pistol Shooting is open to all individuals who are interested in Action-type courses of fire, which combine speed and accuracy with shooting at multiple targets. Action pistol is accuracy oriented but you are required to draw and engage the targets within a specified time.

Match Director: David Anthony (614) 732-9775

Check the PCSI Calendar page to verify match schedule.  Registration begins at 9:15 AM. Match begins at 9:30 AM. A match requires 192 rounds.

Match Fee

PCSI Members: $10

Non-Members: $15

Courses of Fire

The Falling Plate Event, consists of four stages, each stage has 2 strings of 6 shots per string, 48-shots total. The targets (6) are 8 inch round metal plates shot at 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards in 6, 7, 8 & 9 seconds respectively.

The Barricade Event, consists of four stages, each stage has 2 strings of 6 shots per string, 48-shots total. One string fired from the left side of the barricade at the left target. The second string is from the right side of the barricade at the right target. The target (2 total) is the NRA paper D1, fired at 10, 15, 25 and 35 yards in 5, 6, 7 & 8 seconds respectively.

The Moving Target Event, consists of four stages, for a total of 48 shots, from 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards. The target is the D1 and moves 50 feet in 5 seconds.

The Practical Event, consists of four stages for a total of 48 shots from 10, 15, 25 & 50 yards. The target (2 total) is the D1. Three strings are shot at each distance. One string at 10 yards requires weak hand shooting. All other strings are freestyle.

Safety

All shooters must have experience in Action Pistol, IPSC or IDPA style courses. New shooters without this experience will receive instruction in range procedure (please arrive early for this-9:00 and let us know) and be paired with an experienced shooter. The unloaded handgun (hammer down on an empty chamber and no magazine inserted) is to be kept in the holster and is not to be handled except under direction of the range officer.

Eye protection and ear protection are REQUIRED.

Equipment

Equipment needed: Nearly any handgun, semi-automatic or revolver, which is serviceable and safe may be used. All safety devices on the handgun must be functional.

Handguns are divided into five classes:

Open - Essentially any handgun with a compensator or optical sight or added weight. Minimum caliber, 9mm (9 x 19mm).

Open Rimfire - Same as Open but chambered for .22 rimfire ammunition.

Metallic - Minimum caliber, 9mm (9 x 19mm). Semi-automatic maximum barrel length, 6-1/4". Revolver maximum barrel length, 8-5/8".

Production - Essentially out-of-the-box guns with only specific modifications to enhance reliability. Semi-automatic maximum barrel length, 5.35". Revolver maximum barrel length, 6". Minimum caliber, 9mm (9 x 19mm).

Production Rimfire - Same as Production but chambered for .22 rimfire ammunition.

Holsters: A safe holster that holds the handgun securely while moving, yet allows a rapid draw, is required.  The holster must prevent the trigger from being accessed while the handgun is in the holster.  Holsters must be strong-side holsters: no concealed, IWB, small of the back, crossdraw, shoulder, or other non-conventional holsters are allowed.

Extra magazines and/or speed loaders are required (2 minimum but more recommended).