Match Directors Brad Perkinson & Ivan Gelo
Second Wednesday evening of each month.
6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Match fee: $12.00 for Rio Salado members, $15.00 for non-members.
Pre-registration is required and is available on Practiscore starting one week before the match. Click here to go the RSDP Practiscore club page.
You must have completed the PSSC, or be classified Marksman or above in IDPA, or D or above in USPSA/ICORE/TNS.
This Rio Salado Defensive Pistol match is based on IDPA rules but with fewer restrictions on the stage designs. The match offers a place to compete with equipment suitable for defensive use, with limits on round count and course designs that ensure a straightforward test of shooting skills. Simple but not easy, it is a great place to get started in action pistol competition. There is a division for most every pistol and all you’ll need in the addition to your pistol is a strong side belt holster plus a few* loading devices (magazines or speed loaders or moon clips) and ammunition carriers (mag pouches or speed loader/moon clip holders) plus a cover garment. The IDPA website has more information on the rules for the shooters, including a downloadable rule book and a separate equipment appendix. If this will be your first practical pistol match (or you never bothered to get classified in IDPA, USPSA, ICORE, or TNS) be sure that you have completed the Rio Salado Practical Shooting Starter Course before you sign up for the match. Information on the PSSC is here.
Holster Note: Specifically prohibited under IDPA rules are: Cross-draw carry, Shoulder holsters, Small of the back carry, and Pocket carry. IWB and AIWB holsters may be used but… not only must you not sweep your off hand when holstering or drawing but you must be sure it is clear to the SO that you are not sweeping yourself. If its looks to the SO that you swept yourself then you are done for the day. This is a serious safety issue and is one case where the benefit of the doubt can not go to the shooter.
*Full size guns with 8, 10, or 15 rounds in the magazine: Three magazines and two mag holders.
Compact guns with 6 or 7 rounds in the magazine: Four magazines and three mag holders.
Revolvers (6 shot maximum): Four speed loaders/moon clips and three holders.