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Outdoor Sportsman’s Club Summer Pistol Practice



Dates:  Thursdays from

July 11, 2019 through September 12, 2019

Orientation: June 20 & 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Late orientation July 11th @ 8:00 p.m.


Time:  First relay starts about 5:30 p.m. You don't have to be at the first relay in order to participate. The last relay starts about 7:30 p.m.


Cost: $3.00 a relay



Who can shoot?

Any shooter 18 or older who can safely handle a handgun while drawing and shooting from a holster or from the “low ready” position, (either is acceptable, according to your skill andcomfort level).  First-time Summer League shooters are welcome; range officers will help and supervise newer shooters.  If you want to build your shooting experience or hone your existing skills, this event is for you!


New Shooter Orientations:

New shooters (people who have not shot in the league before or are not active I.D.P.A. or U.S.P.S.A. shooters, or are not law enforcement officers) MUST attend one of these orientations to participate.

  1. 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019
  2. 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019
  3. A late orientation on July 11, 2019 from 8:00 to 8:45.

   New Shooter Orientations are held on the Outdoor Sportsman’s Club’s Combat Range (the same place Summer Pistol Practices are held).


Targets: Defensive pistol targets, Silhouette, etc. Shooter’s choice – we have a variety of targets available.


Guns allowed:

  • Defensive-style centerfire revolvers or semiautomatic pistols
  • Defensive-style .22 caliber pistols which have 5+ lb triggers e.g. Walther P22, S&W M&P 22 and similar styles

You will be  shooting at ranges  4 yards, 7 yards, 15 yards, and 25 yardsand you MUST be able to keep ALL of your shots on target and not hit the target frame. 

       The O.S.C. Practice League involves shooting from the low ready position or drawing from a holster. Range Officers reserve the right to limit drawing from the holster dependent upon a participant’s firearm handling proficiency.



  • Strong-side holster
  • At least 1 extra magazine/speedloader
  • eye protection
  • ear protection
  • stapler
  • ammunition

Scoring: Shooters score their own targets.


Relay Tickets: $3 and can be purchased in advance. A ticket is required for each relay fired.  A relay consists of;

  • 3 strings of 3 seconds each at four yards,
  • 5 strings of 4 seconds each at seven yards,
  • 2 strings of 6 seconds each at fifteen yards, and
  • 1 string of 20 seconds at 25 yards. 

Many different courses of fire are available to accommodate new shooters as well as challenge expert shooters.

   Depending on which course of fire you choose, ammunition required to shoot one relay could vary from as few as 10 or 12 up to 50 or 60. 


Defensive Pistol Instruction:  Each week, after the last relay, Todd John will have training/instruction in a different specific skill (stance, grip, drawing from the holster; slide lock reloads, keeping your firearm at the low ready and scanning for threats; tactical reloads; shooting while moving; shooting multiple targets; clearing mal-functions; etc.).  This was a very popular activity last year and we are looking forward to even more participation and training scenarios this summer.


Prize Drawing: For each 10 relay tickets purchased, shooters receive one entry for the prize drawings held at the League Picnic.The Grand Prize is a QUALITY HANDGUN.


End-of-Summer Club Picnic: September 19, 2019 in the Club Meeting Room – a Pig Roast!


    A PA Concealed Carry Permit is not required for the Practice League but is strongly recommended. A Concealed Carry Permit is recommended for all pistol owners and spouses as the Concealed Carry Permit includes additional rights and protections to holders when transporting firearms even if not carrying concealed on your person.


For additional information, please contact  R E. Hartley at

The Outdoor Sportsman's Club
P.O. Box 83 State College, PA  16804
814-355-4440 (Clubhouse)

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