South Suburban Police Pistol League
Since 1967

About Us

The South Suburban Police Pistol League was formed in 1967. The first match was held on Saturday June 10th. It was originally comprised of law enforcement, correctional and security officers. Over the years many members retired or they desired to have family members or friends join and it has become primarily a civilian league.

   Our matches are held on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with sign-in being cut off at 5:00 PM, no match will start after 5:30PM.  Match dates are occasionally moved to the second Saturday if the first conflicts with a holiday. We fire both Rim and Center fire matches. You may fire either one or both calibers. One match may be fired in each caliber for monthly awards.  A 30-round Hardball match has recently been added as a practice match only with no awards given.

   The course of fire is a 30-round Camp Perry Course. Slow Fire 10 rnds. In 5 min., Timed Fire 2 strings of 5 rnds, in 20 sec. each, Rapid Fire 2 strings of 5 rnds. in 10 sec. each, all fired at 25 yds. on B-8 targets. 

   Trophies are awarded monthly in rim fire and center fire in six classes. Match Class 285-300, Master Class 265-284, Expert Class 245-264, Sharpshooter Class 215-244, Marksman Class 185-214, Tyro 0-184. One trophy is awarded for each six shooters in a class. Instead of receiving monthly trophies members have the option of taking cash awards or wall plaques denoting the months in which they won. Cash and plaques are awarded at the end of the year.

   As the league began as a law enforcement club and many members working rotating shifts were not able to make all 12 matches during the year it was decided to use their top 7 scores for their year-end averages. This tradition continues today and it sure makes your year-end average look good when you can drop out a few low scores.

   Year-end awards are presented at our annual banquet held at the end of January.  Members and their spouses are welcome to attend this banquet. In addition to the year-end awards there are drawings for door prizes and raffle prizes.