Mission Statement

To provide a shooting format that both challenges the shooter and reinforces real world fundamentals of shooting.
We do not wish to be so competitive as to lose the practical side of shooting. We do not wish to become scripted or dogmatic in our approach. Above all we wish to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for all. We welcome shooter that want to push themselves to the next level, or those that just enjoy shooting with their friends and having a good time.

Safety Rules

Rule #1:
All guns are always loaded. This means that regardless of what state you may think the firearm is in, it is always treated as loaded firearm. This is a state of mind, not the physical state of a gun.

Rule #2:
Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot. This includes yourself or others. For those that insist that the gun is unloaded, please refer to Rule # 1.

Rule #3:
Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until your sights are on target. Meaning, if you are not looking through your sights at your target, your finger should be off the trigger. This is especially important while moving and not shooting, or transitioning with a firearm

Rule #4:
Know your target, it's foreground and background. Specifically, you should clearly identify your target. Never shoot at shadows, bushes, movement, or unclear objects. Know your targets background, what is going to stop your bullet and determine if there is anything behind your target that could cause you to not want to shoot it. Know your targets foreground by making sure there is nothing between you and the target that you do not wish to shoot. This includes having an obstruction in front of your muzzle when shooting through barricades (“Height over Bore”).

Rule #5:
Keep your weapon on Safe until you intend to fire. If your weapon has a safety, it shall remain on when you are not bringing the gun on target to shoot. If you are moving and not shooting, the safety will remain on. If you are transitioning from shoulder to shoulder or from rifle to pistol the safety will remain on.

Range Safety Rules and Commands

We will run a Cold Range. A cold range is when all pistols are to be unloaded with slide forward in the holster and all rifles will have a range flag in the chamber to indicate an unloaded firearm. Until given the command to load and make ready or at a safe table, all firearms are to be in an unloaded state without any magazine inserted.

A 180 degree rule will be the default when clearly outlined safe shooting directions are absent from the stage description.

The dropping of any loaded firearm will result in a match DQ.

Pistols must remain in holsters and rifles must be either slung or in the hands of the shooter. The only exception to this is when a course design calls for a firearm to be in a designated area.

If the RO says “Muzzle” it means the shooters muzzle is close to an object or is being pointed in an unsafe direction and the shooter needs to take immediate corrective action. This may also include shooting through ports on barricades, which will require you to be familiar with your “height over bore”.

If the RO says “Safety”, it means the shooter needs to make sure the safety is engaged.

If the RO says “Finger”, it means the shooter needs to ensure their finger is outside of the trigger guard.

No Cross draw holsters, no vest mounted holsters, no shoulder holsters.