The Deadwood Boys Low Light Match is Southern California’s premier low-light match held at the California Tactical Academy (www.californiatacticalacademy.com) in Piru, CA – just a short drive away from LA and Ventura. This match will feature six stages that will test your shooting skills in a low-to-no light environment. Whether you are shooting your home defense gun or your PCC, this match will provide you a fun and challenging environment that you won’t find anywhere else. This event is not for beginner shooters, so a current USPSA membership and classification or pre-approval by the MD will be required. On-site registration for the match opens at 1630, a mandatory shooters meeting will take place at 1800, and shooting will start at 1815. We will be BBQing hamburgers and hot dogs, and we will have sodas and water as well. This match is strictly limited to 60 shooters, so make sure to sign up early.
Targets include USPSA Metric and Classic targets as well as Pepper Poppers, US Poppers, Plate Racks, Texas Stars, and Knock-Over steel targets. All shooters will start from the low-ready position (stock on belt/muzzle downrange for PCC) with lights on. If you do not have a light-bearing holster, you may bring your pistol to the line in a bag or attach your weapon light at the “Make Ready” command.
All you need is you, your pistol or PCC, a good light (either handheld or weapon-mounted), enough magazines for 30-40 rounds per stage, and ammunition for the day. Round count will be around 225 rounds total. Match fees for the event will be $50 (which includes dinner and chem lights) and must be paid in advance on the CTA website or at the public range on your way in. All shooters must stop at the public range to sign the range waiver before competing in the event.
All long guns must have a safety/chamber flag installed when not on the line.
All long guns must be bagged or cased when transported between your car to the stages as well as between stages.
All competitors must have two (2) marker lights on their person at all times. We will provide Chem lights to all competitors.
Pistol – Handheld Light
Pistol – Weapon-Mounted Light (10 RD)
Pistol – Weapon-Mounted Light
Pistol – Weapon-Mounted Light/Laser/RDS
Scoring is basic Time-Plus with stage points. All USPSA paper targets require one “A or B” hit or two hits anywhere else to neutralize. All steel targets must fall. Penalties are assessed for a single “C” or “D” zone hit (+5s), no-shoot hits – max 2 per target (+5s), failure to neutralize (target engaged-no hits) (+10s), and failure to engage (+15s).