Shooting Events

About Jefferson State Shooting Association

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3 Guns

As the name implies, multigun competition is the use of rifle, pistol and shotgun in various combinations (or alone) to engage targets as directed by stage description. Rifles are used anywhere out to 300 yards. Shotguns are used primarily with bird shot to engage steel or clay fliers, but may be charged with slugs to shoot cardboard. Handguns are also used on cardboard and various steel targets.

Rifles are generally AR15 in .223 or some variant.

Shotguns include pump and auto. 12 Gauge being the most popular.

Handguns are generally semi auto in center fire calibers.

At the Sportsman’s Park we shoot multigun for fun and practice. Some may be training for a big match and others are simply out to have a good time. If a shooter shows up with guns that don’t match the above they will not be turned away.

Upcoming Event

Here is a link to view upcoming events schedule at Klamath Sportsman’s Park.

Bowling Pins

Bowling Pin matches began in 1975 when Richard Davis sponsored a handgun match using pins as reactive targets. Davis is the founder of Second Chance Body Armor, the first widely available ballistic vests for law enforcement. The first match was by invitation, the invitees being officers whose lives had been saved by Second Chance Body Armor.

The match grew over the years until it became an eight day affair with more than 500 entrants. Originally, five pins were placed on a table and the object was to remove all the pins from the table using a handgun. Now there are many variations on that idea with two tiered tables, eight and nine-pin events, and shotgun stages. Scoring is based on the time from the start signal until the last pin hits the ground. Sounds simple, and it is, until a pin falls over but does not leave the table. A pin wedged against the side wall of the table or a group of pins lying on the table is called ‘deadwood’. Just keep shooting, eventually they will fall off.

At JSSA we shoot the five-pin, two tiered tables with handguns and shotguns. We hold a major prize shoot in the spring. There are four classes of handguns; single action revolver, stock revolver, stock semi-auto pistol and open. There are two classes of shotgun; pump and semi-auto. We may have .22 rimfire handgun matches in the fall and winter. No special equipment or firearm is required although there are shooters who do have special purpose guns for the match.

As with all our matches, we welcome new shooters of all ages. The emphasis is on safety with fun being the important end result. Our Bowling Pin Chairman is Brent Glidden. He can be reached by email:

Here is a link to view upcoming events scheduled at Klamath Sportsman’s Park.

Cowboy Action Shooting

Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, lever action rifles, and side by side double barreled, pre-1899 pump, or lever action shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, Old West style.

Contestants shoot in several one-to-four gun stages (courses of fire) in which they engage reactive steel and cardboard silhouette targets. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed.

The truly unique aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, or Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly.

Cowboy Shooting events are held on the 2nd Sunday at 9:00 am and the 4th Saturday at 9:00 am each month at the Sportsman Park.

International Defensive Pistol Association

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive. JSSA started shooting IDPA in 1997. IDPA matches are held on the 4th Sunday of the month. For more information contact Jon McKellar(541) 891-4802 or

Here is a link to the International Defensive Pistol Association

International Practical Shooting Confederation

United States Practical Shooting Association

In 1976 an international group of enthusiasts, interested in what had become known as ‘combat shooting’, met in Columbia Missouri. From that meeting came the foundation of the International Practical Shooting Confederation. IPSC now consists of 82 Regions or chapters in 67 nations.

In 1984 the United States Practical Shooting Association was incorporated as the U.S. Region of IPSC. The USPSA headquarters is located in Sedro Woolley Washington.

Practical shooting measures one’s ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a full power handgun. The three elements; speed, power and accuracy form the three sides of the practical shooting triangle. By design, each match measures a shooter’s ability in all three areas. To test these abilities, shooters take on obstacle laden shooting courses, called stages, which require anywhere from six to thirty shots to complete. Competitors move, make speed re-loads, negotiate obstacles, and generally drive their guns through each of several stages as quickly as their skills will allow.

Safety is seriously emphasized. It may seem, to the uninitiated, that chaos reigns. In fact, the matches are governed by a very strict set of rules which are adhered to by all competitors under the supervision of trained Range Officers.

Shooters are ranked by performance and compete at the level at which they are ranked or classified. The classifications run from novice to Grand Master. So, while you will be amazed at the skills of a Grand Master and be shooting in the same match, you will be competing with others at your skill level. This holds true whether you are in a local match or competing in the USPSA Nationals or even the IPSC World Shoot.

We are thrilled that you are interested enough in Practical Shooting to explore how to best get started. You are about to take the first step on an exciting journey to a new world of safe, fair family fun with some of the greatest people you will ever know.

