ASCL (Allegheny County Sportsmen's League)
To promote and foster, by all lawful means, the protection and conservation of our renewable wildlife resources through hunting and fishing, together with all pertinent natural resources and to promote the improvement of hunting, fishing, and competitive shooting. The ACSL shall make every effort to work in cooperation with the respective federal and state wildlife agencies, competitive shooting organizations and our member clubs to comply with this article and policies as defined by the delegates of the member clubs. To encourage among its members and among organizations with like or kindred objectives good fellowship and cordial cooperation toward achieving these ends. To defend and protect, by means of educating public officials and the general public, the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, especially the Second Amendment and Article 1, section 21, respectively.
All efforts, activities and objectives of the officers and Delegates of the ACSL shall be for altruistic purposes towards these goals and shall not be performed for the private gain of any one person or club.
PMSC offers youth archery classes Monday evenings at 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
Classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited so please be on time.
Any questions contact Paul DeVito at firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 3D Archery Shoots
7AM - Noon
January 1 - Polar Bear Shoot
Sunday, June 27
Sunday, July 25
Sunday, August 29
Sunday, September 12
Breakfast will be served from 7:00AM – 10:00AM
Any questions contact email@example.com
CMP - (Civilian Marksmanship Program)
PMSC club sponsored CMP Shoots are held on the outdoor rifle range starting at 10AM the first Sunday of every month from April – November. The shoots are "just for fun" and are open to both members and the public. The course of fire includes shooting from the prone, sitting, and standing positions including both slow and rapid fire. The cost is just $5 and the club supplies the targets, shooting mats, and target pasters. Participants can bring their own military type rifle with either iron sights or optics and 55 rounds of ammo. Participants are recommended to have their rifles sighted in for either 25, 100, or 200 yards in advance of the shoot. The club also has M-1 Garands, AR 15’s, and M1 Carbines that can be used free of charge with the purchase of club ammo (price to be determined at time of shoot). Club guns must be reserved at least 2 days in advance of the monthly Sunday shoot by emailing the CMP club chair. So, come on out and give it a try and have some fun!
Don Hawkins (Club CMP Chair) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDPA - (International Defensive Pistol Association)
IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) is a competitive shooting sport where the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use.
The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual. IDPA offers an exciting forum for practical shooters in which truly practical equipment, techniques and courses of fire are mandated.
When you come to an IDPA match, you can not only use your duty/CCW equipment, you can be completely competitive with it!
Matches are held on the last Sunday of the month rain or shine year round but always check here for the latest updates and range conditions before heading out.
Online registration at practiscore.com is preferred to streamline our sign in process. Correct change for the match fee is also greatly appreciated.
Sign in begins at 10:00am and shooting starts at 11:00am. Match fees are $10 for PMSC members and $15 for non members.
Setup begins at 8:00am on Sunday before the match
IPSC - (International Practical Shooting Confederation)
The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) was established to promote, maintain, improve and advance the sport of practical shooting, to safeguard its principles and to regulate its conduct worldwide for the safe, recreational use of firearms by persons of good character.
IPSC recognizes all the shooting disciplines - Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Action Air.
IPSC shooters need to blend accuracy, power, and speed into a winning combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive strategies, and other techniques are all a part of IPSC to keep shooters challenged and spectators engaged.
The Latin words Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas (DVC) meaning accuracy, power, and speed are IPSC's motto and form the foundation for competition. IPSC also emphasizes procedures for safe gun handling and strict adherence to the rules governing the sport
In IPSC shooting, no course of fire is ever the same from one competition to the next. Diversity is encouraged to keep the sport from becoming too formalized or standardized and typically, competitors do not know in advance what to expect in any given match.
IPSC targets have a 15-centimeter center representing the "A zone" or bullseye. Most shooting takes place at relatively close distances, with rare shots out to 50 meters. Hitting a 15-centimeter zone might seem easy to an experienced pistol shooter, but in IPSC only full power handguns are used (9mm or larger).
Mastering a full power handgun is considerably more difficult than shooting a light recoiling target pistol, especially when the competitor is trying to go as fast as possible. Time is a key factor. Target points are divided by the time taken to achieve them, adding to the challenge.
Handgun shooters may enter one of five different Divisions depending on the style of firearm used.
Shooting all the IPSC disciplines can be seen as the pinnacle of marksmanship and overall shooting skill.
IPSC Shotgun and Rifle disciplines are similar to Handgun but differ in many details. Only minor differences are found in the competition rules.
Although the roots of IPSC are martial in origin, IPSC shooting matured from those beginnings, just as karate, fencing, and archery developed from their origins.
Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) is a non-partisan, non-connected all-volunteer Political Action Committee organized to empower ‘all’ gun owners, outdoors enthusiasts and supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and Article 1 Section 21 and 25 of the PA Constitution with the tools and information necessary to protect freedom from transgression. FOAC was formed shortly after the City of Pittsburgh's illegal gun and ammunition ban of 1993. This was an active year for gun legislation in Pennsylvania (Act 84 of 1994-HB 185 the preemption law, Casey's gun ban) and the United States (Brady Bill, Assault Weapons Ban...). A number of those who fought the Pittsburgh gun ban realized that a more politically active role was necessary if we were to keep and protect our rights. FOAC became a formal statewide Political Action Committee in early 1994.
We vigorously oppose legislators who want to restrict the legitimate use of firearms, including personal and property protection as guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We accomplish these goals by monitoring and reviewing legislative initiatives and voting records of elected officials. This information is shared with interested parties, such as County Sportsmen’s Leagues, the PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Unified Sportsmen of PA, the Eastern Firearms Coalition, the Concerned Gun Owners of PA, PA Gun Owners Association, PA State Camp Lessees Association and other interested organizations at both the state and county level.
The FOAC process is specific and thorough as well as determined by our bylaws and member directive. FOAC is a member driven organization. Our members are active and well informed on political issues at both a state and federal level. Legislators and candidates are welcome to attend our meetings and state their case as well as to answer questions directed to them from our members. A vote on endorsing major candidates is always taken of the members after debate and review of the analysis of the candidate’s completed questionnaire; and debate is and has been very dynamic. Endorsement by FOAC entails the active involvement of our members’ time and resources, personal as well as organizational, as well as extending our reputation to that candidate as one who can be supported because his/her philosophy and/or record show a dedication to our rights and heritage. Candidates for statewide office are evaluated every election cycle. These evaluations are then placed on an FOAC voter guide and distributed throughout the region.
Unlike many organizations, we recommend that you never, ever vote for the "lesser of two evils." If we cannot make a good recommendation, then we simply do not make a recommendation for that race. When you see a particular office without a name (or unsuitable candidate) on our list, then either we felt none of the candidates were worth our recommendation or we were unable to obtain the information needed to make a recommendation.
Our philosophy is summarized as follows: In a free society, no citizen should ever have to justify the assertion of a fundamental right. Indeed, unless there is a compelling reason, government should never inhibit the exercise of privilege either. A very general premise is that the best government is the least government.
“When the government is not properly enforcing the laws to curtail violent crime that already exist, it is wrong to place additional restrictions on the law-abiding to accomplish the same purpose.”
License to carry
PAFOA DATES (Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association)
January 1, 2021
February 20, 2021
April 17, 2021
June 19, 2021
August 21, 2021
October 16, 2021
The Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association is a grass-roots non-profit organization created with the goal of preserving the individual right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by Article 1, Section 21 of Pennsylvania Constitution and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association firmly believes that the individual's right to keep and bear arms is the most basic human right of a self-reliant and free society.
Whether one's reason for owning a firearm is hunting, self-defense, recreation, competition, collection, or any other peaceful reason the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association fully supports that choice.
For more than 100 years, the Game Commission has managed the Commonwealth's wildlife resources for all Pennsylvanians. With the help of more than 700 full-time employees and thousands of part-timers and volunteers, the agency provides a host of benefits to wildlife, state residents, and visitors.
In the late 1800s, however, wildlife was dwindling as a result of deforestation, pollution, and unregulated hunting and trapping. From this dark period emerged the Game Commission, created by the state Legislature to protect and conserve wildlife, which was then commonly referred to as "game." The wildlife diversity we enjoy today is largely due to the agency's progressive, scientifically-based wildlife management programs and support from countless Pennsylvanians and outdoors organizations.
Funded primarily by hunting and furtaker license sales; State Game Lands timber, mineral, and oil/gas revenues; and a federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition; the Commission is almost entirely supported by hunters and trappers, or assets that have been procured with license dollars. The Commission does not receive state General Fund appropriations. More than half its annual revenue comes from license sales, a relatively fixed income source. License fees cannot be increased without approval of the General Assembly, and fee increases have historically come only about every 10 years.
Second Amendment Info
Here is the link for the petition to have the wording changed on the White House's description of the Bill of Rights:
Skeet practice is Saturday mornings at 10 AM (same as trap practice) Of course, members are still free to shoot skeet whenever they like after having the skeet orientation. Saturday morning skeet is open to the public.
