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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on USPSA – United States Practical Shooting Association | ]
USPSA – United States Practical Shooting Association

The United States Practical Shooting Association is the controlling body for the American region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (see below). Known as USPSA the American region is the largest individual region with a membership of 15,000 with affiliated clubs across the nation.

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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on SCSA – Steel Challenge Shooting Association | ]
SCSA – Steel Challenge Shooting Association

Raw unadulterated speed, probably sums up the Steel Challenge Shooting Association. If you want high-speed shooting the Steel Challenge is your game. The SCSA has clubs across the country that hold matches at the local and regional levels throughout the year culminating in the annual World Speed Shooting Steel Challenge Championship match.

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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on IPSC – International Practical Shooting Confederation | ]
IPSC – International Practical Shooting Confederation

International Practical Shooting Confederation better known as IPSC, (pronounced ip-sick), is credited with organizing a governing structure around an informal style of competition emerging primarily from a group of shooters in Southern California beginning in the late 1950’s.

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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on IDPA -International Defensive Pistol Association | ]
IDPA -International Defensive Pistol Association

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) was formed as a competition to simulate self-defense scenarios that might occur in real life. As IPSC and USPSA moved more to the sport or gaming side of competition the founders found a segment of the shooting sports that were looking for a home closer to the martial-artist side of handgun competition.

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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on ICORE – International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts | ]
ICORE – International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts

If you’re one of those who believe the Smith & Wesson Model 19 was the last great handgun ever built then the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts known as ICORE, might just be your game.

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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on SASS – Single Action Shooting Society | ]
SASS – Single Action Shooting Society

Own the complete collection of John Wayne Western movies? Grew up with Hopalong Cassidy? Went to bed wearing your Lone Ranger Double Six Gun Actoy Cap Guns? Did your mom ever say “You’ll put your eye out kid?“. Always felt you were born in the wrong Century? The Single Action Shooting Society has a home for you.

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[24 May 2009 | Comments Off on Western 3 Gun | ]
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Western 3 Gun sets itself apart from SASS competition by allowing “shooting on the move“. Similar to IPSC style competition with 19th Century Guns and SASS costuming. Maybe the best of all worlds? SASS as an organization shoots multiple guns however any change in position is made after the current gun is made safe. Then the competitor moves to the next position and the next firearm is retrieved from a staged position.

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