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

Dec
4
Sat
09:00 USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
Dec 4 @ 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.
Dec
10
Fri
09:00 MWCP Renewal Training @ AAF&G
MWCP Renewal Training @ AAF&G
Dec 10 @ 09:00 – 17:00
MWCP Renewal Training @ AAF&G
Member George Collis is offering the class.  This is the required one-day renewal training for Maryland Wear and Carry Permit holders.  Per the Maryland State Police website, training must be taken within two (2) years of submitting an application or renewal, so if you have a permit expiring any time...
Dec
11
Sat
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Dec 11 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.
Dec
18
Sat
08:00 Appleseed Patriot Pistol @ AAF&G Carpenter–Showacre Small Bore Range
Appleseed Patriot Pistol @ AAF&G Carpenter–Showacre Small Bore Range
Dec 18 @ 08:00 – 17:00
Appleseed Patriot Pistol @ AAF&G Carpenter–Showacre Small Bore Range
Classroom session (Saturday 8AM–1PM) in the AAF&G Clubhouse.  Range sessions on the Action Pistol range. Please go to the Project Appleseed website to get more information and register for specific events.
Dec
19
Sun
08:00 Appleseed Patriot Pistol @ AAF&G Carpenter–Showacre Small Bore Range
Appleseed Patriot Pistol @ AAF&G Carpenter–Showacre Small Bore Range
Dec 19 @ 08:00 – 17:00
Appleseed Patriot Pistol @ AAF&G Carpenter–Showacre Small Bore Range
Classroom session (Saturday 8AM–1PM) in the AAF&G Clubhouse.  Range sessions on the Action Pistol range. Please go to the Project Appleseed website to get more information and register for specific events.
Dec
25
Sat
09:00 Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Dec 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; look on the Club page for “Action Pistol Observation and Safety Briefing” events. Class is in on...