The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Indiana Championship Pistol Match will be held starting today at the Riley Conservation Club and will run through the weekend.
It will be hosted by the local Wabash Valley Practical Pistol Shooters.
Over 250 competitors will be judged on accuracy and speed.
With more than 75,000 competitive rounds to be fired during several different stages of competition, safety is the number one concern for both competitors and observers.
It is great fun to watch and great fun to participate in if you are one of the competitors.
Yesterday was media day and that gave reporters who for the most part are novice shooters, time for a little fun on the range.
The competition is not easy.
All are encouraged to attend and see at least part of the event.
Experts say that they main things to remember anytime you handle a fire arm is to:
1. Handle the gun as if it's always loaded.
2. Keep the finger off the trigger until the sights are on target.
3. Don’t let the muzzle point at things you're not willing to shoot.
4. Know your target and what's beyond and around it.
Here are directions to the Riley Conservation Club
Choose your favorite route to Interstate 70. Go to Exit 11 which is just east of of Terre Haute (Exit 7 is the main Terre Haute exit). Exit south (away from Pilot, Thornton's, Burger King, etc.) on SR 46. Continue south approximately 2.3 miles from I-70 until you see a place called "Pizza City" and the "American Legion" sign on the right side of the road. The street between the "American Legion" sign and "Larry's Pizza" is Lama Street. Turn right on Lama Street. Follow this winding, usually rough road 0.9 miles until it ends in a "T" on Gross Drive. You are now facing the clubhouse of the Riley Conservation Club. Turn left (east); go about 50 yards and use the east driveway which is on your right.
Here is the website for the Wabash Valley Practical Pistol Shooters
and the Riley Conservation Club