View Full Version : What type of competitions can I shoot?

May 16, 2013, 10:21 PM
So this came up in another thread. I have a CZ 75 BD police in 9mm. It is double action/ single action with decocker and no safety. 16 round magazine though I think there are some 18 rounders that don't extend below the base.

So what kinds of competitions can I start shooting? I think it'll be a lot of fun and good experience. I want to start with pistol shooting since that's what I have now but when I get money for a rifle and shotgun (and ammo) 2 and 3 gun will be a goal as well.

May 17, 2013, 06:22 AM
Using my CZ-clone Tanfoglio, I shoot USPSA.
I shot some IDPA, but it withered and died around my area.

Might I suggest investigating your local options here? www.uspsa.org

(okay, I also use or have used Glocks and 1911s and GP100s and Redhawks and an STI once, in 9x19, 9x21, 38 Special, 38 Super, 357 Magnum, 40 S&W, 400 CorBon, 10mm, 41 AE, 41 Magnum, 44 Magnum, 45 ACP, and 45 Colt)

Hunter Customs
May 17, 2013, 08:05 AM
As WESHOOT2 said there's USPSA or IDPA, you can also shoot both types of steel games (reactive and bang&clang) also you might find some action pistol matches to compete in.

I don't know where you are located at but in Iowa about mid summer there will be a good steel match called the Big Dawg Steel match.
Do a computer search for it as I believe they still have a web site.

Best Regards
Bob Hunter

May 17, 2013, 09:19 AM
You didn't say where you are, if you location was given maybe we could give you some ideas of matches in your area.

For example, you forum name is Dakota.Potts, if that means you are in South Dakota, they have some sort of pistol match every other Sunday in Spearfish SD.

It that's the case let me know and I'll post a program with the list of matches.

May 17, 2013, 10:39 AM
Don't forget about Bullseye, it's not an ideal Bullseye gun but I know some guys who do pretty well with a 4" barrel, and the discipline of holding the sight picture through slow, timed and rapid fire (one handed) will certainly make you a better shooter.

May 17, 2013, 03:23 PM
Some clubs still have bowling pin matches, which was my start in competition shooting almost twenty years ago, but I think they've mostly been replace by the steel plate matches.

May 17, 2013, 05:34 PM
Sorry, guys. I wasn't sure at first if it was good to put my location in my profile but it seems like that's a good thing to do. I'm located in Northeast Florida. My range does matches every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month so I'll see what they do.

To be clear, all of the above listed can be done with a double/single action gun?

May 17, 2013, 05:57 PM
It will probably be in Production class.

May 18, 2013, 05:36 AM

serf 'rett
May 18, 2013, 08:30 AM
I will sometimes shoot IDPA with my 40S&W Baby Eagle, which is based on the CZ pistol. Your CZ will work fine for IDPA since the pistol division capacity is 1 in the chamber and 10 in the magazines. You will need at least 3 magazines to shoot IDPA, along with a holster, mag carrier and cover garment.

Jesse Tischauser
May 19, 2013, 07:35 PM
USPSA IDPA and steel challenge would be fun. Good luck!