Double Action Steel

What is a “Double Action Pistol Match”?

A “Double Action Pistol Match” is a amalgamation of several shooting sports but is largely based on ICORE (International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts) with a sprinkling of SASS cowboy action shooting. The objective of the match is to use the revolver to engage steel stationary and knockdown targets with as few misses as possible, while traversing the stage layout and following all stage directions for 24 rounds and 3 reloads in the fastest time possible.

Contact Information: The Program Director for the Double Action Match is Leo Szydlowski “Shinbone”, 804 357-4851.  Email address:

Schedule: Our WPGC match will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month and a few additional dates.

Normal Hours: Match Setup 8:00, Registration 9:00, Match Start 10:00.

Match Fee: The match fee will be Free for WPGC members and $5.00 for non members. The match is open to everyone. Each match will consist of 6 stages.

The requirements are:
  • A double action revolver that can safely chamber 6 rounds
  • Revolver caliber of 32 or greater
  • No optics; (red dot, magnification, etc.)
  • Solid lead bullets,  NO gas checks, jacketed, or plated bullets of any kind
  • Ear and eye protection
  • A muzzle down holster that allows for a safe draw
  • A reload capability (speed loader, reload strips, moon clips, etc.)
  • Ability to carry at least 3 reloads

Safety: We will be adhering to the SASS Cowboy Action Safety Rules with a few minor exceptions and the West Point Gun Club Range Rules.  All safety infractions will result in a time assessment, stage disqualification and/or match disqualification.

Suggestions: We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes that will allow you to safely traverse the stage layout. The shooting bay will be mostly hard packed sand but there is some loose sand and gravel as well as some irregular surfaces. Compared to cowboy action shooting there is a fare amount of movement during these double action matches.

Each match will consist of 6 stages, each stage will require you to shoot 24 rounds, therefore the match will require 144 rounds. In addition, you will want to carry extra rounds for reload mishaps, dropped rounds, etc.. You may want to use reduced power loads for faster shooting times but heavy enough to take the knockdown targets.

You can bring a lunch to the match, as we will usually take a short break in the middle of the match to rest and recharge. It is also recommended that you bring plenty of water or sport drink to keep yourself hydrated during the match.

2023 Double Action Match Schedule
November 09, 2023
December 14, 2023
2024 Double Action Match Schedule

11 JAN

15 FEB

14 MAR

11 APR

09 MAY

13 JUN

11 JUL

15 AUG

12 SEP

10 OCT

14 NOV

12 DEC

The following PDF file contains a sample Double Action Match stage layout and procedures. The stages for double action matches are not available for shooters prior to the match, this file is being provided to give new shooters an idea of how a Double Action Match is shot.

Download wpgc-da-stages-2012-12-13.pdf