USPSA matches generally consist of up to four stages of handgun shooting in one of six classes accomodating virtually any handgun type. Individual stages typically require from 8 to 32 rounds to complete with a total minimum, for the match, in the 80-100 round range. Match Costs are $10 for club members and $15 for non-members.
IDPA matches generally consist of four stages of shooting with 8 to 20 rounds fired per stage. Classes consist of Stock Service Pistol (all double-action or safe-action autos), Enhanced Service Pistol (9mm, .38 Super & 40 S&W, and 10mm single-action autos), Custom Defensive Pistol (45 cal.), Stock Service Revolver (wheel guns loaded from speed loaders), and Enhanced Service Revolver (wheel guns loaded to a 165,000 power factor, can be loaded from speed loaders or moon clips). Match costs are $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.
In the navigation section to the left you'll find a link to the 2011 South Mountain Showdown, which
will be held here at Phoenix Rod and Gun Club on November 5th, 2011. Please check out the link, and if you have any questions feel free
to email Bill Barron , division director, for more information.
Tactical Carbine Defense
Start times will be posted in the Club calendar. Please Do Not Be Late. The main gate is typically closed to public access during this period.
Soft armor minimum, plates optional.
Chest rigs, tactical vests, battle/duty belt, CCW & drop holsters.
Sling mandatory for transition stages.
Helmet optional (including light weight 'skate board' types).
No armor requirement.
Chest rigs, tac-vests, etc and/or battle/duty belt, CCW & drop holsters permitted.
Sling mandatory for transition stages.
Note: Weapon mounted lights for both rifle/pistol are optional and encouraged.
What to expect & what to bring:
Bring your rifle or carbine and ~150 rds of ammo for it. For pistol, ~50 rds should be more than enough. Knee & elbow pads are encouraged. Expect simple to moderate physical stages. Participant must be able to transport 45lb weight short distances or conduct body weight exercises.
Magazine capacity not to exceed 30 rounds per mag.
We practice "leave no loaded mag behind."
If you have more questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions for this match, or email the Match Director with your question.
ICORE combines elements of the Bianchi Cup, IPSC, and the Steel Challenge into demanding competition exclusively for revolvers. Our standard paper target is the NRA D-1 target with 4 scoring areas. Scoring is based on time, including time added or subtracted per the scoring rules. Falling and stationary steel plates are also used in ICORE events. Each ICORE match will usually include a Classifier stage as well. Match costs are $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.
Steel - (Bang and Clang / Shoot and Scoot)
Steel matches consist of four stages of steel targets that average about 15-20 rounds minimum per stage. There is a mixture of stationary steel squares, rectangles and rounds along with poppers, plate racks and trees. Stage descriptions list the required number of hits on stationary targets. All reactive targets must fall to score a hit. Scoring is raw stage time, plus any penalties and minus any bonuses. Penalties are +5 seconds per miss and +5 seconds for any procedural errors.
Centerfire handguns allowed are minimum diameter of 9MM/.38 Cal and maximum of .45 Cal, .22 caliber rimfire is allowed for Steel Challenge matches, which will be held on the 5th Thursdays in months that have them.
There are 5 equipment divisions and 6 competitor classes. The equipment divisions are Open Guns, Limited Guns, Limited 10 Guns, Revolvers and Fun Gun(second runs). The Competitor Classes, Master, A, B, C and D are based on the shooters practical firearms skills. Match costs are $8 for club members and $12 for non-members.
Tactical Shotgun and Pistol Caliber Carbine Steel
This game is the same as Steel, with the same targets as the next night's Steel match. The twist is that they must be shot with your Tactical Shotgun or Pistol Caliber Carbine. There is a mixture of stationary steel squares, rectangles and rounds along with poppers, plate racks and trees. Stage descriptions list the required number of hits on stationary targets. All reactive targets must fall to score a hit. Scoring is raw stage time, plus any penalties and minus any bonuses. Penalties are +5 seconds per miss and +5 seconds for any procedural errors. This special event will always be shot the night before a regular steel match, giving shooters the opportunity to scope out the next night's stages, and shoot their Tactical Shotguns and Pistol Caliber Carbines at the same time. Come out and enjoy a good time. Match costs are $8 for club members and $12 for non-members.
PPC -- Police Pistol Combat
On the third Monday of each month the PRGC's Practical Division holds a "Police Pistol Combat" match, or PPC match for short.
PPC was developed for police officers and became an NRA event in the early 60s. It is shot with an either a revolver or automatic, open sights -
no optics or compensators. The basic course of fire consists of 150 rounds, fired from the 7, 15, 25 and 50 yard line on an NRA B-27 target under
time limits, and from positions to include the barricade, at the longer distance. The NRA has five established classifications ranging from marksman
to high master, for LEO's that are interested in competing. Although classifications are only for LEO's and Military Police, I have opened the
match up to ANY interested shooter who would like to come out and participate.
Registration begins at 0730 and firing starts at 0800. If you are interested in PPC feel free to contact Brian Frank, match director, at 602 509 8109 for any additonal information.