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North Carolina Monthly Local Matches
1st Weekend of the month
Sir Walter: USPSA, 9AM
Clinton NC: IDPA
Foothills: IDPA, 10AM (Feb-Nov)

Oxford, NC: IDPA, 12PM

On Target: USPSA/IDPA, 6PM

​ZSA Pistol Match, PSR 37

Down Range, Rocky Mount - ZSA Pistol
Sportsmans Lodge, Jacksonville NC - ZSA Pistol

2nd Weekend of the month
B&R CQB Match 8:00AM
Rowan County: USPSA 10AM
Angier / Drake Landing: IDPA 8AM
Raleigh: IDPA, 4:30PM

Oxford, NC: IDPA, 12PM
Ant Hill: Steel Match, 12PM
Blackwater: 3-Gun, 10A (except Dec.)

On Target: USPSA/IDPA, 6PM 

3rd Weekend of the month
ZSA 3 Gun, Southern Virginia Defensive Firearms Institute, VA
Clinton NC: IDPA
Watauga: IDPA, 10AM
Charlotte NRA Action Pistol 12PM

Ant Hill: USPSA, 12PM
Oxford: "Fun" match, 12PM
Statesville: USPSA, 1PM

On Target: USPSA/IDPA, 6PM

Down Range, Rocky Mount NC - ZSA Pistol

4th Weekend of the month
ZSA Pistol Match, The Range, Oxford NC
Pitt County, USPSA, 10AM
B&R: USPSA, 8:00AM

ZSA 3gun match, The Range, Oxford NC
Blackwater: USPSA, 10A
Ant Hill: IDPA 12PM
Caswell: IDPA 12PM
PSR 37 Gunclub: USPSA, 10AM

On Target: USPSA/IDPA, 6PM

5th Weekend of the month
Ant Hill: USPSA 3-Gun, 12PM *USUALLY*
Oxford: IDPA BUG match
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ZSA is now a USPSA club. 
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​5/24/14 Saturday ZAP - The Range - Oxford, NC 10:00am
5/26/14 Sunday ZAG - The Range - Oxford, NC 10:00am

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Matches and events

New Range for ZSA matches

by Ken on 08/28/13

NC Shooting Sports and Zombie Shooters Association are proud to announce that PSR Range 37 will hosting ZSA pistol matches on the first Sunday of the month. This is going to replace the Monthly Tuesday night matches. We know it was hard for people to come out after work so we decided that we would open it up on Sunday for those who could not make it during the week.

First Sunday match will be on 9/1/2013. Hope to see everyone there.

Local Firearms trainer accepting new students

by Ken on 08/28/13

Exciting news, John Z Sr, one of the founders of ZSA is starting to accept students for firearms training. If you are in the market for a firearm and you do not know what to get, he has classes designed for to get students shooting a variety of guns to see what fits, to the experienced shooter who wants to take it to the next level, and for those of you who want to get in to competition shooting, there will be classes designed as a Intro to Competitive shooting, this is an exciting class, geared to the new comers to competitive shooting you will learn match firearms safety, range commands and what is expected of you as a shooter and what you should expect from the range location.?

John is a former US Marine and a 25 year NRA instructor. He competes with just about every type of firearm, from revolvers, to semi auto pistols and even shotguns and rifles, plus he is a great guy with a pure love for firearms and the competitive shooting sports and he is a excellent teacher. 

To register for classes and find more info go to ?

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Getting ready

by Ken on 05/18/11

Well it is that time of year again, the Carolina Cup is almost here. Last year I was not confident enough plus the cost kind of pushed me a way, plus I said last year that I was not doing bug matches like that.. Well we all see how that turned out, I am planning on 1 to 2 big level 2-3 matches a month, if I can swing it, talk about getting bit by the bug.

Well I have had a rough few weeks, the SC section match did not go as planned, and my IDPA classifier did not go as well either and it has been a spiral since, but I think I may have pulled out of my slump, I got a kick in the ass last week and a bit of reality and I had to take a step back and look at what was going on and get back to basics. So I did what everyone else would do, I took my gun apart, cleaned it up really good, did some dry fire practice and shot a local match. I went in to the match with one thing in mind, make my hits, no misses, focus on the fundamentals, draw, grip, site picture and squeeze and what can I say, I was only down 4 points for 3 stages, granted they were 9-12 round stages and the targets were close, but there was moment and cover involved, so over all I am happy. This weekend is a big fun match, a fund raiser for a fellow shooter who passed from cancer, even though I really did not know him, I am going to show my support and have a good time with friends, hope to see everyone there.

