International Defensive Pistol Assn
Event chairman email@example.com 918-259-9601
Matches: 1st Saturday, 1st & 3rd Tuesday Evening
Affiliated with IDPA national organization. All eligible to compete, both Oil Capital members and others, are welcome to attend. Eye and ear protection required for all. We shoot on the 1st Saturday of each month, year round. We shoot the scheduled match unless it is cancelled by conditions extreme enough to be unsafe. Activity participants will be updated by email. If you want on the event BCC notification list please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday match sign-in begins at 9:30 AM, with walk-through at 10 AM. During summer months the hours may change; contact Event Chair. Match fee is $15 for Oil Capital members and $20 for others. Pistol Caliber Carbines as well as Carry Optic pistols are now a recognized categories; see IDPA rules. We use electronic on-bay scoring. Event pre-registration on Practiscore is requested. Contact event chair for Practiscore link for individual matches as well as for summer hours.
For Evening IDPA pre-registration is required with no walk-in’s; contact chairman. Evening IDPA signin begins at 6:15 PM, with walk-through at 6:30 PM.
To pre-register on Practiscore you will first need to set up your personal account by going to the site. All it requires is your email and a password that you choose, best of all it’s free. Next take the link for the individual upcoming match as provided by the match director. Log in and start clicking buttons. Fill in your name, email, division, class, and category then click “register”. After you click “register” scroll down to click “save”. That registers you and brings up the squadding options. You do not need to go into squadding unless you want.
Now the Practiscore squadding. You can do it yourself by following these instructions. Otherwise the match director will do that part for you. To squad for one individual, click on the squad dot. That brings up the next button for “Select Squad”; click it. Last go to page bottom to click the confirming “select squad” button. That will squad that one person. Repeat entire process, beginning at register, for 2nd gun if you choose to shoot one.
For IDPA match rules see https://www.idpa.com/idpa-matches/idpa-match-rules/
While IDPA is a sport, it has strong core influences relating to self-defense handgun skills. Mostly scenario-based stages are shot at our event. Multiple shooting positions, simulated use of cover to engage threat targets, and varying accuracy challenge are part of the game. Stages do not exceed 18 required rounds. Typically we shoot 6 stages in a day’s match.
Oil Capital IDPA recognizes all the standard IDPA divisions, including Pistol Caliber Carbine. Strong side handgun holster is required. See match rules for criteria.
OCR&GC does not allow use of holsters in the appendix position at IDPA matches for safety reasons.
For a beginning IDPA competitor here is your list of required equipment: eye and ear protection, IDPA legal centerfire handgun, 3 magazines (most divisions) and a desire to be safe/learn. Bring 150 rounds ammo. Wait until after your first few matches to shop for more gear.
We have instituted divisions for local matches in .22 LR. Rim Fire Pistol division (RFP) as well as Rim Fire PCC (RFPCC) are now locally recognized division options at the bottom fill circle choices on your Practiscore registration. Can be either primary division or 2nd gun. It includes ONLY .22 LR semi-auto pistols and rifles. Match fee will be $5.
- All stage/string starts will be at low ready, safety off, finger out of TG unless stage begins in IDPA box, on table, etc. If stage starts with the RFP or RFPCC out of the shooters hand, the thumb safety will be engaged, if one is present.
- Max loading per mag is 10 + 1 for pistol. 30 for PCC.
- In most cases draws from a holster will be prohibited; MD will authorize exceptions on case by case basis.
- Additional mags may be carried in any IDPA legal way.
- No silencers permitted.
- RFPCC will be handled on the stage just like a regular PCC. Case and open bolt indicator required.
- At ULSC the pistol or RFPCC will be checked for empty by the SO, not dry fired, then immediately cased or holstered.