Match Information

IDPA Classifier matches are held once a quarter.  Watch the calendar for classifier dates, then make sure you sign up early.  Use our feedback form to request a spot in the classifier.

Every Dallas IDPA match is a collaborative event - everyone participates!  This means helping with setup, tear-down, and (most importantly) taping targets in between shooters.  Just because you pay an entry fee doesn't mean you don't work - we ALL pay entry fees to shoot.  Recalcitrant ne'er-do-wells will be uninvited from future matches for repeated violations of this common courtesy rule of Dallas IDPA.  We want everyone to have fun, and that means we all play together.

Dallas IDPA shoots at Elm Fork Shooting Park, an outdoor range in Dallas.  This range presents a unique set of circumstances leading to creative stage design, which translates into a lot of fun for the shooter. 

However, in any shooting venue, one thing should remain constant: safety.  At every Dallas IDPA match, there are several IDPA-certified Safety Officers.  These individuals will provide a safety briefing for all new shooters, or anyone who'd like a refresher.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  There are no stupid questions when it comes to gun safety.

Dallas IDPA runs a cold range, which means your gun remains unloaded and holstered until it's your turn to shoot, and you're instructed to load by the safety officer.  There are designated safety areas at both ranges, and these are the only places (besides the firing line) that you may remove your gun from your holster.  Please use these safety areas when removing/replacing your gun in it's bag.  There are 2 locations for your gun: in your range bag, or in your holster.  If you have neither, please see a safety officer before retrieving your firearm.  There is no handling of ammo in the safety areas.  Please load your magazines elsewhere.  Tables are available to help accommodate your loading.

At Elm Fork, please safely un-holster your gun before leaving the range area.  There are no open carry guns allowed off the range.

You'll need the following:

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Handgun, caliber .38 or larger.  Carry-type guns only.  No race guns (compensated, optics, etc.)
  • Holster
  • 2 spare magazines, 3 for convenience
  • 2 magazine holders
  • concealment garment
  • Ammunition.  150 rounds is adequate.

For any questions about rules or equipment, please use the feedback form to ask.  Also, please take the time to read the IDPA rule book, available from the official IDPA website.

Interactive Map

Elm Fork Shooting Park:

10751 Luna Rd, Dallas, TX 75220

Click on the logo above for complete IDPA rules and other information

Gun Safety Fundamentals
1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.


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