Action pistol is an event that is probably best described as requiring bullseye accuracy with times events...slower than USPSA.
It is an NRA saction competition that was started in the 80s as an invitation only event for the best of the best.
It is 4 events. 6 steel plates (plate rack) that is shot in 6 seconds from draw at 10 yards to 9 seconds from draw at 25.
A barricade event that has a target on each side of the barricade. YOu draw lock on the barricade with an open gun or lean on it with a metallic/production gun 15 yards you have 6 seconds for 6 shots 35 yards is 8 seconds for each shot.
Mover is where a moving target that travels 60 ft in 6 seconds is shot from 10-25 yards.
THen practical you engage 2 targets from 10-50 yards. 1st string is 1 shot each target in 3 seconds..2 each in 4 seconds. 3 each weak hand only in 8 seconds. Then you go to 15 yards and do 1 each in 4 seconds etc back to 50 yards adding a second as you go.
Action Pistol is an NRA sponsored combat pistol match. It is combat shooting without all the running and such. It requires a bit more accuracy that some of the other combat matches as well as having a moving target.
I've been saying for a while that I need to shoot an AP match. There is a USPSA/IPSC shooter from this area that shoots them, and we have talked for a while about me riding with him over to Liberty and just shooting my USPSA/IPSC rig in the metallic sight division. McComb would be nice, as it is a bit closer to the 'Burg. I have no doubt it would be fun and challenging, but it would just be an occasional thing for me to help hone my accuracy skills for USPSA/IPSC. I personally prefer the varied challenge of different stages each match and the movement allowed/required in USPSA, but variety and choices are always great. I think more folks should at least try a match in every discipline to see what they enjoy the most.
The McComb SGC practice match requires lead bullets only. The use of FMC, JHP are strongly discouraged. AFAIK, only the plate racks are used on these practice sessions. The Liberty NRA Action pistol range however, does not make that distinction and includes the Barricades, Practical, Mover, & plates.