Kyle Schmidt & Sara Taylor
4th Saturday of Each Month
Start Times – 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Match Fee – $15.00 Members, $17.00 Guests
→ All shooters must be on the range and ready to shoot at their start time. No Late Starts. Walk-ups can show up but there is no guarantee you will get to shoot.←
All Matches are using PractiScore and require Pre-Registration.
Pre-Registration at Clubs.PractiScore.com is open from 6pm on Monday before the match to 6:00pm on the night before the match.
Anyone not a member of Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club (RSSC) must sign a RSSC Liability Waiver each match. Parents of minors must sign each time for their children even if they have a family membership.
The RSSC Waiver is at the Registration Window or Download it Here
The UPPL hosts a variety of shooting matches
The Bianchi Cup course of fire will be used January, February, and April.
No UPPL match in March due to the Desert Classic and 3-Gun Championships).
The Steel Challenge will be used May, June, July, August, and September.
USPSA style matches will be used October and December (No UPPL match in November due to the Western States Single Stack Match)
Previous matches can be retrieved by putting the date after the above match name in the format of YYMMDD. For example, to retrieve the Jan 9, 2011 match, go to http://www.rssc az.com/results/uppl110109.txt
Notes from Kyle
I wanted to give everyone a quick update regarding the next few 2nd Sunday UPPL matches. As you may be aware we have changed the format up for the UPPL matches this year. So far this year we have run 4 Bianchi matches and 4 steel challenge matches, both have been successful as I have received a lot of positive comments regarding these formats. As the end of the year rolls around we were planning to run USPSA matches in October, November and December. After some thought, and discussion with other shooters, we have decided to run 3 months of a “ProAm” style matches.
Although we are not going to run “pro” shooters and “amateur” shooters, we are going to use the concept of the stage format and scoring.
Here is a brief overview of how the match will run:
- All targets will be falling steel.
- Each stage will have a pre-determined par time.
- The shooter’s score is the number of targets down on a stage after the competitor has fired his or her last shot minus any applicable penalties within the time limit (par time).
- An overtime shot is any shot that is fired more than 0.30 seconds over the par time for the stage.
- Each overtime shots will incur a one-hit penalty from the shooter’s, whether the shot is a hit or miss. (.30 seconds does not incur a penalty however .31 would incur a penalty).
- We may, on occasion, require some targets to be shot only from certain shooting positions (boxes). Those will be marked…ie blue poppers from blue shooting box. No part of the competitor’s feet may touch the ground outside of the shooting box to be considered “inside the shooting box.”
- Any hit(s) fired from an illegal position (white targets from a blue box, for example) will not count towards the competitor’s stage score. Misses fired from said position will not incur penalties, unless they are overtime shots.
- Safety regulations will be based on the most current USPSA Rulebook.
- Since there is no minimum power factor, steel that is left standing will not count for score whether it was hit or not.
- All divisions will have a magazine capacity limit of 10 rounds (guns can be 10 in the mag + 1 in the chamber).
We will use the following USPSA gun categories (with the 10 round limit per mag).
- Production optics
- Single Stack
We will be running Bianchi format matches in January, February, April, and May. For those that have not shot this match before, some basic information about the match along with an abbreviated version of the course of fire (which is more in line with USPSA style round counts) is listed below.
All strings are shots limited and have par times so it is an accuracy intense match (it is all about how many points you earn).
You will not need to memorize the strings of fire for this match, we will run you and tell you what you need to do.
NRA gun rules are different than USPSA rules, however we will allow USPSA guns in the corresponding divisions.
- Metallic=Limited, Revolver, Single Stack
We ran the Short Course version of the match the last few months of Bianchi matches in 2013 and we we found a format that seems to work well for the USPSA shooters. We will run the match this way.
Here are a few of the little notes of information you should be aware of:
We will start running the short course of fire at 0800 just like last year. We adjusted the short course of fire to include only the 10 and 15 yard line strings of the traditional match. This will bring the round count down to 96 rounds, which is more in line with the USPSA matches.
