Interested in trying the sport of practical shooting


Are you interested in trying the sport of practical shooting?

You have found the right location to learn about this sport so lets  get started.   Welcome to the exciting world of USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association)! We’re thrilled to have you join us and explore the dynamic sport of practical shooting.

As a new shooter, we understand that diving into a new activity can be both exciting and intimidating. That’s why we offer free orientation classes specifically designed to introduce beginners like yourself to USPSA in a supportive and educational environment.

During our orientation classes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of practical shooting, including safety protocols, range etiquette, firearm handling, and rules scoring and much more. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident on the range.

Whether you’re a seasoned shooter looking to sharpen your skills or brand new to firearms, our orientation classes are tailored to accommodate shooters of all experience levels. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy USPSA safely and responsibly.

In addition to our orientation classes, we encourage you to participate in our regular USPSA matches. These events offer a fun and challenging opportunity to put your skills to the test while competing alongside fellow shooters.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns leading up to your orientation class. We’re here to support you every step of the way and help you make the most of your USPSA experience.

Once again, welcome to the USPSA community! We look forward to seeing you on the range and sharing our passion for practical shooting together.

Clubs hosting courses:

East Huntingdon SportsmenMarch 23th  Start Time:  9:00 AM

Range Address:
286 Sportsman Road
Alverton, PA 15683

Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club – April 13th 2024   Start Time: 8:30 AM

Range Address:
920 King Road
Bulger, PA 15019

What to Bring:

If you want to observe or shoot you must have the following.
• Hearing protection
• Eye protection
• Dress appropriately – We shoot in all weather
• Competitors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you want to shoot, the following equipment is recommended.
• Center fire Handgun or Pistol Caliber Carbine – 9mm or larger. No 22’s, single shots,
single action revolvers, or rifles (.223, etc).
• Ammunition – 70 to 80 rounds will get you through the orientation.
• Holster – The holster must cover the trigger guard (does not apply to carbine).
• Magazines – (or moonclips/speedloaders for revolvers) as needed to shoot a 16 to 32 round course of fire.
• Magazine pouches- If you don’t have magazine pouches, your pockets will work


Roger Elder (Match Director ) for East Huntingdon has a excellent “Getting Started” information page on his web site CLICK HERE to get a good understanding of this sport.