Fargo Moorhead Practical Shooting Association
What is FMPSA? FMPSA (Fargo Moorhead Practical Shooters Association) is a local affiliate of the National organization USPSA (United States Practical Shooting) which in turn is governed by IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation). FMPSA matches combine drawing from a holster, rapid engagement of multiple targets (paper and steel), reloading the handgun under time constraints, movement between shooting positions, shooting through, around, over, and under walls and props of all types, and analyzing a given shooting situation to provide one of the most exciting and challenging of the shooting sports! FMPSA is largely “run and gun”! Targets are man-sized silhouettes and reactive (knock down) steel at ranges from 6 feet to 50 yards. Scoring is based on the accuracy of target hits, time taken to complete the course, and the power (caliber and muzzle velocity) of the handgun used. It’s fun to watch, and even more fun to do!
FMPSA competition allows you to enjoy recreational competition with your handgun while developing your gun handling skills. You compete against shooters with similar handguns: Open Division for custom handguns with scopes, compensator ports, extended magazines, etc., Production Division for box-stock double-action handguns (SIGs, Glocks, XDs, etc.); Limited Division for high-capacity handguns without compensators or scopes; Limited.10 Division for Limited handguns loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds; Single Stack for the 1911 types, and Revolver Division. If you would like to know more please check the calendar on www.fmpsa.com and come on out and join us.
United States Practical Shooting Association
The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) is the US regional organization of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), and the matches are sanctioned by these organizations. Matches are held all over the USA and the World. A typical match in consists of five courses of fire requiring a minimum of 100 rounds to complete. Equal scoring emphasis is place on speed and accuracy, and you do not need to be an athlete to compete and have fun!
NDSU Marksmanship Club
We are a club of students who go out and shoot rifles and pistols at the RRRMC. We are learning how to handle firearms safely and effectively. We are also training students in the sports of rifle and pistol to prepare them for competition. We have several coaches in the area who have said they would be willing to come out and teach those who are interested in competition. So if you are a student of NDSU, MSUM or Concordia come out every Thursday at 7pm and join us at the range.
Gateway Pistol Club
The NRA calls it “Conventional Pistol”. Shooters call it “Bullseye”
Bullseye is the oldest of all organized pistol sports. It was officially sanctioned in its current form in 1941; however, it has been part of National Competition since the 1880’s with the first Distinguished Pistol Badge awarded at the National Matches in 1903. There are approximately 45,000 classified Bullseye shooters across the country; roughly 14 times more than the next largest pistol group. There are also tens of thousands of informal participants in unsanctioned leagues across the country that simply enjoy the experience.