This space reserved for emergency cancellation of an IDPA practice. Check here before venturing out to a Saturday practice.
If practice is cancelled due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions, I will post a cancellation here by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the practice.
2020-2021 Winter IDPA Practice – Saturday mornings
Shooting will start at 10:00 a.m. after the Shooter’s meeting / Safety Briefing and stop at 12 noon. Cost is $10.
Registration will open at 8:30 a.m and close promptly at 9:45 a.m. to allow the limited staff time to obtain waiver signatures, squad shooters, and prepare score sheets.
- Bring your usual IDPA gear. Only IDPA-approved holsters are allowed. Shooters without a holster for their gun may carry their empty gun between their range bag and the make-ready position in a gun sleeve. Just let the MD at the event know before shooting begins.
- Squads are kept as small as possible. We typically go thru about 150+ rounds. You are welcome to stop shooting sooner.
- High-cap mags may be filled to capacity if desired. 22 caliber pistols are also allowed. No concealment required.
- You may alter the courses of fire to help you train on the things you wish to practice. Just let the Safety Officer know…
- A few Post-COVID changes since last year: Please register and pay via the range building registration window, then remain outside. (Heaters will be available outside in the shelters while you wait for the start of practice.) Please wear a mask at the window and try to have the exact change to minimize staff contact. When not shooting we urge you to wear a mask if you cannot maintain a 6 foot distance from the other shooters.
Bonus: WCRHC IDPA Safety Officers who worked during the 2020 Season shoot for FREE – whether they are helping or just shooting.
“ The Club thanks you for your support throughout the year!!! ” Mark
NOTE: Please check the top of this page before heading out to a practice.
If it is cancelled due to ice, snow, or unsafe conditions, I will post a cancellation by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the practice.
Our IDPA Match Season
Our monthly IDPA matches are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April thru October. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m., 2 weeks before the match at PractiScore.com under “Wayne County Raccoon Hunters Club – IDPA”.
In order to minimize contact with the Staff, there will be no walk-in registration or payment to our IDPA matches. Payment and waiver agreement will take place during your on-line registration.
When they arrive, shooters are asked to practice distancing to holster up at the Safe Area tables, stop at the range building window to announce they have arrived, and then proceed directly to their bay and stay there until we gather for the Shooter’s Meeting / Safety Briefing before the start of the match.
We will be practicing social-distancing wherever possible. Please be aware that wearing a mask while outdoors is an individual choice, as is attending this match. By attending you agree that you are willing to accept any liability that may come from un-masked faces. If you are not comfortable with that, please do not attend.
What is IDPA ?
From IDPA.com: “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 that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.”
IDPA at Wayne County Raccoon Hunters Club
All IDPA Matches, Practices, and Classifiers are open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the Raccoon Hunters Club.
IDPA Match Results will be posted on PractiScore
Our IDPA Match Days are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, April thru October. We run 2 matches with start times of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In-person Sign-Up / Registration opens one (1) hour before each match and closes promptly 15 minutes before the start of each match (9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. respectively) to allow the staff time to complete the registration and squadding. The cost is $25 and $20 for WCRHC members displaying a current membership card. Any additional matches will be posted in the IDPA Special Events and News section below. ALL events are also posted on the Events Calendar.
The Safety Briefing / Shooter’s Meeting starts 15 minutes before each match.
PCC: With the exception of BUG Matches, we are now allowing PCC guns to be used in our IDPA matches / practices. The gun must be carried muzzle down in a gun bag or secured in a gun cart, and with an open chamber flag inserted. The gun and flag will only be removed when the shooter is at the firing line in preparation for a low-ready start. Once shooting has ceased, the gun will be cleared and flagged, and re-inserted in the gun bag or gun cart to be carried from the line.
Summer IDPA Practices are held every Wednesday, April thru September. In-person Sign-Up / Registration opens at 5:00 and closes at 5:45 to allow the staff time time to complete the registration and squadding. The cost is $10 per shooter. Practice starts promptly at 6:00pm. A cease fire is called from 4:30PM to 6PM for setup on IDPA practice days.
Winter IDPA Practices are held every Saturday morning from 10:00 am till noon, starting with the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Details will be posted on this page above during that season, as well as on the calendar.
Holsters: For safety’s sake we are limiting holsters to IDPA-approved holsters only during any of our practices. (Matches have always been this way.) In the event someone arrives at a practice without an IDPA-approved holster, we will allow a bagged gun to be carried to and from the firing line to support a low-ready start.
Any additional practices will be posted in the IDPA Special Events and News section below. ALL events are also posted on the Events Calendar.
IDPA Classifiers will be run the 1st Wednesday of every month during IDPA Practice at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $10 to just run the Classifier, or free if you have already paid to shoot the practice that night.
Please contact Geff Bush (email@example.com) for any questions concerning the Wednesday night Classifiers.
IDPA Safety Officer Training
We are not offering any Safety Officer classes at this time.
Information, pre-requisites, and registration information for IDPA SO training at other clubs in Michigan can be found on the IDPA Michigan Area Website under the “SO Classes” heading.
IDPA Special Events and News
IDPA BUG or Specialty Matches will be held on the 5th Saturday of any month containing a 5th Saturday – April thru October. Please check the calendar at the bottom for which type of match will be run on any 5th Saturday.
These will be 10 a.m. MORNING MATCH ONLY shoots! Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes promptly at 9:45 a.m.. The cost is $25 and $20 for WCRHC members displaying a current membership card.
- BUG Match is a holster start. Reloads on the clock. 6 stages. (Please no strip loaders, individual round loading, or single-action revolvers.) You can also shoot the match with your regular IDPA/USPSA competition gun for FUN.
- PCC Match Five (5) stages with 30 rounds per stage. All IDPA rules will be in effect and only PCC’s will be used. No slings will be necessary, as you will not be dumping or hanging your weapon. Please direct all PCC match questions to Jim Panyard at 313-618-9355. Email: mailto:jpanyard
IDPA Match Results
WCRHC IDPA BUG Champion for 2020, is Kevin Sheaffer
!!! Congrats Kevin !!!
Kevin will get a brass plaque with his name permanently added to the coveted
WCRHC BUG Championship trophy as the BUG CHAMPION for 2020!
(Picture to appear here after the trophy presentation in 2021)
Questions/Comments? Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The success of any Club’s IDPA program is based primarily on you – the shooters. You are our customers. If you have any ideas on how we might make your IDPA experience at WCRHC better or more meaningful to you, please let me know. I truly appreciate your input.
Mark Boruta – IDPA Match Director