Marshfield
Rod & Gun Club

Action Shooting

Action Shooting is a sport that simulates self defense scenarios and real life encounters through competition.  We shoot modified versions of the more formal IDPA and USPSA competitions.  If you'd like to improve your handgun skills especially as it relates to the defense use of a handgun then try action shooting.

     

Schedule:

  • Practices are the first Tuesday of each month starting at 6pm.  Indoors in the winter.
  • Matches are the second Sunday of each month with registration starting at 9:30am.

Equipment Needed:

  • Firearm: centerfire caliber preferably 9mm, .40cal. or .45 cal.  Revolvers welcome.
  • Rounds: 100 typical
  • Magazines: You should have at least 2 magazines or speed loaders.  3 is preferred.
  • Holster: Belt based. inside or outside the waist band. No shoulder holsters. (holsters are optional)
  • Magazine pouches: one mag pouch for 2 magazine (optional)

If you do not have a holster you can start with your gun on the bench.

Typical Scenario:

You're at the mall waiting to pay for the nice new pants in your hands when three bad guys come in the store and start shooting.  You quickly drop your pants (in your hands), grab your gun and engage the three bad guys, one of which is bobbing side to side, without hitting any shoppers.

(How this is staged)

You're standing at the bench with pants, or something, in your hands.; Down range there are 3 bad guy targets, one of which bobs side to side, and two to three shoppers (good people).; On the buzzer you grab your gun and shoot each bad guy once without hitting any good people.  You then engage each bad guy again with one shot.  Your score is based on a combination of the accuracy of your shots, your time, and whether you hit any good guys along the way.

At each match we typically have 3 to 4 stages which are a mix of steel, IDPA and USPSA styles although we cannot draw from the holster or move down range yet.

Qualification

Action shooting is one of the most practical shooting sports, but the skills needed and safety concerns are very different than shooting paper targets while standing stationary without any pressures of time.   For this reason, any new shooter who wants to compete in an action shooting match must demonstrate some fundamental gun handling skills before their first match.  These skills will involve safely loading and unloading a gun, conducting a magazine change, moving and drawing from a holster to name a few. 

 

If you have not competed in 3 action shooting matches in the past 6 months, you will need to demonstrate these skills before attending your next match.  We will be conducting these qualifications during practice sessions and will schedule additional times as needed. 

 

If you have any questions regarding your qualification status or the qualification itself please contact Chris DiCenso Chris@DiCenso.com

 

Please visit our Action Shoot Forum

Match Results:

MRGC members can click on Competition Results

Links:

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) 

USPSA Hand Gun Rules


Contacts:

Chris DiCenso  chris@dicenso.com

Dan Robson  drobson.40@gmail.com

Nick Armstrong  aug6065@aol.com

Steve Seney  sdseney@verizon.net



Upcoming events

    • January 10, 2017
    • November 14, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Indoor Range (range closed during the practice)

    Action Pistol Practice:  Join us to improve your practical shooting skills.  This is a no pressure practice night.  No registration needed just show up. If you would like to participate in an Action Shooting Match at the club, you are required to attend two practices and get certified.

    NOTE: You must attend the mandatory safety briefing at 7:00 pm in order to shoot.

    Questions: contact Chris DiCenso at Chris@DiCenso.com

    • January 24, 2017
    • November 28, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Indoor Range (range closed during the practice)

    Action Pistol Practice:  Join us to improve your practical shooting skills.  This is a no pressure practice night.  No registration needed just show up. If you would like to participate in an Action Shooting Match at the club, you are required to attend a practice and get certified.

    Questions: contact Chris DiCenso at Chris@DiCenso.com, John Barilaro at lightmkr@hotmail.com 

    • February 14, 2017
    • December 12, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Indoor Range (range closed during the practice)

    Action Pistol Practice:  Join us to improve your practical shooting skills.  This is a no pressure practice night.  No registration needed just show up. If you would like to participate in an Action Shooting Match at the club, you are required to attend two practices and get certified.

    NOTE: You must attend the mandatory safety briefing at 7:15pm in order to shoot.

    Questions: contact Chris DiCenso at Chris@DiCenso.com, John Barilaro at lightmkr@hotmail.com 

    • February 28, 2017
    • December 26, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Indoor Range (range closed during the practice)

    Action Pistol Practice:  Join us to improve your practical shooting skills.  This is a no pressure practice night.  No registration needed just show up. If you would like to participate in an Action Shooting Match at the club, you are required to attend two practices and get certified.

    NOTE: You must attend the mandatory safety briefing at 7:15pm in order to shoot.

    Questions: contact Chris DiCenso at Chris@DiCenso.com, John Barilaro at lightmkr@hotmail.com 

    • April 09, 2017
    • December 10, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Main range.

    Registration starts at 2:30PM.  

    Mandatory Safety briefing at 2:45PM.

    Please come early to set up if possible (~2:00)

    Weather permitting, the outdoor range will be closed starting at 3pm until 6pm for this match.  In case of rain or cold the match will be moved to the indoor range.

    • May 03, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • MRGC Indoor range (closed during the class)
    • 5
    Overview:
    This class has been designed for the shooter who has either begun their journey into the shooting sports or the shooter who wants to keep their skills sharp and learn something new. P101 goes beyond a basic pistol course by providing instruction on marksmanship as well as everyday carry techniques and combat shooting principals. This course is only open to MRGC members.

    Course Equipment:
    Good working order semi-automatic pistol or revolver, three magazines, safety glasses and hearing protection. Holster and magazine holders are required.

    Round Count: 100-150

    $125 per student

    Previous training requirements MA Safety Course

    Instructors: Boomstick Firearms  (www.boomstickfirearms.com)

    Wednesday May 3 2017 at  MRGC Indoor range from 6 – 10PM

    If you have any questions on the course please contact Nick Armstrong at 781.389.6065 boomstickfirearms01@gmail.com
    • May 21, 2017
    • November 12, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Main range.
    • 18

    Setup begins at 8:30am.  You are encouraged to help if possible.

    Registration starts at 9:30AM.  

    There is a mandatory safety briefing at 9:45.  If you miss the briefing you will not be allowed to shoot.

    Weather permitting, the outdoor range will be closed starting at 9am until 1pm for this match.  In case of rain or cold the match will be moved to the indoor range.


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