The purpose of 2-Gun Tactical is skills development, not competition. The focus of 2-Gun Tactical will be the introduction, development, and practice of rifle and pistol skills that would be applicable in self-defense situations.
Each event wil start with a discussion of the skills and techniques that will be explored that day, followed by dry fire and individual skills based breakdown sessions. Each event will culminate with the application of the days work being applied to potential real-world scenarios.
Participants in 2-Gun tactical events must successfully complete an introductory course that will ensure that the participants have the background, vocabulary, and pre-requisite skills to safely engage in the more advanced topics that will be introduced as the program evolves. The 2-Gun Tactical Introductory course will only be offered every-other month during the shooting season.
Attendees must have a modern, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle such as AR-15, AK variants, M1As, etc. Attendees must also bring a semi-automatic pistol and a minimum of 3 magazines. Additional Required Equipment:
- Holster that covers the trigger guard
- Chest rig, belt pouches, or other device specifically designed to retain rifle and pistol magazines
- Sling for Rifle
- Eye and Ear Protection
- Minimum 300 rounds rifle ammunition
- Minimum 150 rounds pistol ammunition (some events may require more)
- 10 blank rounds for rifle and pistol - Bring your own or will have 223, 9mm, 45 ACP, and 7.62x39 blanks for purchase at the event (usually for sale at event if available)
- Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water to stay hydrated
Pre-registration for 2-Gun Tactical events is handled through Eventbrite. The cost is $20 for ASC members and $80 for non-members and is non-refundable. There will be a maximum of 6 participants per instructor in the Introduction sessions and 12 participants per instructor in the regular sessions. We are keeping numbers small to ensure safety and allow for meaningful discussions and critiques of performance.
Advanced Registration for 2-Gun Tactical events is available by clicking on the Register Now Button above. No stage diagrams will be provided in advance as this is not a competitive event.
2020 2-Gun Tactical Dates are:
June 6th - Intro
May 6 - Target discrimination and identification
Aug 1 - Movement, shooting on the move, barricades, elevated heart rate shooting (must be fit to participate)
Sept 5 - CQB Fundamentals
October 3 - Vehicle Ops
- November 7th - Low-Light/Night Shoot
Introduction Course Syllabus
Overview of course:
2 Gun Tactical is a shooting course where participants utilize both rifle and pistol to solve various scenarios involving tactical situations. Heavy emphasis will be placed on malfunction drills with both pistol and rifle. Primary focus will be on proper handling and tactics using a modern sporting rifle, proper draw from and return to holster, methods and techniques for transitioning from rifle to pistol / pistol to rifle, reloading both rifle and pistol (with and without retention of magazines), equipment placement and interaction, firing positions, properly utilizing cover, negotiating objects, shooting around objects and negotiating corners.
Introductory Class Outline:
Rifle Stock Adjustment
Magazine attitude (rounds facing strong hand).
Pistol Reloading drills (with proper tactics)
Pistol malfunction drills
Pistol reloading/malfunction drill LIVE FIRE
Rifle Reloading drills (with proper tactics)
Rifle malfunction drills (SPORTS)
Rifle reloading/malfunction drill LIVE FIRE
Transition technique / drills
Transition technique / drills LIVE FIRE (Rifle Malfunction)
Firing positions (standing, standing supported, kneeling, kneeling supported, prone, prone supported)
Negotiating objects, movement, movement to cover, types of cover (difference between cover and concealment)
Shooting around objects / corners drills
Shooting around objects / corners drills LIVE FIRE
You must be present for CHECK-IN* 15 minutes before the published start time. Shooters not present for check-in will forfeit their spot. Check-In occurs checkin table or vehicle on the east-side ranges weather permitting.
AT 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE PUBLISHED START TIME, we will start promptly with a Roll Call followed immediately by a safety brief. Shooters not present for the safety brief will not be allowed to participate.
Welcome to the Aurora Sportsmen's Club Practical Precision Rifle Season
Practical Precision Rifle Matches are a fast paced long range shooting competition that will test your rifle marksmanship as you manage various barricades and obstacles to engage targets from 100 - 600 yards. Matches are divided up into 10 stages were you will engage steel targets from different supported and unsupported positions as well as managing various barricades for support. Target sizes are designed to be challenging. Target distances are usually known so shooters should have a good DOPE out to 600 yards.
Matches are held every SECOND SATURDAY of the month APRIL through OCTOBER. Excluding SEPTEMBER due to the ASC Zombie Shoot on September 14th. Registration opens up at 8am. Mandatory safety brief at 8:30 am. Matches start at 9am. Matches typically take 3 - 4 hours to complete. Any time left over we tend to use as a free shot or we will hold a bonus match.
Bolt action rifles are the most common firearm of choice but Semi-automatic platform rifles are welcome. Bolt action rifles and semi-automatic rifles will be scored the same.
