Defensive Pistol

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Discipline Director: Dutch Brogoitti

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The La Grande Defensive Pistol Shooters (LGDPS) discipline brings together a diverse group of men and women with a common interest in firearm proficiency.

We use scenarios to simulate various Real-World defensive environments to hone our response to life-threatening situations. We hope that none of us has to use these skills, but we feel the responsibility to help our shooters survive such confrontations.

Our matches employ suitable self-defense weapons and associated equipment along with appropriate tactics to solve simulated real world scenarios. No competition-only equipment is permitted.


  1. Safe handling of firearms is first and foremost in all of our activities.
  2. Create an encouraging atmosphere for shooters to become capable and confident in self-defense use of firearms and equipment.
  3. Create realistic match scenarios from current events to provide realistic situations to test the participants’ their abilities. We stress self-competition rather than head-to-head competition.
  4. The main goal is to increase the individual’s skill and confidence.

Schedule & Location

Second Saturday, March – October

Pistol Range

Set-up: 7am

Match time: 9am – 2:30pm

Fees & Participation

Match fees: $20

Donations encouraged to fund local charities and end-of-year prize.

Youth allowed at parents’ discretion.

Pre-registration encouraged. Sign up at


Required/Recommended Gear


  • Eye and ear protection
  • Workable handgun suitable for concealed carry
  • 3 magazines and 2 magazine carriers
  • Strong side holster
  • 125 rounds of ammunition (.380 acp min caliber; .22 lr allowed for youth only)


  • Small of back, should, or appendix holsters
  • 5.7 x 28 catridges