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Reminder - Club membership not required!

Please Remember: You do NOT have to be a member of Pioneer Sportsmen in order to participate in Pioneer IDPA program!

Pre-Registration for Annual Classifier Match Sat. June 18th, 2016

Registration is open for our annual classifier match! Just click HERE to register on practiscore.com. Safety Officers wishing to work the match may sign-up as staff on squad 7 or 8. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Registration opens at 8:15
  • Safety Briefing 9:30
  • 1st shots 10AM
  • IDPA Tier I match, with the following divisions: BUG, CDP, CCP, REV, ESP, SSP
  • Price: $20/shooter  $15/PSI Members
Match Director: Adam Taylor, Ataylor@gmail.com
Assistant Match Director, Lisa VanBiene, heblis68@gmail.com

Remember, you must have shot a classifier within the past year, if you plan to shoot the New England Regional match in Harvard, MA in August or our "Live Free or Die" NH State match in October, . This is also a great time to get that additional gun classification and join those who are "multi-gun" shooters. 

Pioneer Sportsmen Club graciously lets us utilize additional club bays so we have several classifier courses setup and we can run a lot of shooters in a short time period. If you need to get classified, this is the match to attend!

Warm regards,

Jonathan K. Wolfe - IDPA Chair/Director
Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc.
603-568-5356 Cell

UPDATE 05/11/2016

Pre-Registration Open for Pioneer IDPA May Match - Tier I 

Our second match of the season is less than 2 weeks away! With the recent shooters who have participated in the past two Intro to IDPA Classes, more shooters will be attending this match. Use this link to pre-register and get in on the action!!

2016 Match Schedule

If you haven’t marked your calendar yet, here are the Monthly Match dates for 2016:

Monthly IDPA Match Dates – Tier 1



SAT, JUN 18 (Classifier Match)

SAT, JUN 23 (Fourth Sat. of the month to avoid CERF Match)

SAT, AUG 27 (Fourth Sat. of the month to avoid NER)


2016 Ruger IDPA NH Championship "Live Free or Die" - TIER 4

07/10 Sunday @ 9:00pm - Registration Opens

09/30 Friday - (Staff & VIP)

10/01 Saturday

10/02 Sunday


That’s right everyone Tactical Tuesdays are back!! With the warm weather everyone has their itchy trigger finger aching get outside on the ranges! With the longer days and room available on the outdoor bays, we can be much more creative and accommodate many more shooters. As an added bonus this year, our friends heading up the new USPSA Discipline have asked to join us in the “Tactical Tuesday” Mayhem so shooters can experience what it’s like to shoot USPSA. Pioneer IDPA welcomes our Action Pistol Brethren and believe the two disciplines will complement each other well. Our practices will run from 5pm till dusk every Tuesday evening and the cost is ONLY $5.00!!

Saturday, April 16 – Patriots Day Season Opener Match


Pioneer IDPA is please to announce Pre-Registration for our Patriot's Day IDPA Season Opener Match, Saturday, April 16th!! 

To pre-register for this match, please go HERE and complete the registration information. Once registered, you will be able to "Squad Up!" On match day all you have to do is check-in and pay. (We will of course we still accept shooters the old fashioned way. :-) Safety Officers wishing to work as staff may place themselves on Squad 7 or 8. 

  • Registration starts at 8:45am 
  • Safety Brief at 9:30 AM
  • First shots will begin at 10:00am
  • We are located at 1046 Clinton St. Dunbarton, NH 03046, just West of Concord, NH (Exit 2 off I-89). Click HERE for Directions
  • IDPA Tier I match, with the following divisions: REV, BUG, CCP, CDP, ESP, SSP
  • Price: $20 per shooter/ $15.00 for Pioneer Sportsmen members.

Also, we will be continuing with our "New Shooter" focused practices on the Tuesday before each monthly match. This is a wonderful opportunity, for shooters new to IDPA, to become familiar with what to expect on Match Day in a low stress environment. Our first Tuesday Practice of the season will be April 12th, 5pm till dusk. 

Payton's Catering will once again be on hand providing some of the best tasting food offered up at a local match. I spoke with Londi and she indicated that with more time to prepare, she plans to "mix up the menu" at this match. Our shooters have done a fantastic job patronizing Payton's Catering and because of you, we now have reliable refreshments at all of our matches for our third season in a row.

We know you have many choices to shoot on the weekends and we appreciate you coming to spend the weekend with us!!

Pioneer IDPA Offering  2 classes for Intro to IDPA!

DATE/TIME:  Sun, April 10th – 9am to 4pm

 Sat, May 14th – 9am to 4pm

FEE: $50.00 (Space is limited.)

TRAINERS:   Sara Cannell, Lee Adams, Chris Tessier, Jonathan Wolfe & Aaron Haines, 

CONTACT:   Jonathan Wolfe at:  PioneerIDPA@gmail.com   or   603-568-5356


To register, just click on the class date requested and you will be taken to the appropriate registration form.

Sunday, April 10th 

Saturday, May 14th  


IDPA is the fastest growing action pistol shooting sport and Pioneer’s Intro to IDPA Class is just what a shooter needs to get in on the action! This class will teach the basics of IDPA competition and offer near individualized attention, so students will feel comfortable when competing in an IDPA match. We will follow an easy to understand format and provide a friendly, safe and supportive environment.

