Pioneer Practical Shooters

United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)

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USPSA’s mission is to promote safe, fun, and fair practical shooting competition at all levels.

Pioneer Practical Shooters hosts a USPSA Match the fourth Sunday, March – November, starting at 10:00 AM at the McBride Range (outdoor). Please check the calendarFacebook, and Practiscore prior to each match to confirm the match schedule. The match fee is $15. First-time competitors are strongly encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to the match.

Pioneer Practical Shooters shoot every Tuesday night, indoors at the Brickyard Range, setup starts at 5:00 pm and shooting 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Please check the calendarFacebook, and Practiscore prior to each match to confirm the match schedule. Bring your ear and eye protection, a handgun with a strong side holster, at least three magazines, 100 rounds of ammo, $5, and you are ready. We will have a safety walk through just before we start shooting.

Email (pioneergcpracticalshooters@gmail.com) for additional questions.

What is USPSA? 

The United States Practical Shooting Association is the best way to increase all of your skills in practical shooting. If you are interested in the fastest and most exhilarating form of practical shooting, have questions about how to get started, or you are just curious about practical shooting, then come out and see for yourself, or check it out on the web, USPSA.ORG.

Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA)

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SCSA mission is to promote safe, fair and fun participation in Steel Shooting competition, for members of all ages and skill levels, through effective leadership, education, communication, and administration.

Pioneer Practical Shooters host a Steel Challenge Match the second Sunday, March – November, starting at 10:00 AM. Please check the calendarFacebook, and Practiscore prior to each match to confirm the match schedule. The match fee is $15 for the first gun and $5 for the second gun. First-time competitors are strongly encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to the match.

Email (pioneergcpracticalshooters@gmail.com) for additional questions.

What is the Steel Challenge?:
The Steel Challenge as a match has a history which rivals USPSA’s own. In his column in the July 1986 Front Sight, then-USPSA president Dave Stanford wrote:

“While I usually do not report or comment on matches that are not USPSA/IPSC sanctioned, I think that there are two that warrant an exception to that policy. The first one is the Steel Challenge. The Steel Challenge is a steel match extraordinaire. It is a real professional undertaking. The SWPL puts on a real show every time.”

The match draws top shooters from a broad spectrum of shooting sports, including USPSA, IDPA, SASS, GSSF, and others. The event generates international attention, accompanied by broad newspaper and television coverage, even in California.

The match is highly spectator-friendly and the competition is easy to understand – it is all about the speed. And by maintaining consistent challenges from year to year, the competition lends itself to the notion of setting – and breaking – speed records, which greatly adds to the excitement for shooters, spectators, and media.

Steel shooting offers a port of entry to the shooting sports that is far less intimidating than practical shooting. Steel shooting provides an excellent starting place for young or beginning shooters. It also provides a soft way for those who have begun to suffer the problems associated with aging a vehicle to remain involved in the shooting sports. All this provides an alternative for those who might otherwise be lost to shooting.

What is the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA)?:
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association is the membership organization chartered to grow and extend “speed-steel” shooting competition at the club level. It is the vehicle by which we intend to spread the “gospel” of steel shooting. Our vision is to build the SCSA into a network of affiliated clubs and individual members much as USPSA is structured. We are already finding non-USPSA clubs that have been shooting steel matches without the benefit of a supporting organization or that are excited to begin doing so.