getting started in practical shooting


Welcome to practical shooting at Lincoln Rifle Club Multi-Gun Division (MGD).  We want you to be safe, and have an enjoyable match with us.  Multi-gun and action pistol are competitive shooting sports that take marksmanship to the next level.  This incorporates movement, along with varied targets and courses of fire, all while being timed.  

Basic skills required:  It is presumed that you have basic firearm safety and handling skills. You should be comfortable with firearm manipulation, loading, shooting, making safe, and clearing malfunctions, as well as basic marksmanship at distances of 10 to 25 yards. Having solid skills on the static line will let you focus on what’s new with safety and shooting, while on the move. 

All persons must meet certain minimum qualifications to participate in any of our division matches.  We understand that some of you may have certain training and/or experience with handling firearms.  However, MGD has certain safety practices and expectations that are specific to this format of competition.


  • Verifiable action format match experience and/or an "Intro to USPSA" course is required, subject to Match Director approval.  We may verify any experience on Practiscore.
  • Multi-gun participation requires the completion of the "Intro to USPSA" course, and completion of at least 3 sanctioned handgun matches.
  • You must have your own firearms, equipment, and ammunition.  Lincoln Rifle Club does not sell or rent these items.
  • All persons on the Ormsby Range are required to sign the liability waiver and wear eye/ hearing protection.
  • Lincoln Rifle Club membership is not a requirement to participate.


We do not grant any exemptions or consideration of military, law enforcement, Front Sight, Thunder Range, Gun Sight Academy, etc.  These are not inclusive nor consistent with any of our safety practices and expectations.

EQUIPMENT RESTRICTIONS:  Competitors are solely responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with applicable laws.  Match staff will only check to ensure compliance with requirements specified in our match rulebook.   

INTRO TO USPSA COURSE:   This is offered by our USPSA affiliate club, Solano Targetmasters, located in Davis, CA.  Contact Ron Sechler at for more information and to sign-up.

If you have further questions, please contact the match director Arnold Chin at, or 209-565-0530.

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Competition action shooting is a community of support and friendship!

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This document answers most of the common questions regarding prerequisites, equipment, format, etc.

Getting Started in MultiGun (pdf)