2020 Tentative Dates Jan 12th, Feb 9th, Mar 8th, Apr 12th, May 17th, Jun 14th, Jul 12th, Aug 9th, Sept 13th, Oct 11th, Nov 8th, Dec 13th

Minot Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) is an USPSA affiliated action pistol club. We are open to the public and you do not need to be a member of MRPC or USPSA to participate. NEW SHOOTERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

If you are tired of standing in one spot and just putting holes in paper, then this is the sport for you. There is no need to come and watch prior to your first match. Just come to our regular monthly match and we will give you an introduction to action pistol, safety, and shooting. Every month, many first-time participates get hooked on action pistol.

Bring your UNLOADED gun (in a bag or case), a holster, and a couple of magazines (with holders, if possible) and a Range Officer (RO) will explain where and when you may handle your firearm. You will be given a short range safety briefing and an introduction to the rules before the match started. 

Once the match begins, you will be guided by more experienced shooters.
Don’t worry about whether your firearm is suitable for USPSA – bring what you have. There is a division for almost any center fire pistol.

Notice From Match Director

ATTENTION SHOOTERS! 

Match Day Setup begins at 8:30am. The fun stages, that everyone likes to shoot, generally take quite a bit of setup time. We would like everyone to show up early to help, in any way you can, with setup. With more people helping, we don’t have to rush at the last minute in order to get everything finished by 10:00am. 

If you don’t know how you can help, DON’T be afraid to just ask when you check in. This is a volunteer sport and it is what you help make it.Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. The MRPC match staff and match directors look forward to seeing you at the range. 

Respectfully,
Wes Thomas III USPSA Representative

Match Day Schedule

8:30 AM  – Stage Preparation

The match stages are designed ahead of time, but are assembled the morning of the match. Volunteers are always welcome and make this task much easier. 

9:00 AM  – Registration

The match stages are designed ahead of time, but are assembled the morning of the match. Volunteers are always welcome and make this task much easier. 

9:50 AM  – New Shooters Safety Orientation

All shooters that have never participated in a USPSA match are required to attend this short safety briefing conducted by one of the Range Officers.

10:00 AM – Shooters Safety Meeting

The Match Director will give any final instructions related to the days match.

10:05 AM – Match Begins


3:00 PM   - Match Ends

Staying afterwards to help break down the stages and putting away stage props and equipment is very much appreciated and is part of this volunteer supported sport. Plus, we often go out for dinner afterwards!

Matches are held 8 to 10 timers per year.  Current please check the calendar for all upcoming matches.

Minot Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) is an IDPA affiliated defensive pistol club. We are open to the public and you do not need to be a member of MRPC or USPSA to participate. NEW SHOOTERS AND SPECTATORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

Bring your UNLOADED gun (in a bag or case), a holster, and a couple of magazines (with holders, if possible) and a Range Officer (RO) will explain where and when you may handle your firearm. You will be given a short range safety briefing and an introduction to the rules before the match started. 

About Multigun / 3-Gun

Multi-Gun is one of the newest and fastest growing competitions and it combines challenging shooting obstacle-course style scenarios with three firearms (handgun, rifle, and shotgun). Each target you miss (or fail to neutalize) and each "no shoot" target you accidentally shoot will result in a time penalty. The goal is to shoot the course of fire with perfect accuracy in the fastest time possible.

Minot Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) is considered an Outlaw Multi-Gun match.  Our matches are scored according to Time-Plus. We break up into squads under the direction of a Range Officer (RO), and each squad rotates through the stages until everyone has shot every stage.

We are open to the public. NEW SHOOTERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

Bring your UNLOADED firearms (in a bag or case), a holster, and a couple of magazines (with holders, if possible) and a Range Officer (RO) will explain where and when you may handle your firearm. You will be given a short range safety briefing and an introduction to the rules before the match started. Once the match begins, you will be guided by more experienced shooters.

Note From Match Directors

ATTENTION SHOOTERS! With all of the growth we’re seeing in our Match participation, it's important to have volunteers show up to help set-up and tear-down the stages.

Match Day Setup begins at 1:00pm the day BEFORE the match . The fun stages, that everyone likes to shoot, generally take quite a bit of setup time. We would like everyone to show up early to help, in any way you can, with setup. With more people helping, we don’t have to rush at the last minute in order to get everything finished by 10:00am. If you don’t know how you can help, DON’T be afraid to just ask when you check in. This is a volunteer sport and it is what you help make it. For those individuals that help with set-up, you get a reduced match fee, PLUS get to see that stages beforehand.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. The MRPC match staff and match directors look forward to seeing you at the range.

