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3-GUN ACTION SHOOTING
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3-GUN
ACTION SHOOTING

HOW WE RUN THINGS

(Recent changes are HIGHLIGHTED.)
ALL NONMEMBERS (SHOOTERS AND SPECTATORS ALIKE)
  MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A LIABILITY RELEASE FORM ON ENTERING THE CLUB.  
OUR MATCHES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

We follow a CPFGC-specific set of MATCH RULES, based on IMA (International Multi-Gun Association) Rules.


WHO'S WELCOME
Anyone and everyone who's interested, regardless of experience, to shoot or just to watch. We actively recruit new shooters, but... a 3-Gun Match is an action style venue; it's NOT the place to learn to shoot. We insist that you have SOME shooting experience... just not necessarily 3-Gun experience.

Shooters under 18 must be accompanied throughout the match by a parent or legal guardian.


MATCH REGISTRATION
MATCHES ARE CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 40 SHOOTERS

Advance registrations will be accepted thru PractiScore, starting three weeks before each match, and a link will be posted on each match page.


MATCH SCHEDULE


SOME RULES

(Also see CPFGC-IMA Rules Section 2.)


THE MATCH
Our matches usually consist of three stages, and are shot in Squads of up to 10 shooters.

Everyone shoots in the same category, class, and division, (probably because we don't recognize any of those).

At Country Pond, we definitely stress the "fun" rather than the "competition". We're structuring these matches so people can learn about 3-Gun Shooting without a lot of pressure. No stress (except what you put on yourself) -- just nice people, a good time, and lots of "Attaboys!".

We do tally the results for those who are interested in such things. They'll be posted on this website a day or two later.


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Shooters need a pistol or revolver, a rifle, and a shotgun. Semi-autos are preferred by most shooters, but if you want to shoot something else, you're more than welcome to do so. Pump action shotguns are not unusual at all.

Any firearm used for pistol targets must be chambered in a typical PISTOL round. i.e. 9x19mm, 45ACP, etc, and must be carried in a holster designed for that particular gun.

Any firearm used for rifle targets must be a rifle, carbine, or SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) only, but may be chambered for either rifle or pistol rounds. No AR style pistols may be used to engage rifle targets.

You'll need a holster that will hold the handgun securely while moving. Holsters must cover the trigger, unless you're a cowboy shooting single-acrtion revolvers. You'll also need some means of holding shotshells on your person, at least one extra rifle magazine, and at least one extra pistol magazine or speed loader, as reloads may be required. Unless otherwise specified in the stage description, all reloads must be from the shooter's body.

(Also see CPFGC-IMA Rules, Sections 4 & 5.)

(For those who have not attended a 3-Gun or CAS Match at Country Pond, we don't have a lot of room for gun carts, but plenty of rack space for long guns and bench space for equipment. The distance between all three stages combined is less than 40 yards, so so there's no need to lug guns and gear around between stages.

Please do not bring gun carts to these matches.


AMMO REQUIREMENTS

You can look at the Match stages ahead of time on our website and make your own determination as to what will work for you.
Bring extra ammo!

(Also see CPFGC-IMA Rules, Section 3.)


CONVENTIONS

UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE STAGE DESCRIPTION...


RANGE COMMANDS
Commands that you will hear at our matches:


SCORING

We use a very simple system for scoring: Final Score = Raw Time (from buzzer to last shot fired) + Penalties


PENALTIES

UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE STAGE DESCRIPTION...

(Also see CPFGC-IMA Rules, Section 6.)


RESPONSIBILITIES
We're a small group at CPF&G, so everyone who participates in one of our 3-Gun Matches needs to pitch in and do their part in helping out wherever they can. Don't be shy if you've never done this before, we're a friendly bunch, and we'll be glad to help you out by showing you what to do! Anyone who'd like to show up early to help set up targets, props, etc. is VERY welcome! Same if you'd like to hang around after and help us tear down and put stuff away.

RANGE OFFICER
The Range Officer keeps everything running on schedule... or at least tries to.

TIMER OPERATOR
The Timer Operator ensures that each shooter is ready to participate, times each stage, and assists the shooter to make sure that everything goes well.

SCORE KEEPER
The Score Keeper enters the elapsed time and any bonuses, misses, or procedurals on each scorecard. Don't be afraid to keep score! It ain't rocket science!

TAPERS/SETTERS
This includes every match participant who is physically able to reset knockdown targets, police up spent shotshells, or paste paper targets between shooters. The more people we have doing these things, the quicker the next shooter gets to the line.

SAFETY OFFICER
Everyone's a Safety Officer. If you see someone do anything you think is unsafe, let the Range Officer or Match Director know immediately.

EVERYONE
Remember that we're doing this for FUN. If you need to be a nitpicker or hard-ass about the rules, or scores, or helping out your fellow shooters, please find another venue. We won't miss you.


MATCH COST

ADVANCE REGISTRATION (via PractiScore): $20
Juniors (under 17): FREE

MATCH DAY REGISTRATION (if space is available): $30
Juniors (under 17): $10


FOOD & DRINK
Food and drink may not be available at these matches. Both Shooters and Spectators are advised to bring their own.