Prescott Action Shooters

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2014 HIGH COUNTRY SHOOTOUT: 24 days 4 hours 4 minutes

Handgun shooting drills: Dry-fire practice

GoinHOT Image OK, let's get started with some specific drills for you to conduct when engaging in live- and dry-fire practice. If you're reading this, I assume that you already have made the decision on what type of holster and ancillary equipment you will be using — including what discipline of competition you will be engaging in if that is your objective.
Go to your area of dry fire and put your gear on. For every competitive shooting organization as well as most concealed-carry students, the holster should be placed on the shooting side hip in the area of the point of the hip bone. The same general rule applies for the magazine pouches on the support side of the body.
The first thing that needs to be perfected is the draw. Wearing your gear just as you normally would wear it, you should be able to access your pistol using a hand and arm motion only. Some concealed-carry handgun (CCH) rigs require users to slightly lean to the support side in order to draw cleanly. If you have one of those, you need to be cognizant of that fact from the beginning.
I use the "KISS" principal when it comes to the draw — four steps and four steps only: grip, clear, center and extend.
Taking these four steps one at a time, I achieve my master shooting grip while the gun is still in the holster. This means I disable any securing devices simultaneously with acquiring my shooting grip. A lot of shooters will make this one step a two-step process, but that is time consuming and flat-out wrong.
After the master grip is achieved, the handgun is lifted clear of the holster and immediately pointed toward the target. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and that means the pistol should not be aimed toward the ground or the sky when clear of the holster.
Now the pistol is brought to roughly the center line of the body, and both hands come together at this juncture. Last, but not least, the handgun with a two-hand grip is extended toward the target while the shooter is attempting to acquire the front sight in his line of sight.
Here is my recommendation for proper practice of the draw: Have a definite aiming point in your dry-fire area and start out slowly, making sure you are doing each of the four steps properly. For example, as the dominant hand goes to the pistol, the support hand should be coming to the center line of the body in order to "catch" the shooting hand as the pistol is centered.
The more things you can do comfortably at once, the faster you'll become. To quote Brian Enos, "speed is simply the economy of motion." After getting relatively comfortable with these four steps, break out that shot timer.
Set your timer at two seconds par time for beginners and your start button on either random or three-second delay. Press start, and at the sound of the buzzer attempt to have your pistol lined up on your target area with a clear view of your front sight and a clean dry-fire "click" by the time the two-second beep is sounded. As you get better and better, simply bring down your par times on the shot timer.
Do not just snatch out the pistol and jerk on the trigger, but actually try to keep the front sight from moving and press through on the trigger. This should get you started on having a fast, clean draw including an accurate first shot on target.
Lastly, set up your video camera and record your draw, then go back and review and see where you can improve. Until next time, have fun and be safe.

2014 USPSA Nationals

Please join us in saying congratulations to all those that made the trip to St George, Utah to compete in the USPSA Nationals. There were many of the shooters we see at our matches at the big event. I apologize for any shooters I missed as I looked through the lists of the competitors in Production, Limited, Open and Limited 10, totaling over 600. It is fantastic that over 600 shooters were able to be a part of the event!

Our Junior competitors had a great showing. Jacob Hetherington finished 9th overall and 1st Junior in Production. Kolby Hunter finished 11th overall and 2nd in Master class Limited 10. Both of them had stage wins and numerous top ten finishes in the stages throughout the match. Reilly Cupp, another outstanding Junior finished 35th overall in Limited out of 169 shooters.

Ron Younger finished 1st Super Senior in Limited

Steve Shroufe was 20th overall and 4th Master class in Limited.

Our other members and regular PAS guests that did great:
Nils Jonasson 1st overall Limited
Leo Bounds, Warren Twelves, William Nard and Tim Graves competed in Limited
John Harma finished 5th overall in Limited 10
Eddie Garcia was 10th in Open overall
Christopher Oostuisen 17th open and 3rd Junior
Kerry Pearson, Muneki Samejima, Rick Punu and Leighton Oostuisen also competed in Open

Again I apologize to anyone not on the list and will update it as more news and final results are reviewed by the Nationals Committee.
Congratulations to all!


• A new mailbox with a sign-in book has been installed at the rifle and pistol practice bays, next to the range flag. Please use this sign-in book and range flag when using these bays.
• All members may use practice bays at any time. You may also use these areas on match days during regularly scheduled matches. Please, as always sign in and obey all range rules.
• Please check the club calendar for range maintenance or events that require the practice area to be closed.
• There is no restriction on the time of day you may use the range.
• The speed limit on the dirt road to our facility is 15 MPH. It's one lane in and out.
• No incendiary, tracer or explosive ammunition allowed at any time.
• Be sure to lock the gate after passing through on non-event days to make sure the range is secure even if you or someone else is there.
• ATV's are not allowed on the range without the express permission from the Range Master.
• PractiScore electronic scoring tutorial video at

Check the Match Scores Pages for more Information on the Matches
Also check the Match Directors recorded phone message at 928-778-0155 for the latest updates
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