Getting Started

To get started, all you really need to do it show up! If you don't have all the gear you need, contact us prior to a match and we will make sure we have enough gear for you

The basic gear you need to bring with you is:

The basic gear you need to bring with you is:
  • 9mm or Larger Pistol
  • Belt and Holster
  • 2 Magazines for Rifle
  • Shotshell Carrier
  • Eye Protection
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • AR Style Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Ammunition
  • Ear Protection
Niceties to have:   
  • Water
  • Bug Spray
  • Chair
  • Sun Tan Lotion
  • Snacks

Match Day Schedule

1:00 PM Day Before the Match  – Stage Preparation

The match stages are designed ahead of time, but are assembled the day before the match. Volunteers are always welcome and make this task much easier. Plus, volunteeers shoot the match at a reduced fee.

8:00 AM  – Match Preparation

The final touches are added to the stages. Volunteers are also needed during this time.

8:00 AM  – Match Registration

Registration information includes division and class you will be shooting. But don’t worry if you don’t know all the information. Range Officers are on-hand to assist.

9:50 AM  – New Shooters Safety Orientation

All shooters that have never participated in a USPSA match are required to attend this short safety briefing conducted by one of the Range Officers.

10:00 AM – Shooters Safety Meeting

The Match Director will give any final instructions related to the days match.

10:05 AM – Match Begins

5:00 PM   - Match Ends

Staying afterwards to help break down the stages and putting away stage props and equipment is very much appreciated and is part of this volunteer supported sport. Plus, we often go out for dinner afterwards!

Cowboy action shooting is not only a shooting copetition, but also an atmosphere where shooters cn re-live their favorite TV westerns and portray a persona from the actual West.  About a hundred years after that famous gunfight at the OK Corral, SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) introduced cowboy action Shooting.  It began in 1981 as an idea, and blossomed to what we have today.  Men and women are dressed in 1880's costume as cowboys, native Americans, soldiers, gamblers, saloon girls, and many other characters from the old west.

Each shooter adopts an alias that i registered and protected by SASS.  This alias allows you to build or rebuild teh character that you would like to portray. 

In cowboy action shooting all guns must be SASS approved and pre-1899 in design.  You will need two single action revolver handguns; a rifle or carbine usally a lever action, in a pistol caliber.  It's a good idea to have it in the same caliber as your revolver.  Shotguns may be a ouble barrel, or a pump with an external hammer.  keep in mind, if the double barrel has automatic ejectors they must be disabled.

A match consists of a series of stages which are timeed separately.  Each missed target is a five second penalty.  There are also additional penalties if you fail to follow instructions or do something which may be unsafe.  Safety is always the most important item in Cowboy Action Shooting.

At some of the competitions your times are simply added at the end, and the fastest time wins.  At most SASS recognized events; a system called Rank Scoring is used.  In each stage you are given rank points for your place of finish.  The first shooter gets one rank point, the second gets two, and so on.  The rank points are totalled at the end of the match, and the shooter with the least rank points wins.  Rank points can, and often do have a different outcome than total time. 

We'll keep you all posted if youre interested in learning more about this fun sport, or if you would like to consider participating in a match at other clubs in North Dakota.  Drop Doc an emule at the adress below for more information.

Light Rifle is Tuesday nights on the indoor range October through April of each year, and utilizes a standard NRA A32 target.  Our program is based on the NRA National Light Rifle Program, and the primary goal is to provide a relaxed competitive atmospher and comraderie.  

Equipment used is very simple, a standard 22 LR rifle capable of loading one round at a time, with a gross weight of 8.5lbs or less, and a minimum 2 pound trigger pull.   Shooting shirts may be worn, but stiff canvas jackets, shooting gloves etc are not allowed in competition.  Any type of site is permitted, and magazines may be used to load rounds.

Silhouette is run right along side the Light Rifle activities, and  is shot on the TQ14 target, consisting of 5 each chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams.

Equipment is exactly the same as Light Rifle, and we invite you to come out and give both a try.  Just dust off that old 22 and join us at the range on Tuesdays.

Buffalo Shooting is a new shooting discipline which closely matches the Quigley match held at Forsyth Montana. 

We have various shaped and sized targets set at 200 yards shot off hand, 300-400-500-600 and 725 yards shot off cross sticks. They are shot with single shot rifles  in calibers ranging from 38-55 to 50-140. We also have targets for pistol caliber lever action rifle in different shapes and sizes from 50 to 200 yards.

 Only open sights and Malcolm style scopes are allowed on rolling block, falling block and trap door rifles.

You can use smokeless, black powder, and substitutes but all bullets must be of lead, no jacketed ammo. Each target is shot 8 rounds each for a total of 48. You also get to practice from 8am to 10 am for sight-in.

Matches start at 10am.

For further info call Dave at 701-833-4282

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