Club Level Action Shooting – Handgun, aka CLAS-H, is a dynamic, scenario based, action shooting discipline in which shooters can hone their accuracy and mental acuity through practice. CLAS-H is designed to be a safe, fun, non-competitive, action shooting program, at the club level.
The primary rules are simple: Be safe and have fun.
From standard target engagement, to recreating movie scenes, to duplicating stages from international competitions; all are valid scenarios for CLAS-H Competitors.
- Centrefire handgun (9mm or larger, semi-auto or a double action revolver)
- Participant should have a minimum of six (6) months of experience firing a centrefire handgun and a minimum of 400 rounds downrange
- A least three (3) magazines for semi-automatic handguns or four (4) speed loaders for revolvers
- A good belt and secure holster for your handgun
CLAS-H Training Courses:
This Competitor course is for individuals who are experienced with centrefire handguns and want learn the CLAS-H discipline. Participants are instructed in the safety aspects and the technical aspects of the discipline through lecture and practical demonstrations and evaluations.
Training subjects include:
- Range Official commands
- Holster usage
- Starting positions
- Use of Cover & movement
- Target engagement
- Courses of fire
- Scoring & penalties
Graduates of the course will have demonstrated they understand and can adhere to all required safety protocols.
This course is for current, experienced participants in IDPA, CDP, IPSC, or similar action shooting disciplines. It is a short introduction to how CLAS-H differs from these disciplines, both from a technical and scoring perspective. Participants are instructed by lecture and practical evaluations.
Successful course graduates will be recognized CLAS-H Competitors.
CLAS-H Range Official
The Range Official course is for experienced CLAS-H Competitors with a thorough knowledge its rules and requirements.
Course training includes:
- full coverage of safety infractions defined in the CLAS-H
- how to supervise CLAS-H Competitors during a match
- how to design and tailor a Course of Fire suitable for the host range
Successful course graduates will demonstrate they understand and can execute the safety protocols of both course design and participation of competitors on the range.
A CLAS-H Range Official is also recognized as a CLAS-H Competitor for match qualifications.
For experienced CLAS-H Range Officials.
Participants of the Instructor course will learn training techniques, student assessment tools and, upon completion, will possess the knowledge and tools to teach students all required safety protocols of CLAS-H.
Graduates of the Instructor course will demonstrate they can execute the following courses:
- CLAS-H Competitor
- CLAS-H Upgrade, and
- CLAS-H Range Official
to CSSA members while maintaining a consistent, defined curriculum.
A CLAS-H Instructor is also recognized as a CLAS-H Range Official for match qualifications.