What is PPC?

PPC stands for Precision Pistol Competition. PPC challenges a competitor to move from position to position while shooting for score, forcing the shooter to utilize precision, accuracy and concentration.

PPC as it’s known is a fairly new shooting sport open to anyone, Juniors, Ladies, and Men… young and not so young, that would enjoy marksmanship pistol shooting. This is a sport to enhance your pistol shooting accuracy only. It has no running, no jumping, and no speed shooting… it is one easy going sport!!

The C-27 target is used. This site is the shooting championships for the year 2000. PPC is a sport that develops an accurate aiming discipline and the fun of a sport in pistol marksmanship.

PPC classes are held on the range the first Sunday of each month, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost is $7.00 for members and associates; $10.00 for guest shooters.

The course of fire is shot from the 7 meter line to the 50 meter line in five match stages.

New shooters are welcome to come out and watch, or try, but don’t forget your binoculars.

The Sunday shoot is a combination teaching/shooting outing where everyone gets a handicap and tries out for prizes. Everyone is on an equal competition level, even though you may be a rank novice or a grand master shooter. I’ve seen first time shooters walk away with the first place for the day prize. So come on out and give it a try!

Basic Equipment:

Revolvers capable of chambering and firing standard 148 and 158 grain lead, 38 calibre loads are the common guns in PPC. Stock revolvers should have no external modifications, except for grips or stocks which may be modified or changed to fit the competitor’s hand. In the Open Class category, fixed or adjustable iron sights allowed. In the Unlimited Class optical or electronic sights are allowed.

Either hand loaded or factory loaded ammunition .32 calibre or larger may be used in revolvers. No magnum ammunition is allowed but all ammunition must produce sufficient velocity to pass through the target. For stock semi-auto pistol, ammunition must be loaded to equal the energy of factory ammunition.

The common firearm used for this competition is the Smith & Wesson.38 calibre K or L frame models outfitted with a heavy, after-market “bull barrel”. You will need 4 speedloaders either K or L type. 1or 2 pouch holders, empty brass bucket and a holster. Now you’re all set to shoot.

Course of Fire:

The standard PPC match is called the “1500 course”. One hundred and fifty rounds are fired. The highest possible score for each shot fired is 10 points for hitting the 10 ring, an oval that is four inches wide by 6 six inches high. The X-ring is used to break ties. It is two by three inches and also worth 10 points.

There is a nine ring, eight ring and seven ring in the target. The shooter gets no score, zero, for any hits out of the scoring ring areas.

Shooters fire from four distances, namely 7 meters, 15 meters, 25 meters and 50 meters, with all stages fired under time limits. Some ranges use audible starting signals and others use turning targets to start the time sequence.

Chairman: Robert Stoddart
Email: ppc@afgc.ca

11 December

December 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-12-11T15:30:29+00:00 December 11th, 2017|P.P.C.|0 Comments

The PPC sub club held their final two matches of the year the first Sunday of November and December. The November match had 5 shooters attending in 3 degree temperature and a wind chill of -4 degrees. The December 3 match had 10 shooters attending, one of which was a junior family member. This [...]

03 November

November 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-11-03T09:39:38+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on November 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

As per the October report, we had 8 shooters preparing preparing for the 41st Annual Vancouver Island PPC Championships. We had 10 Abbotsford PPC shooter attend the match, 3 less than last year. One of the missing shooters was Bob Steele who passed away suddenly early in September. Our shooters were able to capture [...]

03 October

October 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-10-03T08:40:15+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on October 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

Our monthly match was held on October 1, 2017. We had 7 shooters and a range officer. A number of our shooter were unable to attend as they were participants  in the toy run. This was an excellent practice to prepare us for the Vancouver Island Combat Championships to be held on October 7 [...]

12 September

September 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-09-12T08:38:23+00:00 September 12th, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on September 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

Our monthly match was held on September 3, 2017. We had a fair turnout of 8 shooters and a range officer considering this was a long weekend. Special thanks to Dave Mensour and the Law Enforcement Action Pistol Club of the Port Coq. & Dist. H & F Club for allowing us to shoot [...]

11 August

August 2017 PPC Subclub Report

By | 2017-08-11T08:45:24+00:00 August 11th, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on August 2017 PPC Subclub Report

The August 6 Championship Match, unfortunately had only a few shooters. At least 10 of the shooters were at the World Police and Fire Games in San Francisco and yours  truly, in bed with the flu. Everyone shooting had a great day. On the bright side, both Russell Sorsdahl and myself made the Governor's [...]

09 July

July 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-07-09T11:32:47+00:00 July 9th, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on July 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

Our most recent match was held on July 2, 2017. We had 7 shooters including a  Range Officer - Sunny and a bit windy. This was a good turnout considering this was the long weekend. This time, no one shot over 1500 with their handy cap. The Canadian Police Combat Association sanctioned match will [...]

06 June

June 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-06-06T09:15:33+00:00 June 6th, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on June 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

Our previous match was held on May 7, 2017. We had 10 shooters and a Range Officer. We enjoyed a cool day and a great practice. Our most recent match was held on June 4, 2017. We had 11 shooters and a Range Officer - Sunny and a bit windy. 4 of our shooter [...]

07 April

PPC Subclub Report April 2017

By | 2017-04-07T08:47:46+00:00 April 7th, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on PPC Subclub Report April 2017

This will be our 35th PPC year at AFGC. We are looking forward to many more. We had 12 shooter and a range officer on April 2, 2017. The weather was overcast but fortunately no rain fell when we were shooting. I am very sad to report that one of our most supportive shooters, Lorne [...]

13 January

PPC Subclub Report Nov/Dec/Jan

By | 2017-01-13T14:48:09+00:00 January 13th, 2017|P.P.C.|Comments Off on PPC Subclub Report Nov/Dec/Jan

November 2016 The match was held on November 6. We had 7 shooters and our chief Range Officer. The shooters had a great time. The weather was good. December 2016 The match was held on December 4, 2016. We had 6 shooters including a Range Officer. This was our year end PPC, Christmas turkey shoot [...]

14 October

PPC Sub Club Report October 2016

By | 2016-10-14T16:36:02+00:00 October 14th, 2016|P.P.C.|Comments Off on PPC Sub Club Report October 2016

The monthly PPC match held on October 2 with a reduced number of shooters, primarily due to some of our regular shooters involved in the annual charity motorcycle toy run. The weather was perfect for shooting and a last chance to hone our skills in preparation for the 40th Annual Vancouver Island PPC Championships held [...]

15 July

PPC Sub Club Report July 2016

By | 2016-08-05T09:43:14+00:00 July 15th, 2016|P.P.C.|Comments Off on PPC Sub Club Report July 2016

The PPC Sub Club held its monthly training/practice match on the first Sunday of the month with a turnout of 11 shooters. Two of the shooters shot their all-time best scores thanks to a bit of coaching over the last few months, and some dry firing at home as recommended.  Some of the hard core [...]

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