Summer Pistol – New Shooter Orientation
Who can shoot?
Anyone 18 or older who can legally and safely handle a handgun while drawing and shooting from a holster or from the low or compressed ready position (either is acceptable, according to your skill and comfort level).
First-time Summer Pistol Practice shooters are welcome to participate; 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 Outdoor Sportsman’s Club Summer Pistol Practices 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.
- 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021
- 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021
- A late orientation on July 15, 2021 from 7:00 to 7:45.
New Shooter Orientations are held on the Outdoor Sportsman’s Club’s Combat Range (the same place Summer Pistol Practices are held). New shooters may want to bring their firearm, holster, and ammunition.
- Defensive-style centerfire revolvers or semiautomatic pistols
- Defensive-style .22 caliber pistols e.g. Walther P22, S&W M&P 22, Glock 44 and similar styles. No target type handguns with light triggers are permitted.
- Strong-side holster
- At least 1 extra magazine/speedloader
- eye and ear protection (shooting glasses and either ear plugs or muffs)
Shooting takes place at 4 yards, 7 yards, 15 yards, and 25 yards. You may limit your shooting to the shorter distances according to your skill level.