California Highway Patrol


California Association of Highway Patrolmen Memorial

May 5th and May 6th, 2018


LOCATION:     Californian Highway Patrol Academy 3500 Reed Ave

                             West Sacramento, CA.



                                                 3473 Davis Rd, Riverside, Ca. 92518


(From I-215 [SR-60], Exit Van Buren Blvd, Turn West onto Van Buren Blvd for 1.2 mi, Turn LEFT (South) onto Plummer St for 0.8 mi, turn RIGHT (West) at the first stop sign, then follow the signs to the range.  The range is located in the far southwest corner of the training center.


ENTRIES:         For shooting times and registration, contact John Koon, (916) 988-5429,

                            or at JohnKoon@pacbell.net. Contact Adrian Ruiz for southern times at

                        APRuiz@Riversidesheriff.org  Relays will be fired on the hour and are   

                            scheduled for:                    

                                              Saturday May 5th  0800 hours to 1400 hours   (6 relays)

                                              Sunday May 6th      0900 hours to 1400 hours   (6 relays)


AWARDS:        All awards will be either cash or merchandise.  Awards will be given per

                           CPPA rules.


ELIGIBILITY: Competitors must be eligible to compete per NRA rule 2.1 or 2.1.1 and

                            2.4(a, b, c, d or e).  Eligibility authentication will be required per NRA

                            Rule 2.4.1.


ENTRY FEE:    Individual Matches (1 thru 6)          $35.00 for each 1500                           

                            One Revolver and one Semi-Auto

                             for each tournament.  

                            Distinguished Matches

                            only for the CHP Match                   $5.00 each (Note: for CPPA only)

                            Duty Gun Matches                           $10.00 each

                            Service Revolver/Stock Auto

                            Only for the CHP Match

                            NOTE: A postal match fee may be charged at the Postal Match Site.


All current NRA Police Combat Rules will govern these matches



CLASSIFICATIONS:   Individual competitors will be classed according to their most

                                        current NRA classification.  Shooters must present their NRA

                                        classification and CPPA membership card at registration, with

                                        proper police I.D. card.  NRA membership application cards

                                        will be available at the range.


CHALLENGES:           A challenge fee of $1.00 will be collected for each challenge

                                        made. ( See NRA rules for correct procedure)


CLASSIFICATION:    Individual competitors will be classified in six classes.  High

                                       Master, Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman and Classified.

                                       Classification will be based on NRA Police Combat

                                       classifications, the scores of which are taken from NRA

                                       sanctioned Police Pistol Combat matches or registered leagues.

                                       Unclassified competitors, WITHOUT A TEMPORARY SCORE

                                       BOOK, are required to compete in the High Master Class

                                       (rule 19.2).  insufficient entries (5 or more) in a class may require

                                       those competitors to be moved to the next higher classification,

                                       the Match Director per NRA Rule 19.8.


ARMS ALLOWED:   Rule 3.2 and 3.3 of the NRA Police Combat Rule Book.


AMMUNITION:         Either hand loaded or factory loaded round nose, semi-wadcutter,

                                      full wadcutter, .32 cal or larger, may be used.  No high speed or

                                      magnum ammunition will be allowed (Rule 3.17 a, b).


FIRING METHOD:   DA” will designate matches, which must be fired double action. 

                                      Matches designated with “SA” (single action) may be fired either

                                      double or single action.


LOADING:                  All loading will be with cartridges taken from the competitor’s

                                      pocket, cartridge belt, mechanical loaders or special pouch. 

                                     Cartridge belts and special pouches may be used if they are

                                      practical for Police duty use.  It is the competitors’ responsibility

                                      to have sufficient ammunition in his possession to complete the

                                      event.  If the equipment to be used is questionable, it should be

                                      submitted to the Match Director for a decision prior to firing the

                                      first match.  All loading will be with six (6) cartridges.  Time for

                                      reloading is included in the time for each match or stage.



TIME:                          Time will start with a loaded gun in the holster.  No part of the

                                      competitor’s hand may touch the gun or holster unit the

                                      command to commence firing has been given.



