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Schedule

Check the ARPC Calendar

For questions please contact the discipline director.
Fees vary per event, please check the event details on the calendar.

What is USPSA (Practical Shooting)?
United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) matches combine:
  • Drawing from a holster
  • Rapid engagement of multiple targets (paper and steel)
  • Reloading the handgun under time constraints
  • Movement between shooting positions
  • Shooting through, around, over, and under walls and props of all types
  • Analyzing a given shooting situation to provide one of the most exciting and challenging of the shooting sports!
USPSA is largely "run and gun"! Targets are man-sized silhouettes and reactive (knockdown) steel at ranges from 6 feet to 50 yards.
Scoring
Scoring is based on:
  • The accuracy of target hits
  • Time taken to complete the course
  • The power (caliber and muzzle velocity) of the handgun used
It's fun to watch, and even more fun to do! USPSA competition allows you to enjoy recreational competition with your handgun while developing your gun handling skills.
Divisions
You compete against shooters with similar handguns:
  • Open Division for custom handguns with scopes, compensator ports, extended magazines, etc.
  • Production Division for box-stock double-action handguns (SIGs, Glocks, XDs, etc.)
  • Limited Division for high-capacity handguns without compensators or scopes
  • Limited.10 Division for Limited handguns loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds
  • Single Stack for the 1911 types
  • Revolver Division for (wait for it!) revolvers!
Affiliations
The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) is the US regional organization of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), and our matches are sanctioned by these organizations. Matches are held all over the USA and the World, including at the ranges of several clubs in Oregon. A typical match in Oregon consists of Six courses of fire requiring a minimum of 140 rounds to complete. Equal scoring emphasis is place on speed and accuracy, and you do not need to be an athlete to compete and have fun!
Safety Training

A two part safety class is recommended prior to shooting in a match:

  • Part one - A written safety test
  • Part two - A live fire safety session held on the 1st Saturday afternoon of each month
Safety is very important in this sport.

Age Requirement
There is no minimum age requirement. Men, women, and juniors can participate as long as they can safely handle their firearm.
Matches

Matches are open to members and non-members of ARPC, and you do not have to be a member of USPSA to shoot in these matches.

Matches start at 9am and normally last until 2 or 2:30pm.