About 0930, we will start running the long (traditional) course of fire. Only those shooters who shoot a minimum score of 900 (960 possible) on the short course (either that day or in the past) will be eligible to shoot the long course (along with those who have shot a minimum score of 1700 on the long course in the past).
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you, -Kyle
Short Course of Fire Information
The NRA has approved a provisional rule change to allow a shorter course of fire. The shorter course of fire is to allow shooters who are new to the Bianchi Cup match to get exposure to how the match runs without the strings of fire at the extended distances. We are running an abbreviated version of the NRA’s Short Course of Fire.
Don’t be fooled, this match (short version) still requires a great deal of fundamental shooting skill. Even at 15 yards, many of the shots are fundamentally more difficult than many of the shots we face in a typical USPSA match. If you look at the past scores, even Rob Leatham shoots the short course. It is a great way to identify, develop and perfect your fundamental shooting skills.
For the short course, shooters will need 96 rounds. There are four events (stages); each requires 24 rounds.
Here is a brief summery of how the short course of fire will run compared to the Championship Course of Fire.
The same targets (NRA AP-1) will be used. The same scoring will be used. The same strings of fire will be used (only the 10 and 15 yard line strings will be shot, Strings “a” and “b” below). The same gun rules will be used. Using the short course of fire, no shots will be required past 15 yards.
What this means is all the shots typically fired in the Championship Course of Fire at 20, 25, 35 or 50 yards (depending on the stage) have been eliminated. This will put the round count more in line with the typical Rio Salado USPSA match and will help the match run much faster while still providing a challenge for the shooters.
Shooters who complete the short course of fire with a score of 900 (out of 960 possible) points will be eligible to shoot the Championship Course of fire (which will immediately follow the short course of fire). Those who have shot the the Championship Course of fire in the past with a score of 1700 or more are also eligible.
Championship Course of Fire Shooters will need 192 rounds. There are four events (stages); each requires 48 rounds:
Practical Event – Competitors must fire the 10 yard line segment in the standing position. Competitors may fire the 15, 25, and 50 yard segments in the prone position at their option. This course is divided into four stages. Each stage has three strings and 12 shots per stage. 48 shots:
- 10 yards – one shot each target within three seconds, two shots each target within four seconds, and three shots each target eight seconds.
- 15 yards – one shot each target within four seconds, two shots each within 5 seconds, and three shots each target within six seconds.
- 25 yards – one shot each target five seconds, two shots each target six seconds, and three shots each target seven seconds.
- 50 yards – one shot each target seven seconds, two shots each target ten seconds, and three shots each target fifteen seconds.
Barricade Event – All competitors must fire all stages in the standing position. All competitors may use the Barricade for support. No portion of the firearm to rest against the Barricade for Open Modified, Metallic or Production Firearm categories. This course will be divided into four stages, two strings per stage, 6 shots per string, 48 shots; all shots will be tired from behind a barricade:
- 10 yards – 6 shots in 5 seconds, 2 strings.
- 15 yards – 6 shots in 6 seconds, 2 strings.
- 25 yards – 6 shots in 7 seconds, 2 strings.
- 35 yards – 6 shots in 8 seconds, 2 strings.
Moving Target Event – Competitors must fire all stages in the standing position. This coursewill be divided into four stages of 12 shots each, target will travel 60 feet in six seconds. 48 shots:
- 10 yards – 6 shots in 6 seconds, 2 strings.
- 15 yards – 6 shots in 6 seconds, 2 strings.
- 20 yards – 3 shots in 6 seconds, 4 strings.
- 25 yards – 3 shots in 6 seconds, 4 strings.
Falling Plate Event – Competitors must fire the 10 yard line segment in the standing position. Competitors may fire the 15, 20, and 25 yard line segments in the prone position at their option. This course will be divided into four stages; each stage will have two strings, 6 shots per string. 48 shots; targets will be 8″ round metal plates:
- 10 yards – 6 shots in 6 seconds, 2 strings.
- 15 yards – 6 shots in 7 seconds, 2 strings.
- 20 yards – 6 shots in 8 seconds, 2 strings.
- 25 yards – 6 shots in 9 seconds, 2 strings.