USPSA and IPSC shooting are the most popular forms of practical pistol competition world-wide. They emphasize speed, accuracy, tactical skill, and creative problem-solving.
Shooters compete in eight divisions:
- Production: Double-action or striker-fired handguns, caliber 9mm or larger, with limited modifications. These are mostly carry guns, similar to the IDPA SSP division. There is an approved list located online.
- Revolver: Six-shot double-action revolvers with iron sights and unported barrels. Revolvers with higher capacity, optics, or ports can compete in Production or Open divisions
- Single Stack: Traditional 1911-style autos, with limited size, weight, and magazine capacity.
- Limited: Autos with larger magazine capacities. Most modifications are allowed except ports, compensators, and optic sights.
- Limited-10: Similar to Limited but with magazine capacity limited to 10 rounds.
- Open: Pretty much anything goes. Open guns usually have huge magazines, optical sights, and compensators.
- Carry Optics: Approved production guns with the addition of a slide mounted optic. Modification is permitted such as stippling, slide cuts, and aftermarket triggers.
- Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC): A carbine (with a butt stock) that shoots a pistol cartridge.
Please see the full description of the rules published on the USPSA website: https://uspsa.org/rules
Stages may require anywhere up to 32 rounds of ammunition.
USPSA matches are held once a month on Sundays (five to seven stages). Check the Pima Pistol Club calendar for dates.
Up to 200-250 rounds of ammunition.
New shooters are welcome. You do not have to be a USPSA member. Go to www.practiscore.com for match dates/times and registration info.
What You Need:
- Eye and ear protection
- A pistol, revolver or carbine – caliber 9mm or larger
- Spare magazines, speed loaders, or moon clips
- Belt, holster, and magazine/speed loader/clip carriers
- Water and sunscreen
Pima Pistol is a USPSA member club.