About Us

Club Overview

The Johannesburg Defensive Pistol Club (JDPC) was formed in 2001 as an affiliated club to the South African Defensive Pistol Association (SADPA). The purpose of the club is Defensive Pistol shooting under the auspices of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) through the accreditation of SADPA. JDPC's home shooting range is at the Roodepoort Shooting range. We have a monthly shoot and assist new shooters to become confident and safe with their firearm handling skills. One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship. “Competition only” equipment is not permitted in this sport.