Action Shooting Match

Welcome to Charlotte’s Action Shooting Match at CSA Guns!

Looking for a fun way to enhance your current skill set? Join us for friendly competition where you will learn to shoot in a variety of situations. Bring your favorite pistol and have some fun!

*All Events require prior online registration at least 24 hours in advance.

Firearm Type: Handgun | Skill Level: Intermediate Location: Charlotte, NC | Cost: $20/person ($18/person for members)

*If you have not fired a pistol before, we recommend you first take one of our introductory classes: Give It A Shot or the First Steps and First Shots Classes before joining an Action Shooting Match Event.


Action Shooting Match in Charlotte, NC


Action Shooting Match events are for experienced shooters at all ages, from Seniors to Juniors at every skill level who are interested in fun competition. You can compete with people of your skill level due to the classification system with standardized classifier stages that will grade you based on speed and accuracy. CSA Guns RSOs are available to help you with the details to get you started.

“Excellent action pistol competition, professionally run, and excellent safety maintained at all times. Most shooters were friendly, some very friendly. I felt totally welcome. I don’t have the rifle skills as I have pistol skills but with the training and what I learned in pistol, I plan to come for the rifle competition. Either way, I will be back! I felt most welcome.”

– Jamie P.


Your division will be determined based on what gun you are using. Once you’re on the range, it’s all about the best combination of speed and accuracy on a mixed paper and steel targets under the direction and supervision of certified Range Safety Officers. RSOs are there to help and maintain the flawless safety record of CSA.




To get started, you will need:

  • – Center fire handgun 9mm or larger. Back Up Gun (BUG) division is .380 or larger.
  • – A good holster. Must be appendix, a strong side hip holster worn inside or outside the waist band.
    • – Kydex or plastic type is preferred.
    • – No one-size-fits many nylon holsters, race holsters, cross-draw, shoulder holsters, small of the back.
  • – A good belt
  • – A cover garment. It can be a vest, light jacket etc.
  • – 3 magazines (minimum)
  • – Magazine pouches that hold at least two mags.
  • – 100 rounds minimum
  • – Eye and ear protection. Hard shell or custom molded ear protection only.
    • – *Available for purchase in the CSA range or store.

*If you have not already completed the registration process, please arrive a little early to do so. You may stop by CSA Guns any time prior to the match to complete registration.



  • – Shooter’s briefing will start promptly at 5:00 pm with the match starting shortly afterward.
  • – Modified CSA Guns Range rules will apply. All shooters will be briefed on these rules prior to the first shot being fired.


  • – Complete and Sign Liability Waiver Agreement
  • – Watch the CSA safety video prior to being permitted to shoot the match


  • – Modified USPSA scoring will apply. However, there will be accommodations in place for those whose firearms or gear that don’t exactly comply with established divisions.
  • – Please arrive on time and ready to go, the sooner we get started, the more we can shoot.
  • – If you haven’t shot a USPSA-type match before, please visit their website at for more information and the complete set of rules.
  • – Hand loads will be allowed assuming the loads are not otherwise restricted.
  • – *No steel core, tracers, incendiary or fully exposed lead ammo is permitted for use on the range.

FEE: $20.00

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced shooters at all ages, from Seniors to Juniors

AGE:  18+


Additional Info

Action Shooting matches have provided a test bed for equipment and techniques, many of which are now the standard for police and military training. Some of the Action Shooting top competitors are regularly employed as trainers for elite police and military units. Today, Action Shooting matches are conducted every week by the nearly 400 affiliated ranges all over the United States. For most people, practical shooting is pure sport conducted with little or no thought of the self-defense aspect of firearms use.

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