Practical Pistol

Practical Pistol Matches and USPSA Sanctioned Matches

MRPC Practical Pistol Matches are held on the fourth (4th) Sunday of each month from March through October. We set up the match the day before starting at 2:00 PM and appreciate your help with the set up and put away.

Sunday Morning Match Signup at the scoring shack on the Bullseye Range STARTS at 8:30 am and CLOSES promptly at 9:30 am so that we can start the match on time.  Match fee is $20.00 for club members and non-members.  Shooters meeting in front of the scoring shack at approximately 9:50.  Competition begins at 10:00 AM.


As soon as you arrive please register for the match at the Bullseye Range Scoring Shack.

At Registration

  1. Pay $20.00 to the Money Man; let them know if you are a MRPC Member.
  2. The Great and Powerful Stats Wizard will then need to find/place you in our system, using your name, shooting class, division, etc, tell him if you are a new shooter.
  3. Pick a squad to spend the day with and sign up on that sheet, stats may have to squad you in some cases.
  4. Go help match staff finish setting up the match, if needed.
  5. Once setup is complete, load magazines, go to a designated Safe Area (NO ammunition allowed) and put your unloaded & hammer down gun in your holster.
  6. Attend the Shooters Meeting in front of the Scoring Shack at 9:45 AM.
  7. If you have any questions just ask someone, very few of the hard-cases you see are really tough; most drive a minivan and have healthcare.

MRPC Practical Pistol Club Matches typically consist of 5 stages with a round count of approximately 120 (bring extra).

Proper equipment minimally consists of the following:

  • Eye protection is mandatory for all competitors and visitors.
  • Hearing protection is mandatory for all competitors and visitors.
  • A cap with a brim to keep brass off your face is recommended.
  • A handgun, preferably a semi-automatic pistol with a few magazines. (Revolvers are welcome but this sport is not revolver friendly).
  • A belt that passes through the belt loops on your pants and a holster that holds the pistol securely and covers the trigger guard.
  • Magazine pouches, you can put magazines in your back pocket.

Remember that every accomplished shooter started with no experience! If you want to shoot with us and feel uncomfortable showing up on match day, please contact us. We will be happy to help you!

Read the rules: Handgun Rule Updates of 2014 (PDF)

What to expect are your first USPSA match: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jswJqBvGwoM

Read the rules: Handgun Rule Updates of 2014 (PDF)

The videos below are various shooters at MRPC USPSA matches:

  1. http://youtu.be/rLouLD3SFkU
  2. http://youtu.be/M6FhEcqsK8s
  3. http://youtu.be/kZ7NYUs6wHw
  4. http://youtu.be/5BZVn5N_Sf4

Read the rules: Handgun Rule Updates of 2014 (PDF)

What should you bring to a USPSA match? USPSA is an all-day activity for the most part. You should arrive about 1.5 hours before the advertised start time. Leaving the range by 2:00 pm is rare, usually it will be between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. You are going to be outside for the duration of the match bring plenty of clothes.  Some clubs have indoor plumbing, plan on outhouses. You will need appropriate clothing for the weather, bug spray, sunblock, food, drinks. I’ve been so hungry at some matches I’d have traded a box of ammo for a bacon biscuit.

Contact Match Director
E-Mail: Kevin Sanders

Practical Pistol Match Scores