Practical Pistol Shooting

Practical Pistol Matches are held on the fourth (4th) Sunday of each month from March through October.

Signup in the Picnic Area starts at 8:30 AM and Competition begins at 10:00 AM.

Shooters Meeting begins at 9:45 AM.


 Match fee is $15.00 for club members and non-members.


MRPC Practical Pistol Club Matches typically consist of 5 – 7 stages with a round count of 90 – 120.

New shooters are welcome, providing they attend the safety orientation. 

New Shooter orientation is done in the Bowling Pin Range behind the Club House.  Orientation will take approximately 45 minutes.

New Shooters should arrive early and advise the Match Director that they are a new shooter and will be attending the orientation.

Proper equipment minimally may consist of the following:

     Eye and ear protection (a hat can be useful)

A handgun, preferably a semi-automatic pistol with a few magazines. (Revolvers are welcome.)

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 are nice, but you can carry magazines in your pockets

 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 call us. We will be happy to help you!

is the web site dedicated to Practical Pistol Shooting.

 Contact Match Director:

E-Mail:     John Smith 


 More Information about Practical Pistol 

Practical Pistol Shooting (sometimes called "IPSC") is a challenging sport. What makes practical handgun shooting so complex, yet so rewarding to its participants, is that it actually requires three distinct activities, some of which are mutually exclusive!

In the first phase, the athlete has to look at a course of fire in the same way a rock climber examines a seemingly blank rock face.

What is the best strategy, out of a virtually unlimited set of options, to run this particular stage? Where does the person have to move?

Where are the best firing points? Is there a special sequence in engaging the targets that might yield a few milliseconds advantage?

Are there obstacles to be avoided? But like a rock climber, the shooting athlete has to retain the mental flexibility to change plans in midstream. In sports, as in life, things seldom run perfectly to plan.

The next phase is pure muscle and adrenaline. Like a sprinter, the shooting athlete needs to quickly move around obstacles and race to the firing point. Unlike a sprinter, the shooting athlete has to remain constantly aware of the firearm's muzzle and be 100% safe, or be immediately disqualified! Add to that the complexity of sprinting to a position, then setting up to shoot multiple targets.





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