Practical Pistol - Apple Valley Gun Club

Practical Pistol

Practical Pistol is a centerfire pistol or revolver event. It is an action based pistol match that loosely follows USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) rules. This a friendly competition with the goal to have fun and learn to shoot better.

We usually set up two to three different stages. Targets include paper and steel – some static, some moving and some reactionary – that you shoot from a variety of positions.  

There is a written description of how each stage should be shot, and a walk thru prior to the match so you can also get a visual of how to manage or approach the stages. We usually shoot a stage one way and then shoot the same stage a second time using a different approach.

Scoring is based on a combination of speed and accuracy. Safety is priority and all shooting is done under the supervision of a Range Officer. Minimum round count varies depending on the number of stages and how they are configured but with a maximum of 200 rounds.

Match Director

Carl Pugh
(714) 299-6611


Monthly on the last Sunday. 

No match in December due to the holidays.


June – September: Set up and sign in at 7 am.  Match begins at 8 am.

October – May: Set up and sign in at 8 am. Match begins at 9 am. No match in December.

Mandatory safety briefing immediately following set up. You must attend the safety briefing or you will not shoot.

What to Bring

Bring a minimum of 200+ rounds.

Ear and eye protection for spectators as well as footwear that encloses the toes are mandatory (no sandals).

Cross draw, inside the waistband, and shoulder holsters are not permitted.

CCW holders cannot carry during the match.


Club members $5 / Non-members $10
Active Military always no charge

Please bring exact change.