Welcome to Central Texas Rifle & Pistol Club
The largest members only, not-for-profit gun club in Central Texas!
Central Texas Rifle and Pistol Club was formed in 1946 as a non-profit organization to promote shooting sports in the Central Texas area. Our Club provides educational as well as a number of recreational and competitive rifle and pistol shooting sport opportunities.
Arthur Brown (254) 848-9287
Creg Gustafson (254) 829-2412
Bob Acker (254) 315-1979 (Steel Challenge only)
Central Texas Rifle and Pistol Club's Practical Pistol (IPSC) Program is affiliated with the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). Matches adhere to rules laid out by the International Practical Shooting Confederation:
IPSC targets have a 15-centimeter center representing the "A zone" or bullseye. Most shooting takes place at relatively close distances, with rare shots out to 50 meters. Hitting a 15-centimeter zone might seem easy to an experienced pistol shooter, but in IPSC only full power handguns are used (9mm or larger).
Mastering a full power handgun is considerably more difficult than shooting a light recoiling target pistol, especially when the competitor is trying to go as fast as possible. Time is a key factor. Target points are divided by the time taken to achieve them, adding to the challenge.
All Practical Pistol matches are open to the public. Please contact one of the program directors for any questions regarding participation.
Practical Pistol matches take place at 10am on the 3rd Saturday of each month year-round. Practical Pistol Steel Challenge matches take place at 10am on the 2nd Sunday of each month. These are great practice for the Practical Pistol (IPSC) matches. Both matches take place on range #2.
The Club’s outdoor gun range complex for rifle and pistol shooting is located on a 42-acre site in the China Spring area which is a few miles northwest of Waco, Texas.
CTRP is a membership only organization but Club sponsored rifle and pistol matches are open to the public. Attending some of these various scheduled matches are a great way to learn more about us and event times/dates are posted on our Calendar.