Pre-Register for Youth Day, June 4th, 2022 at Pickaway County Sportsmen's Club!

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4-H Shooting Sports

Contact:
Rick Lear
740.497.9867

 
 
4-H Shooting Sports teaches safety, concentration, self-discipline, self-confidence, goal setting, decision making, and courtesy as the young people learn basic skills and build toward more advanced activities. Both cooperative and competitive skills are included. Participants are exposed to local policies, regulation, laws, and ethical behavior both by repeated demonstration and through personal practice.

Shooting every Monday from March 21 through October 31, 2022.

Pickaway County Shooting Sports
 
Action Pistol

Contact:
Takumi Suzuki
pcsiactionpistol@gmail.com

Action Pistol (also known as Bianchi Cup)

Action Pistol is a handgun shooting sport that combines speed with precision. Unlike many other fast-paced shooting sports, Action Pistol features a fixed course of fire with 19 designated events. Because each event uses a fixed time, your points are your score. Though there are many courses of fire in the sport, the most popular are the Practical, Barricade, Falling Plate, and Moving Target Events. These 4 events make up the most well-known Action Pistol match, The Bianchi Cup. With 48 shots per event and 4 events per match, competitors test their guns, gear, and skills for the goal of shooting the best score out of a possible 1920 points.

 

NRA Bianchi cup page

https://competitions.nra.org/competitions/nra-national-matches/action-pistol-championship/

 

NRA action pistol rule book

https://competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Action/act-book.pdf

 

ACTION PISTOL COURSE OF FIRE QUICK SHEET

https://www.juliegolob.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/bulletinX-Action-Pistol-Quick-Reference.pdf

 

Action pistol Hub page

Bulletin X

https://www.juliegolob.com/bulletinx



Shooting every 4th Saturday from 9:30am to 2:00pm on ranges 1, 3 and 4, April through October 2022, except May.
 
Youth/Intro to Archery
Contact:
Rob Alan
614.546.8552
ralan1966@gmail.com
This event will be held on May 15th and August 7th, 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00 on ranges 7 and 8.

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Bowling Pins
Contact:
Scott Hixon
740.248.9017
kc8itn@arrl.net

 

On signal from the Range Officer the shooter will load and make ready. The starting position is the gun barrel touching

the table.  At the sound of the buzzer the shooter will engage the pins on the first rail until they all have been knocked down. Usually, one hit knocks them off.

This is called a "run". You repeat this action for the remaining two rails. Three runs are a "string" and three strings are a Match.

Equipment needed: 

22 caliber rimfire Handgun, Revolver, or Carbine

Holster or case (soft or hard)

Carbines may use a chamber clear flag instead of case

Approx. 100 rounds of 22 ammo

Safety glasses

Hearing protection

Scoring:

You are scored in three (3) areas:

1. Average of all 9 runs

2.  Single fastest run

Safety:

 All normal club rules established by PCSI will apply with the exception of we will run a “COLD BAY” meaning no one can handle a firearm inside of the bay until they are at the start table and receive the load command from the Range Officer.


The event will be held on the third Tuesday from 5:00pm to 730pm, April through October 2022 on range 4.

A Match consists of three rails, each having five bowling pins sitting on it, at a distance of 25 feet. The pins are sitting about 18” apart on the rail.

 
CMP - Civilian Marksmanship Program
Contact:
Mike Cornell
614.801.0024
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) promotes firearms safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth.
 

PCSI usually has three or four CMP high power matches/clinics  These matches/clinics are perfect for the beginner interested in High Power shooting, but also offer experienced shooters an organized shoot for practice.  As with all of the matches at PCSI, membership in PSCI is NOT required to participate.  The costs are: members $11, non.members $16, juniors (under 18) $1.  If you use our rifles (shooting club ammunition is required) or would like to shoot CMP ammunition there is an additional cost is $10.  You may shoot any United States Military standard issue rifle or civilian equivalent (Krag to AR-15).  You will need 60 rounds of ammunition for the match.

If you have never shot in a PCSI CMP match, you need to arrive at 9:00 A.M. for the safety briefing and instruction.  Since our shoots are geared to beginners and novices: course of fire, M1 Garand operation, scoring, positions, paperwork, and sling usage are discussed.  There will be time for lunch before match, so bring a lunch or run into town.  If you've participated previously, you need to arrive at 11:00 for sign up and position assignments.  The first shots go down range at 12:00 P.M.

New shooters are paired with experienced shooters for the match and get some one.on.one instruction during the match, along with some On the Job Training.  The experienced shooters fire 24 rounds from the prone position, then the new shooter fires 24 rounds.  The first flight of shooters then finishes out the course of fire with 36 rounds shot from standing, sitting, and prone.  The second flight of shooters then finishes out.  The matches usually wrap up around 5:00 P.M.  Ice water and soda are available, but feel free to bring your own. What do you need to participate?  At the minimum: $21 (as a member and using a club loaner rifle), liability form, ear protection, and eye protection.  Other items that can make life easier: spotting scope, shooting mat or pad, snacks, beverages, sunscreen, sweatshirt/shooting jacket/shooting shirt.

The club also has two AR-15s that are available for women or juniors to use during the course of the matches.

NOTE: Junior shooters under 18 must have attended a PCSI Junior Highpower clinic to  participate.

At the completion of the Match/Clinic you will receive a certificate documenting your participation.  This certificate qualifies for documentation to purchase firearms, ammo, and parts from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  Please see:  http://www.odcmp.org

If you are interested in an introduction to High Power shooting, practice for Camp Perry, or bragging rights with your buddies. Please join PCSI for the organized but informal PCSI CMP Matches/Clinics.



This event will be held on May 22nd, June 19th, July 17th and August 21, 2022 from 9am to 1pm on range 8.

 
 
Cowboy Action
Contact:
Paul Anderson
614.657.8322
Abecrossjack@gmail.com
1st Match Starts at 9:30am. 2nd Match Starts at 1:30pm.
We have extra 22s to use for no charge. Bring your own ammunition.
You will need approximately 200 rounds for each match.

This event will be held on the 4th Sunday from 9:30am to 5:00pm from April to October 2022 on ranges 3 and 4.
 
IDPA
Contact:
Brian Carney
pcsiidpa@gmail.com
Central Ohio Defensive Pistol League
Defensive pistol shooting as a sport is quite simply the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated "real world" self-defense scenarios.


 

  • What is IDPA Defensive Pistol Shooting? Defensive pistol shooting as a sport is quite simply the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated "real world" self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in Defensive Pistol events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No "competition only" equipment is permitted in Defensive Pistol matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his or her equipment or gamesmanship.

  • Why do we need another shooting sport? Prior to the formation of Defensive Pistol, there was no place to compete and hone one's skill with equipment designed for and suitable for self-defense. Other shooting sports are just that, sports that have no relevance to self-defense. Defensive Pistol offers an exciting new forum for practical shooters in which truly practical equipment, techniques and courses of fire are mandated. Prior to Defensive Pistol there was no place at all to compete with common service pistols such as the Beretta, Glock or Sig. Nor was there a shooting sport where your concealed carry holster could also be your match holster without handicap. When you come to a Defensive Pistol match you can not only use your duty/CCW equipment, you can be completely competitive with it! Other shooting sports have become equipment "races." Defensive Pistol will not. If you're interested in using truly practical pistols, drawn from practical holsters to solve challenging and exciting defensive shooting problems, then Defensive Pistol is the sport for you.

  • What are the goals of IDPA Defensive Pistol?

  • The goal of IDPA Defensive Pistol is to create a level playing field for all competitors. To test the skill and ability of the individual, not their equipment or gamesmanship.

  • To promote the safe and proficient use of guns and equipment suitable for self-defense use.

  • To offer a competition forum for:

      • Standard factory produced service pistols such as the Beretta 92F, Glock 17, etc. (STOCK SERVICE PISTOL Division).

      • Popular single action 9mm/.40 pistols which have been modified for carry. (ENHANCED SERVICE PISTOL Division)

      • 1911 style single stack .45's which have been modified for carry, not competition. (CUSTOM DEFENSIVE PISTOL Division)

      • Service revolvers in .38 special or larger. 42 oz. weight limit. No moon clips allowed. (REVOLVER Division)

      • An additional revolver category in 9mm or larger. 50 oz. weight limit. Moon clips allowed. (REVOLVER Division)

      • Small compact  semi-auto pistols in 9mm or larger cartridges with a barrel length of 4.10” or less  (CCP Division)

      • Semit-auto 3.60” barrel or less, 380 ACP or larger cartridges; Barrel length 3.60” or less.  BUG Revolver 3.00” barrel or less, Any revolver that uses .38 or larger cartridges with rimmed cases and not loaded with moon clips (BUG-S & BUG-R Division)

      • To provide the shooters with practical and realistic courses of fire that simulates potentially life threatening encounters or tests skills that would be required to survive life threatening encounters.

      • To offer a practical shooting sport that is responsive to the shooters and sponsors, with unprecedented stability of equipment rules.

    To offer a practical shooting sport that allows competitors to concentrate on the development of their shooting skills and fellowship with other like-minded shooters

      • What types of matches does IDPA Defensive Pistol hold? The IDPA Defensive Pistol headquarters has developed a comprehensive course of fire book which is supplied to all affiliated clubs and is also available for a nominal fee to individual members. These courses fall into two categories: Self-defense scenarios or Standard exercises. The self-defense scenarios are simulations of actual or possible "real world" confrontations. These scenarios typically require shots from 3 to 20 yards and often require the shooter to change firing points and shoot from awkward positions. Standard exercises do not attempt to simulate a potential threat situation but are designed to test specific shooting and gun handling skills. IDPA Defensive Pistol matches offer diversity and truly test both accuracy and speed. Physical condition has very little to do with your performance in a Defensive Pistol match.

      • What type of equipment do I need to compete in IDPA Defensive Pistol matches? IDPA Defensive Pistol matches typically require the use of a service type pistol or revolver of 9mm/.38 Special or larger caliber. If your handgun is suitable for self-defense use, it will probably be competitive for Defensive Pistol matches. Practical concealed carry type holsters are stipulated for IDPA Defensive Pistol use. A common service pistol/revolver such as a Beretta 92F, Glock 17/22, Sig 226, Colt 1911A1, S&W 686 or Ruger GP-100 carried in a common pancake style holster is all that is needed to be competitive in Defensive Pistol matches.

      • What types of people compete in IDPA Defensive Pistol matches? IDPA Defensive Pistol membership and matches are open to all people who can legally own a handgun regardless of occupation, race, sex or religion. Defensive Pistol shooters come from all walks of life and include many women too.

      • IDPA Does Defensive Pistol shooting offers a place for both pistols and revolvers? Yes, as a matter of fact Defensive Pistol competition is divided into six divisions so all popular service type pistols and revolvers will have a place to compete competitively.

      • What are the advantages of IDPA Defensive Pistol memberships? You will be a member of an international organization devoted to promoting defensive pistol shooting as a sport and preserving your right to own and use self-defense handguns. You will receive an official IDPA Defensive Pistol rule book. You will be eligible to compete in shooting events at the local, national and international levels. You will receive an official Defensive Pistol shooting cap. You will receive a IDPA Defensive Pistol membership card certifying you as a member in good standing.





This event will be held on the 2nd Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm from April to October 2022 on ranges 1/2/3/4. 
 
IHMSA Silhouettes
Contact:
Jim Kesser
614.214.6165
imologist@aol.com
Silhouette shooting has become one of the fastest growing sports in handgun history. A match consists of firing one shot at each of 40 free standing steel plate targets shaped like chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at varying distances from 25 to 100 yards.

History and Tradition 

Our roots trace back to rifle Siluetas and got its start in the 19th century. 

In 1975 in Tucson Arizona, a group of dedicated handgunners got together to have some fun. Those notable handgunners included such famous shooters as, Lee Jurras and Harry Sanford of AutoMag fame, Jeff Cooper, Dean Grennell, George Nonte, J. D. Jones of SSK, Hal Swigget, Ray Chapman, and Elgin Gates. 

What evolved from this match is IHMSA. 

