High Power Rifle competition is sometimes called Cross The Course (XTC) or Over The Course (OTC). The course of fire is 80 shots for record distributed over 4 stages; 200 yards standing, 200 yards sitting or kneeling, 300 yards rapid-fire prone, and 500 to 600 yards slow-fire prone. This event is perfect for anyone wishing to train for a chance to earn points towards the coveted Distinguished Rifleman Badge.
Individuals should be equipped with 80 rounds of ammunition plus enough ammo for sighting shots. Divisions of shooting include; Service Rifle & Match Rifle.
The Garand, Springfield & Modern Military (G/S/M) event or sometimes referenced as the CMP “As-Issued” match is designed to make competitive shooting available to many shooters by limiting to original American military rifles. The course is governed by the CMP Games Competition Rules and is fired at a distance of 200 yards. This event is structured to allow new shooters to successfully compete in High Power Rifle competitions using basic marksmanship and equipment.
Smallbore is a term applied to firearms chambered in the .22 long rifle (22lr) cartridge. There are many disciplines in small-bore rifle competition. The STMTC conducts Prone, 3-Position, and Sporter-Rifle events regularly. The low-cost ammunition and ease of shooting a light recoiling rifle make this the perfect sport for training or introducing friends and family to the shooting sports.
Smallbore Prone is a course of fire where competitors compete on various paper targets from 50 to 100 yards. Divisions of shooting include; Match Rifle, Sporter Rifle, and the F-Class/Benchrest Rifle.
Smallbore Three-Position (3P) is a course of fire common and popular for intercollegiate competition because it closely follows the format for competitions in the Olympics. 3P consists of unlimited sighting shots and twenty to fourty shots for score in each position; kneeling, prone, and standing.
Bullseye Pistol: This bi-monthly training match is provided to advance traditional pistol marksmanship skills, shooting paper targets at 25 yards (we plan to add a 50 yard stage later this year). Precision pistol shooting, commonly referred to as “Bullseye shooting” is conducted standing, using one hand to support the handgun. However, we do allow beginners and other competitors to shoot with a two-hand hold. The matches are not currently registered with the NRA or CMP, although that may change in the future.
Each match requires 60 rounds divided into three 20-round stages. A total of 180 rounds, with a perfect score of 1800 possible. Competitors are advised to bring extra ammunition to use in the 10-minute sight-in & practice period before the match begins.
Practical Tactical Training (PTT) is designed to provide a form of recreational training to enhance the familiarity of both rifle & pistol marksmanship. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive and enjoyable training environment intended for novice through intermediate shooters. The training environment is “dynamic” and includes a level of duress, body movements and the use of multiple shooting positions to improve the shooting skills of each participant.
Bowling Pin Shoot (Pistol): This match is intended to advance close-range pistol marksmanship skills under relatively short time constraints. Competitors shoot at bowling pins placed on a platform at 15 yards. Five pins are set up with competitors allowed 12 shots in 30 seconds but can only load 6 rounds at a time therefore requiring a reload if all five pins are not knocked off the table with the first 6 rounds.
The Junior Program: Shooting is a tremendously rewarding sport. learning firearm safety, marksmanship fundamentals and proper handling are very important lessons that provide a solid foundation for enjoying the outdoors. This is why the STMTC sponsors training sessions and competitions for young individuals interested in learning how to shoot or compete. All juniors will go through a basic firearms course before being permitted to participate in events.
Schedule: The STMTC usually hosts practice sessions and competitions for juniors on all Sundays from October to March starting at 12 am on the Blackhawk range.
New Shooters: Anyone interested in participating in the Junior program should contact our Junior Program Director for information and requirements.
Our events are listed on Practiscore at the two locations below. We encourage advanced registration to hold your place on the firing line. Register soon because space is limited!
Pistol, Smallbore, & Tactical Training (100 Yard Range)
Highpower & Midrange (500 Yard Range)
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