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

Apr
27
Sat
09:00 Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Action Pistol Observation and Sa...
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.
Apr
28
Sun
09:15 Rimfire Action Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Rimfire Action Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Apr 28 @ 09:15 – 14:00
Match details are available here.  Walk-ons are welcome; no pre-registration is required.
May
4
Sat
09:00 USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
USPSA Level I Match @ AAF&G Action Pistol Range
May 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.
May
11
Sat
09:00 IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
May 11 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 1 Match @ AAF&G Action Bays
Match announcements and registration are on PractiScore.
May
17
Fri
09:00 IDPA Tier 2 Match: “Blind Old P... @ AAF&G Action Bays
IDPA Tier 2 Match: “Blind Old P... @ AAF&G Action Bays
May 17 @ 09:00 – 13:00
IDPA Tier 2 Match:  “Blind Old Pete” Developer's Cup @ AAF&G Action Bays
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 AAF&G “Blind Old Pete” Developer’s Cup.  This match is dedicated to Pete Hoffman, a major influence in supporting and expanding IDPA as a match designer and match director at AAF&G. Match Registration opens on March 1, 2019 at noon.  Match registration closes...