Springfield Tactical Shooters

USPSA Club IL10 - Area 5

Serving Sangamon County and the surrounding Counties within Central Illinois

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TOPIC #1: SAFETY AND PRACTICAL SHOOTING... THE QUESTION OF SAFETY - Watching your first practical shooting match, you may wonder how safe it is. You see competitors draw from holsters, negotiate obstacles, use different positions to engage multiple targets, make rapid reloads, and generally shoot the course with more speed and precision than you thought possible. You wonder, “Is this safe?” Read More

TOPIC #2: THE FOUR LAWS OF GUN CONTROL... If you learn nothing else from practical shooting, learn the four laws that are the foundation of all safe gun handling. Remember...Someday you will have an "accidental discharge!" The only questions are when, where, and how. If you are obeying the four laws of gun control when it happens, it will be scary. If you're not, it could be tragic. Read More

TOPIC #3: SAFE DRY FIRE PRACTICE AT HOME... When you get home after your safety check, you’ll want to practice what you learned. DON’T DO IT YET! Safety comes first in this sport. Read More

TOPIC #4: REVIEWING DRAW & FIRE SEQUENCES... There are a number of different draw-and-fire styles. This style is simple and basic, something to get you started. As you practice, think about water. Smooth, flowing motion, economy of motion, direct movement, and focus on the FRONT SIGHT. Read More

TOPIC #5: PRACTICING AT THE RANGE... SPEED vs. ACCURACY - Students often ask how to get fast. We advise them to forget fast and concentrate on accuracy at first. They can’t get fast enough to make up for misses, but they can get carried away and have an AD. Speed will come with practice and increased smoothness. Don’t worry about it. Read More

TOPIC #6: YOUR GUN, GEAR & ACCESSORIES... You can get started with very little equipment: a safe gun and holster, two ammo carriers, a belt, and several hundred rounds of ammunition. Frequently you can make arrangements to borrow equipment. Read More


Rule #1

I will treat all firearms as if they are always loaded and ready to fire, until I verify otherwise.

Rule #2

I will never point the muzzle of a firearm at anything I am not willing to destroy.

Rule #3

I will keep my finger outside the trigger guard and off of the trigger until the sights are on the target.

Rule #4

I will be sure of my target and what is behind it before firing.


Any firearm is only an instrument. It contains no evil, no conscience, and no ability. It is strictly the intent, competence, and character of its user that decide the outcome of any and all actions taken with it.

  • Therefore, it is my intent that determines it use.
  • Therefore, it is my competence that determines the accuracy of the firearm’s use.
  • Therefore, it is my character that determines the intent for which the firearm is used.
  • Therefore, from the moment I chose to handle a firearm, it is I who am ultimately responsible for the consequences of any actions that may follow from the use of the firearm.
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