United Multi-gun League
Multi-gun competitions are the hottest and fastest growing segment of the practical shooting world. Featuring the use of pistol, rifle (or PCC), and shotgun in the same stage, Multi-gun matches produce a very dynamic experience!
DSS is excited to be able to continue to offer this style of match in 2018 as part of the United Multi-gun League. The UML is part of the United Shooting Sports League. All of our matches are open to the public and you do not have to be a DSS Season Pass Holder or UML member to participate.
Matches are typically held on the 4th Sunday of the month from March through October. DSS will also be hosting other multi-gun format matches throughout the year on the Saturday before our 2nd Sunday USPSA match.
Our multi-gun matches consist of 4-5 stage with an average round count of 100 rounds each of pistol, rifle and birdshot and 10 shotgun slugs (but we always recommend that you bring more).
DSS will also be participating as a member club of the Ohio Multi-Gun League. The mission of the Ohio Multi-Gun League is to grow and foster the Ohio competitive shooting community. This is a point-series league that encourages competitors to participate in matches across the state. Matches are held from March to September with a Championship Shoot-off in early October.
Please check out the Calendar for upcoming matches, to register and to view results. All competitors and spectators are expected to sign a liability release and follow all posted safety rules for the range.
Why are we using United Multi-gun League rules in 2018?
Our main goal at Dynamic Shooting Sports is to grow the practical shooting sports. We believe by aligning our multi-gun program with the UML that we have the best chance to be successful in that endeavor. Here are some reasons we feel this way:
Improved Qualification System - Shooters are no longer classified based upon their ability to shoot a universal, predefined stage. These classifier stages have been fraught with problems in the past (incorrect equipment being used, stages not set up properly, shooters gaming their scores to keep their classification lower, etc). Instead, competitors will be awarded Qualification Titles based upon their performance at matches. UML members will be awarded titles on 4 different levels: club, state, district, and national/world.
Ranking System - UML members will also receive a Rank based upon their time in the league and volunteer support to all USSL league events. Members are awarded points for every day they are in the league and additional points for being a match directors, part of the setup crew, or a range officer at higher level events. We feel this system is a great way to identify the many volunteers that make the practical shooting sports so successful!
Updated Rules - The team at USSL has identified the need to update the rules and scoring. Their philosophy of "For the Shooters, by the Shooters" is echoed in their rules. They have simplified the penalties and adjusted the values for bay-style matches (like what we use at DSS), which will allow for less confusion and quicker match progress.
Improved Scoring - Competitors are awarded points for each stage based upon how long it took the best shooter to complete the stage. The top finisher on that stage is awarded full points and all other shooters receive a percentage of the top score based upon how they performed in relationship with the fastest time. This type of scoring offers 2 dynamics: it weights the value of each stage by how long the course of fire is (longer stages are worth more points than shorter stage) and it is more forgiving to a low performance or equipment malfunction on a stage (just losing a fixed amount of points versus an indefinite amount of time that a shooter can't recover from).
Refreshed and New Divisions: The UML has recognized the need to increase access to the sport of multi-gun and by getting "more shooters shooting more often"! The UML recognizes a 2-Gun and PCC Only division that we will offer at all of our UML Series matches in 2018. That right folks, you can shoot the whole match with just your PCC! The UML also offers the traditional divisions that we are accustomed to shooting: Open (Limited), Limited (Factory), Tac Ops (Practical), and Heavy Metal Optics. They also have an exciting new division called 2x4. In this division you must use at least 2 different firearms on each stage, but you can choose from a rifle, shotgun, pistol and PCC. That's correct, up to 4 guns!
No Membership Required - Competitors do not need to be a member of the USSL or UML (or even DSS) to participate in these matches. Just show up, pay your match fee and enjoy the match!