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New Shooter Information 

Welcome to our sport, new shooter!  The first thing you need to do is watch this video, the GADPA New Shooter Briefing.

New shooters are welcome at EVERY match. If you are a new shooter, please arrive at the match early and notify the Match Director that you are interested in shooting and would like to hear the "New Shooter Safety Briefing." After the briefing you will be assigned to an experienced shooter who will gladly assist you with any questions you have during the match.

Minimum Equipment

For specific equipment rules, see the Equipment section (Section 4) of the GADPA Rule Book.

  1. Handgun and holster
  2. At least 3 magazines or speedloaders
  3. Double mag pouch, 2 single mag pouches, or two speedloader carriers
  4. 200 rounds of ammo for the outdoor match, 75 for the indoor matches
  5. Eye and ear protection

It's all about SAFETY

GADPA firmly believes in Colonel Jeff Cooper's FOUR Rules of Gun Safety

  1. The gun is ALWAYS LOADED
  2. Never point a gun at something you're not willing to destroy
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target
  4. Always be sure of your target AND what's behind it.

Know them.  Live them.

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