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Welcome to McHenry IDPA!

Thank you for your interest in McHenry IDPA!

We run matches at On Target Range on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month. Pre-registration is required and walk-ins will be turned away without exception. We appreciate that there is strong demand for defensive pistol competition in our area and strive to support that interest; however due to capacity constraints, our matches fill up very quickly. There are not enough slots available to accommodate all interested shooters, and we are sorry if you are not able to register.

Prior experience in shoot on the move or action pistol competition, and/or formal training in drawing from a holster and shooting on the move is required to participate or become a member. We reserve the right to refuse participation if you cannot provide evidence of this, or if you are shooting in an unsafe manner. We are no longer holding New Shooter Orientation.

There are many classes that qualify for this requirement, including On Target’s Holster Drills class. A calendar of On Target classes can be found here.

General pre-registration will start at 8 PM the Sunday preceding each match.
Match announcements will be sent to our e-mail list and posted to this website 1-2 days before pre-registration starts. Each announcement will contain an unique link to Eventbrite that must be used to register for that match.

September 23, 2020 Match Registration

Happy Anniversary to us……Happy Anniversary to us……..

September marks the 20th anniversary of the club. Registered on September 6th 2000, the club has come a long way from shooting in a basement to where we are today. While Covid has dampened our original celebration plans, both of our September matches will feature 7 ‘extra special’ stages which will NOT be released before the match. We welcome you to join us at our 20th McAnniversary Matches in September – “Welcome to the Revolution”.

Please note the following:

  • Adherence to second match registration policies for those shooting the first match will be strictly enforced.
  • If you are concerned about yourself or others, please don’t attend the match.
  • If you are not feeling 100% for whatever reason, please don’t attend the match.
  • On Target requires masks in the lobby, but not in the ranges.  Please bring an appropriate face covering.
  • In the ranges, please try to maintain the social distancing as much as practical
  • Social distancing, common sense and patience will be required.
  • Those of you not adhering to the above guidelines will be asked to leave the match.

And back to your regularly boring announcement details……

Pre-registration is required and walk-ins will be turned away.
Prior action pistol competition experience and/or formal training in drawing from a holster and shooting on the move is required to participate. We reserve the right to refuse participation if you cannot provide evidence of this, or if you are shooting in an unsafe manner. New Shooter Orientation will not be held at this match.

General pre-registration will open Sunday, 08/09, at 8 PM, and close on Tuesday 08/11, at 8 PM. There is a pre-registration limit, and the match may sell out very quickly after general registration begins.
We’re sorry that we can’t accommodate everyone who would like to participate in our matches – there is a hard limit on how many people can safely compete in the range time we have.

Click HERE to visit our Practiscore page to register!

Once you register you will receive an email from no-reply@practiscore.com – “Thank you for registering…..”

Once approved to squad, you will receive another email from no-reply@practiscore – “Personal management link….” within this email is a link to your registration that you will click on which will take you to the page where you can pick your squad.

2020 Annual Member Fun Shoot Results

Head to Head Steel Match
Winner – Simon Gamble (SPD)
Runner-up – Heath Krier (CO)

Club Standards Match
These are new club standard stages!

Quick Draw

SSP Winner – Bruce Sesko (2.86)
ESP Winner – Sam Seyller (3.78)** (Previous Winner Ron Strobel (5.59)
CCP Winner – No CCP Shooter
CDP Winner – Bill DeSmidt (4.01)
CO Winner – Heath Krier (2.42) *** (Previous Winner Marty Schaner (3.04)
REV Winner – No REV Shooter

El Prez McIDPA Style

SSP Winner – Paul Gariepy (14.31)
ESP Winner – Sam Seyller (32.50)** (No Previous Winner)
CCP Winner – No CCP Shooter
CDP Winner – Bill DeSmidt (32.07)
CO Winner – Heath Krier (8.68)*** (Previous Winner Marty Schaner (16.51)
REV Winner – No REV Shooter

Long Shot

SSP Winner – Paul Gariepy (24.41)
ESP Winner – Sam Seyller (41.69)** (Previous Winner Ron Strobel (65.06)
CCP Winner – No CCP Shooter
CDP Winner – Eric Westphal (31.79)** (Previous Winner Eric Westphal (35.47)
CO Winner – Heath Krier (20.29)*** Previous Winner Michael Rockwood (32.33)
REV Winner – No REV Shooter

Quick Draw (stage) El Prez McIDPA Style (stage) Long Shot (stage)
* = overall stage winner
**=new  division record

All results can be found HERE AT PRACTISCORE.

Current Record Holders

Quick Draw

SSP Winner – Lenny Mamaj (2.64)
ESP Winner – Sam Seyller (3.78)
CCP Winner – James Downing (4.47)
CDP Winner – Alex Ilic (3.34)
CO Winner – Heath Krier (2.42)
REV Winner – Heath Krier (2.30)

El Prez McIDPA Style

SSP Winner – Michael Bailey (12.92)
ESP Winner – Sam Seyller (32.50)
CCP Winner – James Downing (20.61)
CDP Winner – Alex Ilic (13.39)
CO Winner – Heath Krier (8.68)
REV Winner – Heath Krier (16.70)

Long Shot

SSP Winner – John Helfinstine (23.46)
ESP Winner – Sam Seyller (41.69)
CCP Winner – James Downing (30.40)
CDP Winner – Eric Westphal (31.79)
CO Winner – Heath Krier (20.29)
REV Winner – Heath Krier (31.54)

May 26, 2020 Match Cancelled

We are in an unprecedented time and with the State’s current guidelines we have no choice but to cancel both matches in May. There is a lot more that plays into this other than social distancing and our club, along with On-Target, need to ensure that we comply with State and local guidelines so as not to bring any unwanted attention to either of us which would jeopardize our futures.Even after we are able to resume shooting we may be faced with reduced shooters counts, procedures & protocols and simpler stages to reduce the amount of shared contact. We are all looking forward to getting back to the sport we love, but ask for your patience and cooperation as it will be some time before we get back to the way things ‘used to be’.

McHenry IDPA – Board of Directors

May 13, 2020 Match Cancelled

We are in an unprecedented time and with the State’s current guidelines we have no choice but to cancel both matches in May. There is a lot more that plays into this other than social distancing and our club, along with On-Target, need to ensure that we comply with State and local guidelines so as not to bring any unwanted attention to either of us which would jeopardize our futures.Even after we are able to resume shooting we may be faced with reduced shooters counts, procedures & protocols and simpler stages to reduce the amount of shared contact. We are all looking forward to getting back to the sport we love, but ask for your patience and cooperation as it will be some time before we get back to the way things ‘used to be’.

McHenry IDPA – Board of Directors