Competition and Scoring

The Defenders Match is an action packed pistol competition designed to develop and perfect self-defense shooting skills. The competition varies in course and procedure from month to month, but each match will focus on at least one of the following:
  • Shooting Accuracy
  • Shooting Speed
  • Tactical Reloads
  • Emergency Reloads
  • Handling Malfunctions
  • Variable Distances from 3 to 50 yards
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting from cover or concealment
  • Shooting from confined spaces or through door cracks and windows
  • Knowing what is in line with your target and beyond
  • Distinguishing "Good Guy" and "Bad Guy" Targets
  • Timed and Untimed Competitions
  • Strong Arm Only and Weak Arm Only shooting
Since the Defenders Match competition varies in procedure and course from month to month, match scoring procedures also vary to align with the nature of each competition.

Firearms and Gear

The Defenders Match is a pistol only competition. Shooters are required to provide their own guns and gear.
  • Pistols, any caliber, any sights
  • Firearm Holster
  • Ammo
  • Ammo Holster
  • Ear and Eye Protection


A special challenge coin is given to the 1st place winners every month.

Latest Match Information

Defenders December 2021

December ScenarioFocus on “Defense Mode” Minor ‘Moving’ required Magazine Emergency / Tactical Reload required Must have 2 magazines / Firearm Holsters recommended Iron sights preferred (but it’s up to you)
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Defenders November 2021

November Pistol ShootSaturday, November 13th, 2021 9 am – Noon, Range P4 $10 – Club Members / $20 – Non-members September Scenario:Minor Moving along the line “No shoot” target penalties
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Defenders October 2021

Defender's Pistol ShootSaturday, October 9th, 2021 9 am – Noon - Range P4 $10 – Club Members / $20 – Non-members October Scenario:This month's focus is on accuracy … not
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