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INTRO TO COMPETITION CLASS

This class is a prerequisite for new shooters at RRGC to participate on the Action Range and also in the sport of USPSA and other action pistol sports.  In order to be able to shoot on the RRGC Action Range, you must take this class, it's equivalent (see FAQs) or have a current classification in USPSA.

Prerequisites for this class:

  • MUST BE A CURRENT RRGC MEMBER TO TAKE THIS INTRO CLASS

  • Knowledge and familiarity with proper operation of their hand gun

  • People who have at least 1,000 rounds through the pistol they intend to compete with

  • Must already possess the basic fundamentals on how to shoot their pistol safely and accurately

Required equipment for the class:

  • A safe and properly operating pistol or revolver that must be carried separate from your ammo (No ammo allowed in the Safe Area, which is the only place where you may handle and holster your pistol)

  • Protective eye and ear equipment

  • Quality holster that meets the following requirements:

    • Completely covers the trigger and trigger guard

    • Does not require a trigger finger button actuation to release pistol (no Serpa, Sigtac)

    • Maintains rigidity when pistol is removed (no nylon, leather, suede, or other soft material)

    • Worn outside of the pants on the belt at approximately 3 o'clock

  • At least 2 belt-mounted magazine pouches

  • At least 3 magazines

  • 150 rounds of Ammo

  • Food, water and appropriate dress for the weather

After successful completion of the class you will have been given:

  • The absolute and nonnegotiable safety requirements of Richmond Rod and Gun Club and almost any IPSC or USPSA match range

  • Overview of the sport of Action Shooting

  • Etiquette of the sport

  • Equipment required

  • Volunteer responsibilities to keep the matches going

  • Permission to participate in the activities on the RRGC Action Range

This class will not teach you:

  • How to shoot

  • Defensive handgun or self defense

Some of the other topics we will discuss are USPSA divisions, rules, and the classification system. We will discuss and practice, drawing, reloading, sight picture, trigger control, drills, moving through a stage, planning how to negotiate a stage, and range commands. We will also tell you what you can do for practice at home.

We will be in the classroom from 9AM until 11:00AM. Then, we will be on the range from 11:15AM until 1:30PM.  

We typically hold two classes per month and they fill up VERY quickly.  All available classes are listed below.  If there are no classes listed, that means that all classes are full.  New classes will be posted as they become available:

YOU MUST FIRST BE AN RRGC MEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS.   To sign up for RRGC membership, look here:  https://www.richmondrodandgun.com/membership

TO SIGN UP FOR THE JUNE 1 INTRO CLASS, CLICK HERE.

TO SIGN UP FOR THE JUNE 15 INTRO CLASS, CLICK HERE.

Since our Introductory course fills up so quickly and, often there is a long lead time, we also accept courses from other "sister" ranges.  For a list of comparable courses, please check out or FAQs.

After you take the Intro class and once you become an RRGC member, make sure to follow THESE steps to join the club on Practiscore to get your match discount and pre-registration codes.

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