Tactical Pistol is an open discipline that meets monthly on the 4th Saturday.
“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything!”
– Wyatt Earp
Consider this group an introduction to tactical and competition shooting. This group is open to all shooters regardless of prior experience. Members and non-members of BRPC are welcome. Tactical Pistol is a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring spouses and children over 12 years of age (assuming they have some prior training). Parents will be fully responsible for their minor children. Please note that this is NOT a training event.
We ask for a $10 donation to cover the cost of targets, frames, coffee, snacks, etc. However, we would rather have you come and shoot, so do not let that be what keeps you away.
Shooters should have a handgun with multiple magazines (2+ recommended), 75-150 rounds of ammunition, and an OWB holster (please no SERPA holsters). If you lack this gear but still want to shoot, we can accommodate you. We prefer EDC handguns but feel free to bring your toys. Many of our shooters run their PPCs (Pistol Caliber Carbine). More of that is below.
Start times change based on the weather. We start earlier when it is hot and later when it is cold. Generally, we set up at 0700 and begin the shoot at 0800. However, anyone planning on attending is recommended to confirm the start times with Mike at 702-296-1348 (text preferred). Members communicate using the GroupMe app.
Pistol Course This event happens every month and is held on A 100-yard discipline bay. 7 to 9 stations with various shooting scenarios set up along the length of the bay. A clean run will be used between 17 and 25 rounds. The actual number of rounds per run will depend on the shooter. Feel free to bring your PCCs. Anyone can run a PCC on rounds 3 and after.
Renegade Course At least every other month, there will be a second bay adjacent to the PISTOL bay that will be some combination of Rifle – Shotgun – Pistol. Do not confuse this with 3-gun. That is a separate discipline. Renegade will always be focused on accuracy over speed and fun over anything else. A run will use some combination of 3 and 12 rounds of shotgun, 10-30 rounds rifle, and 5-15 rounds of pistol. The actual number of rounds per run will depend on the shooter.
We are currently running an all-steel course of fire. This reduces the time between shooters due to the lack of reset. We typically get through 3-5 rounds of shooting per person. For both formats, shooters engage between one and five targets at each station and then move to the next station. The last station is always something fun (e.g., a plate rack, Texas star, long shot, tiny target, etc.).
From time to time, we will run the first three rounds of an event shooting .22 LR. Subsequent rounds are traditional pistol caliber. Note: you can shoot any .22LR gun or any PCC when we switch over to handgun calibers. However, you cannot shoot a pistol caliber carbine or any other handgun caliber gun while we have the .22 reactive targets in place. This is because the targets that react to .22 are damaged by traditional handgun calibers.
Each run is timed. We keep track of the best times, deduct time for clean runs, and add time penalties for missed shots. Shooters are really running against their own times (although the fastest time and the clean runs do earn you bragging rights and get to sign the discipline trophy). The RSOs will not call your shots. Our goal is to get shooters moving and focused on making each shot count without feedback from an RSO.
We run a cold range. This means you should feel free to gear up, but with NO magazine in your gun and NO round in the chamber until it is your turn to shoot and an RSO has instructed you to load and make ready. Feel free to load magazines in the staging area, but DO NOT handle any guns in the staging area. There will always be a table on one side of the lane facing into the berm. This is where ANY and ALL gun manipulation should take place if you are not on the course of fire. Every event begins with a safety briefing.
Come prepared to have a good time! Any questions can be directed to Mike Brunson at 702-296-1348. If you plan on attending, please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance so we can plan accordingly.