Equipment You Will Need
Matches are expected to last 4-5 hours depending on the number of participants and on how many volunteers are able to help set up and take down equipment.
Volunteers are vital for set up to help us begin the match on time, as well as help to tear down stages and put the equipment away. Thank you for helping out before and/or after the matches, volunteers makes it all possible!
Safe Areas For Handling Firearms
Safety Officers & Score Keepers
Certified Safety Officers and qualified Score Keepers are volunteers of the club. They have been tasked with keeping each squad safe and in compliance with official rules that govern our sport. Respect between our Safety Officers, Score Keepers and Participants are an essential part of our competitive shooting environment. Safety Officers have authority over their squad, with ultimate authority falling on the Match Director for situations that require clarification on rules, policy or procedures.
Squads & Participation
Shooters will be assigned to a squad during check-in. You will stay with this squad and transition to each stage together. When you register for a match, you are able to pick a squad. If you do not pick a squad we will assign you one the night before the match.
Everyone is expected to help tape and reset targets between shooters to keep the squad on time moving through each stage. At the end of the match, it is requested that each shooter help break down a stage so equipment can be stored away quickly, allowing other groups and clients of the range to use the tactical bays in the afternoon.
What is IDPA
The use of practical equipment and simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios. We are required to use handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for everyday concealed carry. This is a fun shooting sport that allows you to test your shooting skills as well as improve those skills and gain confidence. Learn more at http://www.idpa.com/
CAPS Club hosts an IDPA match on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas. Please note the schedule on the right, sometimes our match dates are affected by other events at the range and maybe subject to change.
Each match consists of 6 stages designed to be practical, challenging, and of course fun! Membership to our club is not a requirement to participate in our matches, but greatly appreciated. New shooters are always welcome.
Who May Participate
IDPA is based on the ability of each individual shooter. Novice to Master shooters have a place in this sport. We do require our shooters to be "SAFE & RESPONSIBLE" . Men & Women, Young & Old... all are welcome (must be 18 yrs old to attend without a parent or guardian).
OUR NEXT IDPA MATCH
Sunday, Sept. 9th
Upcoming IDPA Matches
Best of the West Shooting Range
19500 Highway 29, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Be Safe & Courteous: Slow Down
Please drive slowly as the speed limit is 10 MPH on the Range. There are a lot of pedestrians walking around. In addition, traffic stirs up a lot of dust, affecting other shooters in the rifle and pistol areas. Please be mindful of this and drive slowly around the range.
TOP TEN REASONS TO SHOOT
1. IMPROVE YOUR GUN-HANDLING SKILLS
3. EQUIPMENT REALITY CHECK
4. INTERESTING ASSORTMENT OF SCENARIOS
5. BETTER PREPARED IF YOU ATTEND A FIREARM
6. LEARN ABOUT TIME
7. DEVELOP SPEED-SHOOTING SKILLS
8. INTERESTING COURSES OF FIRE
9. OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE BEST OF THE BEST
10. FRIENDSHIP AND FUN
*adapted from Guns & Ammo, Mike Briggs
Do I Have To Join IDPA?
An IDPA Membership gives you the ability to compete in official sanctioned matches. With the new IDPA.com, you have an endless amount of resources available. From connecting to other shooters to exploring media, to viewing your scores. Membership to IDPA is not required to participate in CAPS Club matches, but is is strongly encouraged to support the sport. IDPA membership and classification is required if you want to participate in sanctioned matches.
What are the Rules?
Official rules can be found here IDPA Rule Book. There is a lot of information in this document so if it feels overwhelming, don't let that stop you from coming out and joining us. We are a "New Shooter" friendly club, and it is our mission to introduce the sport by having helpful Safety Officers and club members on hand to ensure a safe and fun experience. Spectators are always welcome.