Magnum calibers are not allowed. Please adhere to a 3100 fps maximum muzzle velocity for all rounds fired. Typical calibers are .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington, 6mm, 7mm, and .243 Winchester
BRING 100 ROUNDS TO EACH MATCH
Shooters should bring a scoped rifle, bipod, ammo and good DOPE. Shooters can also use support bags and slings but are not required. Certain stages may limit the use of support bags and props.
Shoot what you bring
You must compete in all stages with the same rifle
You must attend the safety brief and adhere to all of the safety rules
Each target impact is worth 1 point with the exception of KYL racks. The shooter with the highest point total at the end of each match will be declared the match winner. The winner of the match will always receive 100 points and the last place finisher will always receive roughly 50 points. All remaining field shooters will receive points based on their finish place and match factor.
A match has 45 shooters. Match Factor Calculation 50/ 45 shooters = 1.11 Match Factor.
1st place = 100, 2nd place = 100 – 1.11 = 98.89, 3rd place = 98.89 – 1.11 = 97.78 etc….
Shooters top three scores will be added together to establish the shooters overall season points. The shooter with the highest number of points for the season at the conclusion of the finale match will be declared the 2018 PPR champion! The finale match will be worth double points.
This is only the scoring system for the Aurora Sportsmen's Club. When scores are uploaded to Border Wars Series, PRS Club Series etc shooter match points will be formulated based on the scoring systems established for those series. Shooters should reference the individual scoring systems for the match series they are participating in to understand how your final match points will be calculated.
$10 ASC members: $20 for non-ASC members. ASC MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT THEIR MEMBERSHIP BADGE DURING REGISTRATION OR BE FORCED TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $10.
Border Wars Series:
This year The ASC PPR Team is once again proud to be affiliated with the Border Wars Series to provide a regional competition for Midwest shooters. This series was developed by Jim See, a highly-rated PRS shooter in Iowa. This year the series has partnered with the National Rifle League to provide shooters with the best competition and match support. Shooters looking to participate in the Border Wars Series will need to preregister on the National Rifle League page (https://nationalrifleleague.org/product-category/memberships/). Registration is $50 for the year. Members will have access to preregister for series matches before they are open to the general public. ASC will be hosting two matches during the 2019 Season. Match fee will be $50 ea for these matches. There will be a very generous prize table from industry sponsors at the season finale. Every Border Wars Series match will have a generous prize table as well with a trophy awarded to the Top Shooters. A portion of every prize table items will also be raffled off via random draw so every shooter has a chance to win at every match. More information about the Border Wars Series can be found on the webpage: http://bwrifle.com/ & https://nationalrifleleague.org/
ASC will be hosting two Border Wars Matches this year.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 & Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Please note that due to the high popularity of the Border Wars Series registration for Border Wars Matches will be done exclusively through the Border Wars Webpage.
Shooter scores from the two Border Wars matches at ASC will also be included in the ASC PPR Season Points Race as well.
Shooters who want to participate in the ASC Border Wars Matches but are not registered Border Wars Shooters will have an opportunity to fill the un-used registrations once the Border Wars Match Registration has closed. The remaining slots will be limited and granted on a first come first serve basis.
Precision Rifle Series Club Series
The ASC PPR team is also pleased to announce its partnership with the Precision Rifle Series Club Series (PRS Club Series) in 2019. Similar to the Border War Series registered shooters will have access to a series of 1 day club matches hosted at various clubs in the Midwest region. Shooters will be scored against other shooters in the region with the top shooters being invited to a finale match. Registration is $40 for the year. More information about the series can be found here: https://www.precisionrifleseries.com/profiles/clubs/MW
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Jonathan Trice with any questions or comments.
Why 3-Gun at Aurora Sportsmen's Club?
Whether you are a veteran 3-Gun shooter or just coming out for your first match, the 3Gun Series at Aurora Sportsmen's Club is the place to get your shoot on!
- 6 Stages
- Electronic Scoring with Practiscore
- Targets out to 400 yards.
- Shooter lunch provided by Pub West, official lunch sponsor and post-match awards ceremony host for the match
What is 3-Gun?
3-Gun is one of the action shooting sports where competitors use three different firearms -- a modern sporting rifle (MSR), a pistol, and a shotgun. Matches generally involve courses where the shooter must move through different stages and engage targets in a variety of different positions. Each stage will generally require the use of different firearms and require the shooter to transition between them.
The targets might include clay pigeons, cardboard silhouettes, steel targets of varying sizes and anything else the match organizer designates as a target. Distances of the targets might vary from 1 yard to 400 yards or anything in between. The shooter who hits the most targets -- and avoids certain "no shoot" ones -- in the least amount of time is the winner.
Pre-registration for the 3Gun Matches at Aurora Sportsmen's Club are handled through Eventbrite. The cost is $20 for ASC members and $60 for non-members and is non-refundable.
Stage diagrams and match scores from monthly matches can be found on the Matches page.
On-Site registration is available IF there are any slots left.
