The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Competition Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 20, 2019, 09:37 PM   #1
Join Date: February 18, 2019
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 39
USPSA matches- new shooter

Trying to find some local matches. Never been to one and want to go just watch one and get into trying matches at some point. Longtime shooter just never shot in competitions. Looked on the USPSA site to find local ranges and matches. Found some ranges within a couple hour drive that has matches but can’t find a list of when they have them. Anyone shoot matches in WV, Eastern Ohio it Western PA?. Always something I wanted to get into but never done it.
ECM4 is offline  
Old November 21, 2019, 02:50 PM   #2
T. O'Heir
Senior Member
Join Date: February 13, 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,931
" find local ranges..." You need to look for local clubs not ranges.
You go to these sites?
Keep in mind that there's a lot of running around so being sort of fit, helps. And that nobody will be judging you or your score. None of the shooting games are practice for anything. None are exactly practical either.
You will find that most competitive shooters will go out of their way to help a new shooter. I've found that at at any kind of match no mater what the flavour. CMP JC Garand shooters will lend you their rifle. Both IPSC and USPSA shooters will too. You will meet some of the very best people you'll ever meet at shooting matches.
Spelling and grammar count!
T. O'Heir is offline  
Old November 21, 2019, 04:08 PM   #3
Join Date: February 18, 2019
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 39
Thanks for the reply. I was at the find a club page. After I posted this post I found their Facebook page and got some information. I must live I bad spot for this. Not many close. Rayners Range in Blue Rock oh would be my closest. Pretty good drive to get there but might have to go to one. Is it normal for people to just go watch and not shoot? Kind of want to just see how one runs before I actually try one.
ECM4 is offline  
Old November 21, 2019, 05:06 PM   #4
Crunchy Frog
Senior Member
Join Date: December 26, 2008
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 550
With any shooting discipline I think it’s a good idea to go and watch. It usually doesn’t cost anything and you can get a feel for the game and the community by just hanging around. Don’t be shy, let folks know that you have an interest.

Look at Steel Challenge if there is a match in your area. That’s a great way to get started in competition shooting.
Crunchy Frog is offline  
Old November 21, 2019, 11:01 PM   #5
Jim Watson
Senior Member
Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 16,061
IDPA ain't bad.
Jim Watson is online now  
Old November 27, 2019, 09:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: January 23, 2007
Posts: 200
Steel Challenge

I am shooting Steel Challenge and Shadow Hawk Defense in Hedgesville WV this coming Saturday, the 30th. Taking my son in law. He hasn't shot anything like this before so he may watch, and may be able to try it. We will see.

Agreed that most shooters are very welcoming. There are a few asses you will run in to, but that is the way it is with everything.

The Zen philosopher Basho once wrote, "a flute with no holes is not a flute, and a donut with no hole, is a danish."
klcmschlesinger is offline  
Old November 28, 2019, 07:12 PM   #7
Join Date: November 11, 2013
Posts: 26
and has a search for matches feature.. and search for scores feature.

sign up - search for scores at matches in your area and see who is shooting and where.. most matches are the same weekend each month.

then sign up and shoot the next one. ask the local shooters who are doing well in their division and see where they shoot - what matches they find fun.. and ask if you can squad up with them. exchange numbers and ask then to txt you when registration opens. you will need to keep an eye on practiscore for a while until you learn the routine.
scroadkill is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06019 seconds with 10 queries