<< Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

questions

June 4 2009 at 3:31 PM
No score for this post

martin  (Login josephthreedogs)

 
I've been away from the PPC game for a long time but plan on starting up again and have a few questions on equipment.
1, Is it legal to moonclip a gum for competition?
2, Would a CR-Speed holster be legal?
3, Where are matches being held in the Southwest, namely Nevada,Arizona, So. California and UTah?
4, What proof do you need to provide to show retired LE?
5, Where can my civilian friends shoot?

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
AuthorReply
PPC Ken
(no login)

Re: questions

No score for this post
June 10 2009, 2:07 PM 

Will try to answer some of your questions. As far as I know Moon-clips are legal. The CR holster is definitely legal for the open classes (as long as the trigger is COMPLETELY covered by the holster) not sure if ok for the duty/undercover guns. Probably ok for Distinguish pistol/revolver. Good luck on finding matches for your civilian buddies. I am a civilian - in the Kansas City area we have two matches a month open to civilians. I know Nebraska and St. Louis have PPC matches but they are closed to civilians - yet the organizers complain about lack of participation - go figure. The Rocky Mountain Nationals (sorta like a mini-NPSC) are being held at the Whittington Center (Raton, NM) in Mid-July. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful folks, and civilians are allowed. Whittington is probably closer to southern Utah for you than for me from KC. Good luck. ken

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

martin
(Login josephthreedogs)

Re: questions

No score for this post
June 10 2009, 2:23 PM 

Thanks for the reply, I was starting to wonder if anyonee was on this forum.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Larry45
(no login)

Matches in CA.

No score for this post
July 26 2009, 12:09 AM 

Check out the California Police pistol Association (CPPA) webite for their schedule.
Nevada Police/Fire games 8/16-17/09 I think those are the shooting dates.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Steve
(Login Sweetokole)

Might have fallen out of the same tree

No score for this post
November 27 2009, 1:53 PM 

Hi... I'm in Colorado and for the last couple of years I've been toying with the idea of getting back into PPC. I used to shoot with the HPD team out of Honolulu, Hawaii... last comp was Police Olympics in Las Vegas back in 19?? Anyway sounds like you're in the same boat with similar interest. I'm too old to do the "run and shoot" stuff like the young uns and I still have some of my equipment... so I'm looking for people with similar interest. Ping me at my email address if the spirit moves you.
Steve

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Larry45
(no login)

PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 1 2009, 10:37 AM 

LVMPD is now holding monthly PPC matches at their range.
www.nvpolicepistolassn.com for more info.
As far as civilian participation, the NRA is looking in that direction to breathe new life into the sport. Contact them and express your support.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
PPC ken
(no login)

Re: PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 1 2009, 2:38 PM 

For Steve and Larry - Gina Hernandez (our new PPC National Ladies Champ gina.hernandez@dhs.gov) a nice lady and very good shooter has been holding matches at the Whittington Center the last couple of years. Also, the Rocky Mountain Nationals are held there every summer in July - 4 days of shooting and about as much fun and shooting as I can stand. Robert Butler has been the contact for the RMN's but he has retired and I have lost his personal email. If anybody out there has it, please post. Over the past several years, several of ya'all from Colorado have posted looking for places to shoot PPC - get together and hold your own matches - they do not have to be sanctioned. We do that here in KC and get 20-25 shooters a month - with about 1/3 being women!

Larry - as far as NRA letting us civilians in, I cannot hold my breath that long. Have tried to talk with LEAD and that appears to be a dead end. Does not appear that NRA is trying to grow PPC as the numbers keep declining. Many PPC events other than "the big show" will allow civilians to shoot. Our matches only have 2 or 3 LE - the rest are civilians. We keep trying. Good luck to you both.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Larry45
(no login)

Re: PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 2 2009, 1:10 PM 

Thanks Ken, no reason the NRA couldn't make a civilian division for PPC for crying out loud.
Maybe we should ask the membership how they feel about the idea. Las Vegas police and fire games lets civilian employees of PD and FD's shoot, that's a start. Of course I'm the fireman that shoots sad.gif But as an Arson Inv. I get to play both sides of the fence.
Maybe the CPPA might step up. Of course cops always run the risk of being out shot by the civilians and I suspect that's why the NRA has protected the sport. Just look at the growth spurt when semi-autos were recognized. Revolvers are dying out but I see new semi-auto participants,especially in Distinguished and Service.
I'll keep up the pressure, I think it's worthwhile, otherwise PPC is doomed in the next decade or so I'm afraid or it will be strictly a Border/Highway Patrol event...lol

