Summer Pistol Practice
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.
$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. We will announce one standard course of fire for each string. However, 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 15 or 20 up to 40 or 50 rounds.
Practice will take place on the Combat Range.
Practical Pistol Instruction:
Each week, after the last relay, Todd John will provide 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.
Skills class will take place in Pits 1 and 2.