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Who we are

Rocket City Practical Shooters are Northern Alabama's practical pistol shooting club affiliated with the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). We usually shoot a 5-6 course pistol match with at least one of them a classifier for local monthly matches. We hold our matches at the Cavern Cove Shooting Range in Woodville, Alabama. See directions web page.

Anyone with safe gun handling skills is encouraged and welcome to participate. Our dedicated team of practical shooters will provide coaching and mentoring for all new shooters.

For shooters new to the sport of USPSA, Speed Steel, Multi-gun, or IDPA...check out our New Shooters Page.

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Upcoming Events:
Next USPSA match on April 11 will not be a sanctioned USPSA match. A few of the regulars will be out of town shooting the Area 6 Match so we decided to go with light setup/teardown stages. Alot of speed shoots from boxes and smaller "USPSA illegal" steel plates.

If cancellation is required, we will notify here as soon as we can.

Upcoming Matches................. Next IDPA Match Apr 4 2015.....Next USPSA Match Apr 11 2015.....Multi-gun (3-gun) Match Apr 18 2015 ....Next Speed Steel Match Apr 25 the Cavern Cove Range.

IDPA matches are held on the 1st Saturday of the month.

USPSA matches are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Multi-gun matches are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Speed Steel matches are held on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Steel Match Format: Shoot 5 steel plates as fast as you can for time. Shoot 5 strings of fire per stage and discarding your longest time string for total time/score.
Multi-gun Format: A run-n-gun match using 1-3 firearms. Start with one, transition to the other and complete the stage. This website will be updated to reflect which firearms will be used for the next match. See scrolling info above.

Rules for Steel and Multi-gun matches are posted on the New Shooter Page.

Match times?...see schedule below.

Shooter Discount Membership Renewals: Effective January 1, 2015, we will no longer use shooter discount cards. All match fees will be $15 per shooters with the exception of juniors who will shoot for $5.

Match Times Changes see times below.

RCPS is now scoring USPSA Matches using the new Practiscore scoring program. Practiscore can be downloaded and installed on your Apple or Android phones. After the match you can sync your phones to the Nooks and get the scores before you leave the range.

You can now look up your USPSA classifications here. See left border.

Shooters Connection has agreed to give Rocket City Practical Shooters a commission on sales for those sales purchased through the RCPS Shooters Connection icon located on the left column ofthis page. If you go to Shooters Connection using the link on the left and purchase anything, RCPS will be given a commission.

USPSA Match Pre-Registration:

RCPS is now on Practiscore electronic scoring. To provide efficient match setup, it is required to pre-register for the match. If you think you you might attend the RCPS USPSA match, please pre-register using the form below. If you don't pre-register, you can still shoot the match, but you will be asigned a "walk-on" number for match scoring. You will be required to remember this number during the match to inform score keepers who you are. So you can see, it will be easier to pre-register and use your name.

To Pre-Register, click on the pre-registration link above in Upcoming Events section, search for RCPS, select the proper match, fill in the information, and click on the "Submit" button. Once submitted, the registration will be sent to the match director for registration. If you have problems, contact respective match director using the email address at the bottom of this page.


USPSA matches are held on every second Saturday of each month. Steel matches are held on the 4th Saturday of the month.We shoot every month of the year...summer through winter, rain or shine. One match in the past 2 years was cancelled due to ice conditions.

 Match  Setup *  Registration  Shooting

 7:00 am

 9:30 am

 10:00 am
 Steel  7:30 am  8:30 am  9:00 am

* Initial setup maybe the previous day, depending on Match Director.
Match Fees:

 Adults  $15
 Juniors  $5
 Side Matches (shotgun/rifle/CCW)  $5

RCPS Financials:

Current and previous years financial spreadsheet. Further back may be requested.

 2014 Financials
 2013 Financials
 2012 Financials

For more information contact us:
Mark Ruschak..........(256) 503-2475 (USPSA)
Gary Franks.............(256) 728-2280 (Range Access and Camping)
Rob Tompkins..........(571) 216-3741 (IDPA)
David Hylton..........(252) 268-2251 (Steel)
New MD TBD..........(3 Gun)

In some cases, emails get returned to me as undeliverable. If you send an email and don't get a reply within a week, please call me at the number listed above.

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