Personal Defense and Carry - Apple Valley Gun Club

Personal DefensE and Carry

Personal Defensive Carry Match Apple Valley Gun Club

Personal Defense and Carry (PD&C) is an excellent match for CCW holders to practice drawing from concealment with their everyday carry gun. You may use an IWB or OWB holster (at the discretion of the match director). We loosely follow IDPA match rules with the focus on best use of cover, target assessment, tactical engagement and accuracy. The primary objective is always safety. You will shoot from behind or around barriers and from various shooting positions. Targets include paper and steel, some static, some moving and some reactionary.

Stages are set up on Pistol Bays 1 and 2, with a mixture of paper and steel targets, that reward accuracy and speed. Scoring is based on a combination of time, knocking down steel, use of cover, and scores on paper. All paper targets are normally shot twice, but may vary, and all steel targets must be knocked down.

Personal Defense and Carry is conducted under Apple Valley Gun Club Rules and is a defensive centerfire pistol or revolver event.

Minimum round count varies depending on the number of stages and how they are configured but with a maximum of 150 rounds.

Match Director

Sam Martinez
(760) 964-5282


Monthly on the first Saturday


June – September: Set up and sign in at 7 am.  Match begins at 8 am.

October – May: Set up and sign in at 8 am. Match begins at 9 am.

Mandatory safety briefing immediately following set up. You must attend the safety briefing or you will not shoot.

Apple Valley Gun Club is a cold range. Firearms are to remain unloaded until the RSO instructs you to load and make ready. This includes CCW holders.

What to Bring

Firearm calibers accepted: 9 mm, 380 Auto pistol or 38 Special, 40 S&W or 45 ACP

Holster type: kydex or leather. No flimsy nylon that folds into itself. No shoulder, cross draw or belly bands.

Belt, four magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouch & concealment vest.

Ear and eye protection for spectators as well as footwear that encloses the toes are mandatory (no sandals).


Club members $5 / Non-members $10
Active Military always no charge

Please bring exact change.