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

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The Carrillo Family has suffered a terrible tragedy. Eric Carrillo has passed unexpectedly from cardiac arrest due to complications from contracting Covid-19. His wife Stephanie also contracted Covid-19 and was in the Intensive Care Unit, breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.  Stephanie is on a positive track for recovery. Her Doctors are weaning her off paralytics and getting her to breath on her own by turning off the ventilator for short periods of time. She has responded to commands by squeezing her hand as requested. Nurses have told the family she has improved the most out of all the patients in the ICU. She’s not out of the woods yet, but she continues to make progress and exceed Doctor expectations. Their children, Isabelle and Adam will be starting back to school shortly. Your donation will go to a fund that will directly assist the Carrillo Family with paying their mortgage, funeral expenses for Eric, help Isabelle and Adam purchase school supplies and clothes, pay for Isabelle and Adam’s extra curricular activities that will help give them a respite from the stress of losing a parent and assist Stephanie on the long road back from Covid-19. I don’t know that any amount of money can undo this terrible tragedy, but your donation will make a difference and lessen the financial burden the family will undoubtedly face. Please consider making a donation of any denomination

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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

2021 SDPS October IDPA Match is now open

Match starts: October 03, 2021 @ 8:00 AM · Match ends: October 03, 2021 @ 4:00 PM Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Monthly 8 stage IDPA match. Stage setups start at 7:00 am and as soon as setups are completed a shooter’s meeting will be held. Please be ready to shoot starting at 8:00am. September 1st registration is open to all. Must…

SDPS September 2021 Match Registration is now closed

September Match Results Match starts: September 05, 2021 @ 8:00 AM · Match ends: September 05, 2021 @ 4:00 PM Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Monthly 8 stage IDPA match. Stage setups start at 7:00 am and as soon as setups are completed a shooter’s meeting will be held. Please be ready to shoot starting at 8:00am. August 2nd registration is open…

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…

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

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