Scheduled Matches

Most matches (but not all) start at 9am during the months of October - April. To avoid the summer heat, most matches start at 8am during the months of May - September. See the appropriate match descriptions for actual starting times. Arrive early to get registered, prepare equipment and attend the shooter's meeting.

To download match score sheets and sign-in sheets, please click here.

PSGC holds the following regularly scheduled events:

Cowboy Action Shooting

Second Saturday of every month
Match Directors: John Webster
cowboy@palmspringsgunclub.org

Shooters utilize replica weapons (rifle, shotgun and handgun), while dressed in period costumes from late 1800’s. Call Deacon Dick for information regarding permitted ammunition loads and weapons.

Shooter's meeting: 7:30am
Match start: 8:00am all-year round.
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: Juniors: $5.00, Members: $10.00, All Others: $20.00.

Introductory Match

Fifth Sunday of the month (only in months with 5 Sundays)
Match Directors: Tom Montoya
intro_match@palmspringsgunclub.org

An opportunity for those who have thought about coming out to shoot in a pistol match, but haven't done so yet.

The Introductory Match is sort of a "mini-match" for the pistol shooter who may feel not quite ready to participate in one of our regular matches. If you might be a beginner at pistol competition, we invite you to join us for this event.

Spectators are welcome, so bring the family & friends to cheer you on. Hearing and eye protection is required for all spectators and shooters while at the range.

The focus of this event will be on range safety, match etiquette, safe gun handling, rules of USPSA competition, more safe gun handling, and lots of fun. National Range Officer Institute certified Range Officers will guide each squad and direct each shooter through every stage.

Participants will shoot a variety of targets so as to experience the flavor of the different types of pistol matches held monthly at Palm Springs Gun Club.

Shooter's meeting: 8:30am
Match start: 9:00am all-year round.
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: $5.00 for first time and junior shooters and $10.00 for everyone else.

You will need to bring the following:
• 125 rounds of ammunition
• A reliable handgun and holster
• Hearing and eye protection

Holsters must be worn on a belt at the waist, on the strong side. Shoulder holsters and cross-draw holsters are not allowed. Speedloaders or extra magazines and belt pouches to hold them will be most helpful.

USPSA Match

Third Sunday of every month
Match Directors: Paul Crawford
uspsa@palmspringsgunclub.org

The PSGC USPSA match is a USPSA sanctioned match consisting of Handgun and PCC shooting at a variety of targets, minimum .38 caliber (9mm). Field courses feature running & gunning, shooting around barricades, shooting at moving targets, shooting from multiple shooting areas and positions at paper and steel targets, and a USPSA Classifier stage. This is not a match for the first time competitive shooter. We recommend you put in the proper range time, and compete in our Intro, Steel Challenge, or Stock Gun matches prior to participating in this match. Additionally, it is very important that you know the rules and scoring for this match. Please click on the USPSA Rules link below and fully understand chapters 8 and 9 prior to competing. We welcome newcomers to the sport, however competing safely in this match requires proper gun handling skills, knowledge of the rules and scoring according to the USPSA. This is a FUN match when you are ready! Please click on each link below under Important Resources. Important match information and updates can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164678313609/
Match Regtistration: https://practiscore.com/clubs/palm-springs-gun-club

Registration starts at: 8:00am
Match start: 9:00am all-year round.
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: Juniors: $5.00, Members: $10.00, All Others: $20.00 Additional Classifier: $5

Important Resources:

Love That Steel

Second Sunday of every month
Match Director: Bryan Wong
lts@palmspringsgunclub.org

A pistol match shooting at steel targets. Since the steel targets are generally smaller than paper targets, accuracy is a must. Of course, time is of the essence. This match will help you find your own personal level where speed and accuracy meet.

