Once you begin enjoying the shooting sports it’s only natural to drift toward the appeal of competitions. Competing is a great way to hone your skills, improve your gun handling and safety techniques, develop long-term friendships, learn and grow, improve concentration (it takes more focus to perform well under time constraints here than almost any other sport requires), and you’ll enjoy the fun of a time-honored American pastime. It’s no wonder the shooting sports are the #2 participant sport in the nation!
Newcomers are always welcome as observers at matches and it’s a good way to be introduced to the field. See the gear, experience the determination of the competitors, watch the intense attention to safety, feel the thrill and excitement each discipline offers. Before long, you’ll be gearing up for your first match and an unparalleled experience. There are even “unmatches” for novices so you can learn the ropes.
NOTE FOR EXPERIENCED SHOOTERS: Please drop us a line for new matches and shoots we haven’t listed here. This page is under more-or-less constant construction as the shooting community expands its horizons.
- Superstition Mountain Mystery Three Gun, Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club, Mesa
- Winter Range – Cowboy Action Shooting, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix
- Desert Classic – Area 2 USPSA Championships, Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club, Mesa
- Arizona IDPA Championships, Phoenix Rod and Gun Club, Phoenix
- Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association Match Calendar
- Ben Avery Shooting Facility Events Calendar (pdf link)
- Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club Calendar
- Tucson Rod and Gun Club Calendar
- Phoenix Rod and Gun Club Calendars
- Scottsdale Gun Club Calendar
Please contact us with information on any regional match or club match calendar not listed here.
Awards and trophies are part of the prestige and fun of competition!