Match Directors
Dan Newton & Tom Clyde

Sam John, Assistant Match Director


Third Thursday of Each Month

Sign up 4:00pm-7:00pm

 Be on Time.  No Score Cards will be given out after 7:00pm
Check the calendar or match webpage for updates

Match Fee – $15.00 Members, $17.00 Guests

This match can be shot with either a Shotgun or a Pistol Caliber Carbine including 22’s
New Shooters must get a Mandatory Briefing by a Match Director

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 Tactical Shotgun and Pistol Caliber Carbine Match Description

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The match is held on the Third Thursday of each month unless noted on Rio Salado web site calendar. This is a practical shooting match design to be shot with Shotguns OR Pistol Caliber Carbines. Sign up time is from 4:00 PM to 7:00PM with all new shooters required to obtain a safety briefing by a Match Director prior to shooting a match. No score cards will be sold after 7PM.

We offer the following classes depending on the type of Shotgun you are shooting: Open, Limited and Pump. This is a “fun match” and no prizes are awarded. We shoot four stages that can be shot with either a Shotgun or a Pistol Caliber Carbine Rifle. Targets used are IPSC style paper, steel plates, poppers, both static and flying clay targets. The courses of fire are challenging and require movement from shooting positions.

ONLY SHOTGUN SHOOTERS ARE ALLOWED TO ENGAGE CLAY TARGETS. In most cases, carbine shooters will engage yellow static steel instead of flyers (DO NOT LOAD FLYERS FOR CARBINE SHOOTERS)

Shotguns commonly used (auto or pump) are the Remington 1100, 870, Benelli, Mossburg 500, etc. with a minimum of 20ga. For ammo you will need about 75 rounds of bird shot, no larger than #6 shot. You should also bring 10-15 of each shotgun slugs and 00 Buckshot. Most likely you will only shoot around 4-8 rounds of each and not at every match. You may use any type of magazine pouches or shotgun shell belt to hold extra ammo. Elbow and kneepads are recommended on some courses of fire. For pistol caliber carbines bring 100+ rounds.

Safety Note

ALL rifles/shotguns must be carried or stored in one of the following conditions. Carry with muzzle up if not in a gun case. Keep actions open and safety on. An Open Bolt Indicator is also required. These are yellow plastic flags that are place in the chamber to show the firearm chamber is empty and open The use of O.B.I. will be required only when a firearm is not in a bag or case We highly recommend the use of soft gun cases when carrying your rifle/shotgun between stages. Store rifle/shotgun in the gun racks provided on each stage or on the range tables pointed into the side berms. Eye protection is mandatory while on Rio Salado Range at ALL times. Hearing protection is always required while shooting.

There will be no preloading of firearms. Since we do not have dedicated ROs to supervise this, we can not preload like at the SMM3G. The only loading will be done at the direction of the RO holding the clock.

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Full Auto
High Power
High Power Rifle Silhouette
Pistol Silhouette
Practical Pistol
Small-bore Rifle Silhouette
Tuesday Night Steel
.22 Pistol
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Rio Salado Sportsman's Club
3960 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207

Phone: (480) 984-9610

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