October 6-7, 2018



Cool AirBnB lodging options close to the range: https://coralspringsresort.com/sups/

Few, if any firearms have influenced the course of history more than the Kalashnikov series of assault rifles. Easily manufactured, tough as nails, simple enough for any conscript soldier or freedom fighter to operate, the AK is the most popular combat rifle in the world.

Unfortunately, the American AK is left behind when it comes to fun competitive shooting matches, in modern 3-Gun and Carbine matches it is simply outpaced by high-speed and highly modified AR-style rifles.

We at the ROK still love our ARs, 3-Gun matches and high-speed shooting. But, there is a soft spot in our heart for the Kalashnikov rifle and we find it sad that there’s no good competitive outlet for the AK in American shooting sports.

In the ROK, we have built a match that is challenging and exciting, all while shooting with a standard, inexpensive factory AK and surplus ammo. Stages in the match will celebrate the long and storied history of the “Kalash”.

Update 26 SEP 2018
Hello Comrades!

Thanks very much for your participation in this year’s Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship!

We’re coming very close to the launch of the glorious offensive, and we have an update for your information:

You may have heard that this year, there are no squads! This is done so that you can make the most out of this festival of the mighty Kalashnikov. Thanks to the generous volunteerism of the Southern Utah chapter of the Marine Corps League and the Pine View High School JROTC Cadets, the reset on the courses of fire will be handled by staff; all you have to worry about is shooting and spending time with Kalash-Minded Comrades.

In addition to the 10 official Event Courses, we’ve added some Games into the match. These are side events designed to make the event more social: Hang out, shoot your Combloc guns and spend time with your buddies doing something fun. We have five games: KalashniGauge Challenge (MGM Spinners and flying birds using a Kalash-derived shotgun), 50yd Dueling Rifle Spinners, (Safer) Russian Roulette, Kalash Field-Strip Challenge and the “Matroyshka” Combloc Pistol Challenge. Bring a 9×18 or larger pistol and some ammo, we’ll have a separate category for “Modern” and “ComBloc” pistols, so bring your Maks and Toks (or a Stechkin if you’re so lucky).

Event Layout
This year’s event is bigger than ever: All 30 of the ranges at SUPS are being used either by the 10 Event Courses, Games or one of our many sponsors and vendors! As such, we’ve laid it out into four areas, each with two event courses and a game themed for the area, and a mess of cool vendors to check out. The areas are: The Middle East (Featuring the Kurdistan and Golan Heights courses), Moscow (with World Shoot and Kursk courses), The Jungle (with Vietnam and Nicaragua courses) and Izhevsk (featuring the Izhevsk Arsenal, East Berlin and Afghanistan courses).

Sunday Finale BBQ
In order to guarantee that everyone who want to complete every Event Course has the opportunity, the stages will be open until 1800 Sunday. This necessarily means the awards will be on Sunday night. Because awards will be late, we’re planning on making them a celebration worthy of this event! We’ll have an all-inclusive Dutch Oven dinner from a local shooter, Division Winner Shoot-Offs, prize giveaways (if you show up, you’ll get your official T-Shirt plus something nice – like, “there’s more than a few guns here” kinda nice) and some fireworks!

Updated Schedule
Friday, 5 OCT 2018
1200 – Event Courses open for competitor inspection
Parking open for pre-arranged dry camping

Saturday, 6 OCT 2018
0800 – Ranges Open, Event Commences
1900 – Ranges Closed

Sunday, 7 OCT 2018
0800 – Ranges Open, Event Commences
1800 – Ranges Closed
1830 – Food begins serving for Finale BBQ
1900 – Gun Giveaway and Awards/Prizes Commence
2030 – Final Gun Giveaway and End of Awards

Match starts: October 6, 2018 @ 8:30 AM
Match ends: October 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range
St. George, UT

Match Fee:

Registration opens on PractiScore.com on 1 MAR 2018

If you want to be staff register here.

The Rifle Dynamics Red October Kalashnikov is a practical-style competition providing a fun opportunity to compete using the AK-pattern rifle in a style that is typically slanted towards more modern AR-style designs. This match is NOT intended to be a tactics and doctrine-based exercise, just a fun celebration of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s rifle for the masses, which has served billions and billions worldwide in both noble and ignoble pursuits.

  • 10 Stages
  • 300 rounds is a good minimum if you don’t miss. We recommend bringing double. Buy a case from one of our sponsors!
  • 300 shooters
  • AK-related vendors and sponsors!

Our event has grown! We are expecting some really fun AK related showcases and side stages, along with the match. Show up early on Friday the 5th walk stages, Match Briefings and event kickoff on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday will have stages and side events all day. There will probably be some partying at night!


There will be ten Courses of Fire in the match.
We have five divisions:

  • Kalash Heavy, for stock 7.62×39 and larger-caliber AKs/direct variants. Iron sights and 30 round (or smaller) mags only.
  • Kalash Light, which is Kalash Heavy  but for anything 5.45 or larger
  • Open Kalash, where anything that’s an AK or variant and is chambered in 5.45 or larger is allowed! Optics, drum mags, anything you want so long as there’s an AK under there!
  • Armored, which is the same as Open, but you have to wear your own rifle-rated plates, front and rear.
  • ComBloc, which is for any rifle issued by a Warsaw Pact nation that ISN’T an AK (such as an SKS, Vz.58, StG-44 or any commie subgun like a PPSh-41). AK-based Pistol Caliber Carbines compete here too.

Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday, 3 October
    • Early Match Begins, 0800HRS
  • Thursday, 4 October
    • Staff/Early Match begins, 0800hrs
  • Friday, 5 October
    • Staff/Early Match concludes, 1500hrs
    • Stages open for viewing, 1200hrs
  • Saturday, 6 OCT
    • Ranges open 0800
    • Ranges closed 1900
  • Sunday, 7 OCT
    • Ranges open 0800
    • Ranges closed 1800
    • Finale BBQ Dinner serves 1830hrs
    • Awards, Prizes, Finale ShootOffs Commence, 1900hrs
Complete rules can be found here

ROK Rules 2017

ROKC Trooper Rules (PDF). Thanks to Russell Phagan for writing Trooper Category rules!


For any questions regarding rules or sponsorship contact [email protected]


Red Oktober Kalashnikov Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range

The Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range is a premiere shooting
sports facility located in sunny St. George, UT.

Our range hosts a large variety of events, from local matches in USPSA, 3 Gun, Action Steel, Rimfire, and other disciplines to major competitions and national championships.

We also offer advanced competition and self defense training at a negligible cost to the students. These programs have been highly successful, with many thousands of happy students learning how to safely operate firearms and be great competitors.

Everything that happens at the SUPS range is designed to expand the shooting sports and firearms industry in a safe, professional environment.

We have an extremely active shooting community and an excellent volunteer core to manage events.

For several years we have been offering free training to the local community and anyone willing to attend as a weekly handgun mastery clinic.

These classes and events are paid for with donations at the range, volunteers willing to share their time and experience, and the generous support of the industry.

Over 3000 new shooters have been trained at our Wednesday night clinics, for free.

In addition to our fantastic major matches, we run at least two local matches a week bringing in 20-30 shooters for each one.

Major matches are our specialty!
Check out the latest big events at the SUPS Range

Find our range at https://goo.gl/maps/aBg6uKU9n5S2
1134 S. Regional Park Road, Washington, UT 84780

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