No PPGC match on April 20, 2014.


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Main Match

90 rounds are needed for the Classifier


Side Match

No Side Match

with the Classifier





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  • FRIDPA is now following the 2013 IDPA Rules, our SOs are recertified and a new SO class has been held.



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Count Down to the Next Match

2nd Saturday

May 10th


  3rd Sunday

May 18th


Days Hours Minutes Seconds    Days  Hours Minutes Seconds


No PPGC 3rd Sunday match on April 20, 2014.

PPGC matches resume on May 18, 2014.


Classifier Info


Count Down to the Next Classifier

2nd Saturday

May 10th



4th Sunday*

June 22nd


Days Hours Minutes Seconds    Days  Hours Minutes Seconds


          * One time only Pikes Peak match is on the 4th Sunday of June


Please print the Classifier score sheet ensuring it prints only on one page.  Then please complete the Classifier score sheet with large block letters and bring it to the Classifier.  Be sure to include your IDPA membership number.


Please review the Classifier CoF.


There is no Side Match on the day of the Classifier


Tips for the Classifier

  • 90 rounds are needed for the Classifier

  • Bring all of your reloading devices (mags, moon clips, speedloaders...)

    • as you shoot others can reload them for you

    • load the reloading devices to full capacity, the Classifier is all Limited Vickers scoring so there is no shooting/scoring advantage to having more ammo in your weapon it just speeds things up

  • Everyone helping also makes for a faster Classifier, please:

    • tape targets

    • pickup brass

    • reload
  • No concealment garment is worn

  • No reshoots allowed



IDPA  Overview


The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 11,000, including members in 19 foreign countries.

One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.

The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship. “Competition only” equipment is not permitted in this sport.


The firearms are grouped into five (5) divisions: 1) Custom Defensive Pistol (.45ACP semi-automatics only); 2) Enhanced Service Pistol (9mm (9x19) or larger caliber semi-automatics); 3) Stock Service Pistol (9mm (9x19) or larger caliber double action, double action only, or safe action semi-automatics); 4) Enhanced Service Revolver (.38 caliber or larger double action revolvers); and 5) Stock Service Revolver (.38 caliber or larger double action revolvers). See Appendix One – Equipment for delineations in the revolver divisions. Shooters are then classed by like-skill levels with progression from Novice (NV); to Marksman (MM); to Sharpshooter (SS); to Expert (EX); and, finally, to Master (MA).


Course of Fire Submission


Please submit your Course-of-Fire to for consideration, if your CoF is used you shoot that match for free.  Refer to the Course of Fire Rules section in the IDPA rule book on page 12 for guidelines on CoF design.  Here are a couple of tools: Design Tool1 (Microsoft Word) & Design Tool2 (Microsoft PowerPoint).  In Tool1 is a suggested format that you can use to draw up your idea; the first two pages are various targets and prop symbols which you copy and paste  to the blank CoF on  the third page.  Tool2 contains more targets and prop symbols which you copy and paste.  Please take a look at this example CoF: Fight To Cover

Feel free to use whatever CoF tool you can find on the Internet but include all the CoF description elements listed in Design Tool1.  In addition the file submitted must be editable because all CoFs submitted are subject to editing by FRIDPA.

(If you click on any of the links above just cancel any login prompts)




Camera Policy



Front Range IDPA© has a camera policy that if a non-shooter/non-member wants to come to a match and take pictures, movies, likenesses, etc., of the match/shooters, they must seek and obtain prior approval from Front Range IDPA© B.O.D.

Also, if prior permission to trespass on a given range is granted by Front Range IDPA©, this shall not be construed as permission to take photographs, movies, likenesses, etc., of any individual shooter without their own verbal or written permission.

If you are a Front Range IDPA© shooter/member, ask permission before taking photos/movies of your fellow shooters. If someone/organization shows up at a range during our matches to take photographs, movies, likenesses, etc., without obtaining prior permission from Front Range IDPA©, they will be asked to leave immediately.






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The 4 rules of gun safety

The 1st Rule of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!


The 2nd Rule of Gun Safety - Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!

The 3rd Rule of Gun Safety - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target! 

The 4th Rule of Gun Safety - Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!





All matches at FRIDPA are conducted using a COLD RANGE.


Firearms must be:

1.      unloaded

2.      holstered or bagged at all times

3.      hammer/striker down on a empty chamber/empty cylinder

4.      no magazine inserted


You may only handle your firearm at the direction of a Safety Officer (SO) or in the designated Safe Area. You may not handle any ammunition or loaded magazines in the Safe Area.


Violation of the COLD RANGE will result in a match disqualification.


Match Conduct Safety Course©

Shooters new to IDPA must attend a full Match Conduct Safety Course©; late arrivals for the course are not allowed to join the course in progress nor shoot the match.