Shooter's meeting: 7:30 A.M. - All-year round.
Match start: 8:00 A.M. - All-year round.
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: Juniors: $5.00 Members: $10.00 All Others: $20.00

Shotgun Match

Third Saturday of every month
Match Directors: Russell Holmes
shotgun@palmspringsgunclub.org

Five or six stages of reactive steel. Bring at least 100 rounds and be prepared for lots of reloading!! #8 shot or larger is recommended to be able to knock down targets. You will need a minimum of
10 slugs and 10 rounds of 00 Buck.

Shooter's meeting: 7:30am
Match start: 8:00am all-year round
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: Juniors: $5.00, Members: $10.00, All Others: $20.00

Speeding Zone 2 Match

Fourth Saturday of every month
Match Director: Dennis Chavez
speeding_zone@palmspringsgunclub.org

The Speeding Zone match is actually a training regimen designed by former PSGC member Nick Pruitt on his way to winning the 1984 Steel Challenge. As such, the shooter truly competes against the clock and him/her self. Each stage requires the shooter to perform distinct fundamental skills of gun handling and marksmanship with speed and accuracy. One stage involves acquiring multiple targets of varying sizes at various distances with mandatory reloads while moving side-to-side across the bay. A similar stage involves forward movement between parallel arrays of targets. One stage works on the draw stroke and first shot placement with one shot per draw at various distances. The 8 inch plate at 40 yards caused this stage to be named "The Little Plate From Hell". Spontaneous celebratory dances usually denote a shooter's initial success at this challenge. Shooting around both sides of a barricade as well as one-hand-only shooting (both right and left hands) are skills tested in another stage.

The match is shot Virginia count (exact round count only - no extra shots allowed to make up for misses). Each miss adds 5 seconds to the shooter's time for that stage. The match is composed of 126 shots fired. Back in the day, PSGC had several shooters with total scores consistently below 175. Joining the 400 club by shooting a score between 351 and 400 is considered the entry level for competitors. If you would like to take advantage of a structured training regimen to test and develop your personal best while enjoying a day at the range with friendly shooters - come out and join us. It's fun!

Shooter's meeting: 7:30am
Match start: 8:00am all-year round
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: Juniors: $5.00, Members: $10.00, All Others: $20.00

Stock Gun Match

First Saturday of every month
Match Director: Wayne Copeland and Harold Copeland
stock_gun@palmspringsgunclub.org

A revolver-friendly stock handgun match, designed for the person who wants to practice with a self-defense handgun. Modified guns and speed holsters are not allowed. Blow the cobwebs off that .38 that lives in the bedside table and bring it out to the range.

Shooter's meeting: 7:30am - May through September then 8:30am - October through April
Match start: 8:00am - May through September then 9:00am - October through April
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Match entry fee: Juniors: $5.00, Members: $10.00, All Others: $20.00

Steel Challenge

Fourth Sunday of every month, September through May
Match Directors: Alan Jenkins
steel_match@palmspringsgunclub.org

Please click here for registration. https://practiscore.com/clubs/palm-springs-steel-challenge

Starting Sept 24th Palm Springs Gun Club will be hosting a monthly Steel Challenge match. All 8 stages will be setup for the match. This a Steel Challenge Shooting Association sanctioned, so your scores will be posted to the USPSA.org webpage for classification if you are a USPSA member.

This match can be shot using the following firearms. Rimfire rifle, pistol, revolver or with center fire pistol, revolver or PCC (NO CENTER FIRE RIFLES WILL BE ALLOWED, DUE TO TARGET DAMAGE). Use with or without red dot optic sights. Minimum round count will be 195 shots so bring plenty of extra ammo, 350 should be plenty.

Signup: 7am to 7:45am. A mandatory safety brief will be held prior to the match.

Match start: 8:00am for all entries.

Match entry fee: $15 for club members and juniors, $25 for all others. As a "Thank You" for serving our country, all Active Duty, Reserve Forces and Retired Military members shoot for free for their first match! ID required.
Match is usually finished by Noon.

Additional Match Information

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