Whether pre-registered or on-site registered, you must be present for CHECK-IN* by 7:00 AM. Shooters not present for check-in will forfeit their registration fee and shooting slot. Check-In and safety brief occurs at the Registration desk, located at the registration tent on the east side bays (take the road between the 100 and 200 yard bays to get there) Speed up the registration process by coming with your waiver filled out. Download and print here. * 'CHECK-IN' means you are confirmed present with the registration table. If you are late, we will assign your spot to someone who arrived on time and you will be added to the bottom of the 'Space-Available Signup Sheet'
AT 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE PUBLISHED START TIME, we will start promptly with a Roll Call followed by a Safety Brief. Immediately following the Safety Brief, squads will walk to their start stage. All shooters must have event gear ready and in their possession before the Safety Brief begins.
The purpose of Practical Rifle is both competition and skills development. This is an opportunity to get your rifle "off the bench" and challenge your marksmanship skills while developing new skills most shooters can't practice on a range. Competitors will face new scenarios each month.
Attendees typically use modern, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifles such as AR-15s, AK variants, Springfield M1As, etc. Bolt-action rifles are not recommended, since some stages require magazine changes. Shooters should plan on firing about 100 rounds.
Pre-registration for Practical Rifle events is handled through Eventbrite. The cost is $10 for ASC members and $30 for non-members and is non-refundable. Discount codes for members to get the discount can be found in the Action Shooting Sports forum on the main club page.
Advanced Registration for Practical Rifle events is available by clicking on the Register Now Button above. Stage diagrams and match scores from monthly matches can be found on the Matches page.
2020 PR Match Dates are:
- January 16 (Winter Schedule)
- February 29 (Winter Schedule)
- March 19
- April 16
- May 21
- June 18
- July 16
- August 20
- October 15
- November 19
- December 17 (Winter Schedule)
On-Site registration is available IF there are any slots left. There are 30 slots in the 9 AM flight and 30 slots in the 1 PM flight.
Whether pre-registered or on-site registered, you must be present for CHECK-IN* 15 minutes (0845 / 1245) before the published start time. Shooters not present for check-in will forfeit their spot. Check-In occurs at the Registration desk, located between the 100 and 200 yard bays.
AT 15 MINUTES BEFORETHE PUBLISHED START TIME, we will start promptly with a Roll Call followed by a Safety Brief. Immediately following the Safety Brief, squads will walk to their start stage. All shooters must have event gear ready and in their possession before the Safety Brief begins.
* 'CHECK-IN' means you are confirmed present with the registration table. If you are late, we will assign your spot to someone who arrived on time and you will be added to the bottom of the 'Space-Available Signup Sheet'
- Rifle - typically a modern, magazine-fed semi-automatic rifle/carbine in caliber of 9mm or greater, such as an AR-15, AK variant,M1A, etc.
- Ammunition - about 100 rounds of non-penetrator ammunition (steel or tungsten core or green tip penetrators). However, you should bring enough rounds for your skill level.
- Chamber Flag - have a chamber flag which is easily, quickly and positively removed from/inserted into the chamber of your rifle. PIECES OF ROPE/TWINE WILL NO LONGER BE PERMITTED.
- Magazines - typically there is a stage with a magazine change. Most shooters bring a minimum of three (3) magazines.
- Clothing - we shoot regardless of weather. Plan accordingly.
- Food - food is not available for purchase at our facility. Plan accordingly.
- Water - hydration is important. Plan accordingly.
F. A. Q.
Basic Safety classes are currently scheduled for May 24, June 20 and August 1, 2020. Classes provide information as to basic safety rules for safe firearms use, as well as specific information as to how to safely load and unload various popular firearms, the differences and similarities between rifles, handguns and shotguns, and some of the history involved. These discussions will take place in little grove of trees just south of the parking lot located at the main office. The class will conclude on the range, with an opportunity to try out various popular firearms, all under the supervision of certified instructors. These classes are offered at no charge. No FOID is required. Participants should dress according to the weather, however, please do not wear sandals. Eye and ear protection is required. Younger students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A waiver is required.
ASC has had a long tradition of hosting Hunter Education classes for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The traditional class will take place on consecutive Saturdays, August 15 and 22, 2020. Class will be held at the Clinton Township Community Center in Waterman. On the 15th, registration will begin at 11:00 am. On the 22nd, class will begin at 12:00 pm. On both days, class will end by 6:00pm. Students under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
We also provide access to the Field Day program, which is required for students under 18 years of age who choose to take the Hunter Education class on-line. The Field Day program is scheduled for July 18, 2020. This class is limited to 40 students. In order to attend this class, the student must have completed the online classes and bring with them a printed copy of the voucher that is dated within 1 year of the class date. This class will begin with on-site registration at 8:00 am and will conclude at around 5 if the class is full. It will also take place at the Community Center.
For additional information and to make your reservations, please contact the ASC Education Department.
- corporate outing
- team building event
- bachelor party
- group instruction
- birthday party
- fundraising event
- family get together