3rd person match video from a Practical Shooting competition using the United States Practical Shooting Association (US region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation) rule set. Each target has scoring zones worth up to 5 points. Steel targets are analog and worth 5 points. Misses (mikes), no shoots (white targets), and failure to engage (ignoring a target) are penalties and all worth -10 points.
Points are added up at the end of the stage then divided by the time it took to shoot those points (from starting beep to last shot) - this is your hit factor. Highest hit factor wins the stage and everyone else is assigned a percentage of the stage winner. Match points from the stage are awarded based on that percentage (e.g. if I shoot 75% on a 100 point stage I get 75 match points). Match points are totaled up from all the stages to determine a winner.
I shoot Production division - basically "stock" guns with a 10 round capacity limit. No single action triggers. Usually 9mm pistols
Limited are custom guns with iron sights. These are usually single action, have very large magazine wells and have as many rounds as you can stuff into a 140mm magazine. Usually 40 S&W pistols
Open are basically limited guns with a frame mounted red dot optic and a compensator and 170mm magazines. Usually 38 Super Comp or 9mm Major (9mm loaded WAY beyond safe pressure range typical of a 9mm cartridge. In production I shoot 124 grain projectiles moving 1060 FPS, that same projectile in 9mm major would be moving approximately 1,400 FPS - approx 40% faster.
Single Stack - 1911's with limited capacity based on caliber. Can be 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP
Carry Optics - Production Guns with a slide mounted optic and 140mm magazines - usually 9mm pistols.
Pistol Caliber Carbine - Usually 9mm
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