The Lafayette Practical Shooters is Sentry Defense’s practical shooting league. We are an official United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) affiliated club in the Louisiana Section, and hold weekly shooting matches every week – alternating on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The following link will show you our current match schedule, and will allow you to sign up: https://practiscore.com/clubs/lafayette-practical-shooters
Cost is $15 for non-Sentry Defense members, $5 for members.
This is a great and fun way to test your skills as a shooter – shooters of all levels are welcome! If you have any questions, please call us at (337) 856-7046
Frequently Asked Questions/Tips
What do I need to bring?
Here is a list of things that you need to bring with you to your first match:
- Gun and magazines – ideally you should have at least four magazines, but bring what you have
- Ammunition (bring about one hundred rounds – extra is always good)
- Belt, Holster (kydex or leather), belt, and magazine pouches (please no shoulder, cross-draw, “Uncle Mikes” or similar, or deep concealment holsters)
- Shooting glasses, earplugs and/or earmuffs (preferably both)
- Comfortable Shoes
- Bag to carry your gear
I’d like to come, but I can’t commit to a “league.” Can I just come once to try it out?
You are welcome to come shoot any match as your schedule permits. Each match is scored individually, so there are no “seasons” to worry about – no long-term commitment is required to come shoot!
It sounds interesting, but I’m not good enough to “compete.” How good do you have to be to participate?
We welcome shooters of all ages and skill levels! Juniors (12-18 years old) must be accompanied by a family member that is of legal age.
From a gun handling perspective, we require that you can demonstrate safe firearm handling practices. You should be comfortable in the SAFE operation of your firearm of choice – including SAFE loading, unloading, reloading, and holstering.