NRA Action Pistol
Welcome to NRA (National Rifle Association) Action Pistol.
NRA Action Pistol is an American style competition which allows revolvers and semi-auto pistols to compete equally in a single competition.
SSPC ACT was one of the original clubs to compete in Action pistol in Australia.
Action pistol is an exciting and challenging competition with various courses of fire which are defined by the NRA. All courses require a competitor to start with a holstered pistol and, on command, draw and fire at one or more targets. Some of these courses limit the use of only the “strong” hand or use of the “weak” hand, however most of the shooting is freestyle and in many stages competitors may elect to shoot from the prone position.
Beginners do not need specialized, high-priced equipment to participate. The beginner can compete with an out-of-the-box handgun. In the Open Class you can use red dot scopes, extended bases for going prone, wings for the barricade and adjustable mounts for the mover.
Competition is made up of four main events. The most recognizable events are the Falling Plates and Moving Target. Each event requires a competitor to start with a holstered pistol and, on command, draw and fire at one or more targets.
Those shooters who just want to participate at the home range are always welcome and if you want to take it to the next level of State, National and International competition we can assist there as well. Many of our own members have represented the ACT and Australia in competition around Australia, New Zealand and in the USA.
New competitors are always welcome and will initially start from a safe stance, holding the pistol at 45°. Ultimately shooters want to undertake the holster competency and safety test which can be conducted by our own instructors.