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

Aug
23
Fri
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Aug 23 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore. Note:  In April 2019, the Friday match will be on 12 April instead of 26 April.
Aug
24
Sat
09:00 Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Aug 24 @ 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–10am, in the clubhouse 10am–11am, and back on the range after...
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Aug 24 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.
Aug
25
Sun
09:15 Rimfire Action Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Rimfire Action Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Aug 25 @ 09:15 – 14:00
Match details are available here.  Walk-ons are welcome; no pre-registration is required.
Sep
7
Sat
09:00 USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
Sep 7 @ 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.
Sep
14
Sat
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Sep 14 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.