The White Mountain Practical Shooters is a USPSA/IPSC club. We were founded in 1998 with the objective of Being Safe and having FUN!
If you enjoy your firearms, and want to protect your rights to own and use firearms, contact your legislators and let them know your feelings.
Practical shooting is a sport enjoyed all over the world. It involves the use of firearms in simulated situations where you might be forced to defend yourself. Handguns are our primary focus, with two matches a month (weather permitting) on the 2nd Sunday and 4th Saturday of each month. Rifle matches are held the 1st Saturday every other month.
The "stages" that are set up for handguns include targets that are placed anywhere from point blank distance to 50 yards away. They may be paper targets, steel plates, or knock down steel targets called “Pepper Poppers” after their inventor, John Pepper. After the course of fire is described to everyone, you get to try your hand at the course. We rarely repeat a course of fire, so the challenges are always different. Your score is divided by your time, measuring both speed and accuracy. The person with the best score in the shortest time is the winner, although we place no emphasis on winning.
We want you to: A) be safe, B) have fun, and C) learn something.
(For a more detailed description of practical shooting, visit the USPSA web site, www.USPSA.org)
What do I need to bring?
What are the Fees?
As we shoot in the National Forest, we ask for a donation of $8 from non-members to offset the costs of targets, tape, staples, etc.
Are there divisions for different types of guns? Absolutely!
The divisions are:
For USPSA definitions of acceptable competitor equipment for a respective division look at Chapter 5 and the appendices beginning on page 74 of the USPSA Rule book. Click here.
(Bring what you already have, if it's safe and it shoots we'll help get you in the right class.)
When do we shoot?
The 2nd Sunday and 4th Saturday of each month weather permitting. Setup starts at 8 AM, the shooters meeting starts at 9 AM. We are usually done no later than 1 PM. Check the Schedule & Results page for specific dates.
Where do we shoot?
A little west of the Waste Management transfer station on Lone Pine Dam road. Click here for location information.
Click here for more information about the planned shooting facility located just east of Show Low.