IDPA at River Bend Gun Club

International Defensive Pistol Association

Welcome to River Bend Gun Club's IDPA Match


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 or PCCs that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.



Match Summary

Match Dates
The first Sunday of each month.
Match Director
Steve Petrakovich
Assistant Match Director
Ed Moser
Match Schedule
Setup: 7:00 8:30am
: 8:15 9:00am
Safety Officer briefing : 8:20 8:40am
New Shooter Briefing: 8:45-9:00am
Safety Brief: 9:00 9:25 am
Begin Shooting: 9:30am
Completion Time/Duration: Usually just after 2:00pm
Match Fees:
RBGC Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Non-Members IDPA SO's: $5
RBGC Members IDPA SO's: $0
Setup crew FREE
Cowboy Hill Range
IDPA Match Divisions IDPA Match Rules

IDPA is divided into 6 regular divisions, PCC and Carry Optics that are entirely separate. None of the following divisions compete against any other division:  
  1. Stock Service Pistol (SSP)
  2. Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP)
  3. Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP)
  4. Compact Carry Pistol (CCP)
  5. Revolver (REV)
  6. Back Up Gun (BUG)
  7. Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC)
  8. Carry Optics (CO)
  9. Specialty Division (SPD)

  Competition and Equipment Rules
2017 IDPA Rulebook
Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC)
Carry Optics
New Shooters Info Packet
In order for shooters to be able to compete with their peers, IDPA competitors are divided into classifications within each division based upon their skill level. IDPA has a very quick and easy method of classifying shooters. Only currently affiliated clubs may award classifications and only current IDPA members may shoot the classifier or be awarded a classification by a club.
Distinguished Master
IDPA matches use the RBGC Cowboy shooting complex. Take the first right up the paved road after entering through the RBGC gate. The parking lot, clubhouse with bathroom facilities and shooting bays are at the top of the hill.

River Bend Gun Club has a Cold Range policy. The club requires that all firearms be unloaded and hammer down on an empty chamber when not actively in a shooting bay. River Bend also has a strict policy requiring eye protection at all times on the property. Before leaving your car please put on your shooting glasses and leave them on the entire time you are at the range. This applies to competitors and spectators.
Registration and Match Results
In person registration the morning of the match under the pavilion. Competitors may pre-register and squad online using the name “RBGC" in the search box.
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The competitors stage scores are recorded using Kndle Fire 8 HD's and the PractiScore system. This allows final match results to be available shortly after match completion. To view match scores, visit and under the Match Results tab enter “RBGC” in the search box. Select the match with the desired date.



  • Eye/Ear protection
  • A handgun held in a strong-side hip holster that resides on the belt and securely covers the entire trigger guard or a PCC which meet the IDPA division requirements for the firearm.
  • Single or double magazine pouches, speed loader or moonclip holders as needed per division.
  • 3-6 magazines or speed loaders or moonclips.
  • A cover garment (vest, jacket, coat, long shirt, etc.) Active Duty LEO’s may wear their Duty Belt and be exempt from concealment requirements
  • Ammunition, approximately 150-200 rounds. Matches never exceed 18 rounds per stage multiplied by the number of scheduled stages. Note on standard stages with Unlimited scoring more rounds may be fire to complete the COF.
  • Range bag, cart or back pack to carry your equipment
  • Food and drink (there are no vending machines or concessions at this complex)
  • Sun protection (Sunscreen) and/or insect repellent.
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