October 6-7, 2018



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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”.

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.

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

We run a “half-day” schedule with room for 200 shooters, which gives our competitors time to peruse a vendor area filled with AK-specific retailers, builders and parts makers, complete with live-fire demo areas!

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 27th 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 nine 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:

  • Thursday, 4 October
    • Staff/Early Match begins, 1000hrs
  • Friday, 5 October
    • Staff/Early Match concludes, 1500hrs
    • Stages open for viewing, 1000hrs
  • Saturday, 6 OCT
    • AM/PM Schedule Briefing, 0800hrs (Early Schedule Only)
    • AM/PM Schedule Shooting Commences, 0830hrs
    • Vendors Open, 0900hrs
    • Tactical Performance Center Handgun Clinic Begins, 1000hrs
    • PM/AM Schedule Briefing, 1200hrs
    • PM/AM Shooting Commences, 1230hrs
    • TPC Carbine Clinic Begins, 1400hrs
    • TPC After-Hours Party Begins, 2000hrs
    • TPC 2-Gun ShootOffs Begin, 2030hrs
  • Sunday, 7 OCT
    • PM/AM Schedule Shooting Commences, 0900hrs
    • Vendors Open, 0900hrs
    • TPC Carbine Clinic Begins, 1000hrs
    • PM/AM Schedule Shooting Commences, 1230hrs
    • TPC Handgun Clinic Begins, 1400 hrs
    • Awards, Prizes, Finale ShootOffs Commence, 1545hrs
Complete rules can be found here

ROK Rules 2017

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

Team Match Information!
Team Match Registration Document: Google Sheet Link. Please keep all team names reasonably family-friendly.

Team Match Stage Diagram! Top stage times will be selected for head-to-head shootoff brackets.

For any questions regarding rules or sponsorship contact brian@southernutahpracticalshootingrange.com


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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