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If you are interested contact Mick at:


-----Forwarded Message-----
From: Michael Foster <>
Sent: Jul 28, 2022 10:57 AM
Subject: IDPA SO Class - Aug 13th DCF Guns East


Good morning Everyone,


I will be hosting an IDPA Safety Officer (SO) class on Saturday, Aug 13th at DCF Guns East.  The class will be limited to 12 students and it runs from 8:00 - 5:00.  Anyone interested in becoming SO certified must meet the criteria listed below and must be sponsored by an IDPA club.  The class will be limited to 12 students.  If you're interested, please coordinate with your IDPA club for sponsorship, feel free to email or call me if you have any issues with sponsorship.


SO Requirements:

A) Be at least 21 years of age and be able to lawfully possess a firearm under the laws of your country of residence.
B) Be a current IDPA member in good standing for at least six months, and never have had their membership revoked.
C) Have shot at least six IDPA matches, at the club or sanctioned level.
D) Possess a basic knowledge of the IDPA rulebook.
E) Be sponsored by an IDPA-affiliated club representative that can confirm the applicant's ability to safely handle a firearm and who is willing and able to provide designated mentor SOs committed to training the graduate SO

Class details:

  • Date: Saturday, 8/13/2022
  • Time: 8am - 5pm
  • Location:
    • DCF Guns East
    • 1412 Woolsey Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
  • Cost: $20 (please bring cash)
  • Bring a sack lunch or money to order Pizza (it will be a working lunch)
  • Bring all gear and ammo you would take to an IDPA match
  • The morning will be class work and the afternoon will be practical work on the range

Next Steps:

  1. Contact your club for sponsorship
  2. Once club contacts confirm their students, I'll send students an email confirming status and an SO application
  3. I'll send out a link and pwd to take the online SO exam
  4. Pass the exam, email completed SO application and exam results
  5. Attend the class

Thank you

Mike Foster






For the Summer

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Be sure to include foot fault lines at each shooting position.


 2022 Rules


2022 Rulebook 

FRIDPA will conduct all matches utilizing the IDPA 2022 rules.

2022 Summary of Changes

Rulebook changelog

Updated Match Administration Rules

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Equipment Appendices




Division Capacity

8.1.3 Rules for Magazine Division Capacity SSP……………15 rounds ESP, CO, CCP..10 rounds CDP…………..…8 rounds REV, BUG-S…...6 rounds BUG-R……….....5 rounds PCC 10………..10 rounds PCC…………....30 rounds

SPD - FRIDPA Implements a 15 round division capacity

Number of Loading Devices

8.1.4 Loading Device Count A “loading device” is a magazine, speed loader, or moon clip. Divisions starting with 8 or more rounds in all loading devices are allowed to start with the loaded firearm plus two additional loading devices. Divisions starting with 6 or 7 rounds in all loading devices are allowed to start with the loaded firearm plus three additional loading devices. Divisions starting with 5 or fewer rounds in all loading devices are allowed to start with the loaded firearm plus four additional loading devices. No additional loading devices beyond the above



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If you would like to get match results via email please send an email to

  • Subject Line -  FRIDPA Match Results Email Request

  • Body - Your first & last name with contact phone number and if you are an SO please indicate by placing " - SO" after your last name



Welcome to the Front Range IDPA©  Website


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 20,000, including members in 50 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.


FRIDPA encourages shooters to practice their gun handling skills with commonly carried firearms. Many everyday carry firearms do not fit into the competition divisions so another division is supported:

SPD - Specialty Division (All firearms must be safe and serviceable.  This division allows cartridges smaller than 9 mm, activated lasers, non-illuminated mounted lights, and other pistols which do not fit into the other competition divisions.  All other IDPA equipment rules apply for holsters and loading device holders as well as their placement on the body)


Match Cancellation Procedure


We will post a cancellation notice on our website ( ), in our forum ( ) and send out emails (once you attend your first match and have requested to be added to our email list).  We try to make the Go/No Go call the night before the match so check the website/forum for cancellations the night before the match and before you head out to the match on the morning of the 2nd Saturday & 3rd Sunday.


Front Range IDPA Requirements


In order to participate in Front Range IDPA matches, shooters will need to have either:  

  • Attended and passed a MATCH CONDUCT SAFETY COURSE©,
Match Conduct Safety Course©
  • Shooters new to FRIDPA must attend a full Match Conduct Safety Course©

  • Match Conduct Safety Course© is held before each match.

  • Late arrivals for the course are not allowed to join the course in progress nor shoot the match.

  • OR hold a current USPSA (IPSC) classification (IPSC/USPSA Safe Shooter course will now be accepted if your card is dated AFTER May 1st, 2000),
  • OR has shot IDPA matches elsewhere that has a safety program acceptable to Front Range IDPA© and the Match Director there could be contacted for verification.

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.


Course of Fire Submission


FRIDPA encourages members to submit Courses of Fire, when your CoF is used you shoot that match free.  Please use the sample CoF as an example of the format required.  Please refer to the 2017 Rulebook for guidelines of CoF design.  Please submit your CoF to

Be sure to include foot fault lines at each shooting position.











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.