Welcome to Sacramento Defensive Pistol Shooters, Inc (SDPS). We are an affiliated club of The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the governing body of an international action shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and “real-life” encounters. Founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide, IDPA now boasts membership of more than 25,000, including members in 70 foreign countries.
IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.
SDPS is the only IDPA club in the immediate Sacramento area, and is one of the largest affiliated clubs in the world. We hold regular monthly IDPA club matches on the first Sunday of each month. SDPS also play host to many of the best shooters in the world, with the club hosting 1-2 IDPA sanctioned major championship matches each year.
Shooting Your First Match with SDPS
Shooting your first IDPA match can be fun... and perhaps a little intimidating. First, stop and know that were here to help. There's a proven process to getting started with IDPA tthat we've been following for years...
SDPS IDPA matches are held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center located between Rancho Murieta, CA and Ione, CA. This 860-acre world-class facility is located within 20 minutes from Sacramento, CA, and around 1.5 hours from the San Francisco, CA bay area.
Register for the Match Match starts: April 02, 2023 @ 8:00 AM · Match ends: April 02, 2023 @ 4:00 PM Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center The April monthly Match Director is Ryan Harrigan. Any help setting up the match on Saturday the 1st will be greatly appreciated Must have prior IDPA/USPSA competition experience or have attended an approved training class in…
Register for Intro Match starts: March 04, 2023 @ 8:30 AM · Match ends: March 04, 2023 @ 2:00 PM Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Sacramento Defensive Pistol Shooters will be hosting the IDPA Orientation class Sat. March 4th 5th 8:30am-2pm. If you would like to shoot an IDPA match, this class will satisfy the prerequisite. The course curriculum will cover: Sacramento…
Shooting SDPS is where it all got started for me. I now shoot IDPA matches all over the country including Nationals and Worlds, and also compete in USPSA, multi-gun, and even a little cowboy action shooting”
We loved shooting our first match with SDPS. I wish ammo was easier to get, because I want to shoot every month now.