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WELCOME TO IDPA the exciting action shooting sport that's based on defensive principles LEARN MORE ABOUT SDPS find out how SDPS became one of the largest IDPA affiliated clubs in the world LEARN MORE CLUB MATCHES SDPS hosts monthly Tier 1 IDPA matches usually consisting of 8 challenging stages LEARN MORE "MAJOR" MATCHES SDPS plays host to 1-2 top-rated sanctioned IDPA matches each year LEARN MORE WORLD-CLASS we are fortunate to call the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Home LEARN MORE SHOOT IDPA Learn how to get started in this exciting action shooting sport LEARN MORE

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...

Event Location

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.

Recent Posts

Solo Use of Range 2 to be Eliminated!

The Folsom Shooting Club Board of Directors will likely be voting on eliminating solo use of range 2 by any SVSC member at tomorrow night’s BoD meeting! The current policy includes the provision for clubs to submit to FSC/SVSC a list of Safety Officers approved by the SDPS board to be able to reserve and use range 2 bays solo. If you are…

State of the Club

State of the Club Yesterday marked the last SDPS match of 2019… our annual Member Appreciation Match. Thanks to all who showed up and enthusiastically shot the match in some pretty unfriendly conditions. While nearly 70 shooter’s endured some rain and wind, we all did get under some dry cover and enjoyed a GREAT meal from our friend Ron at Sims’ Bar-B-Que.…

SDPS July 2019 Match Registration is now closed

Monthly Match Results Stage setups start at 7:00am and as soon as setups are completed a shooter’s meeting will be held. Please be ready to shoot starting at 8:30am. June 1 registration is open to all. Match fees are $20 for members, $35 for non-members. * If you no-show on the day of the Match you will receive an email…

We loved shooting our first match with SDPS. I wish ammo was easier to get, because I want to shoot every month now.

New Shooter

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”

Sean Young