Defensive Multi-Gun

What is it?

IDPA was created around the defensive use of a handgun. However, IDPA realized there are a lot of rifles and shotguns placed in closets, trunks, bedsides, etc. as defensive tools as well. In an effort to include the use of these tools, IDPA Defensive Multi Gun (DMG) was created. DMG was not created to replace existing IDPA matches. It is simply another format that Taft IDPA can use in addition to their regular IDPA matches. It can incorporate any combination of pistols, shotguns and rifles.

  • IDPA recognizes the use of long guns as well as handguns as defensive tools.
  • IDPA Defensive Multi-Gun (DMG) is designed to give clubs and competitors the option of enjoying the use of these tools in a competitive environment.
  • IDPA DMG should be thought of as an occasional accompaniment to regular IDPA matches and not a replacement of those matches.
  • IDPA DMG is a shooting sport that uses practical equipment to solve simulated "real world" self-defense scenarios.
  • IDPA DMG shooting events require use of practical handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammunition carriers and holsters that are truly suitable for selfdefense.
  • IDPA DMG Shooting events require the use of Rifles and Shotguns that are typical of what is used for home defense and vehicle carry.
  • No "competition only" equipment is permitted in IDPA 3 Gun matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship.

    What are the rules?

    The IDPA Defensive Multi-Gun Rules can be found on the IDPA Website: Defensive Multi-Gun Rules.

    What guns do I bring?

    DMG will require three firearms. A handgun, a rifle, and a shotgun. You can carry spare ammo and magazines in your pockets or see the IDPA DMG rules for more specific permitted and non-permitted equipment.

    What divisions and classes are there for DMG?

    DMG- C 18. Competitors are to compete in IDPA DMG Gun using the second highest pistol (MA,EX,SS,MM,NV) classification they currently hold. There is no rifle or shotgun classifier.

    Firearms

    Most IDPA DMG events will likely be handled as side matches. In this case, the pistol match will be held as a regular IDPA match, with handgun divisions used per the current rule book. The IDPA DMG portion will use the combined categories listed below.
    1. Non-IDPA-Legal Modifications for Rifles
    The following modifications are NOT ALLOWED on any rifle.
    A. No Bi-pods
    B. No Laser aiming devices.
    C. Compensators of more than one (1) inch in diameter.
    D. Extended or Oversize Magazine Wells

    2. Non-IDPA-Legal Modifications for Shotguns
    The following modifications are NOT ALLOWED on any shotgun.
    A. No Bi-pods
    B. No Laser aiming devices.
    C. No compensators.
    D. No speedloaders or detachable box magazines.

    3. Stock Service Gun (SSG)

    Firearms permitted for this division must be:
    A. Rifle: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223) or larger caliber, with iron sights only.
    B. Shotgun: Pump only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. No more than five (5) rounds may be loaded in the magazine at any time , Six (6) rounds max in gun.
    C. Pistol: Any IDPA SSP legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

    For a complete list of permitted and excluded modifications see Appendix One:A.3-SSG in the IDPA DMG Rules.

    4. Enhanced Service Gun (ESG)

    Firearms permitted for this division must be:
    A. Rifle: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223) or larger caliber, with iron or single optic sights only. The use of an inline optical magnifier is legal.
    B. Shotgun: Pump or semi-auto only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. Five (5) round magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
    C. Pistol: Any IDPA legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

    For a complete list of permitted and excluded modifications see Appendix One:A.4-ESG in the IDPA DMG Rules.

    5. Stock Pistol Caliber Carbine (SPCC)

    Firearms permitted for this division must be:
    A. Rifle: 9 x 19 mm or larger pistol caliber (including .30 carbine) with iron sights only.
    B. Shotgun: Pump only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. Five (5) round magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
    C. Pistol: Any IDPA SSP legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

    For a complete list of permitted and excluded modifications see Appendix One:A.5-SPCC in the IDPA DMG Rules.

    6. Enhanced Pistol Caliber Carbine (EPCC)

    Firearms permitted for this division must be:
    G. Rifle: 9 x 19 mm or larger pistol caliber (including .30 carbine) with iron or single optic sights. The use of an inline optical magnifier is legal.
    H. Shotgun: Pump or semi-auto only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. Five (5) round magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
    I. Pistol: Any IDPA legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

    For a complete list of permitted and excluded modifications see Appendix One:A.6-EPCC in the IDPA DMG Rules.

    7. Rimfire Cartridge Carbine (RCC)

    Taft IDPA recognizes that the current availability of tactical rimfire cartridge carbines is nearly limitless. As such we have made a non-IDPA sanctioned addition of the Rimfire Cartrige Carbine (RCC) class.

    Firearms permitted for this division must be:
    A. Rifle: rimfire cartdrige (.22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 HM2, .17 HMR) or 5.7x28mm centerfire carbines with iron or single optic sights. The use of an inline optical magnifier is legal.
    B. Shotgun: Pump or semi-auto only in 12 or 20 gauge, with iron sights only. Five (5) round magazine limit, Six (6) rounds max in gun.
    C. Pistol: Any IDPA legal pistol or revolver using IDPA legal capacity

    This division will follow the permitted modifications and excluded modifications for EPCC as found in Appendix One:A.6-EPCC of the IDPA DMG Rules.

    How much does it cost?

    At this time we will plan on holding Taft IDPA DMG matches in the evenings after our regular matches. Here is the price schedule:

    Regular Match Fee: $25
    TSC or IDPA Members: $20
    TSC and IDPA Members or active duty military with ID: $15
    Anyone who shot in the morning IDPA Match: $10

    When are your DMG matches?

    Please see our Schedule/Results page for our upcoming DMG matches! If you have any questions please contact us at info@taftidpa.com.