Welcome to the Dutchess County Pistol Association. We are a members only pistol shooting club nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley in New York. Our number one mission is our Dedication to Handgun Safety.
The DCPA was formed in 1937 in order to teach others how to safely handle small arms and to teach them to be proficient in their use. In order to continue to be a leader in handgun safety, we offer firearms classes including the NRA Basic Pistol Course.
Our ranges are hybrid ranges; you shoot from heated indoor buildings to outdoor targets. Our most popular range is our newly renovated Range 2. This is a 50 yard action range that has total cover out to 50 yards and includes heated and enclosed shooting lanes. All ranges are open for casual shooting for our members seven days a week, but we also offer many other activities that are open to the the public.
During the week we offer several Shooting Activities, some of which are open to the public, such as Bullseye, Steel Plate, and Practial Action. On weekends we hold a variety of Shooting Matches such as Cowboy Action, International Pistol, IDPA, and Steel Challenge.
If you are into handgun shooting or you just want to learn more, DCPA offers something for everyone. In addtion to our matches and activites for adult shooters, we also offer a Junior Shooting Program. We believe that teaching the youth in our community proper gun safety will ensure they become responsible and proficient gun owners. Our junior shooting program is open to the public and includes Silhouettes, Steel Plate, and Airsoft shooting events for youths 8 years and up.
The Dutchess County Pistol Asssociation has also hosted such events as the Empire Games and the World Police & Fire Games. It is this kind of dedication that has won us Club of the Year awards year after year. If you are interested in getting ionvolved, we are always looking for new members who are dedicated to handgun safety and who would like to participate in our many events. Please take a look around our site, it contains all the information you need to start or continue your journey into handgun shooting.