MVSA Action Shooting

Action Shooting at Mountain Valley Sportsman's Association

The MVSA Action Shooting Range includes a 10-bay range with an air conditioned building, pavilion and modern restrooms. There is a large covered bay and electricity at every other bay, allowing the use of large fans on hot summer days. Each bay has a covered staging area with target stands and sticks available for use. Shooters should plan to bring their own cardboard backers and targets. The Action range is primarily used for competition, such as International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) matches using their rules and guidelines; Multi-Gun (modern rifle, pistol, and shotgun) matches with specifically tailored rules; and for training.  MVSA Action Shooting encourages friendly competition, social comradery, and shooting skill development in an organized, safe format for pistol, rifle and shotgun shooters. 


On the far side of the property an extension of the Action Range is being developed with wooded shooting areas in small valleys and a new 100, 200, 300 and 400 Yard Range that is currently reserved for competition use only. 


Multi-Gun matches are held the first Saturday for six months, typically in the spring and fall. International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) matches are held the second Saturday of each month year-round, with additional night matches in summer and a major regional match held once a year. The Ladies on Target and Rimfire programs are also held on the Action Shooting Range. Precision large bore rifle matches are currently under development. These matches are free for MVSA members and $10 for non-members. Check the MVSA calendar for updated matches. 


MVSA’s Action Shooting range is used for scheduled training courses, including training and drills for local law enforcement agencies. Periodic courses for handgun and rifle marksmanship, such as Project Appleseed and defensive handgun classes, are offered. Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL) courses, by state-authorized instructors who are MVSA members, are also conducted. Check the MVSA calendar and e-mail notifications for public training opportunities. 


The Action Shooting range is open to all members seven days a week for practice when monthly matches are not in progress. Contact Ted Smethers, tsmethe@gmail.com (Hot Springs), or Randy Hitchcock, MVSAsec@gmail.com (Hot Springs Village), for more information about action shooting activities and events.

MVSA Action Shooting Video