For decades, PSC shot IDPA matches. Due to numerous repeated rule changes, the Club has dropped its IDPA affiliation and now shoots what we call "PSC Outlaw Matches." Our match rules are much like IDPA matches several yeasr ago, with some very significant improvements.
Each match consists of a number of different scenarios that simulate realistic defensive shooting situations. A competitor receives a score for each scenario in the match and the lowest total score wins. The score is a composite of the raw time to shoot each scenario, plus time added for points down on targets and any procedural penalties
Classes and Divisions
The type of gun a person uses will determine which one of the five Divisions they will be competing in for any given match. A shooter receives a Classification by shooting a 90 round Classifier in one of the five Divisions. This Classification is used to ensure shooters compete with people at the same relative skill level. IDPA rules require competitors to shoot at least one Classifier each year, but they do not have to shoot one in each Division in which they want to compete. PSC runs at least two Classifiers a year and often three to four. When Classifiers are scheduled, they will be posted on the PSC Calendar and on the Event Registration link.
What Equipment Do I Need?
The driving premise behind IDPA shooting is to use guns, holsters and mag. carriers that a person could actually use to carry a concealed handgun. No "race guns" are allowed in Outlaw Match competition. The vast majority of shooters use Glocks, Springfield XD's, and various 1911s. A few shooters use revolvers and their number is growing. "Carry Optics" is a rapidly growing Division.
So what should I bring to the match? The obvious items are: 1) handgun; 2) holster; 3) ammunition sufficient for the match; 4) at least three magazines, but the more the better (only two extra mags. can be on your belt); 5) eye protection; and 6) ear protection. These are the bare essentials. Consider the weather in the Texas Gulf Coast and dress accordingly. Sun block, a good hat (caps are okay, but if you have a sombrero, bring it!), plenty of water, a towel and a folding chair may seem like luxuries while you are sitting at your computer reading this, but you'll think they should have been in the essential list after attending one of the summer matches. This is not meant to scare anyone. If you are a "summer person" and enjoy being outside during the hotter months, you will not have a problem, as long as you come prepared. If you have trouble handling the heat, you probably should shoot with us during the fall through spring schedule.