The 2018 Pro Am Shooting Championship
In the early 1990s, the Pistol Pro Am was created by Yank Price with the idea of being the most spectator and television friendly, shooting sport around. The original concept was simple, based on a limited shooting time, or par time. Two decades later, the Pro Am Shooting continues to follow that same concept, and it’s still one of the most exciting and challenging matches of the year. The 2017 Pro Am Shooting National Championship was a comeback match for the ages. Now the 2018 SIG SAUER Pro Am Shooting National Championship is set to knock your socks off.
Pro Am Shooting is a high-speed, challenging sport devised of all steel targets from knock over plates, Texas Stars, Spinning Plate Racks, Pepper Poppers and a range of other falling steel targets in different courses of fire. It can be fun for seasoned shooters and newer shooters alike. Targets are arranged in many challenging ways that require competitors to really think about how they will execute their plan to knock down the most plates!
The scoring system is very simple! Official “par times” are set on each stage of fire to establish a time limit during which each competitor attempts to knock down steel, from the audible start time beep to the audible final beep. The shooter’s score is the number of steel targets knocked down in the par time. Penalties can be added for misses, foot faults, shots over par time, etc.
Competitors can shoot up to three different divisions: Open, Limited, and **new to Pro Am Shooting**, Pistol Caliber Carbine (scored as a separate match than Open/Limited). The divisions follow the USPSA rules as far as equipment is concerned. Open and Limited shooters must only load their magazines to 10 rounds (PCC can fully load out). There are 2 levels of Open/Limited, Pro and Amateur (hence “Pro Am”).