Hand Gun Matches

Hand Gun Matches

More information:
contact Steven Keys or contact Steven Dasher.

2019 Event dates:

  • May 18 – Saturday, 8am to 12pm
  • June 15 – Saturday, 8am to 12pm
  • July 20 – Saturday, 8am to 12pm
  • August 17 – Saturday, 8am to 12pm
  • September 14 – Saturday, 8am to 11am, with Awards banquet 11am to 12pm in Bar

Course of Fire:

  • Short (7yd.) — two 5-round series shooting at five different bulleyes on one target sheet. Round will be timed, 15/sec/series
  • Med (10yd) — two 5-round series shooting at five different bulleyes on one target sheet. Round will be timed, 15/sec/series
  • Long (12yd) — two 5-round series shooting at single bullseye on one single target sheet. Round will be timed, 15/sec/series

Total of six (6) series of 5-rounds for 30 rounds.


  1. Rimfire "Iron Sites" – all types of guns, semi auto or revolver
  2. Rimfire "Optics" – Red Dots or Scopes, all types of guns
  3. Centerfire Revolver
  4. Centerfire Semi Auto
  5. Compact (New for 2017) – all types of guns, semi auto or revolver


  • Shooters participating in at least 4 of the 5 matches qualify for the handgun league awards for "Top Shooter" that will be presented at the year-end banquet
  • Shooters can qualify for year-end awards with only one gun per class
  • There is no restriction on the number of rounds per gun or per class
  • Scoring will be done using the numerical values on the targets
  • In the case of a tied numerical score Bullseyes will be used as the tie breakers
  • The shooters top score for the day per class will be used for event and year end awards scoring
  • No restrictions on sights, triggers, or calibers used
  • Shooters may shoot with either 1-hand or 2-hand grip/holds
  • Any/all common handgun stances will be allowed
  • Shooters may NOT use any part of shooting station for stability
  • Revolvers can be fired as either single or double action
  • Shouldered or braced firearms will NOT be allowed, regardless of classification
  • Cost per each match round is $3 – this includes "reshoots"
  • Proceeds pay for targets and awards presented at end-of-season banquet
  • Any excess proceeds will be returned to DBCL treasury at year end
  • Course of fire may change each month, depending on input and approval of DBCL Board

Match Safety:

  • All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
  • All commands and decisions of range officer(s) are final.
  • No handling of any uncased firearms while anyone is down range.
  • Guns may only be loaded on firing line, at the command of the range officer(s).
  • Magazines may be pre-loaded, but out of firearms until range officer(s) commands.
  • Any firearms or ammunition that range officer(s) deems unsafe will be removed from event.
  • After shooting, do not leave the line until your gun is certified empty and clear by a range officer.

Range officer commands:

  • "To the firing line" – Move into position at the shooting station
  • "Prepare 5 Rounds" – Load your magazine or set up revolver rounds
  • "Load 5 Rounds" – Insert magazine and load chamber – load rounds in revolvers
  • "Shooter’s Ready?" – Acknowledge you are ready or request more preparation time
  • "Standby" – Raise firearm to shooting position and aim
  • "FIRE" – Begin firing for the 15 second time period
  • "CEASE FIRE" – Quit firing and set firearm down with muzzle downrange
  • "Unload and show clear" – Remove magazine, empty chamber, and lock action open
  • "Insert chamber flags" – Put a chamber flag into the barrel to show the gun is unloaded
  • "Set or Move Targets" – Once light/bell on and range officer(s) indicates; set or move targets
  • "Case and clear station" – Gather up your unloaded firearm, ammunition, etc. and clear station

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