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Self defense pistol match [Para PPC]

is held the 3rd Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM

Set up and registration begins at 12:30 Noon.

The range is reserved from 12:30 to 4:00 PM for the match.

May 2018 Match Results


1st MatchStock Pistol Match, any out-of-the box pistol not modified with a maximum barrel length of 6 inches  (any duty issue pistol or target grade factory made pistol, no hot rod race guns).

2nd MatchModified Pistol Match, any and all upgrades are permitted with a maximum barrel length of 6 inches.  Optics and race guns are allowed in this match. [you can shoot the pistol from the 1st match here if you like]

3rd Match:  .22 Caliber Semi-autos or Revolver, need at least 3 shooters required for this match.

If you want to shoot the first 18 rounds with a pocket gun or back-up gun, you can do that.


5 yards

6 rounds

12 seconds

one hand, elbow at side.

7 yards

12 rounds

35 seconds

6 rounds – left-handed, single hand; and

6 rounds – right-handed, single hand.

15 yards

18 rounds

35 seconds

12 rounds standing, two hands; and

6 rounds behind cover, two hands.

After 36 rounds, all participants will go forward and score their targets.


25 yards

24 rounds

2 minutes, 30 seconds

12 rounds – standing.
6 rounds – kneeling position.
6 rounds – prone position.

25 yards

12 rounds

60 seconds

6 rounds – standing.

6 rounds – sitting.

  • Shots fired after the time limit do not count.
  • The Safe Area is for handling the weapon (unloaded), or facing the bank while safety checking and storing the pistol.Magazines and speed loaders may be loaded anywhere on the range. Firearms are to remain unloaded and holstered until range commands are given. (See below).
  • Awards will be trophies or case.  One trophy per three shooters.
  • Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
    • Match fee is $7.00 per match.
    • Do not violate the 180° rule when reloading and unloading.
    • Do not muzzle sweep any part of your body.  Be very careful when transitioning from the standing position to the kneeling position, and to the prone position and not muzzle sweep or violate the 180° rule.
    • Mandatory safety meeting before each match.  Always participate in Q&A.
    • Follow the range commands of the match director.  The range commands include, but not limited to, ready on the right, ready on the left, ready on the firing line, fire, cease fire, holster your weapon, and make the line safe. Always follow the directions of the match director.
    • Ready position is hand off weapon.
    • No loading of weapon until command, “load!” is given.
    • Strong side-belt holsters are mandatory.  [No other holster arrangement is allowed.]
    • 6" barrel length maximum.
    • No alibis for guns or ammunition.  [No excuses, lol].
    • Multiple magazines and/or speed loaders needed, loaded to capacity with 6 or 12 rounds.
    • High capacity magazines can be used, but magazines must be released and reinserted after each 6 shots, or hold a low ready position and count to 3, then resume the course of fire.  You need at least 4 magazines, but 6 is better.
    • No credit for case or trophy buybacks.

The goal of this pistol match is to promote excellence in handgun skills that may be needed in self-defense. It is our intention to promote a sporting environment and encourage a competitive frame of mind to achieve this end.  The match is designed for the shooter to achieve a broad and enhanced skill set and is a good first step toward other shooting sports, such as IDPA, USPSA, Steel Challenge and GSSA events.

Looking forward to seeing you on the range and participating in the brotherhood of marksmanship.

The self defense pistol match is a modified PPC match that is set up for the shooter to fire in the most common positions you may find yourself in.

Hip shoot, standing two hand, standing one hand, behind cover, kneeling, sitting, & prone.

This will show areas you need to work on, and it is timed fast enough, but not too fast.

The match will teach consistency, many people can fire a nice six or 10 shot group, but not many can put 72 rounds in the “good zone” with out an error.

So come out and give it a try.

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