This is not a basic pistol course. We require prior safe gun handling experience, such as completion of a firearm safety/basic pistol course. If you need to find a course in your area, please reach out to us and we will help you coordinate with an instructor.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the latest edition of the IDPA Rule Book.   


Range safety, IDPA rules and regulations, gear requirements, target scoring, definitions of common IDPA terminology, low-light shooting/ flashlight handling techniques, shooting from behind cover and basic strategies to do your best with any IDPA stage design.  Once we get through the classroom portion and lunch we’ll hit the range and have fun!  We will run through simple to challenging IDPA stages, learning, laughing and shooting all the way!


1.     Pistol or Revolver

2.     Holster

3.     Minimum of 2 Magazines/Speed Loaders, although 3 is highly recommended

4.     2 -3 Magazine Pouches/Speed Loader Pouches (Although just placing them in a pocket is an acceptable alternative.)

5.     200 Rounds of Ammo minimum.

6.     Ear and Eye Protection

7.     Concealment Garment (a shooting vest or large button down or open-front shirt that will cover your fire arm when holstered).

8.     A baseball style hat.

9.     All IDPA Competition gear requirements & restrictions are listed in the IDPA Rule Book.


Payment of $50.00 is required, which covers the cost of materials & meals, and any left over goes back into supporting our IDPA program. No staff members receive any form of compensation. Due to the late timing for the April class, if payment cannot be mailed before April 2nd, students may bring payment the day of the class, if coordinated with Jonathan Wolfe. If signing up for the May class, payment is expected before the day of class. Checks made payable to Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc.and mailed to:

Jonathan Wolfe
121 Perry Rd.
New Ipswich, NH  03071

A lunch of pizza, salad & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring snacks, drinks, etc. We will be using the outdoor range, so please dress comfortably and appropriate for all weather! Loose fitting pants and comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers are suggested. Thank you very much for your interest in Pioneer IDPA!!! This is going to be a great shooting season and we are excited to have you part of it!!

Sunday, may 1 – Pioneer IDPA Offering Safety Officer Class

Pioneer IDPA is pleased to announce that Aaron Haines, one of New Hampshire's designated IDPA Safety Officer Instructors, will be conducting a Safety Officer Class Sun. May 1st. Aaron is an exceptional teacher with a solid command of the IDPA rules, as well as, being a tremendous shooter. He is a tireless advocate for IDPA and shares in our enthusiasm to grow IDPA in the New England Region. This class is being offered to Pioneer members and those outside of our club.

When:  Sunday, May 1st, 2015

Where: Pioneer Sportsmen Club House, 1046 Clinton St, Dunbarton, NH

Time:    7:30am to 5:00pm. 

Cost:   $35.00 for each applicant.

IDPA members wishing to apply to take the IDPA Safety Officer Class should meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered:

1.     Be at least 21 years of age and be able to lawfully possess a firearm under the laws of your country of residence.

2.     Be a current IDPA member in good standing for at least six months, and never have had their membership revoked.

3.     Have shot at least six IDPA matches, at the club or sanctioned level.

4.     Be willing and able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the IDPA rulebook.

5.     Be sponsored by an IDPA-affiliated club representative that can confirm the applicant’s ability to safely handle a firearm and who is willing and able to provide designated mentor SOs committed to training the graduate SO.

Additionally, the applicant will be required to complete an online test verifying their knowledge of the IDPA Rule Book. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass and you must pass the test before taking the SO class.

Those interested should reply to by email to PioneerIDPA@gmail.com In the Subject Line place "IDPA Safety Officer Class - May 1st". Please include your Name and IDPA #, and respond by Sunday, April 3rd and we will email you more detailed information, including an IDPA Safety Officer Training Questionnaire. Please don't delay in responding because this class is limited. This is your opportunity to give back to your sport and experience the fraternal camaraderie and gratification that comes from participating as staff of a successful match! The interest in our sport has never been stronger and we can use more Safety Officers like you to help meet that demand. 

Over the years Pioneer has provided the venue for such prestigious events such as the IDPA New England Championships and the New England Regional Steel Challenge Championships. These events have proven time and again to be the high point of summer season with participants attending from many different states and foreign countries. You will frequently see world-class shooters being hard pressed by some of our own club members and superb regional shooters, and you’ll get to see what proficiency with a pistol or revolver is all about. At the same time you will see all of our competitors adhering to the highest standards of safe gun handling, as opposed to the "Hollywood version" of gun handling.


At Pioneer Sportsmen we are proud to continue to host a very active Action Shooting program featuring monthly IDPA Matches held the 3rd Saturday of May through September (weather permitting). At each of our scheduled matches everyone is welcome, from the beginning shooter (who will benefit from our free "safety orientation session") to the experienced shooters from any of the handgun sports



In addition to our matches Pioneer has nationally recognized instructors on-site who regularly schedule a diverse range of classes offered to shooters when further levels of training are desired. Classes cover subjects such as NRA Basic Handgun familiarization, Introduction to IDPA, Steel Challenge, and low light/no light shooting techniques along with concealed carry styles and options. Our website contains links to both our instructor’s contact info along with information on how to get in touch with affordable and knowledgeable equipment providers.
For more information contact Discipline Chair - Jonathan Wolfe at pioneeridpa@gmail.com or 603-568-5356.
Recent match results are available  for download at the bottom of this page.


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