Otero Practical Shooting Association

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Monthly Newsletter and Match Scores

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Scores from our Monthly Matches

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Member News


The Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for October 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Pizza Patio on First Street. We have our meeting room, a nice facility, from 5:30 onward to permit members to order early from a great menu. There should be enough space for a large group.  All members are welcome to attend.

Our new and not-so-new club officers:

President: Stan Rzeszutek
Vice President:Dave Moore
Secretary: Dianne Jensen
Treasurer: Pedro Breitbach
Cowboy Coord.: Butch Rials
22 Coord.: Brad Jensen
Silhouette Coord.: Larry Daniels
IPSC Coord.: Diana Driscoll



A special THANKS to all those, past and present, that donate their time to OPSA. Without their devotion we would not have one of the best and most active clubs in the state.

Wild West Match

Due to OPSA not being affiliated with SASS we have changed our CAS matches to Wild West Shoots. These are practice sessions for our shooters that may want to visit other clubs and participate in SASS sanctioned matches. We will post "scores" so you can see how you compare to other players. Range fees still apply even if you have an annual pass that should be honored. More to come on that topic! In May we will have a Mano y Mano shoot off after our practice session. That will be a normal 4 stage practice and a double elimination person vs. person shoot off. Probably a 5 shot pistol (expect a Texas Star) and 7 round rifle (maybe another Texas Star and stop plate). 100 rds pistol and rifle should be plenty and a normal 25 rds of shotgun. Bring an extra 25 rds of shotgun we might include that in Mano y Mano.

If ya gotta miss, miss fast,

Saguaro Sam


October 2018


Thanks to everyone that came out for the October Charity Match.  OPSA matched the donations made by everyone to Thrive.  There was also a glitch with the scoring pads we are using now. We apologize to squad one.  We're going through a learning curve and will try our best not to have it happen again. 

22 Action Match / 22 Palma/F-Class Match

February 2019

There were eleven shooters Saturday for the Action Match with Butch taking the top spot. Stan won the mano a mano.

The .22 Palma/F-class/Smallbore will be discontinued. Just not enough participation. We will no longer hold it anymore.

Thank you.


Remember: 4th Saturday - 0830 hrs is Action Match
4th Sunday - 1300 hrs is 'F'/Palma - Now being held at the Roadrunner Trap Club.

For .22 National Match:

We shoot the 80 round course of fire. 20rnds slow fire standing, 2 stages of rapid sitting, 2 stages rapid prone ending with 20rnds slow fire prone. 80 rounds/800 point possible. Be sure to bring 2 boxes of ammo.

For .22 Palma / F - Class at 100 yds:

Palma is shot prone with a sling, F-Class is prone using a rest or bipod.

We shoot a total of 75 rounds plus sighters. 15 rounds for score at the simulated 800 yd target. Then we shoot the 900 yd simulated target twice and score the best target. We repeat on the 1000yd simulated targets. We only score 45 shots; 15 from the 800, the best 15 from the 900 and the best 15 from the 1000yd targets.

For Action:

Factory class: We shoot 4 stages using 15 rounds per stage, five from your pistol, and ten from a rifle at whatever targets I can dream up. Everything is timed; more time is added for each miss, time is taken off for each bonus hit. The most fun you can have for $5 bucks.

Open class: Essentially open class allows you to shoot until you are satisfied with the results. Same targets as the Factory class but you can use high capacity mags, mag changes anything goes. Total time and anything left standing is counted against you for score.


The silhouette match has been cancelled.

Larry and Stan
Silhouette Rules


Cowboy Action

Ruidoso Gun Club has a cowboy action match, on the 2nd Sat of the month. 0830 sign up.

Ft Bliss Rod and Gun Club (El Paso) holds a cowboy action match on the first Sunday of the month.

Gila Rangers has a cowboy action shoot on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

Truth or Consequences has a cowboy shoot on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Carlsbad has a cowboy shoot on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Magdalena has a new club. They shoot on the third Saturday of each month. They shoot at 1 PM. For the location you will have to contact someone there.

IPSC Matches

El Paso - Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club holds an IPSC match on the second Saturday of the month.  Fort Bliss IPSC

Albuquerque - Rio Grande Practical Shooting Club holds an IPSC match the first and third Saturday of each month. For more info:   Rio Grande Practical Shooters

The Zia Gun Club, in Albuquerque, shoots a variety of action type matches including 3 Gun, action handgun and revolver during each month.  Visit their web site at:  Zia

Las Cruces is now shooting IPSC sanctioned matches on the first Saturday of the month at the Shooting Range just west of Las Cruces and shoots a Steel Challenge Match on the forth Saturday. For more info: Las Cruces IPSC

Carlsbad has an IPSC match on the 4th Saturday of the month. Carlsbad IPSC

Safety on the Range: Who is responsible for safety? YOU ARE! If someone says anything to you about something unsafe-don't take offense, it is for your safety as well as that of everyone else. It is better to maybe hurt your feelings than have anyone get injured.

Thank you to all those who help to advertise OPSA matches.