The IHMSA organization started in 1976 with the purpose of promoting handgun silhouette competition. The object of the competition is to knock down metallic silhouettes (chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams) at various ranges to a maximum of 200 meters. The sport has spread to many countries and matches are shot all over the USA. Many of the inovations you see in handgunning today came from the sport of Pistol Silhouettes and the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Assoc.
 

Something for everyone! 

Many different types of matches are shot and there is always one to suit any member of the family. 

The matches vary according to handgun type ( Air Pistol to .22 to big bore) and shooting position (standing to free style). We pride ourselves in our diversity as IHMSA is open to men, women and children of all ages and physical abilities. If you are physically challenged and interested in shooting, we have a PC committee willing to meet your needs. Each shooter is classified based on skill level and only compete against those of the class. 


Its Simple and exciting! 

Hit a steel target and knock it over. 

You will find silhouette shooters helpful and friendly and more than willing to go out of their way to assist you. The game is actually very simple and you probably already own a handgun that qualifies for competition. It will make you the absolute best pistol shot you can be! 

The link to the national website is ihmsa.org

Click here for a IHMSA video


This event will be held on the 2nd Saturday from 9:30am to 4:00pm from April to October 2022 on ranges 7 and 8. 
 
 
Jr. Marksmanship Program
Contact:
Mike Cornell
614.801.0024
Our junior smallbore program is open to all juniors (boys and girls), up to the juniors 21st birthday. The purpose of the division is to teach firearm safety, proper sight pictures, develop safe firearm handling skills and learn range commands.​

Our junior smallbore program is open to all juniors (boys and girls), up to the juniors 21st birthday. The purpose of the division is to teach firearm safety, proper sight pictures, develop safe firearm handling skills and learn range commands. We shoot at a distance of 50 feet at a standard NRA target (A.17). This target has one sighter target and 10 targets for score. We shoot 50 shots for record and 5 shots for sighters, for a total of 55 shots. At certain times, if weather has changed or if someone's rifle sights have been changed, additional sighters are permitted. Sighters are only shot at the first target, after that all shots are for record. All rifles are fired single shot. Shooting positions vary from junior to junior. Each junior is allowed to shoot at whatever position they feel comfortable with. Some juniors shoot from a bench, while others choose to shoot in the prone position.

PCSI supplies all rifles, ammunition, sandbags, targets, safety glasses, shell holders, earplugs and NRA Certified instructors.  Extra equipment that you might want to bring along that would be helpful could include shooting ear muffs, shooting mats (prone position only), spotting scope or binoculars. PCSI has several match rifles and shorter stocked rifles for the smaller juniors. Many juniors have their own rifles and this is permissable, but if you wish to use your own rifle there are restrictions. Rifles used for this program must be bolt action and have iron (open)sights (scoped rifles and semi.automatics, lever action, and pump actions are not permitted). Juniors are required to be on the range at 9:30 for set up and safety briefings. Shooting starts at 10:00. Parents are encouraged to stay and help out. Please note that this entire program is FREE to our junior shooters.



This event will be held on May 21st, June 18th, July 16th and August 20th, 2022 from 9am to 11:30am on range 8.



 
Learn to Shoot Pistol
Contact:
Kay and Mike Cornell
614.801.0024




This event will be held on September 24, 2022 from 8:00am to 4:00pm on range 8.
 
Multi-Gun
Contact:
TBA




This event currently does not have a division head to run the matches.  Please check back later for updates.
 
Pickaway Diabolos Inc
Contact:
Shannon Cherry
740.500.9575

The shooting group will be shooting on every Wednesday from 4pm till close of the range, April 13th through August, 2022.  The group will use Range 8 but only 3 to 6 bays. All other firing bays on range 8 open to members.

Shooting smallbore (22lr) at 50 and 100 yard targets.
 
Shotgun Clays
Contact:
TBA



This event currently does not have a division head to run the matches.  Please check back later for updates.
 
Smallbore Benchrest
Contact:
Rich Hixon
740.248.6547
grhixon62@gmail.com


The event will be held on the first Tuesday from 5:00pm to 730pm, April through October 2022 on range 8.
 
