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FEATURE | USPSA that stress the shooter to perform at their maximum level. A USPSA match provides a similar scenario. When many shooters practice, they shoot drills that they are good at and avoid those that they are not good at. A USPSA match shows a variety of target scenarios that force shooters out of their comfort zone and make them face their shortcomings. As far as effective personal defense practice, it's much better than standing on a 'square range' and casually sending rounds down range. While it is commonly assumed that a shoulder-fired arm is easier to shoot more accurately than a handgun, this may not be reflected in the USPSA scores. This writer can see an advantage to the carbine on open targets at ranges beyond 15 yards, especially if they have No Shoot targets snuggled tight to them. Another advantage could be Weak or Strong hand stages, since the carbine must only be transferred to the weak or strong hand shoulder, with both hands being allowed on the gun. Handgunners only get to use the appropriate one hand. That, however, doesn't mean PCC will rule USPSA competition. "I don't expect that PCC is going to dominate USPSA," Smith says. "I think, regardless of the stage layout the pistol guys are going to be quicker at just about any range because it's harder to maneuver around with a carbine in tighter quarters. But, it will be a fun division to shoot and great practice for 3-Gun matches and personal defense." PCC may not become the dominant gun in USPSA. But on the open target arrays of Steel Challenge (SCSA-owned by USPSA and operating under the same gun division rules) things change. 38 OCTOBER 2016 | SSUSA.ORG The Unload and Show Clear procedures are a little different from handguns, and the carbine may be brought to the firing position encased (bagged) or slung with a chamber flag. Despite being recognized in June 2016, only a month later the 2016 Florida State Steel Challenge Championship hosted three times as many PCC shooters than the previouslyestablished Carry Optics Division. And, they performed very well. The top five scores during the eight stage match for the various handgun divisions ranged from 80.11 to 101.78. The top five scores for the PCC shooters ranged from 80.147 to 87.98. The aggregate top five scores for PCC was better than that of the handgun shooters. "Some people," Smith says, "think that there are way too many gun divisions in USPSA and Steel Challenge, but I like the new PCC Division. The proponents of this carbine division are reminding people that USPSA stands for United States Practical Shooting Association, and not United States Practical 'Pistol' Association. In that regard, the carbine fits in very well." * http://www.SSUSA.ORG

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