IDPA in Oxford

by Ken on 05/03/11

Well I got to shoot the IDPA match in Oxford this weekend. I was not really to worried about placing, or the score, I had a different agenda in mind.

I have had a few 40 cal mags sitting in my drawer, but since I installed the mag well on my Springfield I could not use them since they did not have an extended baseplate. So I got online and made an order with Brownell's and got me some Wolf extended base pads. They fit perfect on the 2 STI mags but the Meggar mags I have did not have any mounting holes for the base plates, so as I had the mags in the drill press it was not working out as planned, since I don't have a jig to drill the mounting holes the drill was walking all over the place, so in my way, I figured I would just glue them on, so with a little JB weld the base plates are installed, so now all I have to do is test them out and make sure they work, well that did not go as expected. First when I was loading one mag I got about 4 rounds in to it and they were sticking in the mag, so after a bit of tweaking I got that resolved, then during the match I had a one mag give me a feeding issue, then there were two that would not lock the slide back, what the hell, these are supposed to be the right mags, and they are giving me this much of a problem, :(. So for the last 2 stages I broke out the good old mags I have been using since February, they are Wilson Combat 47D 45ACP mags, and they load the 40 S&W rounds flawlessly in to my Springfield. So I am in search of a good mag tuning technique so after SC Section I will get back on and see if I can get them tuned, I am also going to be looking at other mags to possible replace them, so stay tuned.


by Ken on 04/28/11

Well, I shot at the Durham County Wildlife club this past Tuesday. Yes we were able to get 4 stages completed for it rained on us. For being setup pretty quick and trying to keep them simple enough so we can beat the rain I think made them a bit better. There 3 out of 4 with movement, one was a modified Elpresedente, with movement to two last targets. another one was what I considered a modified USPSA stage, starting at a barrel, shooting on the move to cover and more targets around a corner, obviously if it was a USPSA or ZSA stage I would have shot it a lot different, and I would have had a better time if I did not have a miss feed. Speaking of a miss feed, it was pretty weird, I have not diffidently determined a root cause yet, I think it is one of the mags, where the mouth of the mag was opening up and not letting the round go straight in to the chamber, or the other thing I thought of is that I haven't cleaned it for about 400 to 500 rounds, but I am leaning toward the mag issue right now. I have two matches left, two IDPA matches that is before SC Section, another DCWC, and a IDPA in Oxford on Sunday. See you down range...

ZSA Zombie All Gun 5/24

by Ken on 04/25/11

I went to the ZSA All gun match on Saturday 5/24. Had a blast as always, I arrived early, I mean it was so early that the sun was barley up. Helped John setup the stages and assisted in running a squad. 
I shot Pistol Only this time since I have not purchased a rifle or shotgun as of yet (well lack of funding right now has a bit to do with that :)). I did pretty good, the Springfield is running really good now after I changed out the extractor for a new comp extractor I picked up at the Florida Open this year. It needed a little tweaking since it was having issues feeding and it would hold on to the case and not let it eject, but that is all in the past and I got it just right. If you don't know already I am getting ready to head to South Carolina on 5/6 for the SC Sections. This will be my second big match, I have done things a little backwards here, my first major match was Florida Open which is a level 3 match and the state matches are level 2, but thats OK, I learned a lot in Florida and I took 1st in unclassified division, but that will be for another post.
Back to ZSA, John did a great job setting up the match so pistol only people would not be left out, there were a few stages that were quick on short on targets, but hey this was a 3 gun match and I only brought a pistol. I picked up another good friend while I was there, we ran the squad together and he only shot pistol as well. We had a good time, I think we pushed each other a bit and made our own match in a match. Well Next in DCWC IDPA on Tuesday, I will run the Springfield a bit more. See you down range.....Ken

Welcome from NC Shooting Sports

by Ken on 04/25/11

Well I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to check out my new site.

This is something I have been passionate about and wanted to help spread the word on this great sport we all have here. Whether is is IDPA, ICORE, USPSA or ZSA as long as you are out there sending lead down range, exercising your 2nd amendment and having fun doing that is what it is all about. I wanted to center around the matches, ranges and people we have here in North Carolina, but I am not going to stop there, since I compete mostly in the state I do venture out and get to bigger section and regional matches, so you can follow along with me as I go and progress through the ranks. I am a big USPSA shooter as well as a ZSA shooter, but I can be found at local IDPA matches at least once or more a week, and I have been know to compete is others as they come up. 
I will be trying to add more content in the next few weeks to the site, so if you have requests on what you would like to see, comments, pictures form matches you have been to, or just want to chat send me a email.
So sit back strap in I think it is going to be one hell of a ride.......