Looking for an opportunity to polish, improve or develop your defensive handgun skills? We are too! Join us for our very first defensive pistol league season!
We really want to focus on the defensive handgun portion of this pistol league as opposed to the competition portion. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone though, right?! You should join the Defensive Pistol League if:
- you are looking to develop your personal defense skills
- you’ve never shot a league or competition before (or you have)
- you want a reason to get out to the range more often
- you are looking for a little friendly competition (there may even be some prizes in it!)
- you want to hang out with like-minded people who are looking to improve their skills
The first season of defensive pistol league will run May – June of 2019 running every other week on Tuesday evenings in conjunction with the trap league. If you plan to shoot both the trap and defensive pistol leagues, we will help accommodate so you can do both! League will run May 14th and 28th June 11th and 25th, 2019 with a 6pm safety briefing/start time.
Each night there will be two different stages (courses of fire) set up. You can also make up the previous week’s stages at the end of the night if you happen to miss (but why would you want to?).
Cost to Participate
Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club Members get a discount! Woot!
Pre-pay Season 1 Defensive Pistol League – $50 non-members (Becoming a member is only $45 per year and is greatly encouraged!)
Pre-pay Season 1 Defensive Pistol League – $40 Sportsmen’s Club members
Nightly Trial Rate Season 1 Defensive Pistol League – $10 (covers 2 stages)
Shoot an extra stage – $5 per stage
Warm Up Event
Run two sample stages, learn the rules and pre-pay at the Warm Up Event on Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm at the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club!
Targets will be IDPA targets. Each event will vary at the number of targets and the number of rounds. Scoring will be determined as follows:
Total time + A Zone (zero seconds) + B Zone (1 second) + C Zone (3 seconds) + Miss (5 seconds) + Non-Threat Hit (5 seconds)
Shooters will receive a scorecard to track their score for each course of fire. Shooter must initial and turn in their scorecard before leaving the range.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season.
- Shooters must be present for a safety briefing every night they shoot. Safety briefings will be done as staff is available after the initial briefing is conducted at the onset of the night.
- Shooters must pay a fee to participate.
- No loaded firearms unless you are the shooter. The range where the stage is set up is the only area where loaded firearms are allowed and only after instructed to load.
- Staging area is the canopy (cement) area of the pistol range. This area is used for getting equipment prepared. Shooter, safety officer and on deck shooter are allowed in the safety area.
- One shooter per stage at a time.
- “Load and make ready” will be used as the command to instruct the shooter to insert their magazine and make their gun ready.
- Shooter and timer will go down range after the course of fire is completed and an all clear is called to paste and score.
- Violating the 180 rule automatically disqualifies you for the night.
- Trigger violation (putting your finger on the trigger when you’re not on target and ready to fire) automatically disqualifies you for the night.
- Absolutely zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs before or while shooting.
- Outside the waistband holsters only. Draw cannot break the 180 rule.
- Holsters must cover the trigger guard completely and be made of a stiff material.
- Each stage will take no more than 25 rounds of ammunition.
- Clothing must be tucked in. No cover garments.
- Defensive handgun of any caliber required. Revolvers are allowed but remember, it is a timed event.
- No magnified optics.
- At least one extra magazine is required if you’re shooting a semi-auto.
- Mag pouches are optional. Magazines may be carried in a pocket or a mag holster.
- Eye and ear protection is required.
- Close toed shoes required.
- Safety officer may deem any equipment as unsafe.
- Stiff, carry belt is recommended.