Practical Shooting attempts to measure the ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a full power handgun. Those three elements – 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.
To do this, shooters take on obstacle-laden shooting courses (called stages) requiring anywhere from six to 30+ shots to complete. Competitors move, negotiate obstacles, run, speed-reload, and drive their guns through each of several courses as fast as their skills will allow.
The scoring system takes the points fired and divides it by the time it took to shoot the course. This gives you the “Hit Factor” which is then ranked against other competitors to determine final standings.
For additional information, contact the match director:
Kenny Danz: Email