BRIEF HISTORY

In the early 1990s, the Pistol Pro Am was created by Yank Price with the idea of being the most spectator and television friendly, shooting sport around. The original concept was simple, based on a limited shooting time, or par time. Two decades later, the Pro Am Shooting continues to follow that same concept, and it’s still one of the most exciting and challenging matches of the year. The 2017 Pro Am Shooting National Championship is slated to be the best comeback match ever.

It’s back with a vengeance.

TARGETS

Pro Am Shooting is a high-speed, challenging sport devised of all steel targets from knock over plates, Texas Stars, Spinning Plate Racks, Pepper Poppers and a range of other falling steel targets in different courses of fire. It can be fun for seasoned shooters and newer shooters alike. Targets are arranged in many challenging ways that require competitors to really think about how they will execute their plan to knock down the most plates!

STRATEGY

Competitors navigate the course of fire utilizing safe firearms handling while moving and reloading. Competitors benefit from walking through the stages to figure out what order they want to engage their targets. Open and Limited shooters are restricted to having 10 rounds in each magazine (like USPSA Production for example). Pro Am is ultimate test of accuracy, speed, and pressure from the restricted time limit.

SCORES

Pro Am Shooting is a unique sporting event, with a super simple scoring system! Official “par times” are set on each stage of fire to establish a time limit during which each competitor attempts to knock down steel, from the audible start time beep to the audible final beep. The shooter’s score is the number of steel targets knocked down in the par time. Penalties can be added for misses, foot faults, shots over par time, etc (details in rules).

DIVISIONS

Competitors can shoot up to three different divisions: Open, Limited, and **new to Pro Am Shooting**, Pistol Caliber Carbine (scored differently than Open/Limited). (See rules). The divisions follow the USPSA rules as far as equipment is concerned. Open and Limited shooters must only load their magazines to 10 rounds (PCC can fully load out). There are 2 levels of Open/Limited, Pro and Amateur (hence “Pro Am”). Details in rules.

We look forward to seeing you at the Championship match!