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

06 June

June 2017 PPC Sub Club Report

By | 2017-06-06T09:15:33+00:00 June 6th, 2017|P.P.C.|

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.|

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.|

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.|

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.|

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 [...]

10 June

PPC Sub Club Report June 2016

By | 2016-06-10T22:34:52+00:00 June 10th, 2016|P.P.C.|

The PPC Sub Club was honoured to co-sponsor the BC Sheriff Shooting Association Championships held the last weekend of May and despite completing the individual competition on the Saturday which was  the wettest day of the year and standing water on the range, the weather cleared up nicely for the skills competition held on the [...]

15 May

PPC Sub Club report May 2016

By | 2016-05-15T16:57:09+00:00 May 15th, 2016|P.P.C.|

Our monthly match was held on the first Sunday of the month with 10 competitors plus the range officer and a referee in preparation for our CPCA registered match to be held the first Sunday of August. The weather was perfect for shooting and made for a great day on the range. Club members who [...]

15 April

PPC sub club report April 2016

By | 2016-04-15T14:10:12+00:00 April 15th, 2016|P.P.C.|

The fair weather shooters are starting to emerge from their burrows as summer looms closer and closer. The April monthly training/practice match was held on the first Sunday and the weather cooperated making it an enjoyable day putting some rounds down range to clean the cobwebs out of the barrels. The CPCA registered match scheduled [...]

20 March

PPC Sub Club Year End Report

By | 2016-03-20T17:15:19+00:00 March 20th, 2016|P.P.C.|

The 2015 shooting season came to a close with our turkey match held on the first Sunday of December with 13 shooters attending, including one shooter from Montreal, who is well known to our members, and was in town visiting family for the holiday season.  This match brings our 32nd year of continuous monthly PPC [...]

18 January

PPC Sub Club Report January 2016

By | 2016-01-18T09:13:30+00:00 January 18th, 2016|P.P.C.|

The 2015 shooting season came to a close with our turkey match held on the first Sunday of December with 13 shooters attending, including one shooter from Montreal, who is well known to our members, and was in town visiting family for the holiday season. This match brings our 32nd year of continuous monthly PPC matches. It has [...]

06 November

PPC Sub Club Report November 2015

By | 2015-11-06T13:45:58+00:00 November 6th, 2015|P.P.C.|

The PPC Sub Club held its monthly matches through August, September, October and November with the August match being a nationally registered competition. We have had excellent turnouts with up to 15 competitors at a match. 6 of our shooters who are with the BC Sheriffs attended the World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax Virginia brining home [...]

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