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Defensive Pistol Shooting

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The Otto Road Shooting Range Defensive Pistol matches are organized and designed to promote and enhance a shooters ability to safely shoot defensively in realistic courses of fire. While matches utilize some formatting from other shooting genres it is not IDPA or USPSA.

New shooters, people contemplating carrying a concealed firearm or experienced shooters are encouraged to attend.

All shooting is with centerfire handguns drawn from a strong side holster designed to securely retain the firearm while moving. Minimum caliber 9mm/.38 special. No magnum ammunition permitted.

Courses of fire are usually five or six stages requiring 18 to 24+ rounds of ammunition to complete each stage. Shooters will fire at multiple paper and steel targets. Stages are timed and may require a shooter to move safely between targets, firing at times with either strong or weak hand, from behind cover and around barricades. Shooters must have hearing and eye protection to participate.

Cold range rules apply. This means that once you enter the fenced in shooting arena your firearm must be unloaded, holstered with an empty magazine well with the hammer/striker down. Revolvers must be empty and holstered. Firearms may only be handled and loaded for firing a stage when under the direct control of a range officer. No firearms may be unholstered or handled at any other time.

Production: Factory production guns such as Glock, S&W M&P, XD, Beretta, Sig Sauer.  Double action/single action guns must start with hammer down. Iron sights, post and notch.  No ported barrels or compensators. Factory available slide ports are allowed. Power factor does not apply 

Single Stack: 1911 style handguns, 10 rd capacity or less. Iron sights, post and notch
Production: Factory production guns such as Glock, S&W M&PXD, Sig, Beretta, Iron sights, post and notch.

Limited: High capacity framed guns such as those made by STI. Iron sights, post and notch. Barrel porting and compensators not allowed.

Carry Optic: Factory manufactured for the purpose of mounting an optic sight on the slide in place of a steel notch sight.  Does not include customized guns with optic sights mounted on the slide or frame.

Revolver: A handgun which can be cocked and fired by a single pull of the trigger, double action. A revolving chambered cylinder capable of holding 6 to 8 cartridges. Not a single action revolver.

SHOOTERS DIVISIONS - Men, women, seniors (65 years +) Defensive  pistol matches are an adult competition. No shooter under the age of 18.

Matches are held the second Saturday of each month, with the exception of the winter months of December, January, and February. Signup begins at 8:00 AM, shooters briefing at 8:45 AM, Shooting begins at 9:00 AM. Match fee $10/gun. All proceeds go to support current and future defensive pistol matches.


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