Setup and Teardown
Come EARLY and help set up the stages for the match! We start setting up at 7:00 a.m. and we need all the help we can get. It's a GREAT way to meet some of the other shooters before the match, and a GREAT way to see how the stages are set up and start thinking about how to shoot them. EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to come early to help - if it's your first time at the range and you see people buzzing around carrying equipment and working on stages and not sure how you can help, just grab the first person you see and say "How can I help?", and we'll point you in the right direction! After the match shooters tear down and stow the range equipment from the bay they ended on.
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What division should I sign up for?
It depends heavily on what gun and ammo you will be shooting, as each division has equipment requirements. Divisions are the sub-categories of shooters who are competing against each other at the matches. The purpose of the Divisions is to have shooters with comparable equipment competing against each other. At the matches people are grouped into shooting Squads (the group that travels from stage-to-stage together for the whole match), but shooters do not need to be shooting in the same Division to be squadded together. Division is really just used for scoring purposes. The main divisions you’ll see at USPSA matches are:

Single-Stack (Major or Minor Power Factor)
Production (Minor Power Factor only)
Limited-10 (Major or Minor Power Factor)
Limited (Major or Minor Power Factor)
Open (Major or Minor Power Factor)
PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine - Minor Power Factor only)
Carry Optics (Major or Minor Power Factor)
 

At the local club matches, by far the most popular divisions are Production and Limited. PCC has gained popularity, and is probably #3 right now. Production requires a USPSA-specified Production-approved handgun to compete, the list can be found on the USPSA.org web site. There are also several other divisional differences and equipment requirements/limitations. All of those rules can be found on the USPSA.org web site. If you’re not sure which division you want to shoot, feel free to ask for assistance and we can help you pick.

what do I need for equipment

What do I need for equipment?
As far as equipment, If you have a center-fire pistol, you can use that for ANY of the matches, and it’s the most common gun you’ll find at a match. Recently there have been additions for Pistol-Caliber Carbines also, so if you have a 9mm rifle for example you can shoot that at any of the matches as well. For USPSA you’ll need a holster for your centerfire pistol, and extra magazines, plus magazine pouches to hold them on your belt. A common “competition” set up for USPSA is a special velcro 2-piece belt, with a holster and magazine pouches mounted to it. These are nice because they’re configurable and adjustable for different competitive divisions, etc. But for your first match, even just the "minimal" equipment will get the job done, if you need help deciding on anything equipment related just Contact Us.