OPTICAL DEVICES: No optical (other than normal glasses worn for corrective

                                       eyesight or Sunglasses) will be permitted on the range during

                                       match firing for use by competitors.  Use of mechanical iris,

                                       eye patch or eye cover is prohibited.


HOLSTER:                  A conventional right or left-hand holster must be used.  For

                                      safety reasons shoulder, or cross draw, or holster that require

                                      releasing by insertion of the finger within the trigger guard will

                                      not be allowed.  Holsters cannot be tied down.


TARGETS:                  Only NRA approved B-27 targets will be used.  Hits in the

                                      7, 8, 9, 10 and X scoring area will be scored.


SIGHTING SHOTS:   No sighting shots will be allowed.


REFIRES:                   No re-fires will be allowed for defective guns or ammunition, or

                                      for other malfunctions of the shooters equipment.  Competitors

                                      may clear jams or malfunctions provided all safety requirements

                                      are met.


SCORING:                  All scoring will be preformed by competitors.  The use of plug

                                      type scoring gauges will be restricted to use by the Chief Range

                                      Officer or Match Director.


                                     Competitors will inspect their own targets after scoring, check

                                     scorecard for correctness and sign their scorecard to indicate

                                     acceptance of the score.  If the competitor does not accept the

                                     score the Chief Range Officer will clip the scorecard to the target

                                     and the target will be moved to the Challenge area.  See NRA rule

                                     16.1 for challenge and protest procedure.


                                     If the score is accepted, scores will be checked by the Statistical

                                     Office and posted on the bulletin board.  Competitors must sign

                                     Their scorecards or risk not having scores accepted.


BREAKING TIES:    When two or more competitors have the same numerical score,

                                      scores will be ranked according to NRA rule 15.11










MATCH 1:                 Standing Without Support – DA

                                     Stage 1:  7 yards    12 shots      20 seconds

                                     Stage 2:  15 yards  12 shots      20 seconds


MATCH 2:                 25 yards Kneeling and Standing – DA

                                     6 shots kneeling

                                     6 shots left hand barricade             90 seconds

                                     6 shots right hand barricade


MATCH 3:                 50 yards sitting/prone/standing – DA/SA

                                      6 shots sitting

                                      6 shots prone                                    2 minutes and

                                      6 shots left hand barricade                45 seconds

                                      6 shots right hand barricade


MATCH 4:                  25 yards standing without support – DA

                                      Stage 1:       12 shots        35 seconds

                                      Stage 2:       12 shots        35 seconds


MATCH 5:                  National Police Course

                                     Stage 1:           A.  7 yards Standing   12 shots – DA- 20 seconds

B.      25 yards Kneeling/Standing – DA

6 shots Kneeling

6 shots left hand barricade   90 seconds

6 shots right hand barricade


                                      Stage 2:           C.  50 Yards Sitting/Prone/Standing – DA/SA

                                                                     6 shots sitting

                                                                     6 shots prone                    2 minutes and

                                                                     6 shots left hand barricade   45 seconds

                                                                     6 shots right hand barricade


D.   25 Yards Standing without Support – DA

        6 Shots                              12 seconds


MATCH 6:                 Aggregate of Matches 1,2,3,4 & 5.











MATCH 7:                 Duty Gun Matches

                                     Stage 1:             A.  3 yrd Standing   6 shots- Strong hand only

                                                                     DA- 6 Seconds

                                                               B.   7 yards Standing   12 shots – DA- 20 seconds



                                      Stage 2:             A.  15 yards 12 shots      20 seconds

                                                                B.   25 yards Kneeling and Standing – DA

                                                                       6 shots kneeling

                                                                       6 shots left hand barricade  90 seconds

                                                                       6 shots right hand barricade


TEAM MATCHES:  Aggregate of Individual Match 5 scores of all team members, two

                                     and four person teams.

                                     NOTE:  All teams must be declared with the CHP/USBP 

                                     Team, prior to the first member of the team firing a shot. 

                                     Failure to do so may result in the disqualification of the entire

                                     Team.  Teams may be declared at the Postal Match Site.