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….
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.
2022 Double Action Match Schedule
January 13, 2022
February 10, 2022
March 10, 2022
April 8, 2022
May 12, 2022
June 9, 2022
July 14, 2022
August 11, 2022
September 8, 2022
October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 8, 2022
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.