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The White Mountain Practical Shooters is a USPSA/IPSC club. We were founded in 1998 with the objective of Being Safe and having FUN!

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Practical shooting is a sport enjoyed all over the world. It involves the use of firearms in simulated situations where you might be forced to defend yourself. Handguns are our primary focus, with two matches a month (weather permitting) on the 2nd Sunday and 4th Saturday of each month. A Rifle match is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 3 Gun matches are held the 1st Saturday every other month. A Special Classifier Pistol match will be held opposite of the 3 Gun match on the 1st Saturday of every other month. Check the Schedule & Results page for specific dates.

The "stages" that are set up for handguns include targets that are placed anywhere from point blank distance to 50 yards away. They may be paper targets, steel plates, or knock down steel targets called “Pepper Poppers” after their inventor, John Pepper. After the course of fire is described to everyone, you get to try your hand at the course. We rarely repeat a course of fire, so the challenges are always different. Your score is divided by your time, measuring both speed and accuracy. The person with the best score in the shortest time is the winner, although we place no emphasis on winning.

We want you to: A) be safe, B) have fun, and C) learn something.

(For a more detailed description of practical shooting, visit the USPSA web site, )

What do I need to bring?

  • Eye protection (to be worn at all times).
  • Ear Protection
  • A Centerfire handgun - .38 Spl, 9mm or larger
  • A holster, belt, and a way to carry at least 2 magazines or speed loaders
  • 100 rounds of ammunition

What are the Fees?

Match Fees are currently set at $8.00 for members of the White Mountain Practical Shooters and $10.00 for non-members.

Are there divisions for different types of guns? Absolutely!

The divisions are:

  • Limited – Factory stock guns
  • Limited 10 – Factory stock guns with 10 rounds or less in the magazine
  • Production – Double action/Safe Action, Glocks, Springfield XD’s, etc.
  • Single Stack – 1911 style guns with single stack magazines
  • Revolver - Revolvers
  • Open – Optic sights, compensators, long barrels, any safe modification.

For USPSA definitions of acceptable competitor equipment for a respective division look at Chapter 5 and the appendices beginning on page 74 of the USPSA Rule book. Click here .

(Bring what you already have, if it's safe and it shoots we'll help get you in the right class.)

When do we shoot?

The 2nd Sunday and 4th Saturday of each month weather permitting. Setup starts at 8 AM, the shooters meeting starts at 9 AM. We are usually done no later than 1 PM. Check the Schedule & Results page for specific dates.

Where do we shoot?

The formal range is now open and we are shooting there. The Second Knoll range is now open and we are shooting there. The directions are as follows: The range is located 4.5 miles east of the intersection of 77 and 60, on 60. When you see the 'Truck Crossing' sign, slow down, the range is on the next road to the right (South). It is Forest Service road 206. If you reach Bourdon Ranch Road, you have gone about 1/2 mile too far.

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