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
PPC Ken
(no login)

Re: PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 2 2009, 2:12 PM 

Larry, you know, I have to give those LE that I have shot with/against all the credit in the world. I have NEVER been made to feel like it was a them vs. us thing. People like John Poole, Jeff Morrison, Gina Hernandez and Robert Vadez have helped me more than I think they realize and I never felt like I was putting them out by asking questions. And although I will never be able to shoot like them (it's an age thing), they all have helped me "step up my game".

My biggest thanks have to go to Dorcia Meador who really made me feel welcome when I stopped by the Rocky Mtn. Nat's in 2004 when I was just looking around Whittington. She took some time with me and actually encouraged this civilian to come play with them - I have shot there every summer since. ken


 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Steve
(Login Sweetokole)

PPC Interest

No score for this post
December 3 2009, 2:15 AM 

Just want to thank you all for the information... sounds like other that attending the RM nationals once a year, we will have to do our own thing. I might try contacting LVPD and see if they will let me in since I shot in their olympics that one year.

Thanks again and if you come up with any other ideas or hear from anyone here in CO that would like to get together... please let me know.

Steve

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Steve
(Login Sweetokole)

Contact info for Robert Butler

No score for this post
December 3 2009, 2:15 PM 

Ken... used the contact phone no. you posted last year and it still works

1-210-885-7230 Cell Phone

Just got off the phone w/him and he gave me a CO contact to call.
Thanks

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
Espen
(Login EspenH)

Re: PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 11 2009, 12:27 PM 

Just a tiny question about civilians an PPC.
Here in Europe PPC is expanding, not slowly dying. The reason I guess, is that we don't ask people about their occupation before they enter the line.
Would it be possible, or at least giving it a thought, to put together your own federation and join WA1500, with the rest of us?
Giving access to more shooters shouldn't hurt the sport, and with more activity NRA might see the light.
Our rules are a tiny bit different, but it's still fun.
Keep in mind that i have no idea if there is some kind of ownership to PPC by NRA.
Anyway, every European i know, regardless of occupation, has always been welcome too participate in your local matches. Likewise you're all welcome over here.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
PPC Ken
(no login)

Re: PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 11 2009, 2:08 PM 

Thanks for the post - I will send more later.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
JP
(no login)

Re: PPC in Las Vegas

No score for this post
December 12 2009, 12:25 AM 

Ok just had to respond to the Civilian shooter issue. Please give the NRA,and LEAD a little break. NRA and most PPC shooters would welcome anyone to compete in PPC match's.However there are two issues with civilian shooters. First PPC stands for Practical Police Combat, started by Police for police. This classification was and currently is limited to LE and recently including Military Police Personnel. Firearm training for Law Enforcement officers did not exist in many Departments at that time and PPC was a means of training Officers to be more proficient with their handguns. Secondly Many Municipal,County,State and Federal Agencys began to build Ranges suited for PPC match's.These same Agencys allow sworn Personell only on these ranges due to Liability issues(THANK YOU ATTORNEYS AND INSURANCE COMPANYS). NRA and LE officers put on the Rocky Mountain Match's and all the Ranges at that Facility are NRA owned and Civilians are welcomed to shoot there.So please don't blame NRA or PPC shooters for this situation. I can only speak for myself but I believe my fellow shooters like Phil Hemphill, Robert Vadez,Gena Hernandez,Clay Tippet,John Pride,and many others are not affraid to be beaten by Civilian Competitors, we welcome the challenge.So please check with PPC match sponsors to see if Civilians can comptete on there range.I believe The Chabot Regional Shooting Ranges in California (BAY AREA) still have monthly PPC match's that include Civilian competitors. I hope to see you on the range! JP

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
 
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  
Find more forums on Law EnforcementCreate your own forum at Network54
 Copyright © 1999-2017 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement