Here are the quick rules to Defensive Pistol 

 

The goal of defensive Pistol is to try to bring as close to every day carry as we can. We encourage shooters to use their EDC gun and gear. Stages are geared around scenarios to build your skills with the firearm you carry and the equipment you use. The stages are set up to challenge you with accuracy and speed. With some mental challenge thrown in.

 

Safety Above all, Defensive Pistol competition must always be conducted with safety as its first priority. Basic firearms safety rules that must be adhered to at all times during DP competition:

 

  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are. 
  2. Never let the muzzle point at anything you are not willing to destroy. 
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you have made the decision to fire. 
  4. Identify your target and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything you have not positively identified. 

 

We are using IDPA targets, scoring, down points, penalties and procedurals.

 

      Here are most of the differences and rules.

 

Stages are shot the way the stage description reads.

Max barrel length 4 ⅜ ( Glock 19 size ) Armed professionals can use the duty gun and holster.

Shooting on the move. If a stage description says to move while shooting you must move.

Sequence shooting. All targets get one hit before getting the second or third.

Shoot throughs on non-threats don’t count.

No limit of non-threats to shoot targets.

Only 3 divisions double stack, single stack and revolver.

Double stack mag capacity 10 plus 1.

Single stack factory capacity plus 1.

Revolver. Factory capacity.

Calibers. .380 9mm .40s&w .45 ACP .38 .357

Other targets are allowed . Pins, clay birds, steel.

Tac reload only behind cover. You can be moving as long as your behind cover.

Slide lock reload can be done in the open only if cover only isn’t present or engaging targets.

Memory stages. A stage may have you pick a card to tell you certain targets to shoot or the order to shoot them in.

Holster. Must secure the trigger. Inside or outside the pants. kydex or similar. 2 to 5 o’clock position. 

magazines . Mags must be concealed and secured . They can be stored in any pocket or carrier device. 20 rounds min.

Concealment . If required. The goal is to use what you would use for everyday carry.

Fault lines. When shooting at fault lines both feet need to be on the ground.

Stages will be no more then 20yrds. 

Round count on a stage will be no more then 20 .