Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December on the second Saturday 150 times except Sat Nov 11 2023.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, July 8, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 8:00am
Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 8:00am

IPSC / USPSA - Practical Shooting

  Practical Shooting attempts to measure the ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a handgun. Speed, accuracy, and power form the three sides of the practical shooting triangle. By design, each match will measure a shooter's ability in all three areas. Shooters take on obstacle-laden shooting courses (called stages) engaging both paper and steel, requiring anywhere from six to 30+ shots to complete. Unlike other shooting sports, most stages are “free-style”, meaning the shooter is given a starting position then given freedom to solve the stage the best way possible.

  Shooters compete within their specific Division which include Production, Limited, Open, Revolver, Single Stack and Limited 10, as well as competing in Classification of skill level which range from Unclassified to Grand Master. This means a beginner Unclassified Production shooter is NOT competing against a Master Open shooter.

  All shooters use a minimum of 9mm/.38 caliber ammunition in either a minor or major power factor. Power factor is determined by bullet weight multiplied by its speed. Minor power factor is 125,000 and major is 165,000. Almost all factory ammunition at least makes minor! Power factor is used to determine the point value on paper targets.

All a shooter needs to compete is a pistol, 4 or 5 magazines, a holster that covers the trigger guard, magazine holders, a belt to put them on and a good attitude!


  Production is the fastest growing Division in USPSA and the easiest to start in! This Division was developed for the shooter to be able to use a pistol that they may carry for duty or self defense. Most semi-auto pistols available in today’s market qualify! Magazines may only be loaded to 10 rounds (or less) to keep everyone on a level playing field. Only minor power factor is used in this Division. There are other rules which apply, and those may be found at USPSA website below.

  Limited (and Limited 10) is similar to Production, but there is no limit on the amount of rounds loaded into a magazine, only a magazine size restriction. Major or minor power factor can be used. Limited 10 is limited to 10 rounds in the magazine. See links below for additional rules.

  Open is the almost anything goes Division. Optics, compensators and high capacity magazines are the norm. If it fits in a holster you can probably use it! Major or minor power factor can be used. See links below for additional rules.

  Revolver is the Division, as one might think, for wheel guns. Moon clips and speed loaders are the usual for shooters to use to assist in loading quickly. Major or minor power factor can be used. See links below for additional rules.

  Single Stack is where the Model 1911 still lives on. This Division has a magazine capacity of 8 for major loads and 10 for minor loads, so more magazines (6 or 7) are usually needed. See links below for additional rules.

  Carry Optics is TBD

  Limited Carry Optics is TBD


  Port Malabar IPSC matches are scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of each month and consist of 5 to 6 stages with a round count near 150. Sign up is at 8:30 with walk thru at 9:00. Membership to USPSA is not required to compete! Cost is $15.00 for PMRPC members and $20.00 for non-PMRPC members.

  Firearms must be unloaded and in a case when arriving at the range. No handling of firearms at your vehicle. Handling of unloaded firearms is only allowed at safe tables. No ammunition is allowed at safe tablesEye protection is required at all times in the Action Area. ALWAYS OBEY THE 10MPH SPEED LIMIT AT ALL TIMES ON RANGE PROPERTY.

For more information about the USPSA or rules go to:


For more information, contact Match Chair, Duane Charter


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