Threat Scenarios is proud to present our first annual Tactical Handgun Match at the Linden Gun Range in Linden, CA on May 4th & 5th, 2019. This exciting event will feature a variety of situations designed to showcase your shooting skills. Each course will feature a 180 degree field of fire, multiple positions, as well as target engagement from behind cover and on the move. Come shoot Saturday or Sunday!
Safety Rules & Procedures
When it is your turn to shoot, you will be called up by the range officer and directed to do the following:
- MAKE READY (now you may load your firearm, take a sight picture, or do what you need to do in order to get ready to shoot the stage, including assuming the start position).
- ARE YOU READY? (if you say anything other than "NO" the range officer will proceed with the range commands).
- STANDBY (the start signal will go off in the next couple seconds).
- TIMER BEEP (this is your signal to start shooting).
- IF FINISHED, UNLOAD AND SHOW CLEAR (if you're done with the stage, clear the firearm in front of the range officer by dropping the magazine and ejecting any round from the chamber).
- IF CLEAR, HAMMER DOWN (pull the trigger on the unloaded gun to demonstrate that it's unloaded).
- HOLSTER (reholster your handgun).
- STOP! (if you hear this, freeze and wait for further instructions).
While the Tactical Match contains stages which require real world skills, it is still necessary to institute several safety rules which are universal to any practical shooting range. During the course of fire, if the participant does any of the following, it will result in an immediate disqualification:
- Breaking the 180. The gun must be pointed downrange at all times, even when the competitor is moving uprange. This is enforced through an invisible line running parallel to the rear berm. If the muzzle points anywhere behind that line at any point (even if the muzzle is directed at the sky or the ground), it will be considered to be breaking the 180.
- Finger in the trigger guard while not engaging targets or while reloading.
- Accidental (Negligent) Discharge.
- Sweeping any part of your body with the gun's muzzle at any time.
- Reholstering a loaded firearm, except on the MAKE READY command.
- Losing control of the firearm at any point (including dropping the firearm, bobbling and catching it, or knocking it from a prop or a table). This rule does not extend to magazines, which may be dropped at the competitor’s discretion.
We will use standard IDPA torso targets for the match. Each target has three scoring zones: -0, -1, -3. (Click HERE for an example.) For the sake of simplicity (and to avoid confusion with the scoring zones), we will be referring to those scoring areas as -0 = Alpha, -1 = Charlie, -3 = Delta.
Targets are scored by either being neutralized or not being neutralized. There are no "point totals" for hits. Targets will be considered neutralized when hit with at least two shots in areas which depend on the power of your ammunition:
- 9mm: Two hits on the target with at least one shot in the Alpha (center zone) and one hit anywhere else on the target. Or two shots in the Charlie zone. Example of a failure to neutralize: Charlie/Delta.
- 10mm/40S&W/45ACP: Two hits on the target, with at least one being a Charlie or Alpha. Example of a failure to neutralize: Delta/Delta.
Each Failure to Neutralize (FTN) will incur a 3 second penalty.Some stages may require three shots to the target (two to the body, and one to the head). In this event, a miss on the head will also result in a Failure to Neutralize penalty.
No. All courses of fire will be clearly laid out in advance to the competitor, including the order of shooting positions and various stage requirements (such as dragging a dummy with one hand while shooting).Procedural Penalties will be assessed for:
Yes. Law enforcement officers are eligible to compete in a separate division in addition to being scored within the overall results. There is also a separate team prize for the best law enforcement team.To compete as a law enforcement officer, just click the relevant button during the registration process.
Yes, if you would like to shoot the match for no overall score, you are welcome to do so. In this case, you will receive a copy of your scorecard but your overall time will not be publicly posted with the remainder of the match results. You will still be eligible for random draw prizes (but not performance prizes from the main match).If you would like to shoot for no score, just click the relevant button during the registration process.