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Welcome to the LC&SA Pistol Skill builder. All shooters from beginners to experienced are welcome . Both members and non-members can join us. We meet the second and fourth Wednesdays from April through September. Sign-in is at 4:30 p.m. at the pistol range. Both new and experienced shooters are invited. We encouraged to bring your spouse, neighbor, and/or a friend.

If you plan to join us please visit our calendar ahead of time and sign up through the event so we can plan for how many people will be attending. 

Handgun Skills Development

 If this is your first time and you want to learn safe handling skills we will have an intro class set up. We will teach you how properly shoot on a line with other people. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use that first pistol you just bought!

Instruction will be given to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Chamber and Magazine Checks
  • Safely Loading and Unloading
  • Stance, Presentation from the Holster, Proper Grip, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Press, Follow Through, and Safely Reholstering a Loaded Handgun
  • Tactical and Emergency Reloads
  • Malfunction Clearing


IDPA abbreviated Intro Class

This year we will be offer an abbreviated IDPA class at the same times as the pistol league. Class is limited to the first 6 shooters that register ahead of time. We will cover rules, equipment and safety while on an actual IDPA stage. Equipment needed 9mm hand gun or larger, strong side holster, 3 Magazines and holder. 50 rounds min. eyes and ears.

Cost: $5.00 

3 gun Practice

This year we are introducing a 3-gun practice. We will set up 1 stage for handgun, rifle and shotgun. If you don’t have guns some maybe available from other shooters to borrow.. this will be a great way to see what three gun is about.

Cost: $5:00


50 Round Course of Fire

The Pistol Skill builder at LC&SA is intended for shooters who wish to become more proficient with their handguns. Courses of fire are made up of a number of ‘strings’ requiring 8 to 18 rounds to be fired. The strings of fire involve engaging silhouette targets from close range (as close as 2 yards) to typical defensive shooting distances of up to 15 yards and include strong-hand only, support-hand only, and various firing positions, including firing from behind cover. All strings of fire are timed. 3 magazines are recommended. Revolver shooters are welcome also. 

Those who have completed the Pistol Skill builder Course of Fire may participate in the Practical Stage. The Practical Stage will involve applying the skills learned in the Pistol League in a practical exercise. Shooters will engage up to nine IDPA targets while using cover, tactical movement, and proper reloads. IDPA scoring will be used. 

With our current ammunition situation we will be running this portion as two 25 round course of fire for those who want to conserve their supply. We will fire the first 25 round and for those who wish to continue the second 25 round will be the same as the first except in reverse order.


General LC & SA Range Rules

We run a ‘cold’ range. This means firearms remain unloaded until instructed to load on the firing line. When you arrive, holster your empty firearm at the designated SAFE AREA. Do not touch your firearm again until you are on the firing line and instructed to ‘Load and Make Ready’. You may load magazines/speed loaders at benches located away form the Safe Area.

NRA and LC&SA safety rules are followed at all times:

Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction

Always keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use (until instructed to load and make ready)

Always keep your finger out of the trigger guard until ready to shoot (your sights are on the target)

Equipment Needed

Handgun with a 6+ shot capacity suitable for personal protection, Strong side holster

Minimum of 3 speed loaders or magazines, mag holders are recommended

Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Hat

50+ rounds of ammunition for each string you plan to shoot (plus a minimum 18 rounds for the practical stage)

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

LC & SA Pistol League Contacts

John Fillion 

Mike Knieper 

Dave Johnson