Contact Jake Nelson(email link for Jake Nelson) for more information about Practical Shooting. You may also want to check and

Sporting Clays

Sporting Clays is a formalized game of clay target shooting with variable stations and target presentations. It has a great variety of stations and target angles. Sporting Clays was designed to simulate hunting situations. Sporting Clays does not have standardized target presentations like Trap and Skeet. They vary from one range to another and often are changed within a single range. The Jefferson State Shooting Association offers Sporting Clays on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from May through September.

One Hundred clay targets are shot on a 10 station course. For more information contact Brian Vandepol (541) 883-3108.

Steel Challenge

JSSA regularly holds Steel Challenge matches. The Steel Challenge was conceived by Mike Dalton and Mike Fichman in 1981. There are several courses of fire in the Steel Challenge, most of them variations on a theme in which steel targets are shot at distances from 8 to 40 yards with a handgun. The courses of fire, or stages, are designed so that a six shot revolver can be a competitive firearm. Typically the shooter addresses each stage five times, the slowest time is discarded and the total for the best four runs is the score for the stage.

At the World Speed Shooting Championships conducted at Piru , California, the tournament consists of 7 stages. JSSA Steel matches are usually four or five stages. We sometimes hold matches restricted to .22 rimfire handguns or centerfire revolvers. When there is snow on the ground, the limited format eliminates picking up expended brass. Because most shooters do not have safe, competition style holsters for their .22s or revolvers, shooters start from a ‘low ready’ position. There can’t be a less expensive way to get started in competitive shooting. JSSA welcomes and encourages new shooters of all ages to participate.

The Chairperson for the Steel Challenge at JSSA is Charlie Halvorson (email link for Charlie Halvorson).

For stage discriptions and more;

High Power Rifle

Open to all shooters with semi-auto or bolt rifle configured with metallic open sights and capable of speed loading for rapid fire stages with stripper clips, enbloc or box magazines. High Power matches are typically divided into two classes. Service Rifles: AR15, M1A, M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield and 1917 Enfield and Match Rifle: Remington 40X, Winchester M70 and foreign rifles accurized with clip slots for rapid reloading. Calibers from .223 – 30-06. If you are unsure of your rifle bring it out for an evaluation.

Matches are conducted at 200 yards with reduced targets to simulate 300 and 600 yards.

    Course of Fire:

  • Standing – 10 or 20 rounds slow fire – 200 yards.
  • Sitting – 10 or 20 rounds rapid fire – 200 yards.
  • Prone – 10 or 20 rounds rapid fire – 300 yards.
  • Prone – 20 rounds slow fire – 600 yards
    Other Matches offered include:

  1. Service Rifle Steel – various ranges to 600yds.
  2. John C Garand Match – 200yds.
  3. Sporting Rifle – 200yds.
  4. Vintage Military Rifle – Various Ranges
  5. 300 Meter Metric Prone (reduced for 200yds)
  6. 3×600 yard Prone (reduced for 200yds)
  7. Time and Accuracy Bonus Matches
  8. A match of your suggestion

JSSA Youth Club

The Jefferson State Shooting Association Youth Club is off to a great start! Meets are the second and fourth Saturday of each Month at 9:30 AM at the Bill Scholtes Klamath Sportsman’s Park. Members must be grades K-12, have a joint membership to the JSSA and Klamath Sportsman’s Park, and a enthusiasm for shooting rifles, pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery! Archery will be shot at Susie’s Archery in Keno. No firearms or equipment is necessary; the club will provide many opportunities throughout the year! For more information, contact Katie at or 541-892-0958.

Upcoming Event

2014-2015 JSSA Youth Club Officers

  1. President Dillon Haskins
  2. Vice-President Jacob Buhrle
  3. Secretary Mackenzie Smith
  4. Treasurer Matt Osgood
  5. Historian Gabby Haskins

2014-2015 Supporters

  • Susie’s Archery
  • Bill Scholtes’ Klamath Sportsman’s Park
  • Plastic Recovery Systems
  • Native Run Fly Fishing
  • Cabela’s
  • Parker’s Rod & Guns
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Bill’s Upholstery
  • Millard Dentistry
  • DutchBros-Klamath Falls
  • Klamath Cowboy’s Association
  • Northwest Extreme Motorsports
  • Lithia Dealerships of Klamath Falls
  • Mia’s & Pia’s
  • Nana’s Needles & Pins
  • Roses are Red
  • The Edge Sharpening
  • Wingers’ Restaurant
  • Waffle Hut