Introduction to Competition Shooting

Course Overview:

The Introduction to Competition Shooting course offers an exciting opportunity to learn and experience USPSA action shooting, making it the perfect entry point for those interested in competitive shooting sports. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to USPSA rules, equipment, safe gun handling, and gives participants the chance to shoot a course of fire under the guidance of experienced Range Officers.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • USPSA Rules Presentation: Participants will receive an overview of the rules and regulations set by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). Understanding these rules is essential for participating in USPSA competitions.
  • Equipment Discussion: Learn about the typical equipment used in USPSA action shooting, including firearms, holsters, belts, magazine pouches, and other gear commonly used in competition.
  • Safe Gun Handling: Safety is paramount in competition shooting. Discussions and demonstrations will cover safe gun handling practices to ensure a secure shooting environment for all participants.
  • Live Fire Course of Fire: Experience shooting a USPSA-style course of fire under the guidance of experienced Range Officers. This low-key session allows participants to apply their skills in a practical setting.

Course Requirements:

  • Prerequisites: This is not a new shooter class. Participants must have solid, safe gun handling skills, including loading, unloading, racking, and locking the slide open. A holster draw class is strongly recommended for newer shooters.
  • Skill Level Assessment: If you’re unsure about your skill level, don’t hesitate to ask the instructor for guidance.

Course Benefits:

  • Introduction to Competitive Shooting: Explore the exciting world of USPSA action shooting in a supportive environment.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience shooting a course of fire, allowing you to apply USPSA rules and techniques.
  • Safety Emphasis: Learn and reinforce safe gun handling practices under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Enrollment Details:

  • Duration: Typically a few hours, combining instruction and live fire practice.
  • Class Size: Limited to ensure personalized attention and effective learning.
  • Equipment Provided: Participants may need to bring their own firearms and equipment. Details will be provided upon enrollment.

Join Us: Enroll in the Introduction to Competition Shooting course and take your first steps into the exciting world of USPSA action shooting. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or new to competition, this course offers valuable insights and hands-on experience.


580 Mayer St.
Bridgeville, PA 15017


(412) 221-4900



  • Tues-Fri: 11am to 7pm
  • Sat: 10am to 7pm
  • Closed: Sun / Mon