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LCSC ONE DAY COURSE

New to competitive shooting

(NTCS) 

For those who are interested in the sport but are not sure if it is the right choice , this is the course for you! It will give you an in depth look at what it takes to compete and will provide you with a safe environment to ask questions, learn about safety and the gear required to compete, and prepare yourself for your first match when you are ready for it.

The purpose of this course is not to instruct a person on how to shoot their firearm, it is to offer an understanding of the game, cover rules and explain what is a DQ-able offense. Because basic firearm knowledge and safe manipulation of a firearm is required to compete, having new shooters come to the course with an unfamiliar firearm with less than 1000 rounds may slow down the course and cause safety issues. 

If you have never taken a basic handgun course and are very new to shooting (just a few rounds ever put through a pistol) please take a basic firearms training class and get some solid range time with your pistol prior to testing yourself in a competitive atmosphere.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

  • Introductions- What it takes to participate in a shooting competition.

  • The Four Rules

  • History of IPSC/USPSA

  • Shooting Classes (D, C, B, A, G, M)

  • Scoring and targets used

  • Gear Required

  • Match preparation

  • Range Rules

  • DQ Offenses​

  • Range Commands

  • Courtesy Commands

  • Match Details

  • Virgina, Comstock, and Timed Courses of Fire

  • Range Duties

  • Put Gear On, Bring Gun Bags to Instruction Safe Area

  • Practice

  • Suggested Material for Instructor(s)

 

REQUIRED GEAR/EXPERIENCE:

  • AT LEAST 1,000 ROUNDS THROUGH YOUR FIREARM

  • Safe firearm that works well.

  • A holster that retains the firearm and covers the trigger guard. Serpas not recommended.

  • Enough magazines to hold at least 30 rounds, 40 is better.

  • Mag pouches to hold magazines and a sturdy belt. 

  • At least 100 rounds of ammunition.

  • Eye and ear protection.

  • Closed-toe shoes.

INSTRUCTORS:

LEAD: Dave Bunn

Assistant(s):  Judd Fraga, Jim Susoy, Susan Will, Jason Bryngelson

CHECK-IN: 

BEGINS AT 8:30AM  in  the Pro Shop. The course will begin in Classroom 1 located North of the Pro Shop. 

Please go to LindenGunRange.com to fill out a liability waiver in order to expedite your check-in process. Please park in the 3 parking divide towards the tree line after check-in and proceed to LGR Classroom 1. Please, leave all gear in the vehicle until you are instructed OTHERWISE.

$40 COURSE FEE

(Includes Range Fee)

START: 9:00 AM

END: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Range clean up to follow. 

 


30 MINUTE LUNCH BREAK

(Please bring a lunch and plenty of liquids to stay hydrated)

AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO  COMPETE IN OUR USPSA COMPETITIONS.  

HOWEVER, YOU MUST DO SO  WITH AN Approved INSTRUCTOR

 

 If there is not a competition the following day, register for the next available competition.

There is a lot of information to cover in the course. Taking the course early will allow you the time to work on some of the disciplines and drills taught to you through dry and live fire prior to putting yourself in the competitive environment. Many of the DQ's we have seen could been avoided by spending time working on some of the movement and manipulations an instructor had addressed with you through the course. 

IF YOU DISQUALIFY (DQ) DURING THE COURSE, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED

TO RETAKE AND "PASS'" THE COURSE PRIOR TO COMPETING IN A FUTURE LCSC MATCH.

HOW TO REGISTER:

REGISTER FOR THE NEW TO COMPETITIVE SHOOTING (NCS)  AND

THE FOLLOWING AVAILABLE COMPETITION THROUGH PRACTISCORE:

  1. Go to PractiScore.com, (PS) create an account. Be sure to follow the Linden Competitive Shooting Club in order to get updates on future matches, including Steel Challenge, great for newcomers, and Tuesday Night Fun Shoots (TNFS)

  2. Under the tab, "Matches" search LCSC or follow the link: https://practiscore.com/clubs/linden-competitive-shooting-club

  3. Select first the NTCS Course and register in order to secure your spot. You will pay for the course during registration. You will be approved. Squadding is not of importance for the 1 day course registration.

  4. Register for the next available LCSC USPSA Competition. If you do not see the competition following your class selection posted, look for the next available match and register (you must compete in your first match with an authorized LCSC NCS instructor).  Typically the matches are posted 4-6 weeks prior to the competition date. Another great reason to follow our club through PS.

  5. Select YES under the "NEW TO COMPETITIVE SHOOTING COURSE " on the PractiScore match registration form. Select "U" for unclassified under the class section. If you do not know what division you are select Production and then inquire with your instructors. You can edit your selection later. 

  6. Once approved, you will receive an email confirming your registration and that you have been approved. Click the link inside that email to pay. Once you have paid, select a squad to shoot on. LCSC will spread its students out amoungst the squads as there is a limit of 4 "U" classifications per each squad. 

  7. You will receive a discount during the approval process if you are an LGR member. 

  8. Please email Lindencsc@gmail.com for help with registration for an LCSC match through PractiScore. Please leave a message if we are unavailable at the time of your call.