ACTS February-April 2011

The American Confederation of Tactical Shooters Arizona division hosts monthly Rifle/Pistol Matches at the Pima Pistol Club on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

ACTS distinguishes itself from traditional action shooting sports in stage design.  The stages often incorporate physical challenges, awkward shooting positions, support side shooting, strong hand only shooting, and other elements that make it generally more challenging than traditional multi-gun shooting.

ACTS is one of the few venues where equipment really doesn’t matter.  People have won the match before with equipment as simple as Mini-14s and AK with Iron Sights.  In general I think running a red dot sight at ACTS is a distinct advantage given all the awkward firing positions.  Optics with magnification and limited eye relief are something I would generally view as a disadvantage for ACTS.  You will encounter limitations with equipment at ACTS matches that will not be found in traditional 3-Gun/Multi-gun.

The unique stages ACTS offers has resulted in ever increasing match attendance drawing in participants who are traditional action shooting competitors, students of tactical training schools, and military and law enforcement personnel.

2-19-2011 ACTS Tucson AZ

1st Place Overall and 1st Place Enhanced this month out of 40 shooters.
This month’s match gave the shooter choices on every stage. Generally they were between a physical challenge with easier shooting, or no physical challenge and more difficult shooting. I picked the physical challenges; my strategy + ongoing physical fitness routine paid off.

3-19-2011 ACTS Match Tucson, AZ.

2nd/46 overall. 1st Enhanced Division.

This month’s match was all support side shooting. I’m naturally a left handed shooter, so I shot all right handed.

4-16-2011 ACTS Match Tucson, AZ

1st place Open, and 1st/58 shooters over all this month

My rifle is a CMMG 14.5″ Midlength upper with permanent flash hider, Aimpoint T-1 Micro and Cav-Mfg furniture.

My pistol is a Glock 34 with Trijicon RMR installed by One Source Tactical

About SinistralRifleman

I've been competing in the action shooting sports since 2002. I believe competition shooting to be an excellent way to build gun handling and marksmanship skills and encourage all gun owners to seek out some form of competition shooting. Anyone can become reasonably good at it if they devote the time and resources to do so. Winning, while nice, need not be your goal; bettering yourself through the pursuit of excellence is something we all can achieve.
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