Kenny Riddile email@example.com
Trap practice is Saturday with set up at 9:30 AM and shooting starting at 10:00 AM. Practice continues until everyone decides they have had enough. Trap practice is open to the public and held year round weather permitting (25 degrees and rising at 10 AM and no steady rain). All level of shooters are welcome from those who have never shot to experienced shooters. All you need is a shotgun – 12,16 or 20 gauge with a modified or tighter choke and #7.5 or # 8 shot shells.
Jack Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
At Pitcairn-Monroeville we have some of the best trap facilities in the area. We have 4 working traps. Traps 3 and 4 are available to the members for practice any time after an orientation. Orientation is at 9:00 when we set up on the first Saturday of the month. Please contact me at email@example.com if you want an orientation. Orientation requires shooting one round of trap.
Trap practice is at 10:00 Saturday mornings where we have a good turnout. Practice is held year-round weather permitting (25 degrees and rising and no pouring rain). It is open to the public and we have had shooters from as far away as Columbia as well as shooters from Pitt and Carnegie-Mellon. We welcome beginners and do have guns and ammunition available if you want to try it. It is more fun than punching paper. We have both men and women shooters. If you have a shotgun, bring it out to try. The choke should be Modified or Full. If you don’t know, bring what you have, and we will help you. Shotgun shells for trap should be 7.5 or 8 shot. Trap costs $4.00 per round of 25 and shells are $7.50 per 25 at the club (Usually less at a store). Don’t buy a gun before you try trap if you don’t have one. I or someone will let you use one if you have factory 12 gage target shells. After you try guns and see what you like and what works you can buy one. Come out Saturdays and try it. I did that 40 years ago and am still doing it.
I would like to recognize the people that help keep the trap program going. Walt Ketchel, and Vince Delcorso cut the grass and keep the trap ranges looking good and help in many ways. Paul Bauer and I try to keep the equipment in order and run the practice and league. Several of us and others are there on Saturdays to practice and work with shooters. We can always use more help. Trap 2 is a wobble trap which can have targets that vary up and down as well as side to side. We often open two traps for practice: We shoot mostly 16 yard and, also wobble and handicap.
Problems and Questions
If you have trouble with one of the traps or have questions about trap, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Bauer email@example.com
USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association)
The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) is the national governing body of practical shooting in the United States under the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). Our over 31,000 active members and over 440 affiliated clubs makes USPSA the largest practical shooting organization in the United States and the second largest region within IPSC after the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting. USPSA publishes a member magazine called Front Sight six times a year.
USPSA will have practice every Thursday from 5PM - 7PM
Indoor or Outdoor Range (Weather Permitting)
Club Contact Information
Event Contact Information
First Gun 9:00 AM, $20.00; Second Gun directly following the completion of the AM run, $10.00.
Club Code: WPA12
How to Become A Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor
Pass On The Tradition
The Game Commission is seeking knowledgeable and experienced individuals to teach both basic
and advanced hunter education training programs. As a volunteer hunter education instructor,
you'll be teaching students with an easy-to-use, standardized curriculum for which all teaching
aids and materials are provided. Courses average six hours for a classroom format and eight hours for a skills station format. Hunter Education Instructors must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Be part of hunter education's success!
Since 1959, Pennsylvania has conducted hunter education courses. The results of more than
five decades of training have been exceptional. With nearly 2 million students certified to date,
statistics show hunting fatalities and injuries from firearms have declined by more than 80 percent.
Hunter education is working and working well.
As an instructor, you'll enjoy: Sharing your love of the outdoors with the next generation,Serving your community, and. Promoting safe and responsible hunting and furtaking.
What Is The Commitment? As a volunteer hunter education instructor, you'll be teaching students with an easy-to-use, standardized curriculum for which all materials are provided. Classes average six to eight. hours and may take place over several days. Volunteer instructors should have the ability to give 12 to 16 hours each year. Annual instructor training events and the opportunity to
teach advanced classes, such as Successful Bowhunting and Successful Furtaking are also available.
What Are The Benefits?
As a hunter education instructor, you'll enjoy: Making new friends and hunting companions, Exposure to new experiences, Advanced training opportunities, Discount offers from industry leaders in hunting equipment, Complementary magazine subscriptions, and Enhanced instructional and communication skills.
Request a volunteer instructor application packet online or by calling the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Hunter-Trapper Education Division at 717-787-7015.
This link is the instructor application: https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/instructorapplicationrequest
Obtain your Pa "Work with children as a Volunteer" clearance FAQ sheet . This will explain the clearance process for our volunteers that work our events that are participated in by children.