Action Shooting

Action Shooting describes a variety of competitive shooting sports that share one major feature: performance is measured as some combination of speed and accuracy. Unlike competitions that give you a fixed amount of time to take a certain number of shots, the action shooting sports use a timer to record exactly how long it takes you to shoot a stage. That time forms the basis of your score, which is then adjusted to account for inaccuracy and any penalties accrued.

Our action pistol bays are used for an extensive schedule of matches throughout every month of the year. Outside of matches, use of the action bays is restricted to AAF&G Range Safety Officers (RSOs) and those under their supervision, as described in the Range Rules.

We run official matches sanctioned by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). We also run unaffiliated Cowboy Action Shooting matches, Rimfire Action Shooting matches, and assorted ‘outlaw’ practical matches—including some shotgun only and even multigun matches—with varying rules and formats.

To learn more about our different kinds of action shooting events, please visit the following pages:


USPSA
Steel Challenge Shooting Association

Upcoming Action Shooting Events

Mar
12
Thu
all-day Action Pistol Range Closure @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
Action Pistol Range Closure @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
Mar 12 – Apr 20 all-day
Action Pistol Range Closure @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
The Action Pistol Range will be closed from 12 march through approximately 20 April, 2020.
Apr
24
Fri
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Apr 24 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.
Apr
25
Sat
09:00 Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Apr 25 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Action Pistol Observation and Safety Briefing
New IDPA and USPSA action pistol shooters at AAF&G are required to attend an Observation and Safety Briefing before being approved to register for matches.  Registration and additional information are available on PractiScore. Class is in on the range 9am–10:30am, in the clubhouse 10:30am–11:30am, and back on the range after...
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Apr 25 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.
Apr
26
Sun
09:15 Rimfire Action Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Rimfire Action Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Apr 26 @ 09:15 – 14:00
Match details are available here.  Walk-ons are welcome; no pre-registration is required.
May
2
Sat
09:00 USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
May 2 @ 09:00 – 13:00
USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
Anne Arundel Practical Shooters (AAPS) monthly USPSA match.  Match announcements and sign up are on PractiScore.