The United States Practical Shooting Association, or USPSA, is the fun, fast and dynamic sport of practical shooting.

Practical shooting is for everyone: From Super Seniors to Juniors, every level can compete and improve their skills with just about any gun out there.

One of the unique aspects of USPSA is The Classification System. With standardized classifier stages, USPSA ranks you nationally. Another unique aspect is something called Hit Factor Scoring where the winner is determined by accuracy, speed, and the gun’s power – all of which core elements of practical shooting.

In just a short amount of time in USPSA you will become proficient with:

  • Drawing from a holster
  • Rapid engagement of multiple targets including paper, steel, moving and activating targets
  • Reloading your gun
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting through, around, over and under walls and props of all types
  • Stage planning and execution
  • Working under pressure with a timer

Despite the blazing speed, USPSA is known for being safe and controlled with a comprehensive rulebook and certified range officials who are always engaged with the action.

All you need to get started is:

  • Gun
  • Ammunition
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Holster
  • 3 or 4 magazines
  • Mag pouches
  • Ear and Eye Protection

USPSA is full of friendly shooters who are eager to share and help you get started in our sport. Warning: It can be addictive!

Visit: uspsa.org for more information and to become a member.

The Columbia Cascade Section is part of USPSA’s Area 1 and is a cooperative of the USPSA programs in the Oregon Willamette Valley and in Central Oregon.