Steel Challenge
Contact:
Frank Geraci
614.546.5152

 



This event will be held on the 3rd Saturday from 8:00am to 6:00pm from April to October 2022 on ranges 2/3/4/5. 
 
USPSA
Contact:
TBA
USPSA matches combine drawing from a holster, rapid engagement of multiple targets (paper and steel), reloading the handgun under time constraints, movement between shooting positions, shooting through, around, over, and under walls and props of all types, and analyzing a given shooting situation to provide one of the most exciting and challenging of the shooting sports!

 

What is USPSA (Practical Shooting)? USPSA matches combine drawing from a holster, rapid engagement of multiple targets (paper and steel), reloading the handgun under time constraints, movement between shooting positions, shooting through, around, over, and under walls and props of all types, and analyzing a given shooting situation to provide one of the most exciting and challenging of the shooting sports! USPSA is largely "run and gun"! Targets are man-sized silhouettes and reactive (knockdown) steel at ranges from 6 feet to 50 yards. Scoring is based on the accuracy of target hits, time taken to complete the course, and the power (caliber and muzzle velocity) of the handgun used. It's fun to watch, and even more fun to do!

USPSA competition allows you to enjoy recreational competition with your handgun while developing your gun handling skills. You compete against shooters with similar handguns: Open Division for custom handguns with scopes, compensator ports, extended magazines, etc., Production Division for box-stock double-action handguns (SIGs, Glocks, XDs, etc.); Limited Division for high-capacity handguns without compensators or scopes; Limited.10 Division for Limited handguns loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds; Single Stack for the 1911 types, and Revolver Division for (wait for it!) revolvers! The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) is the US regional organization of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), and our matches are sanctioned by these organizations. Matches are held all over the USA and the World, including at the ranges of several clubs in Ohio.  A typical match in Ohio consists of five courses of fire requiring a minimum of 140 rounds to complete. Equal scoring emphasis is place on speed and accuracy, and you do not need to be an athlete to compete and have fun!

Can I really shoot in USPSA matches? Yes! People in Central Ohio from every walk of life. photographers, mechanics, housewives, engineers, law enforcement officers, artists, office managers, school teachers, businessmen, retirees, students, etc. participate locally in the same type of competition you've read about in the major gun magazines and seen on TNN, ESPN, and The Outdoor Channel. New participants are pleasantly surprised at how helpful everyone is! Everyone is welcome, whether to observe or to participate: you do not need to be a member of any club or organization! Regular entry fee is $15, ladies and juniors shoot the match for $5. We require Junior shooters to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but safe shooters of all ages are welcome to participate! Is it safe? Yes! USPSA matches Worldwide have an enviable record of safety over the years. Safety rules are strictly enforced! Each competitor is closely supervised while shooting a course of fire by an experienced Range Officer. Handguns are handled and loaded only at the firing line, and any violation of this results in Match Disqualification. But I don't know the rules…As with any competition, we have our rulebook.  At your first match, we'll give you a familiarization session, identifying the safety rules and key competition rules. We'll pair you with an experienced USPSA shooter who stays with you through your first match, gives you advice, and answers all your questions. The Range Officer at each course of fire will talk you through each step of preparing for each course of fire, and will watch you carefully while you shoot. We want your first match to be a safe and enjoyable experience (and we all had a first match!) What equipment do I need? You don't need an expensive, custom-built handgun: you can likely shoot what you already have! The handgun used must be 9mm/.38 caliber or larger. You will require enough magazines or speedloaders to hold at least 32 rounds (more is better!). You will need a holster that completely covers the trigger guard, and magazine holders for your belt. Each match will require a minimum of 100 rounds (bring 150 - 200). Hearing and eye protection is mandatory!

For additional information on USPSA, please see the official USPSA website.
**This event currently does not have a division head to run the matches.  Please check back later for updates.
 
YouthFest
Contact:
Rick Lear
740.497.9867
YouthFest is open to all youth that want to come out and enjoy a day of shooting firearms, archery, fishing, etc.  The event is free, including lunch.  

The event will be held on June 4th, 2022.  Times will be anounced soon!